Apiaceae Cicuta douglasii (DC.) Coult. & Rose

Western Water Hemlock

Kutenai - Drug, Emetic

Use documented by:
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 71

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Scientific name: Cicuta douglasii (DC.) Coult. & Rose
USDA symbol: CIDO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Water Hemlock
Family: Apiaceae
Family (APG): Apiaceae
Native American Tribe: Kutenai
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Emetic
Notes: Infusion of roots taken with large amounts of warm water as an emetic. This remedy was used cautiously because of the poisonous effects of larger doses of water hemlocks.

RECRD: 45648 id: 9841