How does Oleander work?

Oleander contains chemicals called glycosides which can affect the heart. These chemicals can slow the heart rate down.

Are there safety concerns?

Oleander is UNSAFE for anyone. It can cause a burning sensation in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, headache, stomach pain, serious heart problems, and many other side effects. The oleander leaf, oleander leaf tea, and oleander seeds have led to deadly poisonings. Oleander is particularly unsafe for people with heart conditions and women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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