The toxicity of the plant is due to the naturally occurring tropane alkaloids. The nasty part is that any part of the plant can be lethal, from its berries and leaves right down to the roots. So watch out for these 10 poisonous plants, and know how they could harm or even kill you.
- There’s more than one poison in this tree; the leaves, sap, and fruit of the Manchineel tree are all poisonous.
- Symptoms of the poison include tremors, seizures, and coma that can lead to death.
- While there are beneficial uses of the castor bean, which is not really a bean, the raw fruit of the plant contains the toxic substance ricin.