Squill is a plant native to Africa, India, and the Mediterranean. Despite serious safety concerns, the bulbs of the plant are sometimes used to make medicine.

Some people use squill for conditions such as asthma, patchy hair loss (alopecia areata), heart disease, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using squill can also be unsafe and may lead to irregular heartbeat and other serious and life-threatening heart problems.

In manufacturing, squill is used in pest control as rat poison.

How does it work ?

The chemicals in squill affect the heart. They can also thin out the mucus secretions in the lungs.

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