Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:32
That is what I was told when I used to pick sloes for sloe gin .but I have googled in : buckthorn is it poisonous? This is what came up first and this is what I clicked on.:
It says:the buckthorn is a shrub plant which bears black berries.the berries contain glycosides if eaten.
Known as glossy buckthorn ( t goes on to give a few other names)
Fruits of the buckthorn are berry like.black and small stoned fruits.