Plants contain a large number of biologically active chemicals.

Some of these constituents produce adverse health effects.

These include alkaloids ,glycosides, terpenes, etc. The ingestion of these compounds may be critical.

The diagnosis of plant poisonings can be difficult.Ingestion of many plants produce non-specific clinical signs that must be difficult to differentiate from other disease conditions.

There are few antidotal therapies for treating plant poisonings.