Aconitum heterophyllum - Patish

Aconitum heterophyllum – Patish

Local name Patish
Botanical name Aconitum heterophyllum
Family Ranunculaceae
Description and uses It is an erect herb, 30-100cm long with tuberous, fusiform or ovoid, perennial roots. It is common in grassy meadows and on slopes of Tirthan and Sainj valleys and found in an altitudinal range of 3300-4200m. The best season for flowering and fruiting is from June- September. The tuberous roots of these herbs are used in diarrhea, dyspepsia and cough.