Is African Wonder Tree Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

African Wonder Tree

The African Wonder Tree is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include colic, coma, convulsions, difficulty breathing, depression, excessive thirst, fever, loss of appetite, loss of coordination, trembling, trembling and weakness.

African Wonder Tree is the source of the very popular castor oil, The castor oil is 40% and 60% oil that is rich in triglycerides, mainly ricinolein. It has many uses such as an effective motor lubricant and also used in internal combustion engines. The use of castor oil has also evolved and is now being marketed in the beauty industry. African Wonder Tree is the sole species in the monotypic genus, Ricinus, and subtribe, Ricininae.

The scientific name for this plant is Ricinus communis. Additional name for this plant include Castor Bean, Castor Bean Plant, Castor Oil Plant and Mole Bean Plant.

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