MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Subject: cyanide positive effects

Date: Tue Jan 4 14:54:43 2000
Posted by Julie & Karine
Grade level: 10-12 School: No school entered.
City: No city entered. State/Province: Québec Country: Canada
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 947019283.Bc

We read that taking a laurel's leaves tea can ease throatache.
We know that laurel's leaves contain cyanide and that cyanide is very toxic.
Is it a true statement?  Does cyanide have positive effects?  
If it does,  which ones and why does it not cause a person to die?
Thank you!  

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