This list describes the most dangerous plants you may have in your home!
Water Hemlock (CicutaMaculata)
Water Hemlock is the most toxic plant in North America and is closely related to poisonous hemlock, also known as the plant which killed Socrates. The plant is characterized by a big wildflower and it is frequently confused for celery or parsnips. Every part of the plant is toxic and causes abdominal cramps, convulsions, nausea and can even be fatal! People who have survived it have suffered from long-lasting tremors as well as amnesia.
Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna)
According to a legend, Macbeth’s soldiers used nightshade wine to kill their Danish enemies. The nice berries of the plant attract people who mistake them for cherries, ingesting scopolamine and atropine, substances that paralyze their muscles including the heart! Physical contact with the plant causes skin irritation.
White Snakeroot (AgeratinaAltissima)
This plants became recognizable after killing Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks. The deadly white snakeroot is native to North America and contains trematol, a toxic alcohol which can be passed to people by animal products. The symptoms of trematol poisoning include appetite loss, nausea, abdominal discomfort, acidic blood and can also be fatal. Due to the highly poisonous substance, white snakeroot is being removed from animal pastures.
Castor Bean (RicinusCommunis)
Castor bean is an ornamental African plant which seeds contain a poison called ricin. Castor oil is obtainable from the plant when its seeds are processed.
Just one or two natural castor seeds bean can kill a child, while eight will surely kill a grown man – that’s how poisonous castor bean is! When ingested, it inhibits the synthesis of proteins inside cells and causes symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and even death in some cases.