Aconitum napellus

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Aconitum napellus

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Order Ranunculales
Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Aconitum

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Origin : area of origin

wild or cultivated


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ACONITE. BEAR'S-FOOT. FRIAR'S-CAP. HELMET-FLOWER. LUCKIE'S MUTCH. MONKSHOOD. SOLDIER'SCAP. TURK'S-CAP. Northern temperate regions. Cultivated in gardens for its flowers. A narcotic poison, aconite, is the product of this species and the plant is given by the Shakers of America as a medicinal herb. In Kunawar, however, the tubers are eaten as a tonic[1]. Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.

  1. Flückiger and Hanbury Pharm. 15. 1879.

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