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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 25 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Capsella bursa-pastoris "
AUTHOR(S): DrostKarbowska, K.; SzauferHajdrych, M.
TITLE:  [Basic compounds in the family Brassicaceae.]
YEAR: 1985 CITATION: Herb Pol, 31(3-4), 141-153 [Polish]
FDA #: F14167
ABSTRACT: IPA COPYRIGHT: ASHP The isolation of alkaloids from 14 species belonging to the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) and their identification by spectral analysis are described. Choline was found in seeds of all species examined while betaine was reve ...     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): Harrington, H. D.
TITLE:  Roots and underground parts (like radish).
YEAR: 1967 CITATION: Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains. Univ New Mexico Press, -(Chap 6), 155-227 [English]
FDA #: ------     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Hickey, C. J. II
TITLE:  The vascular flora of Catoctin Mountain Park, Frederick County, Maryland.
YEAR: 1975 CITATION: Towson State College Thesis, - - [English]
FDA #: ------     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Knubel, B. F. R.; Panter, K. E.; Provenza, F. D.
TITLE:  Pregnancy in goats does not influence intake of novel or familiar foods with or without toxins.
YEAR: 2004 CITATION: Appl Anim Behav Sci, 85 293-305 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): More, M.
TITLE:  Herbal/medical contraindications.
YEAR: 1999 CITATION: chili.rt66.com/hrbmoore/ManualsMM/HerbalMedContra1.pdf downloaded 24 Jan 1999, - - [English]
FDA #: F23563     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Stoilis, E.; Brikas, P.; Calaboukas, C.
TITLE:  [Poisonous and noxious plants of Greece.]
YEAR: 1967 CITATION: Hellenike Kteniatrike, 10 149-167 [Greek]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Temperton, H.
TITLE:  Some nutritional causes of discolourations in the internal contents of eggs.
YEAR: 1943 CITATION: Harper Adams Utility Poultry J, 28(3), 71-76 [English]
FDA #: F25720     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Wiese, W. J.; Joubert, J. P.
TITLE:  Suspected nitrite poisoning in pigs caused by Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik. ('herderstassie', shepherd's purse).
YEAR: 2001 CITATION: J S Afr Vet Assoc, 72(3), 170-171 FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Willis, J. A. Jr
TITLE:  Goitrogens in foods.
YEAR: 1966 CITATION: NAS/NRC Toxicants occurring naturally in foods., - 3-17 [English]
FDA #: F25767     See Details

This sublist was generated on 11/18/2017