Chinaberry Tree

  1. Does anyone know anything about the effects of a chinaberry tree? I did a google search and all I came up with is all parts are poisonous, and cause a narcotic affect. We have a chinaberry tree in our back yard and I was wondering if any one could give some info on how much it takes to poison someone etc. I am concerned about my kids. Maybe someone out there works somewhere related to poison control. Thanks for any info!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   girlfromtx
    all i know about them is that they are terrible when the berries get on your car, lol. sorry, I don't know if they are poisonous or not.
  4. by   sirI
    Quote from L&Dnurse2Be
    Does anyone know anything about the effects of a chinaberry tree? I did a google search and all I came up with is all parts are poisonous, and cause a narcotic affect. We have a chinaberry tree in our back yard and I was wondering if any one could give some info on how much it takes to poison someone etc. I am concerned about my kids. Maybe someone out there works somewhere related to poison control. Thanks for any info!
    Hello, L&Dnurse2Be,

    It only takes a few berries, 5 or so, to be fatal for children. Severe electrolyte loss is paramount secondary to diarrhea and vomiting.

    You can try to access your local Poison Control Center for any further information.

    http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm
  5. by   June55Baby
    All I know is that we had Chinaberry trees in our yard when we were growing up and Mama said, "DO NOT put those Chinaberries in your mouth! They're poison!" So I never did.
  6. by   L&Dnurse2Be
    Quote from siri
    Hello, L&Dnurse2Be,

    It only takes a few berries, 5 or so, to be fatal for children. Severe electrolyte loss is paramount secondary to diarrhea and vomiting.

    You can try to access your local Poison Control Center for any further information.

    http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm
    Thanks for the info Siri. I think we will be cutting down that tree, just to be safe!
  7. by   sirI
    Quote from l&dnurse2be
    thanks for the info siri. i think we will be cutting down that tree, just to be safe!
    hi, l&dnurse2be,

    i kinda figured you might, and, i certainly do not blame you. children are just too inquisitive and so precious to take a chance.

    here is a link to poisoning by this plant/tree:

    http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/lls/...?articleid=176

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