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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 13 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Artemisia absinthium "
AUTHOR(S): AlbertPuleo, M.
TITLE:  Van Gogh's vision: thujone intoxication.
YEAR: 1981 CITATION: JAMA, 246(1), 42 [English]
FDA #: F06347     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Anonymous
TITLE:  Problematic herbs.
YEAR: 1999 CITATION: Internet www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/2260/problem.htmt downloaded 24 Jan 1999, - - [English]
FDA #: F23562     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Arnold, W. N.
TITLE:  Vincent van Gogh and the thujone connection.
YEAR: 1988 CITATION: JAMA, 260(20), 3042-3044 [English]
FDA #: F05465     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Arnold, W. N.
TITLE:  Absinthe. Evidence of the pale-green liqueur's toxicity eventually extinguished the fin-de-siecle infaturation with absinth. The drink's history began, however, long before the 19th century.
YEAR: 1989 CITATION: Sci Am, - 112-117 [English]
FDA #: F06398     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Berlin, R.; Smilkstein, M.
TITLE:  Wormwood oil @ toxic.ing.
YEAR: 1996 CITATION: J Toxicol Clin Toxicol, 34 583 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Campolmi, P.; Lombardi, P.; Lotti, T.; Sertoli, A.
TITLE:  Immediate and delayed sensitization to garlic.
YEAR: 1982 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 8(5), 352-353 [English]
FDA #: F06732
ABSTRACT: Garlic and onion as well as nickel, chromium and cobalt are chiefly responsible for occupational allergic contact dermatitis in food handlers (1). In November 1979, a 34 year old male cook was examined at the Allergology Unit of the Department ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Chandler, R. F.
TITLE:  Wormwood.
YEAR: 1987 CITATION: Can Pharm J, 120(Oct), 602-604 [English]
ABSTRACT: Pharmacological use of the essential oil or whole herb of Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) is discussed. Toxic effects of alpha-thujone containing preparations are also noted. ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Hamouda, C.; Amamou, M.; Thabet, H.; Yacoub, M.; Hedhili, A.; Bescharnia, F.; BenSalah, N.; Zhioua, M.; Abdelmoumen, S.;
TITLE:  Plant poisonings from herbal medication admitted to a Tunisian toxicologic intensive care unit, 1983-1998.
YEAR: 2000 CITATION: Vet Hum Toxicol, 42(3), 137-141 [English]
FDA #: F24969
ABSTRACT: To collect data on Tunisian herbal toxicity we analysed 56 medical records of patients admitted to the toxicological intensive care unit from 1983 to 1998 following the ingestion of plants. The sex ratio of patients was 1:2, the mean age of patients ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Palmer, M.; Haller, C.; McKinney, P.; Tschirgik, A.; KleinSchwartz, W.; Smolinske, S.; Everson, G.; Nelson, L.; Woolf, A.; Bartlett, D.; Dahl, B.; DoddButera, T
TITLE:  Botanicals and other dietary supplements: Adverse events by age.
YEAR: 1999 CITATION: J Toxicol Clin Toxicol, 37(5), 609 [English]
FDA #: NA     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Vogt, D. D.; Montagne, M.
TITLE:  Absinthe: Behind the emerald mask.
YEAR: 1982 CITATION: Int J Addictions, 17(6), 1015-1029 [English]
FDA #: F10771     See Details

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