Herb latin name: Aconitum dienorrhizum

Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Medicinal use of Aconitum dienorrhizum:

The plant is said to be medicinal but no details are given. This is a very poisonous plant and should only be used with extreme caution and under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Alpine regions around Bashahr.

Propagation of Aconitum dienorrhizum:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. The seed can be stratified and sown in spring but will then be slow to germinate. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer. Division - best done in spring but it can also be done in autumn. Another report says that division is best carried out in the autumn or late winter because the plants come into growth very early in the year.

Cultivation of the herb:

Alpine regions around Bashahr.

Known hazards of Aconitum dienorrhizum:

The whole plant is highly toxic - simple skin contact has caused numbness in some people.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.