cao wu

cao wu

Chinese herbal medicine
The root of Aconitum kusnezoffi, said to be anti-inflammatory, analgesic and cardiotonic; it has been used for musculoskeletal disorders.

Toxicity
Cao wu contains the highly toxic C19 diterpenoid alkaloids of aconite, mesaconitine and hypaconite; the signs and symptoms are those of aconite poisoning, which may cause death due to ventricular arrhythmias in the first 24 hours.
 
Management
Supportive.