Euonymus alatus; evomonoside
Wahoo, Spindle tree
Toxicity to pets
Burning bush was once widely used as folk medicine in the native American community. All parts of this shrub-like plant are toxic and dangerously purgative, with strong laxative effects. Cardiac glycosides have been found in Burning bush, increasing its toxic potency in animals and humans. Cardiac effects are more likely in herbivores.
Currently this plant is on the Food and Drug Administration’s unsafe herb list and is not recommended for medicinal use.
Common signs to watch for:
- cardiac effects
The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.