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Aconitum atrox
(Bruchi) Mukherjee.
Synonym Aconiturn balfourii Stapf. Family Ranunculaceae.
Habitat The sub-alpine and alpine Himalayas between 3,300 and
3,900 m.
Ayurvedic Vatsanaabha (related sp.).
Folk Banwaa.
Action Poisonous, highly toxic.
Air-dried roots contain 1.2% total alkaloids of which pseudoaconitine is
0.4%. Pseudoaconitine is biologically 1.5 times as active as aconitine. (A. atrox is a poisonous species and is one of the common constituents of Aconiturn ferox of commerce.)