Calycanthus spp.

Common name(S) American allspice, Carolina allspice, calycanth, pineapple shrub, spicebush, strawberry bush, strawberry shrub, sweet shrub, sweet Bettie, bubby-blossoms, bubbybush.

Toxin(s)  Calycanthin, other alkaloids.

Toxic part(s)  seeds.

Signs  No case reports were found in the literature. Reports of animals given the alkaloids indicate that the animals suffered strychnine-like convulsions, myocardial depression, and hypotension.

Treatment  No convincing recommendations were found in the literature. Treatment would he supportive and symptornatic.