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Rupali Jaiswal*, Deepti Upadhyay, Om Prakash, Amresh Gupta, Preet Verma.
Goel Institute of Pharmacy and Sciences, Ayodhya (Faizabad) Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 44-48.

*Author for correspondence


Aconitum heterophyllum is a medicinal plant native to India that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. A. heterophyllum is reported to have a variety of medicinal properties. Since ancient times, this plant has employed several formulations in India’s traditional treatment system, Ayurveda. It has been used to treat urinary infections, diarrhea, and inflammation in patients. It’s also been utilized to promote hepatoprotective activity and as an expectorant. Alkaloids, carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids, saponins, glycosides, quinones, flavonoids, terpenoids, and other compounds have been discovered in various plant portions, according to chemical investigations. The therapeutic characteristics of A. heterophyllum, as well as their phytochemistry and pharmacognosy, are discussed in this study. Scientific data on the plant was gathered from various sources, including electronic sources (Google scholar, Pubmed) and some old Ayurvedic and ethnopharmacology textbooks. The research also includes a review of the literature on A. heterophyllum, as well as the most relevant pharmacological and other results on this drug. This review article should be helpful to new researchers who are starting a study on the plant A. heterophyllum and will serve as a beneficial tool for them.
Keywords: Aconitum heterophyllum, Ranunculaceae, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Review.