aconitum napellus meaning

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  • Noun: Aconitum napellus
    1. A poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite
      - monkshood, helmetflower, helmet flower

    Type of: aconite

    Encyclopedia: Aconitum napellus

  • [Medicine]
    A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE. Members contain a number of diterpenoid alkaloids including: aconitans,hypaconitine,ACONITINE,jesaconitine,ignavine,napelline,and mesaconitine.


  1. Pulsatilla alpina, Gentiana asclepiadea, Aconitum napellus, and the only place in Central Europe, where Micranthes nivalis appears.
  2. His chief work was his college essay on the'Physiological and Medicinal Properties of Aconitum Napellus,'Lond . 1845, which led to the introduction of a tincture of aconite of uniform strength known as Fleming's tincture.
  3. Of 59 known species of ethnobotanical importance, some species such as " Aconitum napellus ", " Cannabis sativa " and " Taxus baccata " are restricted for use as per the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia.

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