If you have some house plants, please take a closer look and see if you have this plant, because you or your kid can die of it.
This plant is very common and people often have it in their homes or offices. They can kill a child in one minute and an adult in 15 minutes. If you put a piece of it in your mouth, your young will swell, as well of your throat and you will suffocate.
Just by touching it and bringing it to your eyes, it can cause permanent blindness. So, warn your friends and family.
Mother of little Esteban learned this the hard way since her son died of it. Her son was playing and suddenly his face changed to a strange color and he had great difficulties to breath. She called an ambulance, and when they arrived, they took him to the hospital where no one knew the reason of poisoning. Half an hour later Esteban was dead, and doctors couldn’t do anything to save him.
His mother was devastated and she didn’t know what he could have eaten. Because of that, she ordered a blood test and the results showed a high dose of chemical calcium oxalate.
This specific chemical can be found it a plant called Diefenbaker or Amoena, and it’s very common plant in homes around the world. This is because it is very resistant and it doesn’t need sunlight, so people could keep it in their offices and homes.
Some data from 2006 in the US showed 64,250 cases of poisoning with this plant, and about 75% of that number were kids under the age of 5.
If you suspect you or your kid are poisoned with this plant, the National Library of Medicine of the United States advice that you clean your mouth with wet, cold cloth and rinse your eyes if you got in the contact with it. Also, you can drink some milk and immediately ask for professional help.