There’s been quite a lot about gout in the media in the past few days. Rather than try wading through a selection of those stories, I recommend the NHS Choices article for a measured account.
The story made me think that this was the right time for a ‘Poisonous Plants 1-2-1’ video about Colchicum autumnale, autumn crocus, because the colchicine in the plant is used to treat gout, though care must be taken not to give an overdose.
It is also a plant that perfectly demonstrates the principle that the best way to get away with murder is for people to think the victim’s death was natural.
Here’s the video.
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