Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Diseases » Cycad nut poisoning » Summary

What is Cycad nut poisoning?

What is Cycad nut poisoning?

  • Cycad nut poisoning: The cycad nut contains a toxic chemical called cyasin which can be leeched out by soaking in water. The nuts are often used as a food source but it is important to leech out the toxic chemicals first. Eating nuts that still contain the toxin can cause serious symptoms. Cycad nuts may also increase the risk of developing liver cancer.

Cycad nut poisoning: Introduction

Types of Cycad nut poisoning:

Broader types of Cycad nut poisoning:

How serious is Cycad nut poisoning?

Prognosis of Cycad nut 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.
Complications of Cycad nut poisoning: see complications of Cycad nut poisoning

What causes Cycad nut poisoning?

Causes of Cycad nut poisoning: see causes of Cycad nut poisoning

What are the symptoms of Cycad nut poisoning?

Symptoms of Cycad nut poisoning: see symptoms of Cycad nut poisoning

Complications of Cycad nut poisoning: see complications of Cycad nut poisoning

Cycad nut poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cycad nut poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Cycad nut poisoning

Main name of condition: Cycad nut poisoning

Other names or spellings for Cycad nut poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Cycad nut], Cycas circinalis poisoning


By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise