Aconitum carmichaelii Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Japanese aconite Sichuan aconite

Aconitum carmichaelii syn. A. fischeri, is a species of flowering plant of the genus Aconitum, family Ranunculaceae. It is native to East Asia and eastern Russia. It is commonly known as Chinese aconite, Carmichael's monkshood or Chinese wolfsbane. It is known in Mandarin as Fu Zi and as Wu Tou.

Aconitum carmichaelii

Economic importance of Aconitum carmichaelii

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Guangdong , Guangxi , Guizhou, Henan , Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning , Shaanxi , Shandong , Sichuan, Yunnan , Zhejiang
    Cultivated
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Korea

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Analgesic
Aconitine found in Root
Hypaconitine found in Root
Mesaconitine found in Root
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Anesthetic
Aconitine found in Root
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Tuber (0.77 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Tuber (310 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Iron found in Tuber (310 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Tuber (310 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Tuber (310 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Mesaconitine found in Root
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Aconitine found in Root
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Hypaconitine found in Root
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Mesaconitine found in Root
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antileukemic
Mesaconitine found in Root
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Tuber (310 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Aconitine found in Root
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Aconitine found in Root
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antipyretic
Aconitine found in Root
Atisine found in Root
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Arrhythmigenic
Aconitine found in Root
Astringent
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Bradycardic
Aconitine found in Root
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Aconitine found in Root
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Cardiactive
Napelline found in Root
Cardioactive
Atisine found in Root
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Cardiotonic
Aconitine found in Root
Cardiotoxic
Aconitine found in Root
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Dermal
Aconitine found in Root
Diaphoretic
Aconitine found in Root
Diuretic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Emetic
Aconitine found in Root
Jesaconitine found in Root
Mesaconitine found in Root
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Gastric-Anesthetic
Aconitine found in Root
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Tuber (204 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Hypotensive
Aconitine found in Root
Atisine found in Root
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Napelline found in Root
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Aconitine found in Root
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Insecticide
Aconitine found in Root
Hypaconitine found in Root
Mesaconitine found in Root
Napelline found in Root
Neoline found in Root
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Mydriatic
Aconitine found in Root
Jesaconitine found in Root
Mesaconitine found in Root
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Paralytic
Aconitine found in Root
Jesaconitine found in Root
Mesaconitine found in Root
Pediculicide
Aconitine found in Root
Pesticide
Aconitine found in Root
Arsenic found in Tuber (0.77 ppm)
Hypaconitine found in Root
Mesaconitine found in Root
Napelline found in Root
Neoline found in Root
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Tuber (310 ppm)
Purgative
Jesaconitine found in Root
Mesaconitine found in Root
RNA-Stimulant
Mesaconitine found in Root
Respirainhibitor
Mesaconitine found in Root
Respiraparalytic
Aconitine found in Root
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Tuber (12 ppm)
Sialogogue
Aconitine found in Root
Jesaconitine found in Root
Mesaconitine found in Root
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Toxic
Aconitine found in Root
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Tuber (2550 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (490 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (170 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Tuber (13 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
14-o-acetyltalatizamine Root
Aconitine Root
Alkaloids Root 5,000 10,000
Arsenic Tuber 0.77
Atisine Root
Calcium Tuber 2,550
Carmichaeline Plant
Copper Tuber 12
Fuziline Root
Hokbusine Plant
Hokbusine-b Plant
Hygenamine Root
Hypaconitine Root
Hypognavine Root
Ignavine Root
Iron Tuber 310
Isotalatizidine Root
Jesaconitine Root
Karacoline Root
Kobusine Root
Magnesium Tuber 490
Manganese Tuber 18
Mesaconitine Root
Napelline Root
Neoline Root
Potassium Tuber 170
Senbusine-a Root
Senbusine-b Root
Senbusine-c Root
Sodium Tuber 204
Songorine Root
Talitazamine Root
Zinc Tuber 13
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]