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Aconitum laeve Royle

Ranunculaceae.
Local Name:
Patrees, Atees.
Synonym:
Aconitum lycoctonum Besser
Habit and Habitat:
A perennial herb up to 1-1.5 m tall found in sub-alpine and alpine zones.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves simple, round-heart shaped, deeply divided into 5-9 lobes. Lobes coarsely toothed. Inflorescence composed of branched racemes, 15-30 cm long. Flower zygomorphic, dull purple or pale yellow. Sepals-5 resemble with petal, upper one hood-like. Hood prominent. Fruit a follicle.
Flowering and Fruiting:
June-September.
Harvesting Time:
September-October.
Medicinal Value:
Externally root paste is used for treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia and sciatica. [15] Locally powder of dried root in small doses is used in fever and general body pains.
Part Used:
Root.
Occurrence:
Uncommon.
Future Perspective:
Conservation, Cultivation, Chemical analysis, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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