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Stonecrops or stonecrops, as the plants from the succulent family are also called, can be found in many gardens and on many balconies. This is hardly surprising, after all, these are very easy-care and robust as well as decorative plants. Neither pet owners nor parents of small children need to worry about the toxicity, sedum hens are only considered to be very mildly toxic, if at all.

The beautiful stonecrop is slightly poisonous

Exception magnificent or beautiful stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)

The thick, water-storing leaves of the sedum plant contain toxic alkaloids, but only in such low concentrations that hardly any effects (e.g. nausea, gastrointestinal complaints) can be felt. Many sedums are even nibbled on by rabbits and guinea pigs and are well tolerated - with the exception of the magnificent sedum, which is largely spurned. Incidentally, some sedum hens were also used in medicine in the past, for example externally in the case of poorly healing wounds.


Some people eat many types of Sedum including in wild herb salads, with the leaves in particular being processed. The taste is described as quite hot and spicy. After all, the stonecrop got its name from the fact that it used to actually end up on the table quite often.

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