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  • Wanda's Avatar
    17,796 posts since Jun '05
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      Common Name: Allamanda
      Scientific Name: Allamanda cathartica
      Feature: All parts of the plant have a white milky sap
      Poisonous parts: All plant parts
      Effects: Causes diarrhea and vomiting

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      Common Name: Giant Dumb Cane
      Scientific Name: Dieffenbachia amoena

      Poisonous parts: Sap and leaves
      Effects: The sap and leaves of these plants are poisonous and must not be allowed to come in contact with the mouth or eyes. The calcium oxalate crystals in the sap cause the mouth and throat to swell resulting in possible loss of speech for several days.

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      Common Name: Oleander
      Scientific Name: Nerium oleander
      Poisonous parts: All plant parts
      Effects: Abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea

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      Common Name: Pong Pong
      Scientific Name: Cerbera odollam
      Feature: It is a common wayside tree. Leaves are simple and flowers are white. The single round fruits are green. With time, they turn pink, then black.

      Poisonous parts: Seeds
      Effects: Very toxic to vertebrates.

  • MosPyramid's Avatar
    1,570 posts since Jun '06
    • Wait. you never say direct consumption is poisonous or by touching them itself will get poisoned.

      That is quite lame, but I think should be eating them. But, who will go eat them? Lol Laughing

  • Wanda's Avatar
    17,796 posts since Jun '05
    • Originally posted by MosPyramid:
      Wait. you never say direct consumption is poisonous or by touching them itself will get poisoned.

      That is quite lame, but I think should be eating them. But, who will go eat them? Lol Laughing

      Use your brain.

  • MosPyramid's Avatar
    1,570 posts since Jun '06
    • Originally posted by Wanda:
      Use your brain.

      Only stupid people like you who doesn't use brain will think of consuming it and get poisoned.

      You 3 year old ar? everything also edible? Laughing

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    poon cho tang's Avatar
    127,608 posts since Sep '04
  • Wanda's Avatar
    17,796 posts since Jun '05
    • Originally posted by MosPyramid:
      Only stupid people like you who doesn't use brain will think of consuming it and get poisoned.

      You 3 year old ar? everything also edible? Laughing

      Another eg of subj topic.

  • MosPyramid's Avatar
    1,570 posts since Jun '06
    • Originally posted by Wanda:
      Another eg of subj topic.

      Yup, your topic itself is lame.

      you should put something like introduction of common flowers, instead you emphasize on poisonous?

  • Wanda's Avatar
    17,796 posts since Jun '05
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      Common Name: Desert Rose
      Scientific Name: Adenium obesum
      Poisonous parts: Seeds, leaves and bark
      Effects: Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lowered pulse, irregular heartbeat and dilated pupils

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      Common Name: Lantana, Bunga Tahi Ayam
      Scientific Name: Lantana camara

      Description: This shrub is an attractive plant as it has brightly coloured flowers that are borne in clusters and are bi-coloured. Flowers include white, blue, purple, orange, yellow and lilac. The leaves grow singly and with a distinct odour when bruised

      Poisonous parts: Green berries (Lantana seeds when green)
      Effects: Fatal. Affects lungs, kidney, heart and nervous system

  • OCEANOS's Avatar
    8,149 posts since May '03
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    poon cho tang's Avatar
    127,608 posts since Sep '04
    • Originally posted by Wanda:
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      Common Name: Lantana, Bunga Tahi Ayam
      Scientific Name: Lantana camara

      Description: This shrub is an attractive plant as it has brightly coloured flowers that are borne in clusters and are bi-coloured. Flowers include white, blue, purple, orange, yellow and lilac. The leaves grow singly and with a distinct odour when bruised

      Poisonous parts: Green berries (Lantana seeds when green)
      Effects: Fatal. Affects lungs, kidney, heart and nervous system

      i saw an old lady plucking and collecting these by the roadside...donno for wot

      Edited by poon cho tang 21 Jun `06, 1:23PM
  • Wanda's Avatar
    17,796 posts since Jun '05
    • Originally posted by poon cho tang:
      i saw an old lady plucking and collecting these by the roadside...donno for wot

      I understand that some parts of the plants or leaves are sometimes used in small quantities to concoct herbal remedies/use as food colouring, but for many ppl, they go admire the pretty flowers and touch them without knowing they can be poisonous.

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    poon cho tang's Avatar
    127,608 posts since Sep '04
    • Originally posted by Wanda:
      I understand that some parts of the plants or leaves are sometimes used in small quantities to concoct herbal remedies/use as food colouring, but for many ppl, they go admire the pretty flowers and touch them without knowing they can be poisonous.

      hmm...the more colourful they r, the more dangerous they r Laughing

  • dragg's Avatar
    49,302 posts since Mar '05
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    17,796 posts since Jun '05
  • OCEANOS's Avatar
    8,149 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by Wanda:
      I understand that some parts of the plants or leaves are sometimes used in small quantities to concoct herbal remedies/use as food colouring, but for many ppl, they go admire the pretty flowers and touch them without knowing they can be poisonous.

      Merry Meet Wanda,

      True indeed. Some Herbs are mildly poisonous or poisonous when consumed in high dosage but some are needed as essential component, blending or Drawing agent to bring out best effect of the Herbal remedies. so care have to be taken in using herbal remedies. "The dose makes the poison." Most drugs that are beneficial in therapeutic doses cause problems & sometimes death as in overdose. This is as true for medicinal herbs as it is for pharmaceuticals.

