Homeopathy 2004; 93(04): 216-220
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2004.06.003
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The toxicology of Amanita virosa: the destroying angel

MS Bonnet
PW Basson
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Publication History

Received20 June 2003
revised15 April 2004

accepted21 June 2004

Publication Date:
27 December 2017 (online)

This paper examines the biology and medical consequences of ingesting the potentially lethal poisonous mushroom, Amanita virosa, the Destroying Angel. The fungus, its structure, distribution and toxic components are described. Symptoms of human poisoning by A. virosa are described, following the order of Homeopathic Repertories. Laboratory values for comparison with normal values of haematology, biochemistry and urine analyses are given.