Common Name: Selloum,
Botanical Name: Philodendron
Selloum C. Koch
Methods of Poisoning: Ingestion
of inflorescence, leaves, stems and roots. Contact with sap from plant, pollen from
Symptoms of Poisoning:
Severe stinging of mouth and lips if ingested. Severe irritation of skin
and eyes, breathing difficulty if watery sap or juice from the plant comes in contact with
the skin or eyes. The large, juicy stems bear a slight resemblance to celery and may
be attractive to children.
sap from affected areas with clean water. If ingested, application of lime
juice helps to easy the pain. Seek professional help if irritation continues.