Latin Name

Aconitum ferox

English Name

Monk’s hood

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Balances all three doshas; especially Vata and Kapha

Properties and Uses

It initially has stimulating effect on both sensory and motor nerves but in later stages depresses their activities. Due to this action it induces salivation when used in medicinal doses hence restores taste in mouth and has digestive and carminative properties. It has some stimulating effect on respiratory center in medicinal doses therefore used in respiratory disorders. It induces sweating and has diuretic properties therefore is popularly used medicine for fevers especially fevers associated with inflammatory conditions. In medicinal doses it has nourishing effect on heart. Its external application is beneficial in painful and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica. Note : Should always be used after proper purification.

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