You Will Get Third-Degree Burns Just From Touching This Plant …You Have to See This!

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Would you believe that there is actually a plant that can cause third-degree burns by simply touching it? Though it sounds like a plot from a science fiction film, this killer plant does exist in the United Kingdom. It is called the Giant Hogweed.

The giant hogweed is native to the Central Asian and Caucasus regions.

While they don't look very menacing, what happens when you touch one is straight out of a horror movie.

In the 19th century, this plant was first brought to the United Kingdom. It was introduced as an ornamental plant to be displayed in the garden. Over the years, it has managed to spread itself throughout North America and Europe.

Although they don’t really look frightening, what happens when you touch them is painful.

The giant hogweed is indigenous to the Caucasus Region and Central Asia.

Its sap contains phototoxic chemicals that could make the skin hypersensitive to ultraviolet light.

Giant  hogweed sap contains phototoxic chemicals that make skin hyper sensitive to ultraviolet light.

Once the skin affected by the sap is exposed to sunlight, it begins to burn and blister. Initially, it will cause pain. Later on, it will leave permanent scars. If in case the sap finds its way into the eyes, it may lead to permanent blindness.

Nowadays, officials are becoming very much concerned about the spread of this invasive plant.

If you think you have giant hogweed sap on you, wash the affected area immediately using soap and water. You should then seek medical attention.

In case the sap of a giant hogweed goes to your skin, make sure you wash it immediately using water and soap. And then, seek medical attention right away.

As you might imagine, officials are concerned about the spread of this potentially deadly invasive plant.

 

Learn more about this plant in the clips below:

 

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