Antimicrobial Activity of Acetone Extracts of Thavetia peruviana
Thevetia peruviana are potentially lethal plants after ingestion. The plants is common toxicological emergency in tropical and subtropical parts of the world and international self-harm, using T. peruvian is prevalent in south Asian countries, especially in India and Sri Lanka. All parts of these plants are toxic, and contain a variety of cardiac glycosides including nerifolin, thevetin A, Thevetin B and oleandrin. Ingestion of oleander results in nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, disrhythmias and hyperkailemia in most cases; clinical management of poisoning by either N. oleander or T. peruviana involves administration of activated charcoal and supportive care. This article compiles all the information related to Thevetia peruviana.