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Kisah Dina & Hazim: Pokok Membunuh

Jun 14, 2010

Pokok Membunuh

Baru je terima email dari Mr. Hubby pasal pokok ni.....
huhuhu.... aku da tanam pokok ni, so lepas ni balik rumah terus kene buang tak boleh tangguh-tangguh lagi. Dear all; Please read below. The message is true. I almost lost my daughter who put a piece of the leaf of this plant in her mouth and her tongue swelled to the point of suffocation. This is one plant but there are others with the same characteristics of coloring. Those are also poisonous and we should get rid of them. Please watch out for our children. As we all leave our children home in the hands of the helpers, we should give them a safe environment where they can play. "This plant that we have in our homes and offices is extremely dangerous! This plant is common in Rwanda, Uganda in plant nurseries, many offices and homes. It is a deadly poison, mainly for the children. It can kill a kid in less than a minute and an adult in 15 minutes. It should be uprooted from gardens and taken out of offices. If touched, one should never touch ones eyes; it can cause partial or permanent blindness. Please alert your buddies Confirmation: The “Killer house plant” is called a Dieffenbachia and it has about 6 different species available. The information in the e-mail is true and this plant is indeed very lethal if consumed.


  1. Good Info...
    Nasib baik kat umah sy takder ape2 pokok.. kekeke

  2. lepas ni pesan kat wife elakkan tanam pokok ni.

  3. AnonymousJune 19, 2010

    The cells of the Dieffenbachia plant contain needle-shaped calcium oxalate crystals called raphides. If a leaf is chewed, these crystals can cause a temporary burning sensation and erythema. In rare cases, edema of tissues exposed to the plant have been reported. Mastication and ingestion generally result in only mild symptoms.[2] With both children and pets, contact with dieffenbachia (typically from chewing) can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms, including oral irritation, excessive drooling, and localized swelling.[3] However, these effects are rarely life-threatening. In most cases, symptoms are mild, and can be successfully treated with analgesic agents,[4] antihistamines,[5] or medical charcoal.[6] Gastric evacuation or lavage is "seldom"[6] indicated.[4] Jennifer S. Boyle, MD, PharmD, and Christopher P Holstege, MD, note that, "In a large retrospective study of 188 patients with plant oxalate exposure, all cases were determined to be minor and all resolved with minor or no treatment." [4] They also note that, "In patients with exposure to toxic plants, 70% are children younger than 5 years."


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