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Toxic Plant Profile: Jerusalem Cherry

February 10, 1989

JERUSALEM CHERRY (Solanum pseudo-capsicum): The red or orange berries that give this popular houseplant its name are highly toxic, containing solanine and two other alkaloids. If eaten, the berries can cause nausea, vomiting , abdominal pain, diarrhea, trembling, paralysis, coma or even death.

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