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The origin of the botanical name Szilla suggests that the squill is not entirely harmless. Szilla derives from the Greek goddess Scylla, who was beautiful before transforming into a fearsome sea monster…

All parts of the squill plant are poisonous

What toxins are included?

All parts of the plant are poisonous. The highest concentration of toxins is in the bulb and seeds. It is primarily the so-called cardiac glycosides that have a negative effect on the organism. The toxins were once used to poison rats, among other things.

Effects of consumption - symptoms of intoxication

In its prime, squill looks harmless and perfect for a small springtime bouquet. Anyone who tries it must expect the following symptoms of poisoning from a certain dose:

  • nausea
  • coughing
  • diarrhea
  • Burning in the mouth and throat
  • cardiac arrhythmias

tips

Don't confuse squill with blue cushion, which is completely non-toxic and a popular ground cover plant!

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