Poisonous plants: what are they?

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At toxic plants or poisonous are those with harmful substances to the health of humans, animals and even other vegetables. On the one hand there are countless species of plants with beneficial medicinal properties, it is necessary to pay attention to the active ingredients capable of causing poisoning that can go from red skin to lethality.

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Some of these plants contain substances such as nicotine and morphine, which, if ingested, are addictive and can cause serious injuries to vital organs like lungs, heart and brain.
Other species can transmit toxins just by touch. So it is important to take care to keep children and animals away from some species that may be harmful to health.

Plants that are toxic in large quantities

Some plants have medicinal properties, but too much can cause adverse reactions. The boldo tea, for example, used to improve the digestive process can cause drowsiness and sedation if consumed excessively.

Since salvia is a medicinal plant with many benefits, among which stand out its antiseptic and toning properties, but, in excess, can trigger seizures and nervous breakdown.

For this reason, it is essential to consult an expert before starting any kind of Natural treatment plants to make sure that there are no health risks. Check out some toxic species.

List of poisonous plants

  • Tinhorão
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  • Glass of milk
  • Acacia
  • anthurium
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Hydrangea
  • daffodils
  • Oleander
  • Madioca-brava
  • castor beans
  • Jequiriti
  • Nightshade
  • Chestnut guinea
  • comfrey
  • Belladonna

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