TOPEKA (KSNT) – Dietary supplement products sold nationwide are being recalled because they have been found to contain a poisonous plant, posing a serious health risk to those who purchased the pills.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports online that GA Mart dba H&Natural is voluntarily recalling two lots of its H&NATURAL TejoRoot pills, 10 g, along with two lots of H&NATUAL Brazil Seed, 0.167 g seeds sold to consumers throughout the country. They have been found to contain yellow oleander through a random test by the FDA.

This is a poisonous plant native to Mexico and Central America. Ingestion of this plant can cause adverse neurological, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health effects that can be serious or even fatal in some cases. Symptoms in those who have been in contact with the plant include the following:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Dizziness

  • Diarrhea

  • Abdominal pain

  • cardiac changes

  • dysrhythmia

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So far, GA Mart has received one report of gastrointestinal illness. The individual reported having painful symptoms including internal bleeding in connection with H&NATURAL TejoRoot. No reports of diseases related to H&NATURAL Brazil seeds have yet been received.

The FDA says TejoRoot and Brazil Seed were sold through online sources such as Amazon and www.handnatural.com. This also includes Walmart’s online shopping site. The recalled lots are labeled with expiration dates of 3/24 and 5/24. Complete product information on the recalled pills can be found below:

  • Yew Root, Raiz de Tejocte, H&Natural, Healthy and Natural, Dietary Supplement, 10g pills, packaged in a box or bottle, with UPC (196852946921)

  • Brazil Seed Pure Natural Seed from Brazil, H& Natural, Healthy and Natural, 0.167g of seeds, packed in a box or bottle, with UPC (195893047529) (196852820641) (195893698721) (195893236893)(196852134618) (195893336975)

Those who have purchased the recalled pills are advised to discard them or request a refund by contacting GA Mart dba H&Natural. If you have used the recalled products, we recommend that you contact your healthcare provider for more information.

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If you have any questions about this recall, you can call GA Mart at 928-389-4805 or email ag@gamartgroup.com Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.

If you have experienced any illness related to recalled products, you can report it to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by mail, or by fax. To report by mail or fax, click here to download a form or call 1-800-332-1088. You can fax forms to 1-800-FDA-0178.

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By Sam