Toxicity due to plants

An article equally useful for all the ethnobotanists well as ethnoveterinary sector.




A poisonous plant is one which as a whole or part thereof under all or certain conditions and in manner and in amount likely to be taken or brought into contact with an organism will exert harmful effect or death either immediately or by reason of cumulative action of toxic property due to presence of known or unknown chemical substance in it and not by mechanical action.

Some of the important plant toxins are:

  • Alkaloids
  • Glycosides
  • Tannins
  • Toxic proteins
  • Resins
  • Essential oils
  • Anti-vitamin A
  • Anti-vitamin B
  • Anti-vitamin D
  • Anti-vitamin K
  • Nitrates
  • Isoflavones
  • Mimosine
  • Selenium

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Accidents… Acid to a beautiful will-o’-the-wisp

We all are aware of accidents. How dangerous it can be, or how threatening this could result. Accidents always is one of the reasons of my fright. The thing that really keeps my heart pace high is the news about people being injured or losing their lives because of reckless drive or some cause related to driving. 
A recent incident on IAAS Palihawa, where I’m pursuing my undergraduate degree. A brother, two batches junior to me, encountered a severe bike accident and lost his life. The event took place on Christmas Night, a night where half of the world cherishes for Jesus’s birth. But unfortunately, that day wasn’t the day for that poor buddy.  This is literally the saddening news for every one of us here in college. How hard it must have been to the parents who gave birth to him and raised him till now. May his soul rest peacefully in heaven.
The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division said more than 2,000 people lose their lives in road accidents across Nepal annually ( The Himalayan Times 14th May 2016). And the cause, Overspeeding. Yes, overspeeding is one of the primary cause for such extensive number of deaths so far recorded. Bikes have always been a favourite asset for men. And sadly, that loved one, is the cause for major of the overspeeding accident cases recorded so far in case of Nepal. Majority of the accident cases that takes place in the major cities of the country are recorded while a number of cases that occur in places other than the cities are ignored or reported very rarely. This is also one of the reasons why we don’t have accurate data on the accidents on overspeeding.

Overspeeding is not the problem here. Some riders are used to in keeping up the pace. Not that I’m favouring overspeeding, but we have seen some riders who go on easily in such intense speed in the busy streets of Kathmandu. They’re primarily not the problem. The real troublemaker is the one who drinks and drive. And the thing that astounds me well is that the one who boozes and drive are those who are well aware of the consequences that could come along after they do so. This is the real big enigma of today’s generation. There are thousands of bucks spent on safety and education classes by the government and agencies regarding this particular thing, but still, all goes in vain. Because, who bothers to care? Until and unless the problem arises upon our countenance, we ain’t  changing. Don't Drink and Drive

Lives are important. We’ve gotten this precious life from god to see the beautiful things around us, to be with our loved ones. Millions of dreams and hopes are associated with us. So what I believe is we shouldn’t shatter them, all at once in just a scrap of seconds by drinking and driving. Think twice, maybe thrice or even four times before you take the keys to your bike or any vehicle after you’re wasted. Because “when you have an accident, who cries the most- your family, your friends or YOU?”



A Love Poem for lonely Prime Numbers

Lots of Scrabbles (and Tea)

A lovely piece of slam poetry I’d like to share with you;

59 wakes up on the wrong side of the bed.

Realizes all his hair is on one side of his head.

 Takes just under a minute to work out that it’s because of the way that he slept.

He finds some clothes and gets dressed.

He can’t help but look in the mirror and be subtly impressed

How he looks rough around the edges and yet casually messed.

And as he glances out the window, he sees the sight that he gets blessed withof 60 from across the street.

Now 60 was beautiful.

With perfectly trimmed cuticles, dressed in something suitable.

Never rude or crude at all.

Unimprovable, right on time as usual, more on cue than a snooker ballbut liked to play it super cool.

59 wanted to tell her that he knew…

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Christmas Cookie Baking Hacks | Reader’s Digest — 101Harmony

Because baking Christmas cookies should be fun—and the least of your holiday worries.

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