> > *Aconitum heterophyllum* Wall.ex Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. Mount.
> > 56.t.13. 1833
> > Common names: Atis root, Stivisha (Sans.), Atis (Hindi)
> > Tuberous herb up to 90 cm tall, simple or branched from base; lower leaves
> > petiolate, rounded to oval, cordate at base, shallowly lobed or toothed,
> > upper stem-clasping, sharply toothed; flowers 3-4 cm long, in loose raceme
> > or subpaniculate, sepals dull green-purple or dull green-blue, with dark
> > purple veins, upper one pointed in front with rounded top, lateral as long;
> > petals (nectaries) two with about 16-18 mm long claw and 4 mm long hood;
> > follicles 5, 15-20 mm long, slightly downy or glabrous.
> > Tuberous roots yield alkaloids atisine, heteratisne, atidine, hetidine,
> > etc., roots used for hysteria, throat infections, dyspepsia and vomiting,
> > abdominal pain and diabetes.
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> > Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> > Retired Associate Professor
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