In vitro antidotal study of aconite

P. K. Sarkar, P. K. Prajapati, V. J. Shukla, B. Ravishankar

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Aconite is an extremely poisonous drug, but till no specific antidote for aconite poisoning is available. Aconite is used therapeutically in practice of Ayurvedic system of medicine. In various Ayurvedic formulations containing aconite also contain borax as an ingredient; borax is also prescribed in cases of aconite poisoning. In present study, borax was evaluated in vitro as antidote for aconite poisoning. It was found to be an effective chemical antidote for aconite poisoning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Drugs
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Aconite
  • Antidote
  • Borax
  • Tankana
  • Vatsanabha

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery


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