Selasa, 01 Agustus 2017

Dangerous plants

 Some deadly plants in the world

Some plants cause horrible pain, others can be crippling, even killing. Here are the  most deadly plants in the world.
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1. Oleander (Nerium oleander)

In Indonesian language known as the Flower Japanese. Ornamental plants with bright pink flowers are often used for landscape design. All parts are poisonous. The poison can cause vomiting, diarrhea, problems with the central nervous system and heart attacks.

2. Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia or known as the happy leaf is a popular ornamental plant commonly planted in the yard. Leaf and stem leaves Dieffenbachia contains calcium oxalate which can cause itching or spasms of the lips and tongue. In rare cases, such seizures can cause shock and disrupt the respiratory tract, leading to death. Instead, keep these plants away from children and pets, as they are vulnerable to the dangers of these plants.

3. Datura (Datura stramonium)

 This plant is known by some names, such as Satan's trumpet flowers or a devil's trap. Datura has been used in traditional medicine to relieve asthma symptoms in India. This plant is also used in magical and religious rituals in ancient times. Datura toxins can cause hallucinations, tachycardia, strange behavior and in rare cases, can cause amnesia.

4. Belladona (Atropa belladonna)

 Belladonna, otherwise known as Deadly Nightshade is one of the most poisonous plants found in the eastern hemisphere. All parts of this plant contain tropane alkaloids. Belladona toxins cause breathlessness, headaches, hallucinations, loss of balance and disrupt the work of the heart.

Though poisonous, Belladonna has been used in herbal medicine for centuries as a pain reliever, muscle tranquilizer, anti-inflammatory, curing menstrual problems, peptic ulcer disease, histaminic reactions, and intoxication.

5. Aconitum napellus

 Swallowing 20-40 ml of tincture (plant extraction concentrate) napellus can cause death. The early signs of poisoning are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Followed by a tingling sensation, numbness and burning in the mouth, face, and stomach.

Poisoning can also occur after picking leaves without wearing gloves; Aconitine toxin is absorbed easily through the skin. 

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