Aconitum spicatum

Botanical Name :Aconitum spicatum
Family: Ranunculaceae
Subfamily: Ranunculoideae
Genus: Aconitum
Species: Aconitum spicatum
Tribus: Aconiteae
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Common Name
:Bish, Bikh
Trade Names: Kalo-Bikh, Bikh, Bachnag,

Habitat :Kanchenjunga Conservation Area ,Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve ,Mahananda-Neora Valley  ,Singhalila National Park and Singhalila-Senchal.At Altitude (meter):  1800 to 4300

Description:
It is a perinneal herb.Bushy plants of gray-green divided foliage and pale violet blooms brushed with a metallic silver sheen, blooms mid summer to early fall, grows 36-40 inches.

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Striking helmet-shaped flowers on tall spikes provide an attractive source of mid to late summer color for shaded gardens.Well grows in  well-drained soil.

Medicinal Uses:
Used in traditional Chinese medicines.Aconitum spicatum as traditional herb its extracts have been employed in analgesic balms.

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Known Hazards:Do not plant near vegetable gardens as all parts of the plant are poisonous. Foliage may irritate sensitive skin.

Disclaimer:
The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
http://www.riverbendnursery.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=330
http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Aconitum_spicatum
http://www.icimod.org/hkhconservationportal/Plant.aspx?ID=282
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1744-7909.2006.00178.x/abstract
http://www.imm.ac.cn/journal/ccl/1604/160415-475-04-0182-p4.pdf

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