Biological activities of raw and processed aconite: An overview

P. K. Sarkar, P. K. Prajapati

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Aconite (Vatsanabha) has had a long history in medicine. Though, it is not used extensively in modern medicine today, in practice of Ayurvedic system of medicine, it is used abundantly. It is a lethal toxic plant and possesses various pharmacological activities in almost all the systems of the human body. In Ayurvedic practice it is used in therapeutics after proper processing known as Shodhana. In this review article, various pharmacological activities of raw and processed aconite has been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-13
Number of pages9
JournalIndian Drugs
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Aconite
  • Aconitine
  • Poisoning
  • Shodhana
  • Vatsanabha

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery


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