CASTOR BEAN

Common Names: African Wonder Tree, Castor Oil,

Ricin, Wonder Tree

Scientific Name: Ricinus Communis

Toxic To: Dogs + Cats

Toxic Principle: Ricin, Phytotoxalbumin, Ricinine,

an alkaloid

Symptoms: Oral pain, irritation of the skin and face, increased thirst, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever.

In rare cases, bloody diarrhea, changes in blood pressure kidney failure, convulsions, coma,

possibly death

The beans are the most toxic part of this plant

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