Cerbera odollam, is a tree that grows in the swamp and marshy areas of India and southern Asia. Going by the common name “Pong-pong”. J Forensic Leg Med. Aug; doi: / Epub May 9. Cerbera odollam toxicity: A review. Menezes RG(1), Usman. J Ethnopharmacol. Dec;95() Cerbera odollam: a ‘suicide tree’ and cause of death in the state of Kerala, India. Gaillard Y(1), Krishnamoorthy A, .
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Human Uses The seed of this plant is poisonous and have been used in the Phillippines to stupefy fish. Our Best Articles Daily. The fruits are green, turning pink then black. The poisoning may also result in hyperkalemia, which can cause death. The shocking results underscored the researchers’ sole aim: Electrocardiographic abnormalities were noted to be common, the most common being sinus bradycardia.
Cerbera odollam is known by a number of vernacular names, depending on the region. Investigations have also been made into the feasibility of using the seeds as a feedstock in the production of biodiesel. It can accurately be called the “murder tree,” too. An illustrated, scientific and medicinal approach.
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Read it again it help save her life. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Cerberq. If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if you have any queries…. World Scientific Publishing Co. For this reason, the study suggests that some cases put down to suicide may actually have been murders. If so, is the aglycone the true toxin? Retrieved from ” https: Fruits are round, 5—10 cm in diameter, cerberra a hard fibrous outer covering adapted for dispersal by water.
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A look at the deadly Pong-pong seed. This unassuming plant isn’t called the “suicide tree” for nothing.
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Sadly, the Cerbera odollam earned one of its gruesome nicknames due cdrbera the fact that toxicologists believe that it’s used by more people to commit suicide than any other plant on Earth.
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