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Stephen M Jankalski CEREOID at prodigy.net
Tue Jun 29 16:24:12 EST 1999


He wants to grow it not put it in his coffee.

Starbuck <pmdlandarch at earthlink.net> wrote in article
<7lbckd$sga$1 at oak.prod.itd.earthlink.net>...
> Some Asclepias are not toxic, but all should be suspected.  All parts of
a
> plant contain glycosides and resinoids that can be cooked out, but are
> usually toxic when eaten raw.    Symptoms are vomiting, stupor and
weakness.
> 
> A. currassavica contains glycosides, resinoids and the compound
asclepiadin.
> It  has caused death in cattle.
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