Kamal Pimoli/Srinagar Garhwal. The Himalayas are a treasure trove of precious and rare herbs. They are used to treat many diseases. One such medicinal plant is Atis (Aconitum heterophyllum). Although there are many species of Aconitum, none of them are poisonous. Besides, due to its medicinal properties, it is also being exploited illegally. 30 species of Aconitum are found in India. There are more than 300 species of Aconitum around the world, but some of these species are also poisonous. Jaydev Chauhan, researcher at the High Peak Plant Physiology Research Center (HAPRIC) of Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, said that Atis grows in Tungnath, Mana Bugyal, Sundar Dhunga, Khatling Glacier and other high Himalayan areas of Uttarakhand. It is being exploited illegally in the Himalayan regions. Especially its roots are exploited in large quantities.
Jaidev Chauhan told that the current price of Atis is Rs 1800 per kg. Its price keeps increasing and decreasing. Last year its price in Maharashtra market was Rs 5000 per kg. Also told that you can see the price of precious herbs on e.charak.in website and can also buy it from here. The current market price of Atis is also shown there.
Panacea for stomach diseases
Researcher Jaidev Chauhan said that Atis has many medicinal properties, due to which it is in great demand among pharmaceutical companies. The root part is used in medicine, it is used in liver and stomach diseases. Medicines are also prepared from the root of Atis. It is especially useful in diseases like vomiting, cough, cold. Along with this, Atis root is also beneficial in digestion, worm diseases, piles, bleeding and weakness.
Take advantage of Atis like this also
According to researcher Jaidev Chauhan, if you are addicted to spicy or spicy food and are struggling with the problem of piles, then mixing resin and camphor in Atis and inhaling its smoke provides relief from bleeding of piles. At the same time, taking Atis powder mixed with cardamom and vanshlochan with milk containing sugar candy removes weakness and also increases immunity.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: January 1, 2024, 18:06 IST