Additional Common Names: Rosary Pea, Buddhist Rosary Bead, Indian Bead, Indian Licorice, Love Bean, Lucky Bean, Seminole Bead, Weather Plant, Precatory Bean
Scientific Name: Abrus precatorius
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Abrin (lectin or a toxalbumin) and abric acid (a glycoside)
Clinical Signs: Severe vomiting and diarrhea (sometimes bloody), tremors, high heart rate, fever, shock, death. Seeds are very toxic (seed coat must be broken).
If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*
* A consultation fee may apply.