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FDA Poisonous Plant Database

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The Poisonous Plant database provides access to references in the scientific literature (primarily print literature through about 2007) describing studies and reports of the toxic properties and effects of plants and plant parts.

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

Search the FDA Poisonous Plant Database (Data updated May 2008)

    Enter a term or exact phrase (e.g., a plant name). All records containing the text will be displayed.
  • Use of common terms such as "poison" or "plant" will generate a large number of returns.
  • Searching on plant names will probably generate the most useful search results.
  • The details link provides a listing of all other plants cited in that particular reference, as well as the full text for abstracts.
  • Contact Fred Fry at frederick.fry@fda.hhs.gov to report problems or errors.

(search is not case-sensitive)

about 69 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Manihot esculenta subsp. esculenta "
AUTHOR(S): Anonymous
TITLE:  Variability in the composition of traditional foods: Nutrients, microorganisms, and toxicants.
YEAR: 1990 CITATION: Draft, -(Chap 2), 24-136 [English]
FDA #: F15140     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Beck, T. M.; Beck, J. B.
TITLE:  Poisons.
YEAR: 1850 CITATION: Elements of Medical jurisprudence, 10th ed. Little and Co. Albany, 2 369-370, 462-463, 675-721 [English]
FDA #: ------     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Cooper, J. M.
TITLE:  Stimulants and narcotics.
YEAR: 1949 CITATION: Steward JH (ed) Handbook of South American Indians. Smithsonian Inst Bur Am Ethnology Bull #143, 5 525-558 [English]
FDA #: F05541     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Hall, A. H.; Rumack, B. H.
TITLE:  Clinical toxicology of cyanide.
YEAR: 1986 CITATION: Ann Emerg Med, 15(9), 1067-1074 [English]
FDA #: F08918
ABSTRACT: Cyanide poisoning causes a high incidence of severe symptomatology and fatality. There are numerous sources of potential cyanide exposure. Without the history of cyanide exposure, diagnosis is often difficult. Treatment with supportive measures and a ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Hall, R. L.
TITLE:  Naturally occurring toxicants and food additives: our perception and management of risks.
YEAR: 1979 CITATION: Nutr Cancer, 1(2), 27-36 [English]
FDA #: F22626     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Kellerman, T. S.; Coetzer, J. A. W.; Naude, T. W.
TITLE:  Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa.
YEAR: 1988 CITATION: Oxford University Press. New York, - 1-243 [English]
FDA #: ------     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Lang, K.
TITLE:  Die ernahrungsphysiologische bedeutung unerwunschter pflanzeneigener stoffe in naturlichen lebensmitteln pflanzlicher herkunft.
YEAR: 1976 CITATION: Ernahrungs Umschau, 23(8), 235-240 [German]
FDA #: F22082     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Langer, P.
TITLE:  Naturally occurring food toxicants: goitrogens.
YEAR: 1983 CITATION: Rechcigl M Jr (ed) CRC handbook of naturally occurring food toxicants. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florid, - 101-129 [English]
FDA #: F10135     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Liener, I. E.
TITLE:  The nutritional significance of naturally occurring toxins in plant foodstuffs.
YEAR: 1986 CITATION: Harris JB et al. (eds.) Natural toxins: Animal, plant and microbial. Clarendon Press. Oxford, -(Chap 5), 72-94 [English]
FDA #: F06876     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Sapeika, N.
TITLE:  Foods of plant origin.
YEAR: 1969 CITATION: Food Pharmacology. Charles C Thomas. Springfield, Illinois, -(Chap 2), 16-83 [English]
FDA #: F21540     See Details

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