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Corn cockle poisoning: The corn cockle is a perennial herb which bears thin, pinkish or purplish flowers on a long stalk. It also has capsulated fruit containing many seeds. The seeds contain a chemical called glycoside githagenin which can cause symptoms if sufficient quantities are eaten. The seeds are considered to have a relatively low level of toxicity. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Corn cockle poisoning is available below.
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Prognosis for Corn cockle 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.
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