Dieffenbachia: uses, abuses and toxic constituents: a review.
- Author(s): Arditti, J
- Rodriguez, E
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/0378-8741(82)90015-0
Dieffenbachia may well be the most toxic genus in the Araceae. Calcium oxalate crystals, a protein and a nitrogen-free compound have been implicated in the toxicity, but the available evidence is unclear. The plants have also been used as food, medicine, stimulants, and to inflict punishment. © 1982.