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  • n. Plural form of grayanotoxin.


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  • The problem with mad honey is its concentration of substances called grayanotoxins, some of which can cause low blood pressure, slowed heart rate, vomiting, dizziness and fainting.

  • The most dangerous plants contain one of these three chemicals — solanine, grayanotoxins, and cardiac glycosides.

    Poisonous Plants

  • Honey from the Pontic region of eastern Turkey was notorious in ancient Greece and Rome; a local species of rhododendron carries “grayanotoxins,” which interfere with both lung and heart action.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen


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