      Cool

      Blessed Be,
      Oceanos

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    127,608 posts since Sep '04
  • Wanda's Avatar
    17,796 posts since Jun '05
    • Originally posted by OCEANOS:
      Merry Meet Wanda,

      True indeed. Some Herbs are mildly poisonous or poisonous when consumed in high dosage but some are needed as essential component, blending or Drawing agent to bring out best effect of the Herbal remedies. so care have to be taken in using herbal remedies. "The dose makes the poison." Most drugs that are beneficial in therapeutic doses cause problems & sometimes death as in overdose. This is as true for medicinal herbs as it is for pharmaceuticals.

      Cool

      Blessed Be,
      Oceanos

      You seem to know quite a lot. Feel free to share your knowledge here.
      BTW, what's with this Merry Meet thing?? Razz

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      Common Name: Butterfly Pea
      Scientific Name: Clitoria ternatea
      Feature: The flowers are used as a food colouring sometimes. The leaves are pinnate compound and its fruits are in the form of slightly inflated pods.
      Poisonous parts: Seeds and roots
      Effects: Causes diarrhea when eaten in excess

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      Common Name: Yellow Creeping Daisy
      Scientific Name: Wedelia trilobata

      Feature: Commonly seen in gardens and roadsides due to its free-flowering characteristic; its flowers are yellow and grows singly. The leaves have sharp-toothed margin. The fruits are very small.

      Poisonous parts: All plant parts
      Effects: Toxic to mammals.

  • OCEANOS's Avatar
    8,149 posts since May '03
    • Originally posted by Wanda:
      You seem to know quite a lot. Feel free to share your knowledge here.
      BTW, what's with this Merry Meet thing?? Razz

      Merry Meet Wanda,

      Well its just a form of greeting, It was Meet, we should make Merry. "To Make Merry" is literally to be jovial; to indulge in hilarity; to feast with mirth While "Meet" is literally to join, or come in contact with.

      I do know abit on various use of normal herbs, botanicals & roots with some rare ones. Will definitely share if i feel a need to.

      Wink

      Blessed Be,
      Oceanos

  • Wanda's Avatar
    17,796 posts since Jun '05
    • PLANT DANGERS

      - taken from the Drug & Poison Information Centre (Singapore) website

      Singapore is a tropical country with a large variety of plants. In fact, the Bukit Timah nature reserve alone is home to more than 840 flowering plants. Plants beautify our homes, adding colour to our gardens. Many common house and garden plants are nontoxic or minimally toxic. However, some indoor and outdoor plants can be poisonous.

      Eating a small amount of some plants may not cause any symptoms. However, eating certain plants can lead to irritation of the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Touching the leaves or sap of some plants can cause rashes, swelling, and itching of the skin. A child who attempts to swallow a part of a plant may choke on it.

      If a person has eaten a plant, is pricked by a plant, or develops skin irritation after touching a plant, STAY CALM, and give DPIC a call at 6423-9119. Call 995 Emergency Medical Services for an ambulance if the victim becomes unconscious and/or unresponsive, develops fits/convulsions, or stops breathing.

      First Aid for plant exposures
      For oral exposures, remove any remaining plant parts from the mouth.
      If the victim has vomited a plant part, save the vomitus as it may allow identification of the plant.
      Rinse the mouth with water.
      Ice water, ice cream or other cold snacks may help reduce pain and swelling of the mouth.
      For the patient who has been pricked by a plant, or who develops skin irritation after touching a plant, wash exposed areas with soap and water as soon as possible.
      Remove thorns or prickles if possible. Fine cactus hair can be removed with scotch-tape.

      Common Plants in our Environment

      Chilli
      The fruit of the chilli plants contains capsaicin, which can blister the skin. The vapours emitted can irritate our nose, eyes and throat.

      Chiku
      The sap in the leaves and young fruits can cause mild irritation and diarrhea when ingested.

      Jackfruit/Nangka
      The fruit is a laxative.

      Lime/Lemon/Pomelo
      The leaves and the fruits contain oils that can irritate our skin. Excessive consumption of these fruits can irritate our digestive system.

      Periwinkle
      All parts of the plant are poisonous. Vomiting and diarrhea may occur once it is ingested.

      Pong Pong
      The seeds of this plant are extremely toxic. Symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, giddiness, dizziness, decreased heart rate, oral pain and palpitations. Irritation of the eyes can also occur if contact is made with the sap of the tree. Dryness and tingling sensations can occur with ingestion of leaves.

      Periwinkle (I think)
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      Unknown flower?
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      Mimosa (Touch-Me-Not)
      Seeds of this plants contain chemicals that can cause acute kidney failure and blockage of the urine if taken in substantial amounts.

      Elephant ears, Mother-in-Law's tongue, Philodendron
      These are ornamental plants that contain calcium oxalate crystals. These crystals can cause pain and swelling if they come in contact with the skin or mouth.

      Orleander, Dessert Rose, Lilly-of-the-Valley
      These are ornamental plants that contain a medication called digoxin. Eating these plants can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness and a rapid heart rate.

      Oleander
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      (Picture courtesy of Cornell University)

      Lily-of-the-Valley
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      (Picture courtesy of Cornell University)

      Edited by Wanda 27 Jun `06, 3:59PM
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