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Aconitum heterophyllum General Information
How it Looks, Where and How The Plant is Grown
Aconitum heterophyllum Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Aconitum heterophyllum Dosage Information
Aconitum heterophyllum Safety & Interaction Information

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Aconitum heterophyllum General Information
Even though Aconitum heterophyllum belongs to the aconitum family, it is non-toxic if used properly. In Ayurvedic medicine it is used for children experiencing fever and diarrhea. The root is the main part of this plant that is used. The root has analgesic, tonic, astringent, stomachic, anti-periodic, aphrodisiac, and sedative properties, it also slows the heart rate. This herb has many different names to go by: Aconitum heterophyllum, Ativisha, Cau wu, Tsao wu, Graveloens, Dill Seed, Persil des marais, Bazrul Shibbat, Sowa, shih lo and yes, there is more. Please do not let the many names confuse you, the only reason there is so many names is because people from all over the world use this herb, therefore different people different names. Aconitum heterophyllum can be found in many different formulas, here are a few:

  • Back to Youth, TCM Formula
  • Vach Powder, 100% Organic, (sexual "kundalini" energy)
  • Pedi Tone Natural Herb Tonic
  • Saraswat Churna
  • Mahanarayan Oil
Here are just a few for you to look at. When you click on the products link at the top or the bottom of the page, you will see all the products available with this herb.

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How it Looks, Where and How The Plant is Grown
This plant thrives in most soils and in the shade of trees. This plant is so tough it even grows marvelously in heavy clay soils and well in the open woodlands. Most of all it prefers a moist soil which contains the characteristic of calcium carbonate, calcium, or limestone, also in the sun or semi shade. Other plants of this genus (a group of species exhibiting similar characteristics) seem to be immune to the rabbits and deer for they do not want to eat it. The Ativisha (Aconitum heterophylum) has small, yellowish-white, bulbous roots, which are shaped like a large bud about four to six times that of a jasmine bud. Part of the root crosses over and is milkey white with four black dots like banana seeds. The root is best harvested in the autumn as soon as the plant dies down and is dried for later use. This plant has many green leaves and grows as a greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby species. The main place this herb is found is in sub-alpine and alpine regions; Himalayas from Indus to Kumaon.

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Aconitum heterophyllum Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Today Aconitum heterophyllum is used in cases of diarrhea, liver disorders, hemorrhoids, edema, dysentery, inflammatory infections with cough, cold, flu, or dyspepsia and is a mild diuretic. It stimulates the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers and when taken regularly by nursing mothers, helps prevent colic in their babies. It is also used to treat headaches caused from eating excessive amounts of greasy foods, thirst associated with fever, yellowish sclera (white outer coat enclosing the eyeball), nausea, vomiting, throat pain, and lung and eye inflammation. The root is also used for treating digtestive disorders such as anorexia, piles, diarrhea, vomiting and worms. It is said to help revitalize sexual desire and reduce obesity. The fried root is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, astringent, cholagogue, febrifuge, and tonic. It is used in India in the treatment of dyspepsia, diarrhea and coughs. Used in Tibetan medicine, where it is said to have a bitter taste and cooling potency. Also used to treat poisoning from scorpion or snake bites, the fevers of contagious diseases and inflammation of the intestines. This herb is just wonderful in many afflictions. The scientists and pharmacists have also found that Acontum hterophyllum has also been useful in the following diseases; Abdominal Distention, Amenorrhoea, Amnesia, Anorexia Nervosa, Bronchitis, Colic, Common Cold, Dysmenorrhoes, Fevers, Flatulence, Flu and Halitosis (bad breath).

The seeds of this plant are also used in medicine, mainly as a stimulant, aromatic, emmenaguogue, galactagogue, stomachic, carminative, antipyretic and anathemmatic. Along with antispasmodics they relieve period pain. They are also useful in indigestion (especially stress-related), hyperacidity, hiccup and abdominal pain in children and adults. Chewing the seeds removes bad breath. Research has also established that the essential oil has antibacterial properties, which inhibit the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria.

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Aconitum heterophyllum Dosage Information
The recommended doses of Aconitum heterophyllum depend on the condition that is being treated. For example; for children with cough, fever, vomiting, often the plain powder of the tuberous root mixed with honey is given. Its dosage is dependent on age. The powder is applied to the tongue. Different formulations of Aconitum heterophyllum can be toxic, so as always, please see your Doctor/Health Care Provider/Qualified Herbalist before using and always go by the dosage provided. Do not use old herbs as they lose their potency.

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Aconitum heterophyllum Safety & Interaction Information
The whole Aconitum heterophyllum plant is highly toxic, even simple skin contact can cause numbness in people with sensitive skin. In large doses, this herb can cause constipation. Toxic overdoses will cause parasthesia, dry mouth, bradycardia, and in extreme cases, coma. Aconitum heterophyllum is a very poisonous plant and should only be used with extreme caution and under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. As always, when you buy a product alwyays follow the instructions.

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