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What happens if you eat buttercups?

Poisoning can occur where buttercups are abundant in overgrazed fields where little other edible plant growth is left, and the animals eat them out of desperation. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, excessive salivation, colic, and severe blistering of the mouth, mucous membranes and gastrointestinal tract.

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In this regard, can eating buttercups kill you?

The poison in buttercups does not survive being dried, so if you eat it fresh, you will get a much higher dose. Since natural poisons tend to mix in plants in various doses, it is impossible to say how much or how many plants would be fatal. One flower most likely wouldn't kill you, but it will taste horrible.

Secondly, how many buttercups does it take to kill you? For someone who's 140 pounds, it takes 12445.38mg to kill them. To put that in perspective that's 12 grams, or a little over 1/50 of a pound. However, there are issues. For starters, the substance is in rather low concentration in buttercups.

Secondly, can you eat Buttercup?

Toxicity. All Ranunculus (buttercup) species are poisonous when eaten fresh, but their acrid taste and the blistering of the mouth caused by their poison means they are usually left uneaten.

What happens if a horse eats buttercups?

A field full of dainty, bright yellow buttercups may look pretty, but those tiny flowers pose a threat to horses. When ingested, the leaves and stems of buttercups release a toxic oil called protoanemonin, which can cause excessive salivation, mouth blisters, diarrhea and mild colic.

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