Ira Shah
Department of Pediatrics, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India.
DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.101928


A 45-day-old boy presented with increased drowsiness for a day. His mother was giving the child a mixture of several herbs for the past 15 days for general well-being of the child. Urine analysis revealed the presence of opium and benzodiazepines in the child. On searching through the herbs, opium seeds were identified. The child recovered on his own and needed no antidote.

Keywords: Children, folk medicine, opium, poisoning.

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