While browsing one of the more educational YouTube channels, Today I Found Out, I was certainly shocked by what we cover in this post. Enter “The Murder Tree.” Now, with a name like that, I’m sure many thoughts immediately run through your mind. No, no, this isn’t some horror movie situation where I tree comes to live and literally murders people, but with the way the world is, I wouldn’t be shocked if that happened…kidding, kidding. The Murder Tree, although not something out of a Wes Craven film, does indeed pack the punch to have murderous effects on people.
The Murder Tree, a native to India, has seeds in it that contain Cerberin. Cerberin is extremely toxic. Once ingested by the unlucky host, it shuts down your nervous system, and slowly kills you. In the video, they liken the effects of Cerberin to how lethal injections work in death sentences in American prisons. The fact it grows wildly, makes things even wilder. Some people have used Murder Tree seeds to kill themselves, that is an interestingly sad way to go. Word to the wise, if you are in India, watch out for the Murder Tree, it’s real out here people! Check out the video below to catch more on this funky phenomena. #YaDig