Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. Poisoning: A Case report

Authors

  • Pravin Prasad Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Sangha R Bajracharya Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Samir Lamichhane Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Rakesh Ghimire Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Sanjay K Gupta Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Archana Prasad Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal

Keywords:

Cuscuta reflexa, ethno-botany, herbal toxicity, human poisoning

Abstract

Cuscuta reflexa (C. reflexa Roxb.), is an endogenous parasitic plant found in Nepal and has been used by various ethnic communities of Nepal. However, there has been cases of toxicity in humans which needs attention. Here we discuss a case of C. reflexa Roxb. accidental self-poisoning while being used for liver ailments that presented with gastrointestinal symptoms initially and local health facility and visited two health facilities before presenting to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital with multiple complaints. Appropriate risk assessment was done and the patient was managed conservatively at our center for three days following which he was discharged.

Published

2021-08-31

How to Cite

Prasad, P., Bajracharya, S. R., Lamichhane, S., Ghimire, R., Gupta, S. K., & Prasad, A. (2021). Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. Poisoning: A Case report. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal, 43(2). Retrieved from http://www.jiomnepal.com.np/index.php/jiomnepal/article/view/174