Top 10 Most Poisonous Plants In Earth

Friday, Apr 14, 2017

Plant are the source of many kinds food but some of the plants are also the source of deadliest poison which can kill anyone if consumed directly or some parts of the plant some poisonous plants can also cause several skin diseases on touching.In this list we are going to show you the top 10 most poisonous plants in earth.

10. Oleander


Oleander plant is also known as nerium which is mainly found in Southeast Asia.It is one of the most decorative plant in North America.It contains poisons such as nerioside and oldendrin which is present from from root to the nectar mainly concentrated within leaves and stem of the plant.This plant is found in variety of colors like white, pink and red.Consumption of this plant causes diarrhea, vomiting and variation in heart beats.It is said that even the smoke from burning the plant is poisonous.The poisoning from oleander can be affected by chewing it’s leaves or tasting nectar of the flower.

9. Angel’s Trumpets

Angel’s Trumpets

Angel’s trumpets are large shrubs that are native to tropical regions of South America.This is a trumpet shaped flowers, covered in fine hairs, that hang from the tree.This flower has variety of color such as white, yellow, orange and pink.This plant contains a popular poisons such as tropane alkaloids scopolamine and atropine.The ingestion can result in diarrhea and paralysis and overdose can cause death.

8. Manchineel


Manchineel is very poisonous plant it is generally found in the coasts of South America.Apart from its fruit which is said to be poisonous, the most dangerous part is the milky sap of Manchineel which contains phorbol, a strong skin irritant it can cause blister on the skin if their fruit is eaten.And if anyone can used this plant as a shelter and anything from this plant touches your skin can cause you blister in that part.It is also reported that the smoke from burning the wood can cause blindness.

7. Water Hemlock

Water Hemlock

Water Hemlock is also known as CICUTA MACULATA it is one of the most poisonous plant in earth and also the most violently toxic plant in North America.This plant has small white or green flowers, arranged in an umbrella shape.This plant contains cicutoxin poison this poison is found in all parts of the plant but is most concentrated in the roots.Intake of this plant causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains, tremors and confusion. Death is usually caused by respiratory failure or ventricular fibrillation and can occur just a few hours after ingestion.

6. White Snakeroot

White Snakeroot

White snakeroot also known as Ageratina altissima is commonly found in North America.White snakeroots are around three feet tall poisonous plant.This plant contains chemical element known as tremetone.The consumption of high amount of this plant cause death of cows and cattle because the milk or meat of the cow who consume white snakeroot as a food becomes poisonous with tremetone toxin this poison will pass to human via consumption of meat or milk. This type of poisoning in humans known as milk sickness and this makes vomiting, weakness, pain, coma and also cause death in some cases.

5. Suicide Tree

Suicide Tree

This plant is generally found in Indian state of Kerala alone it is thought to be responsible for around 50 deaths a year.It is also used in flavouring in food as an ingredients.It is also known as Cerbera odollam it was used in the process of ‘trial by ordeal’. Basically, if you survived you were innocent, if you died you were, well, dead It is estimated that around 3,000 people a year died in these trials.Trial by poison was finally abolished in 1861 by King Radama II.

4. Belladonna


Belladonna also known as Deadly nightshade is one of the most poisonous plants, all parts of the plant particularly root and fruits are toxic. It has atropine, scopolamine and hyoscyamine which is very poisonous is nature the root is generally most poisonous. A dose of around two to five berries is usually sufficient to kill an adult.The classic symptoms of poisoning include dilated pupils, blurred vision, dry mouth, hallucinations, loud heart beats (audible several feet away), aggressive behaviour, convulsions, coma and possibly death.

3. Aconite


Aconite is also known as wolfsbane, leopard’s bane, woman’s bane or devils helmet.This poisonous plant grows in hilly parts of Northern Hemisphere.The entire plant is toxic it contains alkaloid poison it is also known as “the queen of poisons” this is possibly the most poisonous plant in Europe.This poison is also used by many Japaneese people for hunting.The effects of poisoning are instantaneous, ranging from diarrhea to respiratory problems which can result in death.

2. Rosary Pea

Rosary Pea

Rosary Pea is also known as Abrus precatorius, jequirity, paternoster pea, crab’s eye.This plant is found in most part of the world but it is more in Indonesia.It seeds contains abrin which a very poisonous and very similar to ricin but hundred times more poisonous but if some intanke this poisonous can be saved using proper anti-poisonous toxic if given in time.Rosary peas are native to tropical areas and are often used in jewelry and prayer rosaries.

1. Castor Bean

Castor Bean

Castor Bean is also known as castor oil plant it is the most poisonous plant in earth.It contains a substance called ricin which is highly poisonous.It produces castor oil which is used for food production because it contains vitamin A and vitamin D.Consuming the seeds directly is deadliest for humans due to the present of ricin in its seed.It is a more poisonous than some very poisonous things such as cyanide, strychnine or the strongest snake venom.

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