Vatsanabha is one of the most potent herbs used in Ayurveda owing to it’s medicinal properties. The herb is commonly known as Indian Aconite. The herb is poisonous in excess dose and should be only taken as directed by a qualified physician.The greatest ever Ayurveda Doctor in the world, Dr.Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Vatsanabha for the treatment of disorders involving vitiation of all the doshas (Vata Pitta and Kapha ) as the plant is Tridosha alleviating in nature. Vatsanabha is used in conditions like Fever, Indigestion , Cough etc. The herb contains Phytoconstituents like indaconite, chasmanine etc which aids in its analgesic and sedative actions.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Aconitum ferox       

Family :  Rananculaceae 

Habitat: Found in Alpine and Western Himalayas 

Parts used

  • Root

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – not mentioned 

Susruta Samhita – not mentioned 

Pharmacological action

  • Analgesic 
  • Febrifuge 
  • Irritant 
  • Sedative 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Dipana ( Carminative )
  • Sothahara (alleviate swelling)
  • Jwarahara (Reduces fever )

Therapeutic indications

  • Fever (Jwara)- Powder prepared from Vatsanabha is taken internally along with sugar to alleviate Fever
  • Cough (Kasa)-  Intake of Powder of Vatsanabha along with honey alleviates Cough.


Powder (Churna )– 125 m g

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Mratyunjaya rasa
  • Ananda bhairava rasa

Morphology :

Herb with tuberous roots. Leaves are scattered . Inflorescence is raceme. Flowers are blue. Fruits are follicles.

Vernacular names of Vatsanabha

English – Indian aconite 

Hindi- Mithazahar

Malayalam – Vatsanabhi

Sanskrit – Vatsanabha 


  • Visham
  • Garalam


Rasa- Madhura (Sweet)

Guna-  Laghu (Light)

Vipaka- Madhura (Sweet)

Virya-  Ushna ( Hot )

वत्सनाभोऽतिमधुरः सोष्णोवातकफापहः

कण्ठरुक्सन्निपातघ्नः पित्तसन्तापकारकः ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu – Dhatvadi varga-shloka 223)

Vatsanabha is Tridosha alleviating because of it’s properties like Light nature and hot potency. The herb is used to alleviate diseases like Fever, Cough and also Rejuvanative in adequate dose. The best Ayurveda Doctor Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Vatsanabha for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha, Vata and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Researches on Vatsanabha

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Vatsanabha curna?

Vatsanabha curna is used in case of Chronic fever.

  1. Which family Vatsanabha belongs to?

Rananculaceae .


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