Apiaceae Cicuta douglasii (DC.) Coult. & Rose

Western Water Hemlock

Thompson - Drug, Orthopedic Aid

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 150

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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: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Orthopedic Aid
Notes: Boiled, roots used by bedridden patients or poultice of roots used for broken hips. The bedridden patient's back was splashed with water and the boiled, mashed roots placed on the back to help the patient recover. The informant warned that the poultice should not be left on for more than half of an hour and that because of its toxicity, it should never be taken internally.

RECRD: 32364 id: 9858