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Herbs - Medicinal plants usage and Identification Data base

Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser.

Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser.
Family [1] Ranunculaceae.



Habitat [1] The alpine Himalayas from
Sikkim to Garhwal and Assam.
English [1] Indian Aconite, Wolfsbane,
Monkshood.
Ayurvedic [1] Vatsanaabha, Visha,
Amrita, Vajraanga, Sthaavaravisha,
Vatsanaagaka, Shrangikavisha,
Garala.
Unani [1] Bish, Bishnaag.
Siddha/Tamil [1] Vasanaavi, Karunaabhi.
Folk [1] Bacchanaag, Bish, Mithaa
Zahar, Telia Visha.
Action [1] Narcotic, sedative, antileprotic,
anti-inflammatory. Extremely
poisonous. (Roots possess depressant
activity, but after mitigation in
cow’s milk for 3-4
ays, they exhibit
stimulant activity.)
Key application [1] In neuralgia.
(Aconitum napellus L. has been
listed by German Commission E
among unapproved herbs.)
The root contains diterpenoid alkaloids,
which act as a powerful poison
that affects the heart and central nervous
system. Aconitine has a shortlived
cardiotonic action followed by cardiac depression. Topically, aconitine
has analgesic, anti-inflammatory
and anaesthetic activity

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