water hemlock


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water hemlock

see cicuta.
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14,15) Table 1 compares the two toxidromes that also cause rhabdomyolysis, water hemlock (cicutoxin) and palytoxin poisoning, with the Haff disease toxidrome.
The root ingested by the two brothers was identified as water hemlock (Cicuta maculata).
Unintentional ingestions of the water hemlock plant, Cicuta maculata, causes most of the fatalities attributed to the misidentification of poisonous plants in the United States because the plant resembles many edible herbs and roots, is lethal in small quantities, and grows in low-lying areas throughout the US.
Their list also includes water hemlock, oleander, bittersweet nightshade, common pokeweed or pokeberry, pennyroyal, meadow death camas, foxglove, groundcherry, and jimsonweed.
Moreover, some botanicals--such as black cohosh, water hemlock, ephedra, kava kava, yohimbine, guarana, and ginkgo seeds--are known to induce seizures, which could negate an AED's efficacy.
It looks like an accident - local herbalist Juliet Spence fed him sage water hemlock, mistaking it for wild parsnip.
As a preventative, pull water hemlock plants from the soil during the summer when they can readily be found and destroy them.