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, radish, sweet flag, or pignut.
Hemlock water dropwort is used for pimples, rashes, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using hemlock water dropwort can also be unsafe.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hemlock water dropwort is safe or what the side effects might be. But since it is known to be poisonous if accidentally swallowed, it is a dangerous substance to handle and use should be avoided.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hemlock water dropwort is safe or what the side effects might be. But since it is known to be poisonous if accidentally swallowed, it is a dangerous substance to handle and use should be avoided. Hemlock water dropwort isn't safe for anyone to use. Some people are especially sensitive to the poisonous effects and should be especially careful to avoid use.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Hemlock water dropwort is UNSAFE and poisonous.
Children: Hemlock water dropwort is UNSAFE and poisonous. Keep children away from hemlock water dropwort. Children have been accidentally poisoned after eating the plant's roots.
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