FAQ - plant poisoning
(Powered by Yahoo! Answers)

How toxic is the plant 'Verbena' and if so, what is the antidote for Verbena poisoning in cats?

One of our cats has ingested 'Verbena' and has been taken to the Veterinary to be treated for it, but we would liek to know what available Antidotes that there are. Any advice is appreciated.

Your vet could tell you alot faster than I can look it up. the choices are symptomatic support, let it pass, do nothing or make cat vomit. try online Merck Veterinary Manual or call poison center -1 800
222 1222. There is a animal poison center, but they charge you for advice.  (+ info)

if i swim in a pool with containing oleander nectar am i at risk for poisoning?

I swam for three hours in a pool that had a large amount of oleander flowers and leaves. I'm not feeling very well now. Is this most likely due to coincidence or is it possible I have a minor poisoning from the plant?

  (+ info)

how to test a fish from mercury poisoning at home?

I see a documentary about dolphin called the cove, in that doctry they explain about mercury poisoning and sometimes I go to a lake that in there is an electric plant or power station and I wonder if those fishes are poisoning with mercury. I wonder how can I test them from home?

Sorry, but you can't. A lab has to examine a fish & do the test.  (+ info)

How would i know when i see a poison ivy plant in front of me?

Can you discribe how poison ivy looks like? details and pics??

Can you give me poison ivy knowledge! im scared i might come across a poison ivy plant someday and not know it because i don't know how they look like at all. thanks.


http://www.naturenorth.com/summer/pivy/images/pivygre.jpg  (+ info)

How long does it take for a rash from poison ivy to appear after contact with the plant?

Ive never had it before and i searched on google and it said 1 to 2 weeks for the first exposure.

Im looking for personal accounts of how long the onset of the rash was for previous poison ivy sufferers.

Personal accounts only please.

One way to keep a rash from appearing is to bathe in a mixture and bleach. Not a lot of bleach though. I'm highly allergic to poison ivy and that's what I do after I've been exposed to the stuff.  (+ info)

What type poison is in the plant called Oleander, is it hazardous to humans?

Our town is using it to decorate some roadways.

Oleander is one of the most poisonous plants and contains numerous toxic compounds, many of which can be deadly to people, especially young children. The toxicity of Oleander is considered extremely high and it has been reported that in some cases only a small amount had lethal or near lethal effects (Goetz 1998). The most significant of these toxins are oleandrin and neriine, which are cardiac glycosides (Goetz 1998). "Cardiac glycocides are naturally occurring" plant or animal compounds "whose actions include both beneficial and toxic effects on the heart" (Desai 2000). They are present in all parts of the plant, but are most concentrated in the sap. It is thought that Oleander may contain many other unknown or un-researched compounds that may have dangerous effects (Inchem 2005). Oleander bark contains rosagenin which is known for its strychnine-like effects. The entire plant including the milky white sap is toxic and any part can cause an adverse reaction. Oleander is also known to hold its toxicity even after drying and poisonings have been reported from the smoke of burning Oleander or use of the branches as skewers for food. It is thought that a handful or 10-20 leaves consumed by an adult can cause an adverse reaction, and a single leaf could be lethal to an infant or child. According to the TESS or (Toxic Exposure Surveillance System) in 2002 there were 847 known human poisonings in the United States related to Oleander (Watson 2003). In animals, around 0.5 mg per kilogramme of body weight is lethal to many animals, and various other doses will affect other animals (Inchem 2005). Beware; all animals can suffer a reaction or death from this plant.

Oleandrin, one of the toxins present in OleanderReactions to this plant are as follows. Ingestion can cause both gastrointestinal and cardiac effects. The gastrointestinal effects can consist of nausea and vomiting, excess salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhoea that may or may not contain blood, and especially in horses, colic (Inchem 2005). Cardiac reactions consist of irregular heart rate, sometimes characterized by a racing heart at first that then slows to below normal further along in the reaction. The heart may also beat erratically with no sign of a specific rhythm. Extremities may become pale and cold due to poor or irregular circulation (Goetz 1998). Reactions to poisonings form this plant can also affect the Central nervous system. These symptoms can include drowsiness, tremors or shaking of the muscles, seizures, collapse, and even coma that can lead to death (Goetz 1998). Oleander sap can cause skin irritations, severe eye inflammation and irritation, and allergy reactions characterized by Dermatitis (Goetz 1998). Poisoning and reactions to Oleander plants are evident quickly requiring immediate medical care in suspected or known poisonings of both humans and animals (Goetz 1998). Induced vomiting and Gastric lavage are protective measures to reduce absorption of the toxic compounds. Charcoal may also be administered to help absorb any remaining toxins (Inchem 2005). Further medical attention may be required and will depend on the severity of the poisoning and symptoms.

