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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



toxicPOISONOUS PLANTS and OTHER TOXIC AGENTS
The following list is composed of those agents known to be deadly. Numbers indicate more than one plant with that name. Please see appropriate page for more information
Abrus
Aconite/Monkshood
Aconite, Carmichael's
Adonis
Alder Buckthorn
Ambrosia-2
Anemone (all)
Apple, Bitter
Apple, Balsam
Arnica
Arrowwood
Arum
Asarabacca
Ash, Mountain-1
Asthma Weed
Baneberry, Red
Baneberry, White
Bearded Darnel
Belladonna
Belladonna, Japanese
Birthwort
Birthwort, Frail
Bittersweet, American
Black Cohosh
Blackroot
Bloodroot
Blue Flag
Bog Rosemary
Bonduc Nut
Borax
Boxthorn
Boxwood
Broom, Scotch
Broom, Spanish
Bryony
Bryony, White
Buttercup (all)
Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Weed
Cabbage, Skunk
Calabar Bean
Camphor (all)
Casca Bark
Castor Bean
Centipede
Columbine
Foxglove
Hemlock
Henbane
Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Lily-of-the-Valley
May Apple
Melon, Bitter Indochinese
Peony
Poinsettia
Pokeweed
Stargrass
Wormwood


CAUTIONDANGEROUS PLANTS
The following plants have mild to severe cautions attached to their use. Please see appropriate page for more information
Achryanthes Root
Alder Buckthorn
Alexander, Golden
Ambrosia-2
Anemarrhena
Angelica
Apricot
Apricot, Japanese
Arsesmart
Ashwaganda
Asparagus
Avens
Avens, Water
Bahia Powder
Barberry, Common
Barrenwort
Bay
Bayberry
Bead Tree
Bearberry
Bee Pollen
Beechdrops
Bergamot
Bethroot
Bindweed
Bindweed, Hedge
Bindweed, Jalap
Birch (all)
Bishop Flower
Bisnaga
Black Cherry
Blackberry Lily
Bladderwrack
Blazing Star
Bogbean
Boldo
Boneset (all)
Borage
Broom, Dyer's
Broomweed
Brucea
Buchu
Buckwheat
Bugleweed
Bupleurum
Burdock
Burnut
Butter-and-Eggs
Butternut
Cactus, Living Rock
Cajuput
Calendula
Canaigre
Cannabis
Caraway
Cardamom, True
Cascara Sagrada
Cashew
Cat's Claw
Cattail
Cayenne
Cedar, White
Celandine
Celery
Cereus, Night-blooming
Chamomile
Chervil
Chicory
Cinnamon
Clover, Red
Cohosh, Blue
Coltsfoot
Comfrey
Crampbark
Echinacea
Elder
Ephedra, American
Fennel
Feverfew
Figwort
Fo-ti
Geranium, Scented
Ginkgo
Ginseng
Ginseng, Siberian
Goldenseal
Hops
Horseradish
Juniper
Licorice
Linden
Lobelia
Mugwort
Mullein
Nettle, Stinging
Parsley
Poplar, Balsam
Poppy
St Johnswort
Sassafras
Sorrel
Stoneroot
Tansy
Thistle, Blessed
Walnut, Black
Willow (all)
Wintergreen
Yarrow


PLANTS TO AVOID IF PREGNANT!
Achryanthes Root
Alstonia Bark
Ambrosia-2
Angelica
Barberry, Common
Bearberry
Blackberry Lily
Bladderwrack
Bugleweed
Burdock
Burnut
Butter-and-Eggs
Butternut
Cajuput
Calendula
Calamint
Calamint, Lesser
Cattail
Celandine
Chamomile
Cinnamon
Clover, Red
Cohosh, Blue
Coltsfoot
Cumin
Fennel
Ginger, Wild
Goldenseal
Parsley
Pennyroyal
Sage (all)
Tansy
Yarrow



©2006 by Ernestina Parziale, CH

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