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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.

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about 35 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Solanum dulcamara "
AUTHOR(S): Alexander, R. F.; Forbes, G. B.; Hawkins, E. S.
TITLE:  A fatal case of solanine poisoning.
YEAR: 1948 CITATION: Br Med J, 2(Sep 11), 518 [English]
FDA #: F02404
ABSTRACT: Case Record: A female child aged 9 years was admited to hospital on the evening of Aug. 13, 1948, suffering from vomiting, abdominal pain, and distressed breathing. Her home was on the outskirts of a town and she was apparently in the habit of eati ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Anonymous
TITLE:  Nightshade poisoning.
YEAR: 1948 CITATION: Lancet, 2(Sep 11), 438 [English]
FDA #: F05889
ABSTRACT: Important features of these cases: Two outbreaks of nightshade poisoning have lately been observed in the south of England - one due to Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade) and ther to Solanum dulcamara (woody nightshade). 1. The long time betw ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Anonymous
TITLE:  Solanine poisoning from potatoes.
YEAR: 1960 CITATION: Br Med J, 1 1264 [English]
FDA #: F20176
ABSTRACT: Article: Solanine is a glyco-alkaloid which is found in the blackcurrant-like fruits of black nightshade (Solanum nigrum) and the redcurrant-like fruits of bitter-sweet or woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamara). But these are rarely eaten, and then ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Baker, D. C.; Keeler, R. F.; Gaffield, W.
TITLE:  Pathology in hamsters administered Solanum plant species that contain steroidal alkaloids.
YEAR: 1989 CITATION: Toxicon, 27(12), 1331-1337 [English]
FDA #: F05375
ABSTRACT: Syrian hamsters were orally administered ground plant material from either S. sarrachoides, S. melongena, S. elaeagnifolium [S. elaeagnifolium] or S. dulcamara. Six of eight hamsters given S. elaeagnifolium and eight of 10 hamsters given S. dulcamara ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Boll, P. M.
TITLE:  Alkaloidal glycosides from Solanum dulcamara. II. Three new alkaloidal glycosides and a reassessment of soladulcaraidine.
YEAR: 1962 CITATION: Acta Chem Scand, 16 1819-1830 FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Boll, P. M.
TITLE:  Alkaloidal glycosides from Solanum dulcamara. V. The constitution of alpha-solamarin.
YEAR: 1963 CITATION: Acta Chem Scand, 17(7), 2126-2127 [English]
FDA #: F05083     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Boll, P. M.
TITLE:  Alkaloidal glycosides from Solanum dulcamara. IV. The constitution of beta- and gamma-solamarine.
YEAR: 1963 CITATION: Acta Chem Scand, 17(7), 1852-1858 [English]
FDA #: F05085     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Borys, D. J.; Herrick, M. E.; Krenzelok, E. P.; Reisdorf, J. J.; Spiller, H. A.; Bobbink, S. R.; Guevara, D. S.
TITLE:  The clinical effects of Solanum dulcamara (deadly nightshade) in pediatric patients.
YEAR: 1992 CITATION: Vet Hum Toxicol, 34(4), 351 [English]
FDA #: F08738
ABSTRACT: Objective: To evaluate the clinical syndrome that develops after ingestion of Nightshade (solanum dulcamara) in a pediatric population. To define what symptoms develop and at what quantity of plant material ingested is needed to generate those sympt ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Ceha, L.; Presperin, C.; Young, E.; Allswede, M.; Erickson, T.
TITLE:  Anticholinergic crisis from nightshade berry poisoning responsive to physostigmine.
YEAR: 1994 CITATION: Vet Hum Toxicol, 36(4), 359 [English]
FDA #: F12896
ABSTRACT: Abstract: (no other info in this issue) Background: The woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) is a hearty shrub or vine with purple flowers and bright orange-red berries which commonly grows in the eastern and north central United States. Its pr ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Ceha, L. J.; Presperin, C.; Young, E.; Allswede, M.; Erickson, T.
TITLE:  Anticholinergic toxicity from nightshade berry poisoning responsive to physostigmine.
YEAR: 1997 CITATION: J Emerg Med, 15(1), 65-69 [English]
FDA #: F23691
ABSTRACT: The woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, belongs to the genus Solanum and its primary toxin is solanine. We report a large nightshade ingestion in a 4-yr-old girl who presented to the emergency department in acute anticholinergic crisis. The child wa ...     See Details

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