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February 2004; March 2006 Update

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FDA Poisonous Plant Database


The information in this database is intended only for scientific exchange. It has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for publication nor does it have any official status. The information is continually increasing and being modified; it is neither error-free nor comprehensive. Information herein is in the public domain. Any copyrighted or privately owned material inadvertently included will be removed as soon as possible.

For information or concerns about the toxicity of plants, contact the local Poison Control Center in your area. A directory of these is available from The American Association of Poison Control Centers.http://www.aapcc.org/ )

For a poisoning emergency, call 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.

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This database contains references to the scientific literature describing studies of the toxic properties and effects of plants and plant parts. Records are displayed in List Format as the following example indicates:

  1. AUTHOR(S): Yeong, M. L.; Wakefield, S. J.; Ford, H. C.
    TITLE: "Hepatocyte membrane injury and bleb formation following low dose Comfrey toxicity in rats."
    Year: 1993   CITATION: Intnatl J Exp Pathol, 74 (2), 211-217 (English)
    FDA #: F24387   ||   GRIN: 36020
    COMMON NAME: Comfrey   ||   STANDARD COMMON NAME: Comfrey
    FAMILY: Boraginaceae   ||   LATIN NAME: ---
    STANDARD PLANT NAME: Symphytum officinale L.  

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