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Aconitum heterophyllum - Ativisa, Indian Atees

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Ativisa

Aconitum heterophyllum is an Aconite, i.e. it's belongs to genus aconite. This plant grows in Northern hemisphere’s mountainous terrain. Ativisa plant is herbaceous and perennial and is one of the poisonous species used in Indian Ayurvedic medicines.

Uses

Migraines, Headaches, Vomiting, Piles, Burning sensation, Perspiration problems, Burning sensation in the vagina.

Parts Used

Root tubers.

Chemical Composition

Atisine, Aconitine, Atisenol, Atidine, Hetisine, Hetisinone, Banzolheteratisine, Histidine, F-dihydroatisine, Heteratisine and Several diterpene alkaloids such aheterophyllin, heterophyllisin, heterophyllidine, and hetidine.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Ativisa
Hindi Atis
Malayalam Ativisam
Tamil Atividyam
Telugu Ati visa
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Ativisha
English Indian Atees


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)

Veerya

Ushna (Heating)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple, alternate sessile The leaves are variable in shape and size

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long white–violet 10-18 Flowers are Large, hooded and occur in slender racemes or lax leafy panicles. Corolla is hairy. Carpels are five in number

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
5 follicles 15-20 mm long slightly downy or glabrous {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[3]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Tuber segment.

How to plant/cultivate

Seedlings germinate best when sown in sandy acidic loam. Tubers can also ve separated and planted from mature individuals. Plants grown from seed can take 3-4 years to bloom. [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Western himalayas, Open woodland, Moisty soil area.

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