Iahas-Ativisha-Aconitum heterophyllum

Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum)


Ativisha Scientific Name

Aconitum heterophyllum

Ativisha Other Names

English: Indian Atees
Hindi: Atis, Atees
Sanskrit: Atibisha, Kashmeera, Shuklakanda, Bhangura,Vishva, Shuklakanda, Shrungi.

What is Ativisha?

Ativisha, also known as Atis or Atees, helps to maintain a healthy digestive system because of its ability to prevent the formation of gas. Ativisha is most effective in treating digestive problems in children. It is also helpful in addressing diarrhea as it inhibits the growth of pathogenic microorganisms owing to its antibacterial activity. Ativisha might also aid in weight loss as it lowers the levels of triglycerides and increases levels of HDL- cholesterol (“good cholesterol”). As per Ayurveda, it helps to manage the symptoms of diabetes due to its Tikta (bitter) and Kapha balancing properties.

Common forms of Ativisha

Powder, Oil

Ativisha is commonly used for:

  • Aiding indigestion
  • Relieving the feeling of Nausea
  • Combating Diarrhea
  • Dealing the symptoms of Piles
  • Relieving Arthritic Pain
  • Treating Viral fever, Dysentery
  • Detoxifying Body

Ativisha Dosage

Powder for Adult: 1-3g per day
Powder for Children: In divided doses, 1g per day
Oil: 1-2 teaspoons

Ativisha Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects:
1. Nausea
2. Weakness or inability to move
3. Dryness of mouth
4. Sweating
5. Tremors
6. Breathing problems
7. Heart problems
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known. Avoid it or consult a physician before taking Ativisha during pregnancy.
Children: Not known.
Since not enough scientific evidence is available, it is advisable to avoid or consult a physician before taking Ativisha in people with heart-related disorders or diabetes.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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