Dzungarian aconite – Dzungarian aconite

Name: Jungar aconite – Jungar aconite

Dzungarian aconite (Aconitum soongalicum); Karakol aconite; Dzungar aconite


Beware POISON!

A perennial herbaceous plant of the family of sedum. The rhizome consists of large cone-shaped rhizomes that have grown together in a chain. The stem is straight, bare or pubescent in the upper part, 70-130 cm tall. The leaves are petiolate, glabrous, pinnate, round-heart-shaped. The flowers are zygomorphic, blue-violet, collected in a tassel. The fruit is collective, with 3 leaflets. Blooms in July – August.

Spread. It grows in the alpine zone on the slopes and along the banks of rivers in the Tien Shan Mountains; near Lake Issyk-Kul,

Procurement and storage. Root tubers (Tuber Asoniti) collected in autumn are used. From 4 kg of raw root tubers, 1 kg of dry ones are obtained. In folk medicine, in addition to this, grass (Herba Aconiti) harvested before the plant blooms is used. Raw materials are dried in the shade: in attics or under tents. Store in well-ventilated areas.

The plant is unofficial .

Chemical composition. Dzungarian Aconite roots contain alkaloids (1.2-3.4%), organic acids, coumarins (0.3%), starch. Alkaloids include aconitine (0.6%), aconifine, acetylzongorin, acetylzonhoramine, acetylnapeline, zongorin, zongoramine, isoboldine, caracolin, caracolidine, neoline, norzongorin, napelin, phenyl-B-naphthylamine. Alkaloids, flavonoids, ascorbic acid, etc. have been found in aerial organs.

Pharmacological properties and use. Dzungarian aconite has a pronounced pain-relieving effect. Antimicrobial and antitumor properties of the plant have also been revealed. Externally in the form of an ointment or internally in the form of a tincture, Dzungarian Aconite is used as a pain reliever for rheumatism, neuralgia, migraine, toothache and other diseases. In folk medicine, Dzungarian aconite is also used for pulmonary tuberculosis, colds, and sciatica. It is also known to be used for malignant neoplasms (internally and externally).

Medicinal forms and applications. Dzungarian Aconite is applied in the form of a tincture under the supervision of a doctor and under his personal responsibility. According to Bulgarian scientists, the therapeutic dose of aconitine, as the most toxic alkaloid, is 0.02-0.03 mg 2-3 times a day. When harvesting, storing and using Dzungarian aconite (as well as other aconites), you should remember that it is a deadly poisonous plant! At the first signs of poisoning (feeling of numbness of the tongue, face and whole body, burning in the chest and abdomen, nausea, vomiting), it is necessary to immediately call an ambulance and provide first aid to the victim

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