Bioactives and pharmacology of aconitum heterophyllum wall. Ex royle

Tarun Pal, Harish Babukolla, S. Asha

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Herbal revolution is around the globe and has enormous pharmacological potential. This book chapter deals with a critically endangered medicinal herb of the North-Western Himalayas, Aconitum heterophyllum. This plant is widely used in the treatment of diarrhea, vomiting, cough, cold, etc. This plant is harvested from its roots and its key medicinal properties is due to secondary metabolites named as aconites. The scientific studies on the plant were restricted due to various reasons, such as plant availability and poor literature available. The current chapter provides key insights about the geography, availability, phytochemistry and pharmacology of this novel plant species. The repertoire summarizes the basis knowledge about the plant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhytochemistry and pharmacology of medicinal plants volume 1
PublisherApple Academic Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003334873
ISBN (Print)9781774911730
StatePublished - 21 Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Aconites
  • Aconitum heterophyllum
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anticancer
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Atisine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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