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Medicinal

Banned.

Nomenclature

Syn = Aconitum napellus 'Carneum'
The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database, available at www.rhs.org.uk

Phytochemistry

Active Principle: All parts especially tubers: Aconitine, mesaconitine, lycoctonine and other terpene alkaloids (up to 2% in tubers).
Wink, M. (2009). Mode of Action and toxicology of plant toxins and poisonous plants. Mitt. Julius Kuhn-Inst. 421:93-111.

Toxicity

Toxicity 1a: extremely hazardous. Aconitine activates Na+ channels and is thus a strong nerve and muscle poison, causes numbness, causes paralysis.
Wink, M. (2009). Mode of Action and toxicology of plant toxins and poisonous plants. Mitt. Julius Kuhn-Inst. 421:93-111.

Aconitum napellus subsp. vulgare (DC.) Rouy & Foucaud 'Carneum'

Family: RANUNCULACEAE
Genus: Aconitum
Species: napellus L.
SubSpecies: vulgare (DC.) Rouy & Foucaud
Cultivar: 'Carneum'
Distribution summary: W.Alps - Pyrenees
Habit: Perennial
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (C)
Reason for growing: Medicinal, toxic


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