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Top 10 Deadly Plants That You Should Remove From Your Home Immediately

Top 10 Deadly Plants That You Should Remove From Your Home Immediately

Decorating your house with plants can be a real hobby for some people. But before you embark on this pleasant and zen activity, it is important that you know that there are plants that you should not have at home ...

If some plants are known to help you sleep better at night such as passionflower or valerian, others may represent a real danger to our health. Overview of plants not to be kept at home ...

Deadly Plants That You Should Remove From Your Home Immediately

The oleander
The oleander is a plant with beautiful pink flowers. But this plant is anything but harmless because it contains a large amount of oleandrin, a deadly component. If consumed, this plant can cause diarrhea, vomiting, convulsions, irregular heartbeat, coma and even death from cardio-circulatory arrest.

The Eupatory
The rough eupatory contains a toxic alcohol called tremétol. Often present in animal pastures, this plant was consumed mainly by cows and pigs. Moreover, it is through the consumption of beef and pork that tremétol could spread and poison humans. Today, this plant has definitely been removed from animal pastures.

In addition, symptoms of tremoral poisoning usually result in loss of appetite, nausea, inflammation of the tongue, tremors, vomiting, increased acidity in the body. organism that can cause death ...

The Water-hemlock
Hemlock is a toxic plant belonging to the family Umbelliferae. This plant is a large wild flower, often confused with celery ... The roots of the water hemlock are rich in cicutoxin, a deadly compound. If you have the misfortune to consume (by confusing it with celery), know that you can be victim of violent abdominal cramps, nausea, painful convulsions ... Some people can even suffer from amnesia and tremors.

The Daphne 
The Daphne can be found in both public lands and gardens. This plant contains powerful toxins (daphnine and mezerein) that cause irritation and blisters if you have the misfortune to touch it. If berries are eaten, they can cause severe internal bleeding, organ failure, or even death after a few hours.

The belladonna
The belladonna is composed of black berries. If they look appetizing at first, they can be deadly to humans. Indeed, the belladonna with dull green leaves and shiny black berries, is one of the most toxic plants that exist. Its leaves, stems, berries and roots are deadly because the belladonna contains scopolamine and atropine, compounds that paralyze the muscles of the body, and even the heart. In addition, a simple physical contact with this plant is enough to cause excruciating and painful itching.

Of African origin, castor is grown as an ornamental plant. If the treated seeds of this plant are the source of castor oil, an oil often used in cosmetology and known to be very good for the hair, ricin present in its seeds can be toxic. Just eat two or three of these seeds to kill a child and about eight seeds to kill an adult. After the consumption of these seeds, ricin actually inhibits the synthesis of proteins inside the cells and the symptoms result in significant diarrhea, vomiting and convulsions up to death.

Abrus precatorius
Abrus precatorius, also known as jequirity seeds, contain abrin, a plant component known to inhibit protein synthesis in cells. Red peas grow in the tropics. The intact seeds are not poisonous, but if they break badly, they can be deadly! Just 3 micrograms of these seeds to kill an adult.