May 31, 2016

Fool's Parsley

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What other names is Fool's Parsley known by?

Ache des Chiens, Aethusa cynapium, Ciguë des Jardins, Ciguë des Moissons, Dog Parsley, Dog Poison, Éthuse Ciguë, Faux Persil, Fool's-Cicely, Fools Parsley, Lesser Hemlock, Perejil Loco, Perejil Traidor, Persil des Chiens, Petite Ciguë, Small Hemlock.

What is Fool's Parsley?

Fool's parsley is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take fool's parsley for stomach and intestinal problems, cholera, diarrhea, and seizures (convulsions).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stomach and intestinal problems.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Seizures (convulsions).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of fool's parsley for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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