September 24, 2016

Hemlock Water Dropwort

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What other names is Hemlock Water Dropwort known by?

Dead Tongue, Five-Fingered Root, Horsebane, Nablo del Diablo, Navet du Diable, Oenanthe crocata, Oenanthe Safranée, Yellow Water Dropwort.

What is Hemlock Water Dropwort?

Hemlock water dropwort is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

Be careful not to confuse hemlock water dropwort with similar sounding plants such as water hemlock and hemlock. Also be careful not to mistake the extremely poisonous hemlock water dropwort with other similar looking plants, such as wild parsnip, sweet flag, or pignut.

Hemlock water dropwort is used as a poultice for pimples, rashes, and other skin breakouts. A poultice is a warm, moist preparation of the herb that is contained in a sack and placed directly on the skin.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Use as a poultice for skin breakouts.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hemlock water dropwort for this use.

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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