Botanical name: 

Aconite, Aconitum napellus, was familiar to the ancients as a poisonous plant, and was used by the ancient Chinese as well as by the hill tribes of India. In a work published for the Welsh MSS. Society, 1861, entitled "The Physicians of Myddvai," (507), aconite was designated as a plant that every physician should grow. In 1763, Stork (617), of Vienna, introduced the drug to medical practice, from which date it crept into the practice of the dominant school. Aconite has ever been a Homeopathic favorite.

The History of the Vegetable Drugs of the U.S.P., 1911, was written by John Uri Lloyd.