Puneet Varma (Editor)

Aconitum anthora

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Ranunculaceae
Scientific name  Aconitum anthora
Rank  Species
Order  Ranunculales
Genus  Aconitum
Higher classification  Wolf's bane
Aconitum anthora Yellow Monkshood Aconitum anthora Gardenorg

Similar  Wolf's bane, Wolfsbane, Aconitum lycoctonum, Aconitum variegatum, Ranunculaceae

Aconitum anthora, variously known as anthora, yellow monkshood, or healing wolfsbane, is a yellow flowering plant species of the genus Aconitum in the family Ranunculaceae.

Its native range is widespread, but mainly in European mountains, such as the Alps and the Carpathians, and the northern parts of Asia. Like all Aconitum species, it has great variability, due to isolation and hybridisation. Because of this polymorphism, A. anthora is included in the Aconitum vulparia group. It flowers from July to September.

Aconitum anthora Aconitum anthora Hortipedia

Historically, its root, which is tuberous, was reputed to be a good antidote, and a counter-poison to poisons from 'thora' or Aconitum pardalianches, whence its naming anthora or "against thora". This plant is extremely toxic to livestock and humans. Even small doses can be deadly.

Aconitum anthora Aconitum anthora Ranunculaceae image 55853 at PhytoImagessiuedu

The root contains a large amount of volatile salt and essential oil, while the foliage and stems contain diterpenoid alkaloids. It has been used externally against rheumatism and deep pain, but it can irritate the skin. Internally, it has been used for weak pulse, vegetable poisons (shoot), feverish colds, pneumonia, croup, heart conditions, and cardiac arrest.

Aconitum anthora httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu


  • Aconitum pseudanthora Blocki ex Pacz.
  • Aconitum eulophum Rchb.
  • Aconitum jacquinii Rchb.
  • Aconitum nemorosum M.Bieb.

  • Aconitum anthora GiftEisenhut Wikipedia

    Aconitum anthora FileAconitum anthora Anthora Healing Wolfsbane JPG


    Aconitum anthora Wikipedia