5 Beautiful but Poisonous Flowers

INDONEWTRAVEL.COM - Ornamental plants do have a big influence on mental health. The existence of ornamental plants is believed to create a comfortable atmosphere, as well as a calmer and more relaxed mind. Thus preventing stress and anxiety for the owner.

However, there are a number of ornamental plants that look very beautiful, but are actually dangerous. Because it contains poison. Anything?

1. Lily flower

Lily of the Valley is one of the most beautiful types of lilies. Often referred to as spring flowers. It is white in color, shaped like a bell hanging from a branch. The petals are wide like a trumpet, with bright green leaves supported by elongated stalks.

The lily flower is a symbol of the couple's happiness, it is natural that it is widely used at weddings. Because it is believed to bring happiness and loyalty to partners. But, Lily of the Valley also has poison.

Eating this flower in large quantities can be life threatening. They will feel itching in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and cramps in all parts of their body. In fact, it causes heart dysfunction. This flower was used at the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

2. Aconitum Taigicola (Wolf's Bane)

At first glance, Aconitum looks beautiful and harmless. In fact, all parts of this plant are poisonous. In ancient times, people put this flower at the end of arrows and as bait to kill wolves that disturbed livestock. That's why it's called a Wolfsbane.

3. Amethyst (Datura metel)

Amethyst or Datura metel is very popular in Indonesia. Also known as the devil's trumpet. This flower grows in the wild. This plant is still cultivated for research. In fact, it is used as an ornamental plant because it has a beautiful flower appearance. Amethyst contains tropane alkaloid compounds which can be fatal if ingested by humans. Amethyst is said to have a narcotic-like effect. Because it contains atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine which causes hallucinations or loss of consciousness.

4. Autumn Crocus (Naked Lady)

Autumn Crocus grows in England, has a beautiful purple color when exposed to sunlight. However, this flower has a colchicine compound that can cause a loss of blood pressure and lead to death. Therefore, the Autumn Crocus is called one of the deadliest flowers in the world.

5. Sanguinaria Canadensis (Bloodroot)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is commonly used for medicine, especially in the stem. Originally from North America, Florida and Canada. Usually, American Indian tribes use bloodroot as a red dye and to treat several types of diseases. Until recently bloodroot was sold in toothpaste and mouthwash. Bloodroot flowers will open in the sun, but close at night.

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