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Herb Information
Name: Aconite
Biological Name: Aconitum falconeri

Ranunculaceae

Other Names: Aconite, Monk's Hood, Vatsnabh, Midhavis

Bis, Bikh, Meetha-tellia

Medicinal Applications 

CAUTION: POISONOUS WITHOUT PROPER PURIFICATION. THE ROOT IS NOT USED INTERNALLY WITH HEART DISEASE. MAY CAUSE SEVERE HEADACHES. USE ONLY WITH THE ADVICE AND SUPERVISION OF AN AYURVEDIC EXPERT. NOT RECOMMENDED.

Action

Small doses: anodyne, antidiabetic, antiperiodic, antiphlogistic, antipyretic, diaphoretic, diuretic.

Large doses: poison, sedative, narcotic

Dosage:

Tincture, extract from fresh leaves and flower tops; external liniment, poultice, homeopathic formula

Safety: 

CAUTION: POISONOUS WITHOUT PROPER PURIFICATION. THE ROOT IS NOT USED INTERNALLY WITH HEART DISEASE. MAY CAUSE SEVERE HEADACHES. USE ONLY WITH THE ADVICE OF AN AYURVEDIC EXPERT. NOT RECOMMENDED.

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