Apiaceae Cicuta maculata L.
Spotted Water Hemlock
Cherokee - Drug, Contraceptive
Use documented by:
Taylor, Linda Averill, 1940, Plants Used As Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes, Cambridge, MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 45
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Scientific name: Cicuta maculata L.
USDA symbol: CIMAM (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spotted Water Hemlock
Family (APG): Apiaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Contraceptive
Notes: Roots chewed and swallowed by women as form of contraception and become sterile.
RECRD: 84053 id: 9866