Contractions. - aethus. .aeth.
aethusa Cynapium. Nat. ord., Umbelliferae.
Fig. - Flor. Horn., pl. 2.
Common aethusa, Fool's Parsley, Garden Hemlock. For. names: French, Cigue des Jardins, Petite Cigue; German, . Garten-schierling; Italian, Cicuta minore; Spanish, Cicuta menore.
Habitat. - A common weed, abundant throughout Europe.
Flowering time. - Summer and autumn.
Parts employed. - The whole fresh plant.
Characters. - Leaves dissected, bright green, emitting a nauseous smell when rubbed. Umbels on long peduncles, with partial involucres of 2 or 3 long linear bracts, turned downwards towards the outside of the umbels.
Time for collecting. - When in flower.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - An. d. Horn. Klin., iv., 114.
Proper forms for dispensing.φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 65 per cent.