Atees अतीस (Aconitum Heterophyllum)

 
 
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Habitat:

Atees is found in high altitudes in India.

Description: 

Indian Atees is a perennial herb, 1-4 ft tall, distinguished by its rather large greenish-purple, prominently darker-veined flowers, and its coarsely toothed but otherwise entire leaves. Flowers are 2.5-3 cm across, usually in lax, spike-like clusters with very variable bracts which are either small linear, small ovate, or large ovate and enclosing the lower part of the flower and fruit. Leaves are ovate-heart-shaped to rounded, 4-8 cm, the upper ones stem-clasping, all with large rounded teeth. Lowest leaves are deeply lobed and long-stalked. 

Medicinal Uses:

The dried root of Indian Atees is the part which is believed to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anti-periodic, aphrodisiac, astringent properties according to Ayurveda.

Seed and root are used in ascites. Seeds are laxative hence useful for Digestive system

The seeds are diuretic, the root decoction reduces burning of urinary tract. It increases volume of urine & improves the Urinary system.

The juice of leaves along with juice of zingier reduce perspiration & further supports Circulatory system.