In this Article
- What other names is Poinsettia known by?
- What is Poinsettia?
- How does Poinsettia work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Poinsettia.
Recent studies indicate that the plant is less toxic than once believed. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 22,793 cases of potential poisoning with no fatalities and 92.4% with no toxicity.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Children: Poinsettia might be UNSAFE in children when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Poinsettia might have caused the poisoning death of a 2-year-old child.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to use poinsettia if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don't use it.
Digestive tract disorders such as stomach ulcer, irritable bowel disease, and Crohn's disease: Poinsettia might irritate the digestive tract. Don't use it if you any of these conditions.
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