Exposures to toxic plants are the most frequent cause of poisonings that are reported to poison control centers. Although most of the cases of plant exposures occur in children, due to the accidental ingestion of showy fruits, the new trend of nutritional therapies and phytotherapy increases the poisoning cases in adult too.
Most people believe that plants are naturally safe and can be used as healing remedies for human health. This belief often
leads to the spontaneous use of plants for medicinal and aesthetic purposes without evaluating the e ects of their secondary metabolites on humans.
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