Thanks for getting back to me on this. I'm glad to hear my
suggestion met your needs.
I've listed below several sources of information on the toxicity (or
lack thereof) of Viburnum odoratissimum.
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additional information. Just post a Request for Clarification, and
I'll be happy to assist you further.
There's a good, detailed overview of the known information on V.
odoratissimum at this entry from the Compleat Botanica:
Poisonous parts Poisonous indications Internal poison -- no
Dermatologic poison -- no
Livestock poison -- no
Mechanical injury -- no
Hay fever pollen, Hay fever season, Adverse qualities -- [no entry]
Has medicinal uses--no
Do not self-administer--no
Do not use if pregnant-- no
Legally restricted --no
Toxicity precautions [no entry]
Is edible -- no
This link is a summary of a scientific paper that evaluated some
chemicals extracted from V. odoratissimum for their use as an
J Nat Prod. 2004 Jan;67(1):74-7
Vibsane diterpenoids from the leaves and flowers of Viburnum odoratissimum.
Shen YC, Lin CL, Chien SC, Khalil AT, Ko CL, Wang CH.
Institute of Marine Resources, National Sun Yat-sen University, 70
Lien-Hai Road, Kaohsiung, 80424 Taiwan, Republic of China.
"...four new diterpenes...,were isolated from an acetone extract of
the leaves and flowers of Viburnum odoratissimum... The compounds were
evaluated for cytotoxicity against human nasopharyngeal carcinoma..."
For some reason, this link that was available the other day is not
opening at the time I am writing this:
However, the site is included in Google's cache at:
and it makes mention of the potential irritating effects on some
people of V. odoratissimum when in bloom:
"...In early spring the sweet viburnum blooms producing cluster of
small waxy flowers that are pleasantly fragrant (although some may
find the pollen irritating)."
Those are the main sources of information on the effects (adverse or
otherwise) of this fairly common plant.
As I said above, just let me know if you need any additional information.
search strategy: Google searches on:
Viburnum odoratissimum ~toxic
Viburnum odoratissimum ~adverse