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Bryony - Black, White - any of several herbaceous climbing plants of Europe and N.Africa. Poisonous when eaten by the horse. The plant is sometimes called Mandrake in the County of Norfolk, England.

In the fleshy root of the plant a milky juice is found,that has a nauseous and bitter taste. The acrid and cathartic properties of the root are shared in some degree by all parts of the plant and the berries are poisonous. It is a violentl purgative and will cause colic and possible death if eaten, though horses tend to avoid it.

Treatment: seek professional medical advice.

In France the root is called 'Navet du Diable' (Devil's Turnip), because of its violent and dangerous action.

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