Botanical Name: Aconitum spicatum
Common Name: Bikh
English Name: Aconite
Parts Used: Rhizome
Habit and Habitat: The plant is found in alpine zone of the himalaya from1800 m – 4200 m alt.
Description: Root binnial, paired, tuberous, conical 3-9 cm long, 1-2.5 cm broad, external surface brown or blackish; longitudinally wrinkled, fracture short transverse cut surface shows grey bark, stellate cambium, central pith, root hair straight or slightly curved
Uses: Antipyretic, analgesic
References: “Medicinal Plants of Nepal for Ayurvedic Drugs” Pubished by His Majesty’s Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Department of Plant Resources, Natural Products Development Division, Thapathali, Kathmandu, 1995