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First Aid for Wild Turnip Poisoning

First Aid for Wild Turnip Poisoning

Contributed byMaulik P. Purohit MD MPHSep 28, 2017

The topic First Aid for Wild Turnip Poisoning you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the topic First Aid for Jack-in-the-Pulpit Poisoning.

Please find relevant information on First Aid for Wild Turnip Poisoning regarding cause, signs & symptoms, administration of first aid treatment, prognosis, preventive measures, and additional resources HERE.

Quick Summary:

  • Jack-in-the-pulpit (botanical name Arisaema triphyllum) is small plant, about 2 feet tall, that is native to certain regions of North America. The roots of the plant are considered toxic
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit Poisoning is the accidental or intentional intake of the plant or plant product containing the compound
  • The condition is diagnosed based upon the clinical history, combination of signs and symptoms, and additional tests (that may include, in some cases, radiological studies and laboratory tests)


  • In case of an emergency, call 911 (or your local emergency number) for assistance
  • In case of poisoning, call National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222 (or your local poison control center) and follow instructions
  • Provide them with information such as dosage, type, strength and time of ingestion of medication, age, weight and general health status of affected individual

What are some Useful Resources for Additional Information on Wild Turnip Poisoning?

National Capital Poison Center (USA)
3201 New Mexico Ave, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20016
Administrative Line: (202) 362-3867
Emergency Line: 1 (800) 222-1222
Fax: (202) 362-8377
Email: pc@poison.org
Website: http://www.poison.org

American Association of Poison Control Centers (USA)
515 King St., Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 894-1858
Email: info@aapcc.org
Website: http://www.aapcc.org

References and Information Sources used for Wild Turnip Poisoning:

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002870.htm (accessed on 09/28/2017)

https://altnature.com/gallery/jackinpulpit.htm (accessed on 09/28/2017)

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/all/arisaema-triphyllum/ (accessed on 09/28/2017)

https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm253338.htm (accessed on 09/28/2017)

Helpful Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles for Wild Turnip Poisoning:

Aganga, A., Nsinamwa, M., Oteng, K., & Maule, B. (2011). Poisonous plants in gardens and grazing lands. J. An. Feed Res, 1(2), 52-59.

Greene, C. D., Nielsen, C. K., Woolf, A., Delahunt, K. S., & Nawrot, J. R. (2010). Wild Turkeys Cause Little Damage to Row Crops in Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science, 103.

Ryoo, S. M., Sohn, C. H., Oh, B. J., Kim, W. Y., Lim, K. S., & Lee, C. C. (2013). Oropharyngeal airway obstruction after the accidental ingestion of Arisaema amurense. The Journal of emergency medicine, 45(3), 352-354.

Verma, H., Lal, V., Pant, K., & Soni, N. (2012). A Ethno medicinal Review on Arisaema tortuosum. Inter. J. of Adv. In Pharm. Bio. and Chem, 1(2), 176-179.

Filmer, A. K., & Dodge, L. (2012). Safe and Poisonous Garden Plants. California Poison Control System, University of California, USA, Davis.

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