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Oleandrin is a deadly plant poison, not a COVID-19 cure

The oleander plant is beautiful but deadly because of a toxic chemical called oleadrin. Alvesgaspar/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

The oleander plant is beautiful but deadly because of a toxic chemical called oleadrin. Alvesgaspar/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Cassandra Quave, Emory University With COVID-19 cases and deaths rising in the U.S. and globally, identifying new therapies to prevent and combat the virus is a top priority. Natural products from plants are an attractive option in the search for a cure. …

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