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Botany (Plant Science)

Ethnobotany of the Aconitum ferox

Dr Teena agrawal
Traditional medicines comprises of the utilization of the folk plants knowledge for the treatment of the many kinds of the disorders, as well as the folk knowledge which has assimilated over generations by the different experiences of the cultures over the time. Traditional medicines or the TK comprises of the sum total of the skills, practices and the belief of the society which has developed over generation experiences over the time. They are simple, safe and cheap for the countries like the India and the Africa, however in this review article we are presenting some of the aspects of the genus Aconitum ferox of the Ranunculaceae family. The plant is in the form of weed, it is the assimilation of the many kinds of the metabolites of the various medical significances, however some of the toxins are the great neurotoxins, they paralyse the nervous system so in India the aghori tantric utilises the plant for the nasha and the other purposes. Well some of the worker in India and in the other part of the world done extensive work on the Aconitum ferox and provided valuable information for the various diseases. Aconitum is restricted to the only Himalayan region and it needs the conservation.
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Traditional medicines comprises of the utilization of the folk plants knowledge for the treatment of the many kinds of the disorders, as well as the folk knowledge which has  assimilated over generations by the different  experiences  of the cultures over the time. Traditional medicines or the TK comprises of the sum total of the skills, practices and the belief of the society which has developed over generation experiences over the time. They are simple, safe and cheap for the countries like the India and the Africa, however in this review article we are presenting some of the aspects of the genus Aconitum ferox of the Ranunculaceae family. The plant is in the form of weed, it is the assimilation of the many kinds of the metabolites of the various medical significances, however some of the toxins are the great neurotoxins, they paralyse the nervous system so in India the aghori tantric utilises the plant for the nasha and the other purposes. Well some of the worker in India and in the other part of the world done extensive work on the Aconitum ferox and provided valuable information for the various diseases. Aconitum is restricted to the only Himalayan region and it needs the conservation.

Keyword : Traditional medicines, neurotoxins, medicinal purposes, conservation, Himalayas.

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1. http://www.herbcyclopedia.com/item/aconitum-ferox-the-strongest-poisonous-plant-2
2. Curry poisoning woman found guilty of murder, BBC News 2010-02-10
3. The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants : Ethnopharmacology and its Applications, Rätsch, Christian, pub. Park Street Press U.S.A. 2005
4. Indian doc. focuses on Hindu cannibal sect http://www.today.com/id/9842124#.UsLVWdIW1A0
5. http://www.varanasi-ganges.com/aghori.html Aghori, Varanasi, accessdate = 14-5-2016
6. Barrett, Ron (2008). Aghor medicine: pollution, death, and healing in northern India. Edition: illustrated. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-25218-7, ISBN 978-0-520-25218-9.
7. Svoboda, Robert (1986). Aghora: At the Left Hand of God. Brotherhood of Life. ISBN 0-914732-21-8.
8. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8444245.st
9. "9) Medicinal and aromatic plants trade programme". Traffic.org. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
10. Collins, Minta (2000). Medieval Herbals: The Illustrative Traditions. University of Toronto Press. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-8020-8313-5.
11. "Traditional Medicine: Definitions". World Health Organization. 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
12. Acharya, Deepak and Shrivastava Anshu (2008): Indigenous Herbal Medicines: Tribal Formulations and Traditional Herbal Practices, Aavishkar Publishers Distributor, Jaipur- India. ISBN 978-81-7910-252-7. pp 440.
13. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: What is CAM
14. "Ebers' Papyrus". Retrieved 28 December 2014.
15. Girish Dwivedi, Shridhar Dwivedi (2007). History of Medicine: Sushruta – the Clinician – Teacher par Excellence (PDF). National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
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