Plants are the basic producers of food and oxygen in this world. They are a gift from heaven, aren’t they? But what if a plant almost killed or burnt you? Here’s a list of 10 most dangerous plants in the world.
Rhododendron is a beautiful purple, yellow or red-colored, late spring flower. Andromedotoxin, grayanotoxin, and rhodotoxin are the main toxins found in the plant. The animals who feed on it or its leaves face vomiting and lowered heart rate. If humans eat it they will have discomfort in breathing, loss of balance, and salivation in humans.
Jimsonweed is also called the devil’s weed. It is found in the US and Canada. It is a strong hallucinator and can result in death sometimes.
8. Angel’s Trumpets
Angel’s trumpets are found in South America. The plant has a high amount of tropane alkaloids. The trumpet-shaped flowers have pleasant scents. of this plant have a length between 10 to 20 inches. If eaten it will cause hallucinations, nausea and even death.
This violet to purple colored flower grown in Northern Hemisphere. These are also called Leopard bane. It has poisonous alkaloids, especially in its roots and tuber. It has killed numerous wolves and leopards. It causes vomiting, diarrhea, coma, and death.
Cicuta is also called water hemlock and is found in North America. It has a small umbrella-like green or white-colored flowers. Its stems have an extreme amount of poisons and it attacks the central nervous system of humans.
5. White Snakeroot
These are found in North America. They have tremetone that causes the death of animals. If milk such cows are drunk, then the disease will be transferred to humans and will be known as ‘milk sickness’ which will cause diarrhea, coma, or death., Mother of Abraham Lincoln dies of it in the 19th century.
4. Rosary Pea
It has bright red and black colored seeds and is found in tropical regions. It is used in Indonesia and India although it has high amounts of Abrin. It stops the production of certain proteins in the body, ultimately killing the person in 72 hours who has eaten it.
Oleander is also called Nerium and is grown in East-Asia. Digitoxigenin, Nerium, oleandrin, olendroside are the main poison present in the plant. It causes hallucinations and diarrhea.
2. Castor Bean Plant
Castor oil has multiple uses and is used to treat several skin problems. But the seeds also have ricin which quite dangerous. It is 6000 times more poisonous than cyanide. It causes diarrhea, nausea, and burns in the mouth. If left untreated it can cause death in 24 hours.
1. Atropa Belladonna
Belladonna might be confused with blueberries and children might eat them. It can cause urine retention, diarrhea, loss of balance followed by death.