Here are some of the top 10 deadly plants you should remove from your home immediately.
Water Hemlock (Cicuta Maculata)
Water Hemlock is said to be the most toxic plant in North America and it produces a poison named hemlock. Socrates had died due to this plant. It consists of large wildflower and edible celery and parsnips.
Especially roots are full with deadly cicutoxin. If we take it by mistake, it causes abdominal cramps, painful convulsions, nausea and even death. Even though, a person survives after consuming it, he will suffer from amnesia and lasting tremors.
Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna)
History says that Macbeth’s soldiers used wine that is made from fruits of Deadly Nightshade in order to kill the invading Danes. They appear red in color and attract people to eat them.
This plant with dull green leaves has shiny black berries the same size as cherries. There will be scopolamine and atropine in its leaves, stems, berries and also roots. It causes paralysis to the muscles of the body, even heart too. This plant can cause skin irritation.
White Snakeroot (Ageratina Altissima)
Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks lost her life due to this white snakeroot. This North American herb contains a toxic alcohol named trematol. It can be injected into milk, meat and livestock. Symptoms are appetite loss, weakness, nausea, reddened tongue, abdominal discomfort, the abnormal acidity of the blood and even death. Fortunately, white snakeroot is removed from animal pastures.
Castor Bean (Ricinus Communis)
This plant is found in Africa as it is a native of it. It is grown as an ornamental. Processed seeds of this plant are the source of castor oil, while the natural ones contain the deadly poison ricin. Child can lose life with only one or two of these seeds, where eight seeds will kill a grown man. When anyone takes it, ricin occupies the the synthesis of proteins inside of cells and symptoms are diarrhoea, vomiting, seizures and sometimes even death.
Rosary Pea (Abrus Precatorius)
Rosary Pea seeds are also called as jequirity beans that contain abrin, a ribosome inhibiting protein that is harmful. Rosary peas grow in tropical areas and are used in prayer rosaries and jewelry. However, whole seeds are not poisonous, while the broken, scratched or chewed can be deadly. It takes only 3 micrograms to kill an adult. Abrin also prevents protein synthesis in the cells.
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