Abrus Precatorius


Abrus Precatorius: the combination of medicinal and dangerous plant


Looks like a berry, isn’t? Be aware it is poisonous

This is one plant that has medicinal properties. Unfortunately, it is dangerous as well. The seeds are poisonous in nature. It cans life threatening for animals and human beings alike. So beware.

Abrus Precatorius is a scientific name and it is commonly known as Jequirity, Crab’s Eye, or Crab’s Eye Creeper, Cock’s Eyes, Rosary Pea, Paternoster Pea, Love Pea, Precatory Pea or Bean, Prayer Bead, Red-bead Vine and many more. Abrus Precatorius plant is a slender, perennial climber that twines around trees, bushes, and hedgerows. The plant flowers are small and pale violet with a short stalk and in a bundle. Its seeds are very poisonous.


The Abrus Precarious plant is a genus of 17 species. Its domain is Eukaryota and kingdom is Plantae. It belongs to the family of Fabaceae and subfamily of Faboideae. This is a wonderful medicinal plant and also a dangerous plant. If you consume its seeds, it can be life-threatening situation for humans as well as animals.



The vibrant color seeds are dangerous

The Abrus Precatorius plant is spread out many places of the earth. It mainly grows in tropical and subtropical areas of South America, North America, Central America and Caribbean, Oceania, Africa and Asia.


The perfect environment for the Abrus precatorius plant is the higher rainfall regions of subtropical areas and topical places of the world. It also grows in open woodlands, rainforest margins and coastal dunes


The cultivation of Abrus Precatorius plants depends on the environment because it grows in high tropical and subtropical places. It reproduces mainly by seed. These seeds are thought to be mostly bird-dispersed and sometimes also spread along waterways during floods and as well in dumped garden waste.

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Scientific classification of Abrus Precatorius

Abrus Precatorius


Abrus Precatorius

Abrus Precatorius

Scientific Classification

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