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What is honey poisoning ?

Grayanotoxin causes ‘honey intoxication'. Honey intoxication is very rare and is caused by the consumption of honey produced from the nectar of rhododendrons. The grayanotoxins cause the intoxication. The specific grayanotoxins vary with the plant species.

Other names associated with the disease are rhododendron poisoning, mad honey intoxication or grayanotoxin poisoning.

See also grayanotoxin in the food-borne toxin section of the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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