Latin name : Aconitum bisma (Buch. Ham.) Rapaics (Ranunculaceae), A. palmatum D. Don
Sanskrit/Indian name : Prativisha, Bakhma
Urdu Name : Atees, Atis
General information :
Crowfoot is a bitter herb, found in Sikkim, Nepal, and across the Himalayan terrain. Used in conjunction with Long Black Pepper, it is a potent remedy for bowel spasms, diarrhea and vomiting. It is regarded as a valuable tonic and a digestive.
Therapeutic constituents :
Crowfoot contains the alkaloids vakognavine, palmatisine, vakatisine, vakatisinine and vakatidine, which render the herb its therapeutic properties (Indian Medicinal Plants—An Illustrated Dictionary, C.P.Khare. 24. 2007).
Key therapeutic benefits :
- A herbal concoction of Crowfoot and Long Black Pepper is effective in treating gastrointestinal disorders.
- On external application, the herb relieves joint aches as a result of rheumatism.