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Mexican tea poisoning: Mexican tea is plant that bears elongated clusters of small green flowers and small greenish fruit which contain seeds which are green when fresh and black when dry. The plant has a strong odor. The oil in the seeds contain chemicals (including terpene peroxide ascaride) which are very poisonous and cause death if sufficient quantities are eaten. The oil from the seeds is often used to control worm infestations in livestock. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mexican tea poisoning is available below.
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Prognosis for Mexican tea 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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