J Korean Soc Emerg Med.  2011 Aug;22(4):359-361.

Pain and Paresthesia after Ingestion of Glechoma Longituba: Three Case Reports

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea. cjhemd@kangwon.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea.

Abstract

Glechoma longituba is a common medicinal plant that is common in wet and sunny land. This plant is used to treat various illnesses including jaundice and edema. But, ingestion of the plant can cause severe pain and swelling on lip and mouth. We experienced three cases that had oral pain and sensory change after ingestion of G. longituba, which we report with a literature review.

Keyword

Plant; Eating; Pain; Paresthesia

MeSH Terms

Eating
Edema
Jaundice
Lamiaceae
Lip
Mouth
Paresthesia
Plants
Plants, Medicinal
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