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Herb Information
Name: Dog poison
Biological Name: Aethusa cynapium
Other Names: Dog poison, fool's cicely, fool's parsley, small hemlock
Parts Used: The herb
Remedies For

Antispasmodic, emetic, irritant.

Dog poison is now used only in homeopathic preparations for spasms and for nervous stomach problems.

POISONOUS - DO NOT USE. GIVEN HERE ONLY FOR IDENTIFICATION.

CAUTION: Eating the leaves or roots (mistaken for parsley or radishes) can be fatal. Dog poison looks similar to parsley but can be distinguished by the shiny, yellow-green underside of the leaves (not shiny in parsley) and the white flowers (yellow-green in parsley).

Description:

Dog poison is an annual plant found growing in waste places and gardens, and along hedges and fences, in the north- eastern U.S., eastern Canada, and Europe. The white, spindle-shaped root produces a round, slender, glabrous, blue-flecked, branched stem, 1 to 3 feet high, with alternate, tripinnate leaves. The leaflets are incised, dark green above and shiny yellow-green beneath. White flowers appear from June to September.

Dosage: DO NOT TAKE - POISONOUS.
Safety:

POISONOUS - DO NOT USE. GIVEN HERE ONLY FOR IDENTIFICATION.

CAUTION: Eating the leaves or roots (mistaken for parsley or radishes) can be fatal. Dog poison looks similar to parsley but can be distinguished by the shiny, yellow-green underside of the leaves (not shiny in parsley) and the white flowers (yellow-green in parsley).

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