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What is Blue Cohosh poisoning?

What is Blue Cohosh poisoning?

  • Blue Cohosh poisoning: Blue Cohosh is a small flowering herb which has clusters of greenish-yellow flowers and fruit with a couple of blue seeds. The plant originated in the US and is often found in forests or wooded areas. Eating the raw seeds or roots can cause poisoning symptoms and skin contact can also result in skin irritation. The roasted seeds are sometimes used as a safe coffee substitute. The toxic compounds in the plant are alkaloids and saponins. The plant is considered to have a relatively low level of toxicity.

Blue Cohosh poisoning: Introduction

Types of Blue Cohosh poisoning:

Broader types of Blue Cohosh poisoning:

How serious is Blue Cohosh poisoning?

Prognosis of Blue Cohosh poisoning: Severity of symptoms vary depending on the amount of plant material consumed and the body size of the person. Children tend to suffer more severe symptoms due to their smaller body size.

What causes Blue Cohosh poisoning?

Causes of Blue Cohosh poisoning: see causes of Blue Cohosh poisoning

What are the symptoms of Blue Cohosh poisoning?

Symptoms of Blue Cohosh poisoning: see symptoms of Blue Cohosh poisoning

Blue Cohosh poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Blue Cohosh poisoning.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Blue Cohosh poisoning: Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Blue Cohosh poisoning.
Treatments for Blue Cohosh poisoning: see treatments for Blue Cohosh poisoning

Name and Aliases of Blue Cohosh poisoning

Main name of condition: Blue Cohosh poisoning

Other names or spellings for Blue Cohosh poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)], Blue Cohosh toxicity

 

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