Poisonous medicinal plants

The ancient Greeks, explaining the action of medicinal plants, give them sometimes supernatural power. In ancient Greek the word "Farmakon" means both the poison and medicine, and witchcraft. From this same word is the science of medicinal plants is now called the pharmacognosy, about drugs in General - pharmacology, and those who manufacture of medicines in pharmacies, called pharmacists.
At different times and in different countries of poisonous plants prepared potions for criminal purposes. "Cunning", "harmful", "plants enemies" are only called these plants! Many of them since the most ancient times it was known also that they have remarkable healing properties when used in small doses. Ancient doctors and said that the poison, skillfully applied, can serve as a medicine. Only Russian medicine used more than 160 species of poisonous plants. A lot of them in medicine India, Tibet, China, Africa, America.
Most poisons treated, if only to know how and how much to use them. A small dose of poison contain pain, soothing, healing the wounds of drugs, medicines, infections, heart disease, liver, kidney.
In the plant Kingdom scholars count 10 thousand species of poisonous plants. It very much.
However, most of them are dangerous not always, but only in certain periods of its development.
It so happens that one and the same plant different toxic depending on the conditions in which it grows. More poisonous plant that grew in the shade. In the morning it contains more toxins than in the evening or at night. It depends on the composition of the soil, temperature, humidity.
Celery, growing in marshy places, the taste is disgusting and poisonous, and grown in the garden in the garden is a pleasant, nutritional and medicinal.
Toxic substances are distributed in various parts of plants varies. Some poisonous fruits and bark, others flowers and leaves, at the third almost the entire set of poisons are concentrated in the roots. The potatoes are all poisonous, except tubers. In or sprouted tubers green accumulates a poisonous substance - solanine. However, it was partially destroyed during cooking. Tomatoes (and the fruits and seeds) is not poisonous, and leaves, stems, roots poisonous. Sometimes the whole plant is poisonous.
There is not any one sign, which would help to distinguish poisonous plant from non-toxic.
Found more cases of poisoning with poisonous plants is the result of the fact that people, especially children, carelessly treat unfamiliar herbs. I do not know that there are even and you can't touch, and even more to take in a mouth. To avoid trouble, poisonous plants, which can occur in the forest, in the field and even in your flower garden, you need to know.

  • The catchment area of the ordinary
  • Delphinium
  • Wrestler Jungar, Aconite Dzungarian
  • Fraxinella
  • Milestones poisonous Hemlock
  • Henbane black
  • Spotted Hemlock
  • The dope ordinary
  • Colchicum magnificent
  • Hellebore, Lobelia
  • Solomon's seal sweet
  • Crow's eyes ordinary
  • Foxglove large-flowered
  • Mistletoe
  • Daphne
  • Greater celandine