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Rare Case Report of Azalea Poisoning in Humans

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)

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Page : 1331-1332

Keywords : Azalea poisoning; Grayanotoxins; mad honey; poisonous ornamental plants;

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Some flora species usually grown in our gardens and indoor can be poisonous. When grown without knowledge, these pose serious health hazards to children and even pet animals. One of them are plants belonging to Ericaceae family, like Azalea which is an ornamental plant, commonly seen in gardens in variety of colours. Other flora mainly red Rhododendron species whose flowers are widely present in Sub Himalayan and Himalayan belt whose flowers are edible and used in various forms like squash and sauces can be poisonous too. Honey extracted from bees fed on these flower?s nectar may contain Grayanotoxins, which mainly act on sodium channels and may produce wide range of symptoms. One should be aware of potential risk of such plants and plant products.

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