The whole plant is highly toxic - simple skin contact has caused numbness in some people
There are no edible uses listed for Aconitum orientale.
There are no material uses listed for Aconitum orientale.
The dried root is anodyne, diaphoretic and diuretic
. It should be harvested in the autumn as soon as the plant dies down
. This is a very poisonous plant and should only be used with extreme caution and under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame
. The seed can be stratified and sown in spring but will then be slow to germinate
. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer.
Division - best done in spring but it can also be done in autumn
. Another report says that division is best carried out in the autumn or late winter because the plants come into growth very early in the year
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Thrives in most soils and in the light shade of trees
. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Prefers a moist soil in sun or semi-shade
. Prefers a calcareous soil.
Grows well in open woodlands.
Members of this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits and deer.
A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby species, especially legumes
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Aconitum orientale. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Aconitum orientale.
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