How to make poison at home for human. The deadly poisons that can be cooked up in a kitchen. Make Poison Using Household Chemicals

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General Tip: If you do not crush or grind the apple seeds, the hard protective outer shell of the seed will protect the stuff which produces what we want here. Again, only use dry seed!

Hemlock or Conium is a highly toxic flowering plant indigenous to Europe and South Africa. It was a popular one with the ancient Greeks, who used it to kill off their prisoners. For an adult, the ingestion of 100mg of conium or about 8 leaves of the plant is fatal – death comes in the form of paralysis, your mind is wide awake, but your body doesn't respond and eventually the respiratory system shuts down. Probably the most famous hemlock poisoning is that of Greek philosopher, Socrates. Condemned to death for impiety in 399 BC, he was given a very concentrated infusion of hemlock.

Aconite comes from the plant monkshood. Also known as wolfsbane, aconite leaves only one post-mortem sign, that of asphyxia, as it causes arrhythmic heart function which leads to suffocation. Poisoning can occur even after touching the leaves of the plant without wearing gloves as it is very rapidly and easily absorbed. Because of its untraceable nature it has been a popular one with the “get away with murder” crowd. Reportedly, it has a particularly famous casualty. The emperor Claudius is said to have been poisoned by his wife, Agrippina, using aconite in a plate of mushrooms.

This was a favorite of the ladies! The name of this plant is derived from Italian and means beautiful woman. That's because it was used in the middle-ages for cosmetic purposes – diluted eye-drops dilated the pupils, making the women more seductive (or so they thought). Also, if gently rubbed on their checks, it would create a reddish color, what today would be known as blush! This plant seems innocent enough, right? Well, actually, if ingested, a single leaf is lethal and that's why it was used to make poison-tipped arrows. The berries of this plant are the most dangerous – consumption of ten of the attractive-looking berries is fatal.

This one is a slow killer – a man-made slow killer! But this is exactly what makes it all the more dangerous. Absorption of doses as low as 0.1ml have proven fatal; however, symptoms of poisoning start showing after months of initial exposure, which is definitely too late for any kind of treatment. In 1996, a chemistry professor at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, spilled a drop or two of the poison on her gloved hand – dimethylmercury went through the latex glove, symptoms appeared four months later and ten months later, she died.

This substance is found in two marine creatures – the blue-ringed octopus and the puffer fish. However, the octopus is the most dangerous, because it purposely injects its venom, killing it in minutes. It carries enough venom to kill 26 human adults within minutes and the bites are often painless, so many victims realize they have been bitten only when paralysis sets in. On the other hand, the puffer fish is only lethal if you want to eat it, but if it is well prepared, meaning the venom is taken out, the only thing that's left is the adrenaline of eating something which could kill you.

Polonium is a radioactive poison, a slow killer with no cure. One gram of vaporised polonium can kill about 1.5 million people in just a couple of months. The most famous case of polonium poisoning is that of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. Polonium was found in his tea cup – a dose 200 times higher than the median lethal dose in case of ingestion. He died in three weeks.

There are three forms of mercury which are extremely dangerous. Elemental mercury is the one you can find in glass thermometers, it's not harmful if touched, but lethal if inhaled. Inorganic mercury is used to make batteries, and is deadly only when ingested. And finally, organic mercury is found in fish, such as tuna and swordfish (consumption should be limited to 170g per week), but can be potentially deadly over long periods of time. A famous death caused by mercury is that of Amadeus Mozart, who was given mercury pills to treat his syphilis.

Now here's one right out of an Agatha Christie novel. Cyanide seems to be extremely popular (spies use cyanide pills to kill themselves when caught) and there are plenty of reasons for this. Firstly, it is found in a great variety of substances like almonds, apple seeds, apricot kernel, tobacco smoke, insecticides, pesticides and the list goes on. Murder in this case can be blamed on a household accident, such as ingestion of pesticide – a fatal dose of cyanide for humans is 1.5 mg per kilogram of body weight.
Secondly, it's a rapid killer: depending on the dose, death occurs within 1 to 15 minutes. Also, in its gaseous form – hydrogen cyanide – it was the agent used by Nazi Germany for mass murders in gas chambers during the Holocaust.

