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Common Indian poisonous plants 

Common Indian poisonous plants
Common Indian poisonous plants

V.V. Pillay


July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 27 September 2021

Common poisonous plants encountered in India include (1) irritant plants, e.g. castor, colocynth, croton, glory lily, marking nut, mayapple, red pepper, rosary pea; (2) cardiotoxic plants, e.g. aconite, autumn crocus, common oleander, yellow oleander, suicide tree; (3) neurotoxic plants, e.g. calotropis, cassava, chickling pea, datura, strychnos; (4) hepatotoxic plants, e.g. neem; and (5) miscellaneous toxic plants and plant products, including arecanut, ...

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