Overview

Oleander is a plant. Its use as a poison is well known. Some of the deaths from oleander are accidental but others are due to suicide. In parts of Asia it is commonly used as a suicide agent.

Despite the danger, oleander seeds and leaves are sometimes used to make medicine. Oleander is used for heart problems, cancer, skin problems, and other conditions. But there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): There is no good evidence to support using oleander for COVID-19. When used orally, all parts of the oleander plant can cause serious side effects, including death. Follow healthy lifestyle choices and proven prevention methods instead.

How does it work ?

Oleander contains chemicals called glycosides, which can affect the heart. These chemicals can slow the heart rate down. Some of these chemicals might also kill cancer cells.

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