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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Cicuta maculata?
If you know websites containing any information about Cicuta maculata please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Cicuta maculata and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Cicuta maculata.


Cicuta maculata basic info
Scientific Name: Cicuta maculata L..
Family: Apiaceae.
Genus: Cicuta.
Common names in English: spotted cowbane, spotted water-hemlock, spotted water-hemlock, spotted water-hemlock, water-hemlock.
Description: Cicuta maculata is a species of flowering plant known by several common names, including spotted water hemlock, spotted parsley, spotted cowbane, and the suicide root by the Iroquois. It is native to nearly all of North America, from northern Canada to southern Mexico. The Cicuta is extremely poisonous. Indeed, spotted water hemlock is considered to be North America's most toxic plant. Cicuta is fatal when swallowed, causing violent and painful convulsions. Though a number of people have died from water hemlock poisoning over the centuries, livestock have long been the worst affected (hence the name "cowbane"), causing death in as little as 15 minutes. - for more info about Cicuta maculata See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Cicuta maculata
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Cicuta maculata in other websites
Cicuta maculata common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Cicuta maculata - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Cicuta maculata - See link.


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