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The emergma is a plant belonging to the species Arisaema triphyllum . This article describes poisoning caused by the ingestion of parts of this plant, whose roots are the most dangerous part.

This is for informational purposes only and not for use in treatment or management of a toxic exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call the local emergency number (such as 911 in the United States) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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Alternative Names

Poisoning with Arisaema triphyllum ; Intoxication with marsh onion; Brown dragon poisoning; Indian turnip poisoning; Intoxication with rabiacana; Poisoning with wild turnip

Wherever you are

The stemma plants are found in North America in wetlands and moist and wooded areas. p>

Nausea and vomiting

Swelling of the mouth and tongue, which can cause breathing difficulty if it is serious


Home Care

Do NOT induce vomiting unless told to do so by the Poison Center or a health professional. >

Clean the mouth by wiping it with a damp, cold cloth. Also, immediately give milk to the person, unless the doctor has given other instructions. DO NOT give milk if the person is having symptoms that make swallowing difficult such as vomiting, seizures, or decreased consciousness.

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Wash the skin with water. If the plant material came in contact with the eyes, rinse with water.

Before calling for emergencies

Toxicology Center

The National Poison Control Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222 from anywhere in the United States. This free national line will allow you to speak to poisoning experts, who will give you additional instructions.

This is a free and confidential service. All local toxicology centers in the United States use this number. You should call if you have any concerns about poisoning or how to prevent them. It does not necessarily have to be an emergency; you can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Using gloves, place the plant in a container and take it to the hospital, if possible. What to Expect at the Emergency Room

The doctor will measure and monitor vital signs.

of the patient, including temperature, pulse, respiratory rate and blood pressure. The symptoms will be treated in the appropriate way.

Expectations (prognosis)

If the patient's mouth contact is not severe, after a few days. For patients who actually have serious contact with the plant, a longer recovery time may be necessary.


Do not touch or eat any plants you are unfamiliar with. Wash your hands after working in the garden or walking in the woods.


Shofner JD, Kimball AB. Plant-induced dermatitis. In: Auerbach PS, ed. Wilderness Medicine . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2011: chap 63.

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