lappaconitine (diterpenoid-ester alkaloids), benzaconine, benzoylaconine.
Aconitine, mesaconitine and hypaconitine exert widespread effects on cardiac, neural and muscle tissue by activitating sodium channels.
(Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2007.)
Aconitine is absorbed through mucus membranes and the skin. (Francis Brinker.) It is a cardiotoxin and

interacts with antiarrhythmics, antihypertensives, Digoxin/cardiac glycosides. (Sharon M. Herr.)
Dosage Root—10—15 mg powder. (CCRAS.)
Aconitum deinorrhizum Stapf.
Habitat Alpine regions of Chattadhar and Bhalesh ranges of Bhadarwah district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ayurvedic Vatsanaabha (related sp.).
Folk Bashahr-Mohra, Dudhiyaa Bish, Safed Bilth.
Action Roots and leaves are used in rheumatism, rheumatic fever and acute headache.
The roots contain 0.9% total alkaloids, of which 0.51% is pseudoaconitine.
Aconitum falconeri Stapf.
Habitat The sub-alpine and alpine zones of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Ayurvedic Vatsanaabha (related sp.).
Folk Bikh, Bis, Meethaa Telia.
Action Sedative, carminative, anti-inflammatory (used for the treatment of nervous system, digestive system; rheumatism, fever).


14 Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser.

The root alkaloids contain bishatisine, bishaconitine, falconitine and mithaconitine. Treatment with cow’s milk reduces cardiotoxic effect of the


Aconitum ferox Wall. ex Ser.

     Family Ranunculaceae.

Habitat The alpine Himalayas from Sikkim to Garhwal and Assam.
English Indian Aconite, Wolfsbane, Monkshood.
Ayurvedic Vatsanaabha, Visha, Amrita, Vajraanga, Sthaavaravisha, Vatsanaagaka, Shrangikavisha, Garala.

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