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

View all documented uses for Cicuta maculata L.

Scientific name: Cicuta maculata L.
USDA symbol: CIMAM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Spotted Water Hemlock
Family: Apiaceae
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