Herb latin name: Aconitum gammiei
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Medicinal use of Aconitum gammiei:The root is stomachic. The juice of the roots is used in the treatment of stomach aches. 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 shrubberies and open slopes, 3300 - 4800 metres from C. Nepal to S.E. Tibet.
Propagation of Aconitum gammiei: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 shrubberies and open slopes, 3300 - 4800 metres from C. Nepal to S.E. Tibet.
Known hazards of Aconitum gammiei:The whole plant is highly toxic - simple skin contact has caused numbness in some people.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.