we all have them, we all try and get rid of them, I thought I would
make a list of poisonous plants
and their uses we have all been told we can't use, worse, they will
would like to note
that some people have allergies that could make any ingestion of any
have never tried before a bad idea. There for any reference to
known poisonous plant is strictly for historical purposes and
However you may want to give the topical remedies a try. They could
Black Nightshade or Belladonna
have been trying to
keep these poisonous plants under control for 20yrs this fall. I have
This is the plant that made me stop trying to beat them and join them.
can't get rid of it, how can I use it?
you take a handful of
the leaves and roll them up in your hands, in a ball, then rub them on
sours, skin cancer and ulcers, bruises and even areas with arthritis,
say you can make a
light tea from the leaves to help with curious of the liver, or fry a
amount of the root in butter to make one fall asleep. In
the Middle Ages and renaissance schools
actually taught how to prepare and use this herb, as it was a common
in the Pulpit
Jack in the Pulpit is a poisonous plant that contains calcium
oxalate crystals in all parts of the plant and is very
Jack in the Pulpit will make your mouth burn and could cause death by
throat and mouth swell to the point where you can't
breathe. It also
heck of a
If washed and dried properly the cooked root of Jack the
Pulpit can be used to
snake bites and bronchitis.
Jack in the Pulpit has also been used to induce sterility.
May Apple, also known as Mandrake
This plant is just plain
poisonous. As a kid I was told that you can eat the apple only if a
deer ate it first. You can eat the fruit and I know people that make
jelly out of
it and candy; however it has to be ripe and it is only ripe enough to
about a day. Thus the saying only when the deer take the first bite.
animals know when the fruits are ripe.
The root can be used as a strong laxative and a wormer, (for
not animals). The root is
currently used in some cancer medications created by Abbot
laboratories. The root
can be applied topically to remove warts and tumors. The root is also a
There could be a huge list here of poisonous plants, however these are
the ones I find
in my own back yard, and
I’m sure you may find in yours. They are found all over Europe as well
and even South America. Next time you pull a weed, try identifying it,
or if you
know what it is, see if you can't find a positive use for this
guest in your garden.
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