Certain plants can be dangerous to the health of the whole family. This is a list of deadly plants that need to be removed from your home immediately.
This plant is classified as “the most poisonous plant in North America.” Symptoms include cramping, abdominal cramps, nausea, and most fatal cases leading to death. The survivors of this type of poisoning often experience amnesia.
Deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna)
Its sweet flavor and berries are responsible for most cases of poisoning. The poison that is responsible for its toxicity is atropine and scopolamine, which can be found in the stalk, leaves, fruits and even roots. The poison, if ingested, causes paralysis of the muscles, including the heart, which can quickly be fatal.
The plant with the flat-topped clusters of small white flowers, which contains toxic alcohol, called trematol. Even meat and milk from contaminated cattle can be fatal if swallowed. Common symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, weakness, stomach pain, red tongue, abnormal blood acidity, and eventually death.
Ricinus is usually grown as an ornamental plant because of its attractive design. Only one or two seeds are enough to kill a child, but only eight seeds can easily kill an adult as well. Ricin prevents protein synthesis in cells and can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and lead to death.
The rosary pea (Abrus precatorius)
Rosary Pea, otherwise contain abrin, extremely deadly ribosomes that inhibit proteins. This plant is native to tropical areas, and is often used for jewelry and making of rosaries for praying. If the seeds are not damaged – they are not toxic, but if they are in any way damaged they can be fatal.
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