 Botulinum Toxin
If you're watching Sherlock Holmes, then you'll know about this one. The Botulinum toxin causes Botulism, a fatal condition if not treated immediately. It involves muscle paralysis, eventually leading to the paralysis of the respiratory system and, consequently, death. The bacteria enter the body through open wounds or by ingesting contaminated food. By the way, botulinum toxin is the same stuff used for Botox injections!

Arsenic has been called “The King of Poisons”, for its discreetness and potency – it was virtually undetectable, so it was very often used either as a murder weapon or as a mystery story element. But that's until the Marsh test came and signalled the presence of this poison in water, food and the like. However, this king of poisons has taken many famous lives: Napoleon Bonaparte, George the 3rd of England and Simon Bolivar to name a few. On another note, arsenic, like belladonna, was used by the Victorians for cosmetic reasons. A couple of drops of the stuff made a woman's complexion white and pale. Just perfect!

How to make a poison out of apple seeds

Yes, it is true that apple seeds are toxic to animals and humans. Yes, it is true that you can make a cyanide poison from apple seeds. There are a number of ways to do it, however, some are obviously going to be better, stronger poisons than others.

Amygdalin is a glycoside and common in a variety of seeds and nuts. Amygdalin is found in bitter almonds and apple seeds. Amygdalin will decompose over time into benzaldehyde and prussic acid.This highly toxic new compound is also known as Hydrogen Cyanide .

Hydrogen Cyanide should not be ingested by animals or humans in high quantities. Small quantities will be detoxified naturally, however, large quantities can make the subject violently ill and/or prove to be fatal. In sublethal doses, Hydrogen Cyanide can cause severe brain damage.
How to make the poison

The average apple seed has been estimated to contain 0.6 mg of Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) per gram of seed.

The estimated lethal dose of HCN is 50 mg. This means we would need between 80 and 100 grams of seed, depending upon the subjects body mass index. If you do not use dry seed you will end up calculating the weight of less seed than you need.

Next, you will want to add the seeds a blender, coffee grinder, burr mill, etc.. Blend until the seeds are more of a watery mixture. Leave this mixture in the blender (or similar equipment).

In order to avoid losing all of the HCN to evaporation, you will want a way to absorb this solution into something which can then be sealed air tight for later. NaOH is what you need. NaOH is also known as Lye, or caustic soda and is a caustic metallic base. Particularly, you will want a 50% saturated solution of the stuff (50% saturated solution of Sodium Hydroxide).

To make your 50% saturated solution of Sodium Hydroxide you will need 111g of NaOH dissolved into 100 mL of water (distilled preferred). This will be a thick solution.

Pour your 50% saturated solution of Sodium Hydroxide into your blender or whatever equipment you chose to crush or chop the seeds. Lightly reblend/crush the thick mixture for a moment or two. Tightly seal the mixture in an air tight container.
How to make poison at home for human. The deadly poisons that can be cooked up in a kitchen. Make Poison Using Household Chemicals

Experts from Porton Down, the chemical and biological defence establishment, gave evidence from behind screens during Kamel Bourgass's trial about the five poisons described in his recipes.

Ricin, the deadliest of the toxins derived from plant material, was used in London in 1978 to murder Georgi Markov, the Bulgarian dissident. He took seven days to die after an assassin fired a poison pellet into him, using an umbrella, outside Aldwych Tube station.

 Ricin is derived from castor oil beans, some of which were found at the Wood Green flat. Ingested or inhaled as a fine dust, a dose of as little as 0.3 mg can be fatal. It affects the body's immune system so the victim suffers from infection that cannot be controlled and dies within days. The poison, which is tasteless and odourless, can be put in food and drink.

Bourgass's recipe involved putting the beans in a solvent to break down the oils and fats, filtering the mixture and allowing it to form a powder. It was perfectly viable, said an expert who tested it on laboratory mice.

So, too, was the recipe for potato poison which, although less toxic than ricin, is still deadly if ingested in sufficient quantity. The poison, made from potatoes, can be put in food and drink. It induces coma, convulsions and a shutdown of the lungs.

Nicotine poison can be ingested in food or drink or injected and causes death from lethal shock to the body, shutting down the brain, leading to coma and death. It, too, was a credible recipe.

