Top 10 Most Deadly Plants

Plants have many uses like in cuisines and medicinal values. But some plants are dangerous to human being and animals because they contain chemicals that cause adverse reactions that may even result in quick or delayed death. These plants are deadly and poisonous. Ten of these are listed off here.

10. Aconitum

Aconitum,Aconitum plant,plant Aconitum

Also called devil’s helmet, the plant contains aconitine neurotoxins, cardiotoxins and alkaloid pseudaconitine that cause gastrointestinal complications, motor weakness, heart and lung paralysis. 20ml of it is enough to kill a human being within 2 to 6 hours.

9. Angel’s Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet,Angel's Trumpet plant,plant Angel's Trumpet

It has flowers shaped like a drooped trumpet that can be 50cm long and 35 cm wide. It contains dangerous levels of scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine, which is fatal for humans. A person after its ingestion would remain conscious but unaware of what is happening.

8. Castor Beans

Castor Beans,Castor Beans plant,plant Castor Beans

Castor oil is beneficial to help digestion, but its beans are harmful. After removing ricin, it is safe for consumption. It causes burning sensation in the throat, mouth, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.

7. Deadly Nightshade

Deadly Nightshade,Deadly Nightshade plant,plant Deadly Nightshade

It is also known as Devil’s Berries as both its leaves and berries are extremely toxic that affect body’s involuntary activities like sweating and heart rate. It contains alkaloids that can cause delirium and hallucinations. Its berries are sweet.

6. Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia,Dieffenbachia plant,plant Dieffenbachia

It is a typical shade-loving plant that is often found in people’s homes. It is also called Dumb Cane and chewing any part of it can cause intense pain, excessive drooling, swelling and oral irritation.