Ornamental Shrubs-A Cause of Fatal Poisoning


Abstract

Yellow oleander is a poisonous plant that grows wildly in most of the South Asia region and all parts of India. These plants are very often planted as ornamental shrubs along the road side and in institutional campuses too. Consumption of seeds of yellow oleander results in significantly morbidity and mortality each year in South Asia including Sri Lanka and India. A case of fatal yellow oleander poisoning is presented along with a review of literature.

Keywords

Poisoning, Suicides, India, Yellow Oleander.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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