Witches Weeds

May/June 2011  ISSN-1059-6518  Volume 24 Number 3

By Frank Hubbell, DO


While on a recent trip to a Caribbean island, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of highly toxic, hallucinogenic plants growing along the roadways. Most were in full bloom, bearing fruit, and seeds. A little on-line research quickly established exactly how common the problems are with these remarkably poisonous plants, and that severe illness and death were not unusual.

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