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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 7 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Lobelia inflata "
AUTHOR(S): Cary, C. A.; Miller, E. R.; Johnstone, G. R.
TITLE:  Poisonous plants of Alabama.
YEAR: 1924 CITATION: Alabama Ext Serv Circ, #71(May), 1-42 [English]
FDA #: F01979
ABSTRACT: Summary: The following plants are found in Alabama. Some are known to be poisonous and others are reported to be poisonous: 1. Indian tobacco, Lobelia inflata. Reported by Mohr in Blount, Clay, Cullman, and Talladega Counties. 2. Aceta alb ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Core, E. L.; Reitz, J. H.; Gillespie, W. H.
TITLE:  The poisonous plants of West Virginia, A preliminary report.
YEAR: 1961 CITATION: Proc West Virginia Acad Sci, 33 29 [English]
FDA #: F06887
ABSTRACT: Some 45 species of native and introduced plants have been found in West Virginia that cause sickness or death to livestock which feed upon them. A few, including some forage plants, are poisonous only under certain conditions. Reliable statistics are ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Kim, H. L.; Ray, A. C.
TITLE:  The effects of hepatic microsomal enzyme inducers and inhibitors on the toxicity of lobeline.
YEAR: 1985 CITATION: Toxicologist, 5(1), 113 [English]
FDA #: F09822
ABSTRACT: Abstract: Lobelia berlandierri is a toxic plant and a basic extract prepared from the dried plant causes electrocardiographic changes and lowers blood pressure in the canine. This crude extract contains several piperidine alkaloids and is also tox ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Kim, H. L.
TITLE:  Effects of SKF 525-A, phenobarbital and 3-methylcholanthrene on the toxicity of lobeline sulfate.
YEAR: 1985 CITATION: Vet Hum Toxicol, 27(1), 1-2 [English]
FDA #: F09820
ABSTRACT: Abstract: Pretreatment of mice with the microsomal enzyme inducers and inhibitors modified the toxicity of lobeline sulfate. The intraperitoneal LD50 of lobeline sulfate following SKF 525-A (75 mg/kg), phenobarbital (PB), and 3-methylcholanthrene ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Krochmal, A.; Wilken, L.; Chien, M.
TITLE:  Plant and lobeline harvest of Lobelia inflata L.
YEAR: 1972 CITATION: Econ Bot, 26 216-220 [English]
FDA #: F11171     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Subarnas, A.; Oshima, Y.; Sidik, Ohizumi, Y.
TITLE:  An antidepressant principle of Lobelia inflata L. (Campanulaceae).
YEAR: 1992 CITATION: J Pharm Sci, 81(7), 620-621 FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Subarnas, A.; Tadano, T.; Nakahata, N.; Arai, Y.; Kinemuchi, H.; Oshima, Y.; Kisara, K.; Ohizume, Y.
TITLE:  A possible mechanism of antidepressant activity of beta-amyrin palmitate isolated from Lobelia inflata leaves in the forced swimming test.
YEAR: 1993 CITATION: Life Sci, 52 289-296 FDA #: NA     See Details

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