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Most Toxic Bean on Earth
No, not Mr. Bean, but this 'Bean' ….
Castor bean, from the castor-oil plant, was found exclusively in Africa and India for both ornamental and commercial use. It is now found in North America and most tropical regions and is most often grown for ornamental purposes.
Toxicity Level: Even two beans, well chewed, can be fatal.
Effects and Symptoms: Burning in mouth, nausea, vomiting, cramps, drowsiness, cyanosis, stupor, circulatory collapse, blood in urine, convulsions, coma, and death; the toxic agent causes hemolysis of red blood cells even at extreme dilution, severe hemorrhaging results. The castor bean can also induce labor in pregnant women. Autopsies of patients who died from castor bean poisoning show that vomit and stool samples contain blood.