Shoots contain the active principle, savin.
Signs and symptoms – Nausea, vomiting diarrhoea, pain abdomen, circulatory collapse leading to death.
Treatment – Stomach wash ; fluid and electrolyte intake, maintenance of circulation and symptomatic.
P. M. findings – Nothing specific except irritation of the stomach and intestine.
Medicolegal aspects – Poisoning is accidental and as abortifacient.