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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): Anonymous
TITLE:  Nitrate and nitrite poisoning: Introduction.
YEAR: 2002 CITATION: Merck Veterinary Manual, 8th ed. online, - - [English]
FDA #: F25642     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Case, A. A.
TITLE:  Toxicologic problems in large animals.
YEAR: 1966 CITATION: J Am Vet Med Assoc, 149(12), 1714-1719 [English]
FDA #: F05032     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Fowler, M. E.
TITLE:  Poisonous plants - Outline of clinical findings.
YEARCITATION: Univ California Mimeograph, - - [English]
FDA #: FB0117     See Details
AUTHOR(S): James, L. F.; Keeler, R. F.; Johnson, A. E.; Williams, M. C.; Cronin, E. H.; Olsen, J. D.
TITLE:  Plants poisonous to livestock in the western states.
YEAR: 1980 CITATION: U S Dep Agric Agric Info Bull, #415 90 pp [English]
FDA #: F05461
ABSTRACT: Poisonous plants are a major cause of economic loss to the livestock industry. Each year these plants adversely affect 3 to 5 percent of the cattle, sheep, and horses that graze western ranges. These losses result from death of livestock, abortions, ...     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): Mohanty, B. N.; Case, A. A.
TITLE:  Possible influence of toxic plant substances on ruminant reproduction.
YEAR: 1967 CITATION: Vet Med Small Anim Clin, 62 558-560 [English]
FDA #: F19644     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Shearer, G. D.; Sellers, K. C.
TITLE:  Cyanide poisoning and its treatment.
YEAR: 1944 CITATION: Vet J, 100(5), 92-97 [English]
FDA #: F25370     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Tschiersch, B.
TITLE:  [Hydrocyanic acid and hydrocyanic acid glycoside. A review.]
YEAR: 1967 CITATION: Pharmazie, 22 76-82 [German]
FDA #: F23975     See Details
AUTHOR(S): VanGenderen, H.
TITLE:  Adverse effects of naturally occurring nonnutritive substances.
YEAR: 1989 CITATION: DeVries J (ed) Food safety and toxicity. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florida, -(Chap 11), 147-162 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Yang, K.
TITLE:  [Survey of poisonous plants on Jeju Island.]
YEAR: 1978 CITATION: Korean J Vet Res, 18 39-50 [Korean]
FDA #: F25351     See Details

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