English Candle Larkspur Bee Larkspur

Ayurvedic ► Nirvisha.

Action ► Whole plant—cardiac and respiratory depressant, emetic, diuretic, anthelmintic. Seed— insecticidal. Used in skin eruptions. Powdered flowers, mixed with mustard oil, are used for destroying lica.

208 Delphinium zalil Aitch. &Hemsl.

The plant contains beta-sitosterol and alkaloid delpheline; aerial parts contain an alkaloid, elatine.

Seeds are very poisonous; contain several aconitine-like alkaloids. Del-phinidine, isolated from seeds, causes drastic gastro-enteric irritation.

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