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ANALYSIS OF A TOXIC RHODODENDRON HONEY

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Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 20 (4) pp. 249-253
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Date December 1981
Article Title ANALYSIS OF A TOXIC RHODODENDRON HONEY
Author(s) J. D. KERKVLIET
Abstract Visitors to eastern Nepal who ate local honey suffered from symptoms of poisoning. Analysis of the honey showed that it was partly derived from a Rhododendron species, of which R. arboreum or R. campanulatum are reported to be predominant in the area. Grayanotoxins I, II and III were not found, but some other grayanotoxin analogues known to occur in Rhododendron species were present at approximately 30 ppm. This amount could account for the symptoms of poisoning.
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