406. Cicuta maculata.—American Water-hemlock. Wild Parsnip.
406. CICUTA MACULATA.—AMERICAN WATER-HEMLOCK. WILD PARSNIP. The root and leaves of Cicu'ta macula'ta Linné. Poisonous, sedative, narcotic; resembles conium in action and has been used in its stead, but the two drugs should not be confounded when conium is prescribed, as it sometimes is, by its old name, cicuta. Dose: 3 to 5 gr. (0. 2 to 0 . 3 Gm.). Children have been poisoned by eating the fresh root, which resembles parsnip in taste and smell.