Bourgass had three recipes for cyanide, including one used by the Nazis on concentration camp victims. All were viable. Used as a gas it has an immediate effect, causing respiratory paralysis and almost immediate death, particularly in confined spaces such as a room.

Cyanide can be extracted from a number of plants such as apples, plums, peaches and apricots through leaves and seeds. A process involving grinding the seeds and heating them followed by several refinements will produce cyanide. A Porton Down expert said he was unable to acquire the necessary 10,000 wild apricot kernels.

All the recipes could be made using basic equipment found at Wood Green, including a grinder, mortar and pestle, a bottle of acetone, castor beans and apple seeds, a funnel, blotting paper, thermometers and scales, the court heard.

Nigel Sweeney, QC, prosecuting, said the deadliest of all the five toxins, rotten meat poison, was, fortunately, the most difficult to make. It is produced from rotten meat and excrement and produces a botulinum toxin - "the most toxic substance known to man".

Botulinum toxin can be delivered in food or drink. Research has showed one gram can kill 80,000 people.

Explosives experts also confirmed to the court that instructions for bombs found at the flat were blueprints for viable devices.

Youll have to find a handfull of those mushrooms that grow in your back yard. Or you can find them at local parks.Then allow those to dry out. Powder them after they are extremly dry. Then take whatever medications you can find in your home cabinet.

You can go to your local drug store and find things such as Asprin, tylonol, Anti-diarreal pills. It must be a pill because you will need to powder them as well. If it is a gel cap, just open it up and dump them out. You must then mix these with the mushroom powder. Because of its bad taste you will have to disolve it in water or a liqiud.

This recipe will work wonders on an annoying dog in the neighborhood. You can also ad something like dimetap or robitusun or any liquid drug and pour little amounts on your powder then letting it dry. After that is acomplished you can get the dog to eat it if you sprinkle a little dog biscut flavoring….

In the meantime, let's talk about ricin!

How poisonous is it?
Oh, man. Very . It's dangerous in just about any way it gets into your system, though ingesting (eating) it is about the least dangerous way. Injecting or inhaling requires about a thousand times less ricin to kill a human than ingesting, and that's a very small amount indeed. An average adult needs only 1.78mg of ricin injected or inhaled to die; that's about the size of a few grains of table salt--which ricin resembles visually.

How does it work?
Ricin, a toxic protein, infects cells, blocking their ability to synthesize their own protein. Without cells making protein, key functions in the body shut down;even in survivors, permanent organ damage is often the result of ricin poisoning. It's a highly unpleasant way to be poisoned: within six hours, according to the Center for Disease Control, victims who have ingested ricin will feel gastrointestinal effects like severe vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to serious dehydration. Then the ricin infects the cells of the vital gastrointestinal organs as they pass through the body, leading to the failure of the kidneys, liver, and pancreas.

Inhalation of ricin has a different effect, since the ricin proteins aren't interacting with the same parts of the body. Instead of gastrointestinal problems, you'll develop a vicious, bloody cough, your lungs will fill with fluid, and eventually you'll lose your ability to breathe, causing death. Injection, too, is different, depending on where you've been injected, but will generally result in vomiting and flu-like symptoms, swelling around the place of injection, and eventually organ failure as your circulatory system passes the protein around the body. Death from inhalation or injection usually occurs about three to five miserable, agonizing days after contact.

Interestingly, there aren't any immediate symptoms, and indeed there can be a significant delay before symptoms show themselves, up to a day or two.

Exposure on the skin is generally not fatal, though it may cause a reaction that can range from irritation to blistering.

That sounds...horrible. Is there an antidote, at least?
Haha. No. The US and UK governments have been working on an antidote for decades-- here's a nice article describing the progression of one such antidote--but there isn't one available to the public. The CDC's website states bluntly, "There is no antidote for ricin toxicity." There are some steps you can take if you get to a hospital immediately; for ingestion, a stomach pump can sometimes prevent the ricin from reaching the rest of the gastrointestinal system at its full force. But...that's about it, really.

