Description: Herb, 20-40 cm tall. Leaves radical, 1.5-6 cm in diameter, palmately lobed linear, entire. Flowers in raceme, violet- blue, long spurred.
Use: Roots bitter, stimulant, alterative, thermogenic, anodyne, digestive, carminative, anthelmintic, diuretic, lithontriptic, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, revulsive, depurative, aphrodisiac, vulnery, stimulant, alexiteric, alterant, cardiotonic, febrifuge, and tonic; useful in odontalgia, insanity, haemorhoides, dyspepsia, flatulence, jaundice, strangury, renal and vesical calculi, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, inflammations, obesity, leprosy, skin diseases, catarrh, cough, asthma, fever, ulcers, and as an adulterant for aconite. It is considered to be an antidote to snake poison and the poison of Aconitum ferox
Reference: AVS (Vol II) 1994; DPR 10, 2001, A Compendium of Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi 2006,