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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:59 pm

The Strychnine tree, better known as poison nut or Quaker Button, is a medium sized tree, native to India and South East Asia.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:00 pm

The small seeds inside the trees’ green to orange fruit, is highly toxic, being filled with poisonous alkaloids’ Strychnine and Brucine.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:02 pm

30 mg of these toxins are enough to be fatal to an adult, and will lead to a painful death from violent convulsions due to simultaneous stimulation of sensory ganglia in the spine.



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