FERN (ASPIDIUM)

FERN

Male ferns are poisonous which contain filicin, an oleoresin active principle.

FERNSigns and symptoms – Pain in the abdomen, vomiting, diarrhoea, defective vision, delirium, circulatory collapse, coma and death.

Treatment – Symptomatic.

P. M. findings – Nothing specific.

Medicolegal aspects – Accidental poisoning (food poisoning).

LOCO WEED is a cattle poison which causes abnormal excitation and restlessness if the animal eats the plant parts.