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The dried unripe fruit of Conium maculatum (family Umbelliferae), also known as spotted cowbane or spotted parsley; it has been used as a sedative, antispasmodic, and anodyne.
[L. fr. G. kōneion, hemlock]
a. Any of several poisonous plants of the genera Conium and Cicuta of the parsley family, such as the poison hemlock.
b. A poison obtained from the poison hemlock.
the common name for Conium maculatum, a plant indigenous to most of Europe and the source of a poisonous alkaloid, coniine. It is considered unsafe for any use, but an extract of the leaves and flowers of conium has been used as a respiratory sedative and its hydrochloride salts have been used as an antispasmodic. Also called conium.
Management Activated charcoal
hemlockToxicology Any of the poisonous herbs of the carrot family, especially Conium maculatum, but also Tsuga spp, which contain an alkaloid, conine, that evokes CNS hyperactivity, followed by medullary depression and respiratory failure Treatment Activated charcoal
there are a number of weeds in different genera that go by this name.
see conium maculatum.
hemlock water dropwort