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A close, less dangerous relative to Oleander, this is a moderately toxic plant.  All parts of the plant are toxic but the seeds carry a high concentration of the poisons.  Multiple alkaloids are present, including yohimbine, vincristine, and vinblastine.  Multiple systems can be affected; dermatological, circulatory, gastrointestinal, and neurological.  Symptoms can include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Decrease in Blood Pressure
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Coma