Drying of plant materials does not eliminate the toxins. It is also hazardous for and animals such as sheep, horses, cattle, and other grazing animals, with as little as 100 g being enough to kill an adult horse (Knight 1999). Plant clippings are especially dangerous to horses, as they are sweet. Symptoms of a poisoned horse include severe diarrhoea and abnormal heartbeat. There are a wide range of toxins and secondary compounds within Oleander, and care should be taken around this plant due to its toxic nature. These different names are used around the world in different locations so when encountering a plant by any of these names care and caution should be used. Many of Oleander's relatives have similar leaves and also contain toxic compounds.  (+ info)

What are the Medicinal Plants for Toothache and Poisoning?

I need help at my homework and I need the procedures of how to treat it.

Allium tuberosum, Garlic Chives
In Chinese herbal medicine, garlic chives have been used to treat fatigue, control excessive bleeding, and as an antidote for ingested poisons. The leaves and bulbs are applied to insect bites, cuts, and wounds, while the seeds are used to treat kidney, liver, and digestive system problems.

A family of some five hundred and fifty species occurring mainly in warmer regions. Many species
containing poisonous alkaloids which include strychnine, brucine, curarine and spigeline. Glycosides occur
sporadically but there is little detailed information about them. The same is true of essential oils. fats. bitters.
tannins and saponins. Products include Nux vomica, pink root and curare.

FEVILLEA CORDIFOLIA L. Antidote Cocoon; Segra Seed; Nhandiroba.
The seeds are purgative and contain a bitter principle fevillin, tannin compounds and resins. From the
early days it has had the reputation in Jamaica as an antidote for poison (probably due to its emetic and
purgative properties), a wound dressing and a useful bitter. Beckwith found it still in use in the 1920's, the
grated nut being used as a plaster for wounds and lameness and also as an emetic.

Remedies for Toothache | Herbal Medications

Abukado seed ( English: Avocado )
Slice a small piece that will fit into the tooth cavity. Place as filling inside the cavity. Renew fillings 2 times a day.
Bawang fillings ( English: Garlic)
Slice a small piece, enough to fit the tooth cavity. Place inside the cavity as filling. Renew the fillings, 2 times a day.
Kataka-taka leaves (Scientific name: Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.; English: Life plant)
Crush young kataka-taka leaves. Apply directly on swollen face.
Herba Buena leaves (Scientific name: Mentha cordifolia Opiz; English: Marsh mint)
Pound fresh leaves and extract the juice. Moisten a small piece of clean cotton with the juice. Place moist cotton inside the cavity as filling.
Note: These medications are only temporary relief of toothache due to cavities. See the dentist for proper treatment

Mullein Leaf ( Verbascum thapsus ) Powder - is good for toothaches.

  (+ info)

What shoudl i do about this poison oak,(not the plant, the rash/bumps)? its poping up everywhere!!?

should i see a doctor? how long does it take it to go away? do u know any homemade remedies? any help would be great!
P.S i dont wanna c a dermatoligist it takes too long to get a appointment!

Head to the nearest potter and get some red clay. Make a paste like butter, spread it on the affected area, cover with seran wrap or other plastic to keep it moist. Put on some tight clothes to keep it in place. Wash off after 8 hours and if the symptoms persist, do it again.

If you do it right away, one application will do.

This is the shamanic remedy which a converted medicine man from the Lake Winnipeg area shared with a missionary. Normally, medicine men keep their remedies secret to guard their livelihood.

This works for any kind of poisoning and also for burns.

I am linking an article which I published on the subject.  (+ info)

I used aloe from the plant on my legs and broke out in what looks like poison ivy rash. Is this a known reacti?

Is this a known reaction?
Benedryl reduced the itching immediately.
Is there anything else I should do?

No. My question is, What was the irritant that prompted you to use alovera?  (+ info)

How do i cure myself of this plant rash?

I believe it's poison parsnip but i'm not 100% sure. I got this one spot on my and now it's continuously spreading all over my arms and legs. I have the suspected spots all covered up now but i was wondering how to become cured of said rash. Any help is greatly appreciated

Poison parsnip has a substance in it that when contacting the skin can lead to a burn or blisters. Just as poison ivy can spread if the oil touches different parts of your body, the same can happen with posion parsnip. When you are in sunlight you can get photodermatitis if this juice in the parsnip leaves had contacted your skin. It is best to stay out of sun for a little bit. Also, you may still be transferring the leaf juice/substance to other parts of the body if you have it on your clothing or are your body contacts the gardening gloves or anything you wore the day you did get the poison parsnip.

Meditator  (+ info)

1  2  3  4  5  

Leave a message about 'plant poisoning'

We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.