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Native Americans of Alaska, British Columbia, the Great Plains, and
Arizona used cow parsnip for medicinal and nutritional purposes
[26,39,42,48]. Native Americans in Alaska ate the inside of stems raw
and boiled the roots to extract sugar [39]. In Arizona, the Apache ate
the young leaves and stems and used the roots to treat epilepsy [42].

Cow parsnip is planted as an ornamental [38].

In the Great Plains cases of dermatitis have been reported in persons
who came in contact with the foliage of cow parsnip [26].

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