Veratrum alkaloids in sneezing-powder a potential danger

J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1983 Apr;20(2):175-9. doi: 10.3109/15563658308990062.


Sneezing-powders containing pulverized root of veratrum album (white hellebore) have recently been marketed in the Scandinavian countries. The powder, imported from the Federal Republic of Germany, has caused severe intoxications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Powders
  • Veratrum Alkaloids / poisoning*


  • Powders
  • Veratrum Alkaloids