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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 102 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Sorghum bicolor subsp. bicolor "
AUTHOR(S): Buonocore, V.; Silano, V.
TITLE:  Biochemical, nutritional and toxicological aspects of alpha-amylase inhibitors from plant foods.
YEAR: 1986 CITATION: Adv Exp Med Biol, 199(Chap 28), 483-507 [English]
ABSTRACT: This paper is a critical review of the available data on plant protein inhibitors active either on animal or endogenous plant alpha-amylases. The First Section is a review of available data on molecular properties of the purified inhibitors from cere ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Featherly, H. I.
TITLE:  Some plants poisonous to livestock in Oklahoma.
YEAR: 1945 CITATION: Oklahoma Agric Exp Sta Circ, #C-118 16 pp [English]
FDA #: F04858
ABSTRACT: Control Measures: The following general control measures will be helpful in avoiding livestock losses due to poisonous plants: 1. Prevent poisonous plants from going to seed. This will eliminate annuals within a few years and prevent the spread of ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Gibbons, W. J.
TITLE:  Forage poisoning. Part one.
YEAR: 1959 CITATION: Mod Vet Pract, 40(15), 41-44 [English]
FDA #: F19447     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): Hamza, P. A.; Karunanidhi, P. S.; Reddy, M. R. N.
TITLE:  Hydrocyanide poisoning of livestock.
YEAR: 1987 CITATION: Livestock Adviser, 12(8), 25-26 [English]
FDA #: F22209     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Hansen, A. A.
TITLE:  Locating the cause of forage poisoning on the farm.
YEAR: 1929 CITATION: North Am Vet, -(May), 58-60 [English]
FDA #: F22556     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Oehme, F. W.
TITLE:  Cyanogenic plants.
YEAR: 1981 CITATION: Howard JL (ed) Current vet therapy - food animal practice., - 430-432 [English]
FDA #: F24863     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Reynard, G. B.; Norton, J. B. S.
TITLE:  Poisonous plants of Maryland in relation to livestock.
YEAR: 1942 CITATION: Maryland Agric Exp Sta Tech Bull, #A10(May), 249-312C [English]
FDA #: FB0020
ABSTRACT: NO ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Seigler, D. S.
TITLE:  The naturally occurring cyanogenic glycosides.
YEAR: 1977 CITATION: Reinhold L et al. (eds.) Progress in phytochemistry., 4 83-120 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Steyn, D. G.
TITLE:  Poisonous stock feeds.
YEAR: 1941 CITATION: Farming South Africa, 16 249-251 [English]
FDA #: F26011     See Details

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