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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): Fenwick, R.
TITLE:  Natural toxicants in food.
YEAR: 1987 CITATION: Nutr Food Sci, 104 10-12 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Gaitan, E.
TITLE:  Role of other naturally occurring goitrogens in the etiology of endemic goitre.
YEAR: 1982? CITATION: Delange F et al. (eds.) Nutritional factors in the goitrogenic action of cassava., - 27-34 [English]
FDA #: F06375     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Gupta, Y. P.
TITLE:  Anti-nutritional and toxic factors in food legumes: a review.
YEAR: 1987 CITATION: Plant Foods Hum Nutr, 37 201-228 [English]
FDA #: F22269
ABSTRACT: A comprehensive review on the presence of certain important anti- nutritional and toxic factors in food legumes has been conducted. These substances include proteolytic inhibitors, phytohemagglutinins, lathyrogens, cyanogenetic compounds, compounds c ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Klein, R.
TITLE:  Toxicology & herbs: An introduction.
YEAR: 1996 CITATION: Aust J Med Herb, 8(4), - [English]
FDA #: F23331     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): Moran, E. A.
TITLE:  Stock poisoning from domestic plants.
YEAR: 1955 CITATION: Better Goatkeeping, - 5-10 [English]
FDA #: F05944     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Morton, I. D.
TITLE:  Toxic substances in foods.
YEAR: 1977 CITATION: J Hum Nutr, 31(1), 53-60 [English]
FDA #: F23196     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
AUTHOR(S): Strong, F. M.
TITLE:  Toxicants occurring naturally in foods.
YEAR: 1974 CITATION: Nutr Rev, 32(8), 225-231 [English]
FDA #: F23998     See Details

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