Like other living organisms, every plant contains some kind of defence mechanism to protect themselves from any kind of threat. Even the ones which produce food, which we like to eat. However, most them don’t posses a great threat to anybody but there are some which surely does!
10 Dolls Eye
Oleander is a small plant which is widely used as a decorative item in various places like school, park, etc. They may look beautiful, but don’t try to taste anything related to this plant. This plant has toxic chemical, cardiac glycosides, which can cause cardiac arrest if ingested.
7 Angel’s Trumpet
6 Poison Nut
Also called strychnine tree is a shrub native to India and South-East Asia. The seed of the fruit of this tree contains alkaloids, strychnine, and brucine which are highly toxic and a small amount is enough to be fatal for a grown human.
5 White Snakeroot
4 Dumb cane
3 English Yew
Like others, this plant is no exception. This plant contains poison everywhere in its body except the berries. Consuming a small amount, as small as 50 grams, is enough to make a person very sick and also kill.
Manchineel is also called “The Little Apple of Death.” Sounds like some movie, but it is actually a plant of the little apple of death. Same again, it contains toxins in all of its parts, but some of the toxins from this plants are still unknown. This plant produces a white fluid, with if a body part comes in contact, will cause skin irritation. If it’s raining and there are no shade except this tree, then never ever take shelter beneath this tree. The rain water falling on the tree, if falls on your body, then it will cause severe rashes all over the body. The tree produces small fruits, which looks like an apple, which if consumed can cause some severe problems. The fruit, at first, will taste sweet with a strange peppery feeling. Then it will start burning and tightening the throat. If not treated in time then….. you know what will happen, you can even guess it from the name “little apple of death.”
1 Castor Oil Plant
This plant is currently ranked as the most poisonous plant in the world. Actually, the seed of this plant is the poisonous part due to the presence of ricin (However the oil produced from the seed is healthy). It takes about 4 to 8 seeds to become fatal for a human, but once entered it can kill a person in 3 days. Symptoms include extreme abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea and burning sensation from mouth to throat.
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