The whole plant is highly toxic - simple skin contact has caused numbness in some people
There are no edible uses listed for Aconitum balfourii.
There are no material uses listed for Aconitum balfourii.
The tuber is used in Tibetan medicine where it is considered to have an acrid and sweet taste with a heating potency - it is also very poisonous
. The root is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic and vermifuge
. It dries up serous fluids and is used in the treatment of all types of pain and inflammation from gout or arthritis, all disorders due to worms or micro-organisms, amnesia, loss of bodily heat, leprosy and paralysis
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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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
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.
Members of this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits and deer.
Grows well in open woodlands.
A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby species, especially legumes
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Aconitum balfourii. 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 balfourii.
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