World's Most Poisonous Berries Symptoms and Uses II
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World's Most Poisonous Berries Symptoms and Uses II

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and mulberries are the most nutritious and delicious berries in the world. These berries are also the most popular in the world. If there are edible berries there are also toxic or poisonous berries. HereÂ’s an additional list of the most poisonous berries in the world to be avoided. Poisonous plants can be entirely toxic or selected part or parts of it are the only poisonous one such as the berries.

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and mulberries are the most nutritious and delicious berries in the world. These berries are also the most popular in the world. If there are edible berries there are also toxic or poisonous berries.

Here’s an additional list of the most poisonous berries in the world to be avoided. Poisonous plants can be entirely toxic or selected part or parts of it are the only poisonous one such as the berries.

Common Ivy (Hedera helix)

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The berries of the Common Ivy are toxic. The leaves are also poisonous. The plant is native to Asia and Europe. It is also commonly called English Ivy.

Symptoms:

  • Stomach pains, labored breathing and possible coma

Uses:

  • Common Ivy is a popular ornamental plant
  • The berries are eaten by 16 species of birds
  • It is greatly valued for attracting wildlife
  • The plant’s flowers are visited by more than 70 species of nectar-feeding insects
  • The foliage are grazed by deer

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

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There are several species of Ligustrum. They are all poisonous but te most remarkable species is the Ligustrum vulgare which is commonly known as Wild Privet. The berries of the plant including the leaves are poisonous. It is also poisonous to horses. It is also commonly called Common Privet and European Privet. The plant is endemic to Africa, Asia and Europe.

Symptoms:

  • Digestive disturbances, nervous symptoms
  • The pollen causes eczema and asthma

Uses:

  • Fruits are eaten by Thrushes
  • Used for hedging in gardens

American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)

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The berries of the American Pokeweed look enticing and delicious but don’t you dare eat it – they are toxic. There are several species of Pokeweed and one of the most notable is the American Pokeweed. The berries, including the leaves and the roots contain phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin.

Common names:

American Nightshade, Cancer Jalap, Chui Xu Shang Lu, Coakum, Garget, Inkberry, Pigeon Berry, Pocan, Pokeberry, Pokeroot, Pokeweed, Red Ink plant, Redweed, Scoke and Virginia Poke

Symptoms:

  • Severe stomach cramping, nausea, vomiting, persistent diarrhea, slow and difficult breathing, spasm, weakness, hypertension, convulsion and death

Uses:

  • Some parts are consumed as food and used for medicine or poison
  • Berries are cooked into a jelly or pie
  • Young leaves and shoots are eaten after several blanching

Jerusalem Cherry  (Solanum pseudocapsicum)

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The fruits of the Jerusalem Cherry look attractive and temping but don’t dare try eating it. The berries are poisonous including other parts of the plant.it is fatal especially to children. It is native to Ecuador and Peru and is also commonly called Winter Cherry and Madeira Winter Cherry. It is often confused with tomato.

Symptoms;

  • Nausea, vomiting and other gastric problems

Uses:

  • Grown as decorative house plants
  • Food source of some birds

Mezereon.(Daphne mezereum)

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Daphne plants are poisonous and there are up to 95 species of this evergreen shrub. It is endemic to Africa, Asia and Europe. These plants are known for their scented flowers and toxic berries.

The most remarkable Daphne species is the Daphne mezereum, which is commonly known as Mezereon. Ingestion of the berries is often fatal.

Symptoms:

  • Burns in the mouth and digestive tract, coma

Use:

  • The berries are eaten by Thrushes
  • Grown as ornamentals for its attractive flowers

Flax-Leaved Daphne (Daphne gnidium)

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Another notable species of Daphne with poisonous berries is the Flax-Leaved Daphne or Daphne gnidium. It is endemic to Europe, Asia and Africa. The berries and all other parts of the plant are toxic.

See also

World’s Most Poisonous Berries Uses and Symptoms

World’s Most Poisonous Flowers Toxicity and Symptoms II

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Comments (3)

Thank you so much for sharing this vital information.

I remember seeing pokeweed when I was a little girl. My sister and I used to use them for painting things. Great entire article. DIGG

Another useful article, Nobert

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