Elderly couple dies after consuming wild garlic plant picked for soup

In Israel, it is not possible to find the wild garlic plant, but there are other species of garlic. Over the years, there have been cases of confusion between poisonous plants and edible plants that have led to real danger. Avivit Berkovich, an expert in collecting wild plants for food and medicine, and the author of the book “The Guide for Nature Lovers,” explains that sometimes people misidentify plants or do not know how to use them properly, leading to potential risks.

Berkovich emphasizes the importance of correctly identifying plants in order to avoid accidents. Some plants, like hemlock, may be confused with common edible plants like parsley, but can be toxic. She advises thorough research and knowledge before foraging for wild plants. Proper identification of a plant involves examining multiple parts of the plant to ensure accurate identification.

One example she gives is the danger of mistaking the hemlock plant for parsley, which can have serious consequences on the nervous system if ingested. Berkovich also warns of the risks associated with toxin absorption from plants, such as a woman who experienced paralysis after being in close contact with a toxic plant while cleaning her garden.

She stresses the importance of understanding the potential dangers of wild plants and taking precautions to avoid accidental poisoning. Additionally, she suggests consulting with professionals or using guides when foraging for wild plants.

In conclusion, while it may seem tempting to collect wild garlic or other edible species in Israel, it is crucial to take caution and educate oneself on proper identification methods before doing so. By avoiding misidentification and ensuring accuracy in identifying wild plants

By Sophia Gonzalez

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