Medicinal Uses and Conservation Status of Aconitum violaceum

Anum Safdar, Yamin Bibi


Aconitum violaceum Jacq. ex Stapf belonging to family Ranunculaceae is an important medicinal plant of Himalaya regions. Its medicinal potential is due to the presence of pharmacologically active compounds such as At, aconitine, benzoic acid, aconine and flavanoids. This plant has notable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Traditionally, this plant is used for the treatment of asthma, cough, neural disorders, cardiac diseases as well as for curing sciatica and joint pain. Due to remarkable medicinal values and commercialization, this plant is threatened, and it is at high risk of extinction. Conservation practices and management techniques should be carried out to protect this important plant from extinction. Recent biotechnological approaches will be quite helpful for its conservation.


Aconitum violaceum; Medicinal use; Conservation; Phytochemicals; Antioxidant; Anti-inflammatory

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