How does it stack up against other poisons?
Well, that depends on what your aim is. Ricin is much easier to produce than other popular biological weapons like botulinum, sarin, and anthrax, but it is not as potent as any of those, which limits its effectiveness as a weapon. It also is not very long-lived; the protein can age and become inactive fairly quickly compared to, say, anthrax, which can remain dangerous for decades.There were experiments back around World War I attempting to make wide-scale ricin weapons, packaging it into bombs and coating bullets in it, but these proved not particularly effective and also violate the Hague Convention's agreements on war crimes, so the US discarded ricin.

It's much more effective, weapon-wise, as a close-contact, small-target weapon--by injecting, as with Georgi Markov, or by putting small particles into an aerosol spray and blasting a target. It's also not contagious, which limits its effectiveness as a tool of biological warfare. But it's considered highly dangerous partly because it's still outrageously toxic and partly because it takes no great skill to produce.

So it's not hard to make?
Well...no. Like, not at all. It's made from the byproduct of the castor oil manufacturing process. You take the "mash" of the castor oil seeds, which contain around 5-10 percent ricin, and perform a process called chromatography. Chromatography is a blanket term for a set of techniques used to separate mixtures, usually by dissolving in liquid or gas. The US government has done its best to eradicate recipes for ricin from the internet, sort of; a patent was filed back in 1962 for ricin extraction, and the Patent Office took it off the publicly available server in 2004 for safety reasons. That said, the recipe is super easy to find; here at the PopSci offices, I'm blocked from listening to Rdio on my work computer, but I found a recipe to make an outrageously deadly poison in about a minute.

The techniques involved are undergraduate-level chemistry, creating a slurry with the castor bean mash and filtering with water and then a few easily-found substances like hydrochloric acid.

It comes from castor beans?
Ricin is a highly toxic protein that's extracted from the seed of the castor plant, often called a "castor bean" or "castor oil bean," despite not technically being a bean. The castor plant is extremely common; it's used as an ornamental plant throughout the western world, prized for its ability to grow basically anywhere as well as its pretty, spiky leaves and weird spiny fruits. It's also an important crop; the seeds are full of oil, and castor oil is used for lots of legitimate purposes. It's a common laxative, for one thing, and since it's more resistant to high temperatures than other kinds of vegetable oils, it's a nice alternative to petroleum oil in engines.

Wait, but you can eat it? So how is this a poison?
Ah, yes. Castor oil is perfectly safe, according to the FDA and your grandma, but ricin is not castor oil. Castor seeds are still poisonous; this study says that a lethal dose of castor seeds for adults is about four to eight seeds. But the oil itself does not contain ricin; the ricin protein is left behind in the "castor bean mash" after the oil is extracted from the seed. Poisoning from eating the seed itself is rare.

Have there been cases of ricin poisoning in the past?
You mean, beyond the several times it's been featured as a major plot point inBreaking Bad ? Sure! The most famous is probably the assassination of Georgi Markov in 1978. Markov was a Bulgarian novelist, playwright, journalist, and dissident, and was murdered by the Bulgarian secret service, with assistance from the KGB, by ricin injection. He was crossing a bridge when he was jabbed in the leg with an umbrella, which delivered a ricin pellet into his bloodstream.He died three days later of ricin poisoning.

There are plenty of incidents of people arrested for attempting (or, more often, succeeding) to make ricin; it's a pretty easy poison to make. In fact, there was even another ricin-in-the-envelope attempt made back in 2003--a person identifying as "Fallen Angel" sent letters filled with ricin to the White House, apparently as a result of some new trucking regulations (seriously)."Fallen Angel" was never found, but the letters were intercepted and did not cause any injury.

How dangerous are these envelopes filled with ricin?
The envelope strategy has more to do with potential ease of getting the poison close to targets than its strength as a delivery system. If you're targeting the President of the United States, it's easier and more anonymous to mail a letter than to try to get close to him with an umbrella modified for ricin-stabbing. But it's not a great way to poison someone with ricin. Assuming the letter actually got into the target's hands, of the three ways ricin can get into a person's system (inhalation, injection, ingestion), only one--inhalation--is really possible, and it's not that likely.

Inhalation as a weapon is best accomplished through a mist, ideally delivered through an aerosol. But that's not possible in a letter full of powder. It's possible that small granules of ricin could be released into the air and inhaled when handling the letter, but it is not an effective way to poison someone.