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American Association of Poison Control Centers -

Botanicals Generally Recognized As Safe - FDA's GRAS List -

This list is a compilation of all botanicals which appear on the FDA's GRAS list, a list of food additives which are Generally Recognized As Safe by a consensus of scientific opinion.

Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System -

The Information System is intended for USE AS A RESEARCH TOOL that provides access to information on poisonous plants and their effects on animals and humans.

Cornell University Poisonous Plants Web Pages -

This is a growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (fungi, etc.).

Food & Drug Administration - Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, Dietary Supplements Poisonous Plant Database -

The Poisonous Plant Database is a set of working files of scientific information about the animal and human toxicology of vascular plants of the world. The initial files were created in 1994, and are updated periodically. -

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Herb Safety Guide for Herbs, Spices and Extracts -

Based on the American Herbal Products Association Botanical Safety Index. The purpose of the Index was to create meaningful safety classifications and labeling recommendations for botanicals.

Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy -

Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets - Cooperative Extension Service, Purdue University -

Database searchable by alphabetical plant listing, toxicity rating, species affected, botanical type and picture index.

MedWatch -

MedWatch, the FDA Medical Products Reporting and Safety Information Program, serves both healthcare professionals and the medical product-using public. They provide important and timely clinical information about safety issues involving medical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, biologics, dietary supplements, and medical devices.

National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration -

The mission of the National Center for Toxicological Research is to conduct peer-reviewed scientific research that supports and anticipates the FDA's current and future regulatory needs. This involves fundamental and applied research specifically designed to define biological mechanisms of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the FDA.

US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Guide to Poisonous and Toxic Plants -


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