Nat. ord., Umbelliferae.

Synonym. - Heracleum sphondylium.

Cow-parsnip, Hog-weed, Bear's-breech.

Characters. - A tall coarse plant, more or less rough, with short stiff hairs. Leaves pinnate with 3, 5, or 7 large, broad segments, usually 3-lobed and toothed, from 3 to 5 inches long and at least as broad, sometimes more numerous and much narrower. Umbels large, of about 20 rays, the outer petals much larger than the others. Carpels nearly orbicular, 3 or 4 lines long; the vittas very conspicuous.

A proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex.

Part employed. - The fresh root.

Preparation. - Tincture.