Herbs & Plants

Aethusa cynapium

Botanical Name: Aethusa cynapium
Family: Apiaceae
Order: Apiales
Tribe: Selineae
Genus: Aethusa
Species:A. cynapium

Common Names: Fool’s parsley, Fool’s cicely, or Poison parsley

Habitat : Aethusa cynapium is native to Most of Europe, including Britain, to the Caucasus and south to Algeria. It grows in waste places and is also a common weed of cultivated ground but rarer in the north of Britain.

Aethusa cynapium is an annual (rarely biennial) herb in the plant family Apiaceae, growing to 1.2 m (4ft). It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile. It has a fusiform root(The root is swollen in the middle and narrow towards both its base) and a smooth hollow branched stem growing to about 80 cm (31 in) high, with much divided (ternately pinnate) smooth leaves with an unpleasant smell, and small compound umbels of small irregular white flowers.


Edible Uses:
Leaves are eaten raw or cooked. It is very inadvisable to eat this plant, see the notes below on toxicity.

Medicinal Uses:
Although fairly toxic, fool’s parsley has occasionally been used in folk medicine. The herb is sedative and stomachic. It has been used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal problems, especially in children, and also to treat convulsions and summer diarrhoea. Extreme caution in the use of this herb is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Key attributes of homeopathic single remedy Aethusa Cynapium are Brain-fag, Cough, Delirium, Dyspepsia, Intolerance to milk, Mental Weakness, Vomiting.

*Over the Counter (OTC) homeopathic medicine that works naturally
*No side effects; no drug interactions
*Can be safely used along with other medications
*Lactose free pellets dissolve instantly

All product variants are listed below; 30C is the lowest homeopathic potency or drug strength. The smallest pack size available is 400 pellets which has approx 80 doses (4-5 pellets make one dose)

Known Hazards: The entire plant is poisonous though less so than Conium maculatum (q.v.). Small amounts can cause pain, confusion of vision and vomiting. The dried plant might be safe to eat.

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.


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