Poisonous Plants

A Guide for Parents & Childcare Providers

Author: Elizabeth A. Dauncey

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

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This accessible guidebook is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Medical Toxicology Information Services at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. Helpful descriptions and more than 230 photographs will assist you in identifying 130 of the most poisonous plants likely to be encountered as pot plants, in flower beds and vegetable plots, and in more natural environments. The toxins contained in each plant (especially in plant parts that are attractive to children) and the likely symptoms should they be inadvertently touched or eaten are explained. Poisonous Plants provides crucial information for anyone caring for children, and for educators, medics, sellers of plants and flowers, gardeners and those responsible for plants in public places. It will enable you to assess the potential risks posed to children by toxic plants and provides ideas for designing and planting a safe environment.

Plants That Kill

A Natural History of the World's Most Poisonous Plants

Author: Elizabeth A. Dauncey,Sonny Larsson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691178763

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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A full-color illustrated guide to the natural history of the most poisonous plants on earth This richly illustrated book provides an in-depth natural history of the most poisonous plants on earth, covering everything from the lethal effects of hemlock and deadly nightshade to the uses of such plants in medicine, ritual, and chemical warfare. Featuring hundreds of color photos and diagrams throughout, Plants That Kill explains how certain plants evolved toxicity to deter herbivores and other threats and sheds light on their physiology and the biochemistry involved in the production of their toxins. It discusses the interactions of poisonous plants with other organisms--particularly humans--and explores the various ways plant toxins can target the normal functioning of bodily systems in mammals, from the effects of wolfsbane on the heart to toxins that cause a skin reaction when combined with the sun's rays. This intriguing book also looks at plants that can harm you only if your exposure to them is prolonged, the ethnobotany of poisons throughout human history, and much more. A must for experts and armchair botanists alike, Plants That Kill is the essential illustrated compendium to these deadly and intriguing plants. Provides an authoritative natural history of the most poisonous plants on earth Features hundreds of color illustrations throughout Looks at how and why plants produce toxins Describes the effects of numerous poisonous plants, from hemlock and deadly nightshade to poppies and tobacco Explains poisonous plants' evolution, survival strategies, physiology, and biochemistry Discusses the uses of poisonous plants in medicine, rituals, warfare, and more

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

Author: Nancy J. Turner,Patrick von Aderkas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469145X

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.

Poisonous Plants of Paradise

First Aid and Medical Treatment of Injuries from Hawaií's Plants

Author: Susan Scott,Craig Thomas

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824822514

Category: Medical

Page: 178

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Can swallowing a poinsettia leaf kill you? Why do you have to cook taro before you eat it? Is cooking with oleander wood really dangerous? Poisonous Plants of Paradise, a well-researched and generously illustrated guide to potentially harmful plants in Hawai'i, answers these questions and many more in everyday language and in a user-friendly format. Of value to both medical professionals and the general public, this handbook describes each plant in words and color photos, then identifies the plant's toxins, mechanism of injury, incidence, signs and symptoms, and traditional and modern uses. The authors offer first aid recommendations and discuss advanced medical treatment based on the latest published literature. Health-care workers, naturalists, hikers, parents, and child-care providers will find Poisonous Plants of Paradise a highly useful and informative reference.

Poisonous Plants & Fungi

An Illustrated Guide

Author: Marion R. Cooper,Anthony W. Johnson,Elizabeth Dauncey

Publisher: Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117028616

Category: Science

Page: 185

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This is a revised edition of the 1988 guide, now including over 300 plants and 100 fungi, and adopting the common name usage of wild plants from the book New Flora of the British Isles (1991). The purpose of this publication is to provide information on plants found in Britain that are known to have adverse effects on people or animals, either here or abroad. It is intended as a layman's guide, but is also a reference tool for doctors, veterinarians and farmers.

Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child

More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577313259

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Aromatherapy taps the healing potential of Earth's ancient medicines, the essential oils that give plants their scent. Powerful yet safe, aromatherapy is a sound way to treat everything from diaper rash to asthma to self-esteem troubles in children. Many complaints such as aches and coughs that might otherwise have to wait for a visit to the doctor can be addressed immediately at home using the healing power of nature.This book will appeal to every parent who thinks proactively about their children's long-term physical and mental health. Valerie Ann Worwood offers an array of scientifically proven remedies, along with complete charts of essential oils and instructions for aromatherapeutic massage. Other chapters describe how aromatherapy can benefit seriously ill children when used in conjunction with Western medicine.

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600919X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment

A Life with Grace

Author: Julie M. Hauer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421409380

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

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Global impairment of the central nervous system, whether stable or progressive, is often called severe neurological impairment (SNI). A child who has SNI will be cared for both by specialist clinicians and by parents at home. A parent is a child’s best expert and advocate, and many parents become highly skilled in managing their child's care. This guide provides information to help parents increase their knowledge and improve their caregiving skills. In Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment, Dr. Julie M. Hauer advocates shared decision making between family caregivers and healthcare providers. She details aspects of medical care such as pain, sleep, feeding, and respiratory problems that will be particularly useful to parents. Tables and key points summarize discussions for clear, quick reference, while case studies and stories illustrate how different families approach decision making, communication, care plans, and informed consent. Parents and other caregivers will find this book to be indispensable—as will bioethicists and clinicians in pediatrics, neurology, physical and rehabilitative medicine, palliative care, and others who care for children with neurological and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Hauer offers hope and practical coping strategies in equal measure. -- Jody Chrastek, DNP, RN, CHPN, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Milkweed, monarchs and more

a field guide to the invertebrate community in the milkweed patch

Author: Ba Rea,Karen Oberhauser,Michael Andrew Quinn

Publisher: Bas Relief Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 96

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A field guide to the insects and spiders living in milkweed communities in North america north of the Mexican border.

Poisonous Plants in Great Britain

Author: Fred Gillam

Publisher: Wooden

ISBN: 9781904263876

Category: Poisonous plants

Page: 58

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If you thought only mushrooms and toadstools had it in for humans, think again! These fair isles shelter a multitude of extremely vicious killers, about which every sensible rambler and picnicker should be informed.

CBD

A Patient's Guide to Medicinal Cannabis

Author: Juliana Birnbaum,Leonard Leinow

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171830

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 248

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CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as seizures, pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and a number of other issues. This book offers guidance on various forms of the medicine such as oil infusions, alcohol-based tinctures, capsules, and CO2 concentrated extracts. The information is organized by health condition and also by recommended CBD-rich strains, which do not produce the "highs" associated with THC. With dosage suggestions, potential side effects and contraindications, and the pharmacology of the plant, this is an essential guide for both doctors and patients looking for a nontoxic alternative to opiate-based pain medications and other pharmaceuticals. The authors present case studies, interviews with doctors who prescribe cannabidiol products, and the latest research regarding other active phytocannabinoids and terpenoids present in cannabis that are being studied for medical use. They also address the difference between CBD products derived from industrial hemp or in a lab, versus those made from medical marijuana using the whole plant. In addition to offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on CBD-dominant cannabis therapy for humans, this book is the first to offer guidance for using the medicine for animals, with suggestions for dosage and delivery and useful forms and strains for common health issues in pets. Finally, the authors take a look at the future of cannabis medicine, charting trends in the legalization movement and suggesting how CBD might be used to fight the opioid epidemic.

Poisonous Plants

A Handbook for Doctors, Pharmacists, Toxicologists, Biologists and Veterinarians

Author: Dietrich Frohne,Hans Jürgen Pfänder

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 469

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"The first edition of Poisonous Plants was extremely well received, praised for its combination of wide coverage, ease of use and superb color illustrations. The second edition is a complete revision and contains over 50% additional text and illustrative material, with special attention to North America. The new edition of this practical reference work will be valued by a wide range of professional groups for many years to come."--BOOK JACKET.

Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology

Author: Nick Bateman,Robert Jefferson,Simon Thomas,John Thompson,Allister Vale

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191022489

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Overdose and poisoning are one of the most frequent acute medical presentations seen in emergency departments, and high dependency and intensive care facilities. The Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology provides an authoritative guide for the management of patients with poisoning. Each chapter includes key clinical features and potential treatment options to help physicians to assess the potential severity of the poisoned patient and provide the optimum clinical care. A reader-friendly layout ensures that information is easy to find and assimilate, and topics are self-contained to aid quick diagnosis. Presented in an easy-to-use double-page spread format, highly bulleted and concise, the Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology is ideal for quick referral when an acute problem arises. Contributions from the leading figures in toxicology make this book indispensable for all those involved with the management of poisoned patients, especially trainees and consultants working in emergency medicine, acute medicine, and critical care.

Chemical Food Safety

Author: Leon Brimer

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845937874

Category: Medical

Page: 295

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Preventing contamination with problematic chemical compounds in food, from 'plant to plate and meat to meal', begins with an understanding of the food production and processing chain as well as relevant issues in toxicology and risk management. The diversity in origin and structure of unwanted chemical substances means that combating chemical contaminants in food needs a good understanding of science in a number of disciplines as well as the regulatory processes designed to minimise risks to a world population increasingly exposed through international trade. This book covers the basic and applied science needed to understand, analyse and take professional action on problems and questions concerning chemical food safety, from acute to long lasting problems that call for interventions on a local, regional, national or international level. Risk assessment is explained in the context of targeted future risk management and risk communication. The book follows problematic chemical compounds through production and processing of foods of plant, fungal, algal or animal origin, including oral exposure and intestinal absorption of such contaminants. The aim is to reach a harmonized level of understanding of all aspects of chemical food safety, so as to make the graduated student ready for work in all sectors related to food and its production.

A Colour Atlas of Poisonous Plants

A Handbook for Pharmacists, Doctors, Toxicologists, and Biologists

Author: Dietrich Frohne,Hans Jurgen,Hans Jürgen Pfänder

Publisher: Sheridan House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 291

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Translated from the 2nd German ed. by Norman Grainger Bisset, London. "A Wolfe science book." Bibliography: p. 269-284. Includes index.

AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants

Author: Kenneth F. Lampe,Mary Ann McCann,American Medical Association

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn

ISBN: 9780899701837

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Explains how to recognize poisonous plants and discusses the symptoms and treatment of plant poisoning

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

Author: HHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.),USDA , Center for Nutrition Policy Promotion (U.S.)

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160934656

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

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Get your copy of this new and updated edition today! Provides authoritative advice about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. Gives action steps to reach achievable goals in weight control, stronger muscle and bones, and balanced nutrition to help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Guidelines for Investigation and Control

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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"These guidelines have been written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who may undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks."--P. 4 of cover.

California Friendly

A Maintenance Guide for Landscapers, Gardeners and Land Managers

Author: Douglas Kent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692800263

Category:

Page: 240

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California Friendly® is California's future. Water reliability is dependent on using water wisely. We need to create sustainable gardens that rely on less water. This maintenance guide will help you support California's future:*Uncover the secrets of efficient irrigation.*Explore the techniques for irrigating with recycled water.*Get the maintenance tips for hundreds of California Friendly® plants.*Discover the methods and means of managing weed and pest infestations.*Learn how to maintain rainwater capture opportunities.This book has been written for every landscaper, gardener and land manager in Southern California. It has been produced by the very first collaboration between three Southern California organizations, LADWP, MWD and SoCalGas. Grab a copy--they are free--use the information in your garden and help us create a beautiful, thriving and sustainable future.

Field Guide to the Introduced Flora of South Georgia

Author: Rebecca Upson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842466520

Category: Nature

Page: 60

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Non-native plants have been introduced to South Georgia since the first sealers inhabited the island in the late eighteenth century. The number of species and their impacts have varied over the years and today 41 non-native plant species are established and many threaten the native species and habitats of South Georgia. This is the first field guide to comprehensively treat these species, providing full colour photographs, distribution maps and species descriptions, plus keys to the grasses and sedges. This guide is accessible to all and also provides an opportunity for visitors to be part of a citizen science programme contributing sightings and improving our knowledge of the introduced flora of South Georgia.