- ATIS is otherwise known as Aconitum heterophyllum.
heterophyllum belongs to the aconitum family, it is non-toxic if used
- Aconitum heterophyllum, commonly known as Patris, has become
an endangered species due to habitat destruction and extensive
exploitation for the drug industry and local medicinal system.
- Aconitum Heterophyllum Wall is a biennial herb with tuberous and
paired roots and grows in the Himalayas.
heterophyllum plant thrives in most soils and in the shade of trees.
- 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.
pre-germination treatments, maximum response and plant establishment was
obtained by treating the Aconitum heterophyllum seeds with water (45°C)
for 90 seconds.
- Aconitum heterophyllum and Dactylorhiza hatagirea
under 100 ppm concentration of NIAGARA showed a considerable increase in
sprouting percentage in comparison to control. 12% of Aconitum
heterophyllum plants reached to flowering stage within one year.
- Germination of Aconitum atrox and Aconitum heterophyllum
observed under three textural groups of soil exhibited a very
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.
- In Unani system, the
roots of Aconitum heterophyllum
are used as an astringent in bleeding piles, amenorrhoa and leucorrhoea.
- It is said to help
revitalize sexual desire and reduce obesity.
- Owing to high market
demand of some of the medicinal plants like Aconitum heterophyllum,
Jurinea macrocephala, Picrorrhiza kurrooa and Podophyllum hexandrum are
being harvested and collected regularly on large scale for commercial
- A study reveals
that only 0.18 hectares of land in the entire Malla Johar is
actually under cultivation of medicinal plants (0.85% ). The
cultivation of medicinal plants is done by 11 families and generates
a mere Rs 9000 annually.
- Medicinal plants
market in the country is today unorganised due to several problems.
At present 95 % collection of medicinal plants is from the wild.
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