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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 8 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Arnica montana "
AUTHOR(S): Hausen, B. M.
TITLE:  Identification of the allergens of Arnica montana L.
YEAR: 1978 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 4(5), 308 [English]
FDA #: F20049     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Hausen, B. M.
TITLE:  Arnicaallergie.
YEAR: 1980 CITATION: Hautarzt, 31(1), 10-17 [German]
FDA #: F13738
ABSTRACT: Arnica montana L. (plant family: Compositae) is one of the oldest and most important drug plants. Besides its healing effects it also reveals sensitizing properties. From the literature more than 35 references with more than 100 cases of contact derm ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Hausen, B. M.; Herrmann, H. D.; Willuhn, G.
TITLE:  The senstitizing capacity of compositae plants. I. Occupational contact dermatitis from Arnica longifolia Eaton.
YEAR: 1978 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 4(1), 3-10 [English]
FDA #: F09602
ABSTRACT: Three patients with occupational contact dermatitis due to Arnica longifolia Eaton and Arnica montana L. are reported. During cultivation, harvesting of the flower heads, chemical investigation of the sesquiterpene lactone constituents and preparatio ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Herrmann, H. D.; Willuhn, G.; Hausen, B. M.
TITLE:  Helenalinmethacrylate, a new pseudoguaianolide from the flowers of Arnica montana L. and the sensitizing capacity of their sesquiterpene lactones.
YEAR: 1978 CITATION: Planta Med, 34 299-304 [English]
FDA #: F09489
ABSTRACT: Helenalinmethacrylate, a new ester from helenalin, and helenalinacetate were isolated from the flowers of Arnica montana L. (Asteraceae). The structure of helenalinmethacrylate was established. Based on sensitizing experiments in guinea pigs helenali ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Pirker, C.; Moslinger, T.; Koller, D. Y.; Gotz, M.; Jarisch, R.
TITLE:  Cross-reactivity with Tagetes in Arnica contact eczema.
YEAR: 1992 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 26(4), 217-219 [English]
FDA #: F20852
ABSTRACT: A 69-year-old patient, with known mercury and adhesive plaster allergy, developed facial dermatitis within 24 h of contact with arnica (Arnica). Skin testing showed positive reactions to arnica and, among various other plants of the Compositae, also ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Reider, N.; Komericki, P.; Hausen, B. M.; Fritsch, P.; Aberer, W.
TITLE:  The seamy side of natural medicines: Contact sensitization to arnica (Arnica montana L.) and marigold (Calendula officinalis L.).
YEAR: 2001 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 45(5), 269-272 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Rudzki, E.; Grzywa, Z.
TITLE:  Dermatitis from Arnica montana.
YEAR: 1977 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 3(5), 281-282 [English]
FDA #: F09382     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Topliff, A.; Grande, G.
TITLE:  Significant toxicity after the ingestion of arnica.
YEAR: 2000 CITATION: J Toxicol Clin Toxicol, 38(5), 518 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details

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