Precatory Bean

Precatory Bean

plants

Alternate names

Abrus precatorius, Seminole bead, Buddhist rosary bead, rosary pea, Indian bead, Lucky bean, Love bean.

Toxicity to pets

This plant is known by many names, including the Seminole bead, Buddhist rosary bead, rosary pea, Indian bead, Lucky bean, or Love bean. The seeds or “peas” of this perennial vine are very toxic and contain toxalbumins, which are similar to ricin (found in the castor bean). Ingestion of the red and black beans cause vomiting, diarrhea, bloody vomitus, elevated heart rate, abdominal pain, and shock.

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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.