Aconite is an herbaceous plant found in northern hemisphere growing on
the moisture mountainous meadows.
It is usually a native to mountainous regions of India, Europe, Japan,
china and North America.
Aconite is been used from centuries to treat various diseases and also
widely used in various homeopathic medicines.
The aconite plants are long slender, erect and the leaves are dark green
but lacking stipules.
Leaves are palmate, lobed with 5-7 segments. All the segments are 3
lobed with coarse sharp teeth.
The stem is erect bearing with large purple, blue, white, yellow or
pink colour flowers having numerous stamens.
The flower has 2-10 petals in the form of nectarines. The upper petals
are large and placed under the calyx which is supported by long stalk.
They further have a hollow spur in the bottom containing nectar and the
other petals are small.
Aconite is widely grows in mountainous regions in almost every part of
They thrive in colder areas like throughout the England, south Wales and from Himalayas to Europe.
It requires moisture retentive soils, such as moist loam and rampant in
The whole plant
Aconite contains alkaloids like aconine, aconitine, napelline and