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

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

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

How to prepare medicines:

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

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