Many of us have toxic plants at home, without even knowing it . They are spread throughout our parks and gardens and should never be used for consumption in teas, juices or other homemade recipes.

“Their ingestion [of toxic plants] can cause changes in the circulatory, gastro-intestinal and central nervous systems. About half an hour after ingesting a poisonous plant, the victim may show classic signs of circulatory collapse; high heart rate; drop in blood pressure; sweating; cyanosis and weakness”, informs the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation website (Fiocruz) .

See the examples of toxic plants that we have to pay extra attention to their cultivation, especially those who have children or animals at home. Pay attention and know which plants not to cultivate for phytotherapeutic purposes.

Toxic plants for you to never use in your teas

Plant with me-nobody-can

This is an ornamental plant with broad leaves, with white or yellow spots, and thick stem.

It causes irritation, swelling of the tongue, lips and gums, vomiting and eye irritation . When consuming less, seek an emergency medical service immediately.

Castor bean

The toxin that is present in castor bean seeds causes cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic disorders, asthma and sneezing .

When accidentally consuming this plant, you should induce vomiting and, after that, drink plenty of clean water.

Paraguayan jatropha, jatropha, purge or horse purge plant

The fruit of this plant looks like a plum and its seeds are poisonous. When consuming this vegetable, the person will present vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, dehydration .

Anyone who consumes this herb should immediately drink plenty of clean water and flush out everything they have consumed from the herb.

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wild peach plant

Wild peach seed can cause very serious poisoning . In such cases, you should immediately seek emergency medical care.

wild manioc

Its appearance is very similar to edible cassava, which is also known as cassava or cassava.

To get rid of the poison, you must boil it in plenty of drinking water. The poisoning caused by wild manioc is serious and you should, if you consume it by mistake, immediately seek the emergency service.

White skirt or trumpet plant

 This is an ornamental plant with white flowers, hanging like a calla lily.

When consumed, it causes fever, dry mouth, flushed face, dilated pupil, agitation, hallucinations and delusions . You should vomit everything you swallowed and seek medical help.

other toxic plants

Poison turnip, lily-of-the-valley, heart-of-Mary, iris, crown of Christ, laurel, mistletoe, pedophile, poisonous vine, mushrooms, poisonous hemlock, four hours, potato sprout, diephembacia, stone cherry and apricot pit .

All these are plants that, similarly to those initially mentioned, are highly toxic, extremely poisonous and therefore should not be consumed in teas or other home remedies.