New information in research in Australia’s forests
This poisonous tree found inside rain forests
Heart shaped broad leafy plant is
Its poison hurts like fire burn
Ranchi: This normal looking tree is very dangerous. It’s very poisonous and
whoever comes with contact with its leaves, he will have a bitter experience like
scorpion sting. The pain of a scorpion sting is known only by someone who has
gone through that period of poison. But based on his/her experience, surroundings
or eyewitnesses can also feel it well. The effect of this poison lasts for twenty-
four hours on average and due to the poison, the whole city feels like a fire. Now
it is revealed for the first time that there is a tree in Australia, which has a poison
like sting of scorpion inside. In the forests of Australia, poisonous animals are
more common anyway. Apart from the spiders, snakes, there is poison in sea
creatures. But researchers have found for the first time a tree that contains such a
dangerous poison. In the scientific definition this tree is called a dandrocnoid tree.
Local residents of the forest where it is found, call it Gimpi Gimpi in their own
language. This poisonous tree has been discovered in the rain forest of Australia.
Although there are poisonous trees in many other parts of the world, but its
poison has been considered the fastest and dangerous. Researchers believe that
the poisoning of this tree can continue for a week if it is affected. This tree with a
large heart-shaped leaf is similar to a common leafy tree. Hence, it is not even
known to be so dangerous at the initial sight. North east Queensland.
This normal looking tree has been found in the area of the brand. A research team
from Australia has started to do more research about this tree so that its other
characteristics can also be explored.
This normal looking tree has poison in its leaves
Normally, people who pass through such rain forests, even after rubbing with the
leaves of this tree, their poison start working. Those who are prone to this
experience that after some time after rubbing the body with the leaves, a burning
sensation starts. Gradually this burning increases like a fire and the whole body
falls into it. After staying in this condition for several hours, its effect starts to
decrease gradually. Scientists have found that only the furrows in its leaves act
like poisonous stings. Later, after the fire-like burning sensation, the victim feels
that the part where the leaf was rubbed is slammed between any type of car’s
door. This pain continues for several days. Scientists from the University of
Queensland are doing research on it. The strange situation is that if you take a
bath with water to get rid of burning sensation like fire, the effect of the poison
increases again instead of decreasing the pain.
Poison is actually a Neurotoxin mini protein
University of Molecular Bioscience professor Irina Vetter, associated with this
research, said that neuro-toxin mini-proteins have been found inside this normal
looking tree. These neuro-toxin mini-proteins only produce the effect of poison in
the body. The venom inside this tree has also been analyzed and it has been found
that it belongs to the genus Gyptidides, which is also commonly present in some
animals. The dissertation has been published in the international journal Journal
Science Advances about this research. In which research is still underway on the
effects of this poison on the brain as well as the body and the possibility of using
it as a medicine by other methods of poisoning.