Some types of plants naturally contain chemicals (toxins) that can harm you. Other plants may become poisonous from being sprayed with pesticides.
Call for emergency medical assistance (911 in most areas of the United States) if you or someone else may have eaten poisonous plants and seems very sick, or call the poison control center for advice (1-800-222-1222 in the United States). The World Health Organization provides a world directory of poison centers.
Castor beans, jequirity beans, and water hemlock may cause:
Hemlock poisoning can cause symptoms within 15 minutes:
Oleander, foxglove, and lily of the valley (which is less toxic) cause:
Treatment depends on what plant poisoned you.
Have you drink lots of fluids
If you can't keep drinks down, give you IV fluids (into your vein)
Empty your stomach using a small tube through the nose or mouth, if needed
Give you specific treatments depending on the type of poison
Wash your skin with soap and water if a plant toxin has irritated it