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Aconitum heterophyllum  WALL. EX ROYLE SERINGE

   

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Botanical Name

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Aconitum heterophyllum WALL. EX ROYLE SERINGE

English Name

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Asian monkshood, Atis root, Aconites, Indian Atees

Synonym(s)

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Aconitum cordatum; Aconitum Atees

Family

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Ranunculaceae

 

General Info

Description

Perennial, aesthetic herb containing tuberous roots and standing 1-3 ft tall. Roots biennial, paired, tuberous, daughter tuber cylindrical to cylindrical, oblong or conic, long, thick, bearing few root fibres which are friable, bark very thin. Stem erect, simple or branched, high, glabrous below internodes short. Leaves are mainly heteromorphous, glabrous, Inflorescence a slender raceme, leafy panicle or in alpine specimens reduced to a few flowers, crispo-pubescent. Sepals blue or violet, Nectaries, glabrous. Seeds obpyramidal, long blackish brown.

Herb Effects

Hypotensive, hypertensive (aqueous root extract), anthelmintic, antipyretic, aphordisiac, astringent, carminative, antiinflammatory, antiperiodic, cholagogue, febrifuge, tonic.

Links

Liber Herbarum II

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Altisine, heterophyllisine, heterophylline, heterophyllidine, atidine, hetisine and benzoylheteratisine.

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

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Heterophylline Not Available Not Available C36H38N2O9 Click Here To Enlarge
Hetisine 10089-23-3 Not Available C20H27NO3 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

Snakebite, fever, as a tonic, in abdominal pain, diarrhea, hemorrhoids,in the fevers of contagious diseases and inflammation of the intestines.

Contraindication

The whole Aconitum heterophyllum plant is highly toxic, even simple skin contact can cause numbness in people with sensitive skin. In large doses, this herb can cause constipation. Toxic overdoses will cause parasthesia, dry mouth, bradycardia, and in extreme cases, coma. Aconitum heterophyllum is a very poisonous plant and should only be used with extreme caution and under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

Reference

Sharma, Classical Uses of Medicinal Plants.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

Uniyal et al., Medicinal Flora of Garhwal Himalayas.

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