ACONITE (Aconitum), a genus of plants belonging to the natural order Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, commonly known as.
Aconitum Napellus, common monkshood, is a doubtful native of Britain, and is of therapeutic and toxicological importance.
The roots of Aconitum ferox supply the famous Indian (Nepal) poison called bikh, bish or nabee.
Aconitum palmatum yields another of the celebrated bikh poisons.
The root of Aconitum luridum, of the Himalayas, is said to be as virulent as that of A.