Aconitum violaceum

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Himalayan Marsh Orchid
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aconitum
Species: A. violaceum
Binomial name
Aconitum violaceum

Aconitum violaceum is a perennial species distributed in the Himalayan region of India, Pakistan and Nepal. Within India, it has been recorded in the alpine slopes in an altitude range of 3600–4800 m.[1] The plant is used in Tibetan medicine, has a bitter taste and a cooling tendency. It is anti-inflammatory and febrifuge.It is also used in the treatment of snake and scorpion bites.[2]


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