Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants (2nd Edition) by Lewis S. Nelson, Richard D. Shih, Michael J. Balick

By Lewis S. Nelson, Richard D. Shih, Michael J. Balick

Within the twenty years that experience handed because the book of the 1st version, either Poison keep watch over facilities and Emergency Departments have witnessed a selection within the quantity and diversity of poisonings attributable to poisonous crops. even as, there's a proliferation within the variety of vegetation in our gardens and houses, consistently increasing the diversity of attainable effects from publicity to poisonous plants.

This moment variation of the instruction manual of toxic and Injurious vegetation is created to help the clinician within the preliminary reaction to the desires of a kid or grownup uncovered to a toxic or injurious plant. It lists universal crops that will result in the improvement of the symptom advanced and describes the mechanisms of motion of the implicated toxin, extra scientific manifestations, and particular therapeutics for every presentation. It has methodically greater the former edition’s botanical rigor with insights from either pharmacognosy and scientific drugs to make it a very complete resource.

With its thorough references and full-color photographs of enormous quantities of doubtless poisonous and injurious vegetation contained in the domestic, somebody who has an curiosity in vegetation will locate this ebook important open air within the backyard or out within the wild.

This ebook will fascinate botanists, horticulturists, and naturalists in addition to hikers, gardeners, and all those that easily benefit from the wonders of nature and the nice outdoors!

With Foreword by way of Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD and creation by means of Andrew Weil, MD

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Note: Relevant medical references are included in the description of each plant. Several books were used as general references, particularly for less-common plant exposures. Although every attempt was made to provide literature-based support for our clinical and therapeutic descriptions, in certain instances we needed to rely on these older publications. Frohne D. A Colour Atlas of Poisonous Plants: A Handbook for Pharmacists, Doctors, Toxicologists, and Biologists. Wolfe, London, 1984. Kingsbury JM.

This section provides a brief overview of the problem and should be supplemented by the use of a reference text or the advice of a dermatologist. Poison Control Centers, physicians, botanists, and toxicologists are frequently confronted by situations in which a plant is implicated in the formation of a rash, suggesting that the ability to recognize plant-induced dermatitis is important for all. Mechanical Irritants Mechanical injury, sometimes called toxin-mediated urticaria, is generally induced by plants with obvious physical characteristics that directly injure the skin, such as the barbs of aloe or the trichomes of stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) (Table 5).

K. Schneid. See Table 9 Myrtaceae Eucalyptus globulus Labill. ) Mill. Primulaceae Primula farinosa L. P. obconica Hance Proteaceae Grevillea banksii R. Br. G. robusta A. Cunn. ) Sweet See Table 9 Rutaceae See Table 9 Saxifragaceae Hydrangea species Solanaceae Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. Solanum carolinense L. S. tuberosum L. Thymelaeaceae See Table 7 Ulmaceae Ulmus glabra Huds. U. procera Salisb. Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) See Table 9 Urticaceae See Table 5 Common name (American) Mistletoe Magnolia, Bull Bay Osage Orange Blue Gum, Eucalyptus Lady’s Slipper Balsam Fir Birdseye Primrose Primula, German Primrose Kahili Flower Silk(y) Oak Agrimony Tea Rose Hydrangea Tomato Horse Nettle Potato Wych Elm, Scotch Elm English Elm Plant-Induced Dermatitis (Phytodermatitis) 41 TABLE 4.

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