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Aconitum heterophyllum

(Common name:- Indian Atees)

Classification

Aconitum heterophyllum

Atees as it called is considered as an effective ayurvedic medicine for the treatment.

History

Atees as it called is considered as an effective ayurvedic medicine for the treatment.

It is small plant that is naturally thrives in North West Himalayas found on the altitudes ranging from 2000 to 4000 m.

Plant Description

Atees is a small plant with an erect stem but sometimes branched.

The leaves of this herbaceous plant are heteromorphous, as the lowest leaves have long petioles and the uppermost leaves are amplexicaul.

The flowers are violet or blue in colour. The fruit follicles are 16-18 cm long.

Cultivation

This herb is cultivated in alpine and sub-alpine belts of Himalayas on high altitude.

Atees plant cultivates in moist soil and being a heavy plant even does best in clay soil.
It requires shade during the cultivation and can well grow in open woodlands.

Parts Used

Roots, seeds are used.

Constituents

Atidine, hetisine, heteratisine, Diterpene alkaloids, heterophylline, heterophylline, heterophyllidine heterophyllisine, hetidine and atisenol.

Rhizomes contains F-dishydrçatisine, hetidine, hetisinone, heteratisine, hetisine, benzylleteratisine, beta —sitosterol, carotene and 3— isoatisine.

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