Part of the Spurge family, the Sanbox Tree is known as one of the most dangerous plant in the world. The tree is found in the Amazon Rainforest and can grow from 90-130 feet. The tree produces pods that contain exploding seeds. When the fruit explodes it sends the seeds flying at 150 mph with distance of over 60 feet!
We don't recommend you go looking for this tree. The fruit is poisonous and if ingested can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. The sap on the tree causes rashes and if you get it in your eye can cause you to become blind.
The Sanbox tree does have some medicinal purposes. It is said that the leaves treat eczema and if properly prepared the extract treats rheumatism and intestinal worms.
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