01/05/2024
  • What is the problem?
  • FDA analysis has determined that certain dietary supplements labeled as tejocote (Crataegus mexicana) root are adulterated because they were tested and found to be substituted with yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia), a poisonous plant native to Mexico and Central America and a toxic substance of concern to public health officials. In other words, the tested products are labeled as tejocote but are actually toxic yellow oleander.
  • Ingestion of yellow oleander can cause neurologic, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular adverse health effects that may be severe, or even fatal. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cardiac changes, dysrhythmia, and more.
  • These products are typically sold online through third-party platforms.
  • Tested Products
    To date, the FDA has tested 9 samples, representing the 9 different products listed below, and found them to contain yellow oleander. Tejocote root dietary supplements that were sampled and determined by the FDA to be substituted with toxic yellow oleander:‚Äč
https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advi...ellow-oleander