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Indian aconite

Indian aconite

Scientific name of Indian aconite: Aconitum heterophyllum wall 

Name of Indian aconite in different languages:

English: Monk's hood

Sanskrit: Visha

Hindi: Meeta Vish

Malayalam: Athividayam-അതിവിടയം, Vatsanabhi-വത്സനാഭി

Plant description:

Indian aconite or Monk's hood is a herb, growing up to 1 m tall, root biennial, leaves are 5-10 cm long, acute leaves sharply toothed, palmate with deeply lobed, the flowers in the raceme, more than 2.5 cm long, bright blue to greenish-blue with purple veins.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Deeply lobed palmate Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 aconite  Margin_Entire  parallel2

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

Vomiting, Fever, Kapha, Dysentery, it is used in snake bite. It is highly toxic

How to prepare medicines:

Indian aconite is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Grahanimihira Taila

Pushyanuga Choornam

Shaddarana Choornam

Yogaraja Choornam

Mahatiktaka Ghrita

Chandraprabha Gulika

Chargeryadi Gulika

Gastrex Tablets

Kutaj Ghan Vati

Arkadi Kashaya

Devdarvadi Kashaya

Mahatiktam kashayam

Rasnairandadi Kashayam

Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita

Pippalyadi Ghrita

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