**AVOCADO: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?** The avocado ( Persea americana Mill., also Persea gratissima ) belongs to the family of the laurel family (Lauraceae). In older German publications avocato and in the countries of origin Akuakatl, Aguacate, Abacate, Palta, alligator pear called. The up to 15-meter ... , core) coming toxin Persin ago. When the intake of larger quantities of plants, it is true of some animals as toxic. For people Persin is harmless.