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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.
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  • 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.

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about 10 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Juniperus communis "
AUTHOR(S): Agrawal, O. P.; Bharadwaj, S.; Mathur, R.
TITLE:  Antifertility effects of fruits of Juniperus communis.
YEAR: 1980 CITATION: Planta Med Suppl, 98-101 FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Casares, R.
TITLE:  Juniperus sabina.
YEAR: 1964 CITATION: Food Cosmet Toxicol, 2 680-681 [English]
FDA #: F06760
ABSTRACT:  The manufacture of gin involves maceration of juniper berries in grain alcohol, with subsequent distillation, or simple solution of the essential oil of juniper in alcohol. Among the 60 species in the botanical genus, the best known is Juniperu ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Gardner, D. R.; James, L. F.
TITLE:  Pine needle abortion in cattle: Analysis of isocupressic acid in North American gymnosperms.
YEAR: 1999 CITATION: Phytochem Anal, 10 132-136 [English]
FDA #: F25394
ABSTRACT: BIOSIS COPYRIGHT: BIOL ABS. Isocupressic acid is a labdane resin acid found in Pinus ponderosa needles and causes abortion in late term pregnant cattle. A chemical survey was conducted to determine the phytochemical distribution of isocupressic aci ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Gardner, D. R.; Panter, K. E.; James, L. F.; Stegelmeier, B. L.
TITLE:  Abortifacient effects of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and common juniper (Juniperus communis) on cattle.
YEAR: 1998 CITATION: Vet Hum Toxicol, 40(5), 260-263 [English]
FDA #: F23341
ABSTRACT: Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and common juniper (Juniperus communis) contain high levels of isocupressic acid that has been identified as the abortifacient component of ponderosa pine needles in cattle. Therefore, the abortifacient potential of P ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Janku, I.; Háva, M.; Motl, O.
TITLE:  Ein diuretisch wirksamer Stoff aus Wacholder (Juniperus communis L.).
YEAR: 1957 CITATION: Experientia, 13 255-256 FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Lee, S. T.; Gardner, D. R.; Garrosian, M.; Panter, K. E.; Serrequi, A. N.; Schoch, T. K.; Stegelmeier, B. L.
TITLE:  Development of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for isocupressic acid and serum metabolites of isocupressic acid.
YEAR: 2003 CITATION: J Agric Food Chem, 51(11), 3228-3233 [English]
ABSTRACT: The consumption of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), common juniper (Juniperus communis), and Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) causes abortions in pregnant cattle. Recent studies have identified isocupressic ac ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Prakash, A. O.
TITLE:  Potentialities of some indigenous plants for antifertility activity.
YEAR: 1986 CITATION: J Crude Drug Res, 24 19-24 [English]
ABSTRACT: The screening of 30 extracts of 20 medicinal plants for their anti-implantation activity in female rats is described. Results of the study concluded that Pueraria tuberosa, Deutzia corymbosa, Gnaphalium indicum, Ephedra gerardiana, Geranium lucidum, ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Prakash, A. O.; Saxena, V.; Shukla, S.; Tewari, R. K.; Mathur, S.; Gupta, A.; Sharma, S.; Mathur, R.
TITLE:  Anti-implantation activity of some indigenous plants in rats.
YEAR: 1985 CITATION: Acta Eur Fertil, 16(6), 441-448 [English]
FDA #: F25334
ABSTRACT: Various extracts of one hundred and eight medicinal plants were screened for their anti-implantation activity in female albino rats. Out of these, 50% ethanolic extract of Codonospis ovata Benth (PL); 50% ethanolic, acetone and benzene extracts of Pu ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Wang, S.; Panter, K. E.; Gardner, D. R.; Evans, R. C.; Holyoak, G. R.; Bunch, T. D.
TITLE:  Effects of isocupressic acid (ICA), a pine needle abortifacient toxin, on in vitro development of bovine embryos.
YEAR: 2000 CITATION: Theriogenology, 53(1), 369 [English]
ABSTRACT: Isocupressic acid (15-hydroxylabda-8(17),13E-dien-19-oic acid), a diterpene acid from the pine needles in Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and common juniper (Juniperus communis), is known to induce abortions during t ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Wang, S.; Panter, K. E.; Gardner, D. R.; Evans, R. C.; Bunch, T. D.
TITLE:  Effects of the pine needle abortifacient, isocupressic acid, on bovine oocyte maturation and preimplantation embryo development.
YEAR: 2004 CITATION: Anim Reprod Sci, 81(3-4), 237-244 [English]
ABSTRACT: Isocupressic acid (ICA) [15-hydroxylabda-8 (17), 13E-dien-19-oic acid], a labdane diterpene acid, isolated from ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), common juniper (Juniperus communis) and Monterey cypress (Cupressus mac ...     See Details

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