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Aconitum carmichaelii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aconitum
Species: A. carmichaelii
Binomial name
Aconitum carmichaelii

Aconitum carmichaelii is a flowering plant species of the genus Aconitum in the family Ranunculaceae. It is native to East Asia, particularly in China and Japan. It is commonly known as (traditional Chinese: 烏頭附子pinyin: Wu-tou Fu-zi) in Chinese, and 鳥兜 (トリカブト Torikabuto) in Japanese.


Medicinal uses

It is considered a medicinal herb by some and the root is most commonly used to effect circulation, restore yang and expel cold. It is sometimes used topically in Dit Da Jow liniment. If not prepared properly by a trained person, it is deadly when taken internally.

The whole plant is highly toxic[1].


  • Aconitum chinense Paxton [= Aconitum carmichaelii var. truppelianum]
  • Aconitum japonicum var. truppelianum Ulbr. [≡ Aconitum carmichaelii var. truppelianum]

External links



Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Aconitum carmichaelii


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Unassigned Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales
Familia: Ranunculaceae
Subfamilia: Ranunculoideae
Tribus: Delphinieae
Genus: Aconitum
Species: Aconitum carmichaelii
Varieties: A. carmichaelii var. carmichaelii - A. carmichaelii var. truppelianum


Aconitum carmichaelii Debeaux


  • Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux. Bordeaux 33:87. 1879
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
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