Toxicity of cycads

@article{Whiting2008ToxicityOC,
  title={Toxicity of cycads},
  author={M. Whiting},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={270-302}
}
This is a review of the literature on the use of cycads as food and medicine, with special attention to their toxic properties. In the tropics and subtropics, where the plants are indigenous, their toxicity has long been known. Both gastrointestinal and neurological effects have been reported. Although several toxic components of the plants have been investigated, none has yet been shown to be responsible for specific effects. No lesion has been demonstrated to account for the progressive and… Expand

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