Liatrix oils

  • Deer tongue resinoid
  • Liatris
  • Liatrix oleoresin
Used in perfumery and for perfuming smoking, chewing and snuff tobacco.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
RTECS class
Natural Product
Austrailia AICS


Hazards and Protection.
Emits toxic fumes of NOx ujpon thermal decomposition.


Exposure effects
Vertigo, ataxia, drowsiness, and coma may occur. CNS depression may have a rapid onset (30 minutes), or be delayed for up to 4 hours. May be up to 3 days in duration. Dizziness, giddiness, and disorientation usually occur in the first 30 minutes.
Heartburn, epigastric and oral pain, reflux, nausea vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may occur. The fats, waxes, and oils may contribute to nausea and diarrhea.
Chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema are possible when they are in liquid form. Apnea has been reported with camphor and eucalyptus oil ingestion Respiratory failure occurred following a massive ingestion of a mouthwash containing volatile essential oils, including eucalyptol, menthol, and thymol.
Causes irritation.
These oils are very irritating to the eye, producing erythema and pain, but seldom damage.

First aid
Consider gastric lavage after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Administer charcoal as a slurry 240 mL water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents, 25 to 50 g in children (1 to 12 years), and 1 g/kg in infants less than 1 year old. Immediate dilution with milk or water may be of benefit in caustic or irritant chemical ingestions.
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with inhaled beta2 agonist and oral or parenteral corticosteroids.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician may need to examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate eye for at least 20 minutes with water or saline. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.