Poisonous medicinal plants and their properties

For the treatment of many diseases using medicinal plants. It is not necessary to brew the herb according to ancient grandmother's recipe, in pharmacies have already implemented ready-made pharmaceuticals, which are composed of vegetable raw materials. But we must remember that even medicinal plants can be poisonous and carry a danger to life and health. Poisonous to use medicinal plants is possible with great caution and only on doctor's advice. Exceed the recommended dosage strictly prohibited.

Datura ordinary

The most famous poisonous plant is Datura. Such medicinal plants attractive large white flowers that emit a pleasant smell. That is hence the name of this flower. All parts of Datura are poisonous, it grows along roads, in dumps and around the houses. Recently, this plant can often be found in the flowerbeds near the entrances and in various institutions. The plant blooms in mid-summer, the seeds ripen in early September.

Datura is used in medical practice as a sedative. Preparations on the basis of this medicinal herb is indicated for:

  • bronchial asthma;
  • neuralgia;
  • cramps and spasms of different Genesis;
  • whooping cough;
  • prolonged cough of unknown origin;
  • the seizures of epilepsy.

Datura has a strong analgesic effect, and therefore it is prescribed for malignant tumors of the stomach.

Datura is considered a very poisonous plant, improper use can result in severe poisoning and even death.


The plant is very toxic, it all parts are poisonous. But despite this, it was used in the 90-ies of the last century, rapid weight loss. Hellebore is characterized by a good soothing and diuretic properties. This medicinal plant is used both topically and internally:

  • hemorrhoids;
  • for tumors;
  • for washing festering wounds;
  • to improve the growth of hair;
  • for the normalization of metabolism.

This herbs has a lot of contraindications. It cannot be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. When heart attack, stroke, abnormal heart rhythm and thyroid disease.

Hellebore, people often grown in the flower beds. This plant is green even under the snow layer.

Humulus lupulus

It is considered a medicinal plant and a poisonous plant at the same time. In nature most often grows on the shores of rivers, and near other shrubs. The fruits in the form of small knobs collected in late summer.

This medicinal plant is characterized by a calming effect. It can be used when excessive nervous tension, depression and insomnia. Folk healers use this vegetation in the treatment of such diseases:

  • hypertension;
  • when the kidney failure;
  • to improve the secretion of gastric juice;
  • to relieve spasms;
  • to improve appetite.

Make any of the tinctures and decoctions of hops can only be prescribed by a doctor and under his strict control.

Humulus lupulus in a small amount is added to the beer and kvass. It gives the drink a spicy flavor and aroma.


It is a perennial plant that grows almost everywhere. Celandine has many useful qualities, because it is used for the treatment of certain diseases including malignant. Celandine is shown to apply at:

  • polyps;
  • tuberculosis;
  • malignant tumors;
  • diathesis, psoriasis and other skin diseases.

Celandine is often used to remove warts. To eliminate this cosmetic defect the affected areas smeared with fresh juice of celandine. In addition, every day I make a bath of brewed herbs.

A decoction of celandine herbs should be added to a tub for bathing, allergic rashes in children.


It is a perennial medicinal plant that grows everywhere. It is most often used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and migraines. Comfrey has good antibacterial and hemostatic effect, in addition, it improves the regeneration of tissues.

In folk medicine, comfrey is used to treat certain diseases, which include:

  • colitis;
  • gastritis;
  • ulcer of stomach and duodenum;
  • diseases of the bronchi and lungs.

Use this drug should be very cautious as it is highly toxic.

Rosemary marsh

This evergreen shrub belongs to the family Ericaceae. It grows in coniferous forests in areas with high humidity. This medicinal plant is very toxic, so when taking need to strictly adhere to the prescribed doses.

A decoction of wild rosemary used in medicine to treat such diseases:

  1. Inflammation of the lungs.
  2. Bronchitis acute and chronic.
  3. Gout;
  4. Inflammation of the urinary system in women.

In addition, tincture of wild rosemary it is recommended to take longcough in the complex therapy.


A beautiful plant that creeps along the ground and blooms beautiful flowers lilac color. For medicinal purposes medicinal plants are harvested in late may, early June. In the composition of the herb periwinkle has a lot of nutrients, vitamin C and carotene. Periwinkle is used in folk medicine for such purposes:

  • to expand the blood vessels of the brain and heart;
  • to relieve tension from the muscles of the intestine;
  • in the treatment of bronchitis;
  • to eliminate migraines;
  • for the treatment of respiratory diseases;
  • in the treatment of diabetes.

In addition, a decoction of the herb Vinca facilitates the elimination of unpleasant mouth odor. To do this a couple of leaves of Vinca brew in a liter of water and regularly rinse the oral cavity.

A strong decoction Vinca helps to stop even severe bleeding. For this to the wound apply a cotton cloth soaked in the broth.

Poisonous medicinal plants are often used both in traditional and in alternative medicine. When using this vegetation is very important to follow the dosage and remember that excessive consumption will lead to severe poisoning.