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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 4 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Rumex crispus "
AUTHOR(S): Farre, M.; Xirgu, J.; Salgado, A.; Peracaula, R.; Reig, R.; Sanz, P.
TITLE:  Fatal oxalic acid poisoning from sorrel soup.
YEAR: 1989 CITATION: Lancet, 2(8678), 1524 [English]
FDA #: F15174     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Pammel, L. H.
TITLE:  Is common sorrel (Rumex acetosa) poisonous?
YEAR: 1921 CITATION: Vet Med, 16(8), 47 [English]
FDA #: F08036
ABSTRACT: Complete article: Every now and then records of poisoning from rhubarb and sheep sorrel appear in the medical press and daily papers. The writer reviewed a case of poisoning reported by J. Webster from rhubarb in Veterinary Medicine ¿ 13:436 ¿ ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Panciera, R. J.; Martin, T.; Burrows, G. E.; Taylor, D. S.; Rice, L. E.
TITLE:  Acute oxalate poisoning attributable to ingestion of curly dock (Rumex crispus) in sheep.
YEAR: 1990 CITATION: J Am Vet Med Assoc, 196(12), 1981-1984 [English]
FDA #: F18516
ABSTRACT: Ten of 100 mature ewes were afflicted with acute oxalate toxicosis within 40 hours after being temporarily penned in a lot that contained considerable growing Rumex crispus (curly dock). Clinical signs of toxicosis included excess salivation, tremors ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Reig, R.; Blanche, C.; Fontarnau, R.; Dominguez, A.; Corbella, J.
TITLE:  Fatal poisoning by Rumex crispus (Curled dock): Pathological findings and application of scanning electron microscopy.
YEAR: 1990 CITATION: Vet Hum Toxicol, 32(5), 468-470 [English]
FDA #: F18528
ABSTRACT: A case of fatal poisoning due to ingestion of the plant Rumex crispus (curled dock) is described. The patient, a 53-year-old male, presented with gastrointestinal symptoms, severe hypocalcemia, metabolic acidosis and acute hepatic insufficiency. Desp ...     See Details

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