Aconitum Violaceum (English name: Violet Monkshood), belongs to the family of ‘Ranunculaceae’ is a tall herb with a size of 20-60 cm that comes with paired tubes. Few leaves are settles on the ground while few lies on the stem. Herb carries the blue color flowers fabricated with white shades. The flowers carry a wide number of stamens and hairy filaments in its upper part.
Aconitum in its generic term is defined as arrow. In previous times, hunters utilized the flowers juice on the arrow tips and use the same for hunting practices. The plant carries an accumulated amount of poison that can be felt by drinking the water nearby the plant cultivated areas. People who had drunk the water from the streams flowing near this plant felt some sort of drowsiness. This plant is found nearby Hemkund Sahib. You can view this flower between July and September.
This plant is used in Tibetan medicine mainly utilized to treat snake and scorpion bites.
Local name: Tilla, Mitha-telia
Location in Valley of Flowers: On the way to Hemkund Sahib
Flowering Season: July to September