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Aconitum Napellus
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:43
 

Aconitum Napellus / Acon

Formal Name: Aconitum Napellus

Also Known As: Aconite, Monkshood, Friar’s Cap, Wolfsbane

Aconite has some ancient roots, but not all of them were within medicine. In ancient times, the deadly juices of this plant were used on the head of an arrow and in bait when hunting wolves, hence the name wolfsbane.

As far as medicinal purposes, Aconite was first recorded in the 12th century, but was not used in mainstream medicine until 1762.

When introduced, it was used externally to avoid any ingestion of the poisonous part of plant. It was traditionally used for treatment of fevers and infections.

The benefits of Aconite were discovered within homeopathy allowing this plant to really evolve.

Now people turn to this as a homeopathic remedy to aid with a wide array of health conditions. It is prepared using the entire plant including the root and is brought up from the earth during flowering season. It is chopped up and macerated in alcohol so that the solution left behind works as a homeopathic remedy. Many count on Aconite for their individual problems and are getting the healing they need.

Homeopathic Remedies using Aconite:

Benefits/Uses of Aconite:

Acute Respiratory Infections:

This is the type of infection that comes on fast and furiously, almost without any warning. The cold and flu symptoms that are present are extreme in nature. There is often a sore throat, a fever, and other related symptoms that may evolve into more serious ones. It is hard to get sleep, to take a deep breath, and at times to breathe in through the mouth or nose. Aconite may work as a homeopathic remedy for any number of these symptoms and help the body rid itself of infection.

Fear, Shock, and Anxiety:

This type of fear and anxiety becomes as much physical as it is mental. Individuals may struggle with restlessness and have difficulty in dealing with everyday activities. They also seem to be plagued with panic attacks that were initially triggered by a tragic event suffered in the past. Some individuals may avoid keeping the company of others as a result of this fear and anxiety.

Eye and Ear Infections:

Eyes become inflamed and there may be a great deal of pain and burning as a result of these infections. People often turn to aconite for help with painful and burning eyes, or the same in the ears. There is usually intense and rapid pain that sets in and takes hold of the individual. Commonly, redness in either the eyes or the ears may feel tender to the touch.

Problems in Labor:

As some mothers fear their own mortality during labor, they may turn to aconite as a homeopathic remedy. It is used to help cope with the physical symptoms as well as the panic they feel. It also helps with any urine retention experienced by either the mom or the baby during labor.

Homeopathic Remedy Profile for Aconite:

People that do best with aconite as a homeopathic remedy tend to be very healthy and strong, but can be easily excitable. They usually exhibit a certain strength overall, but may find that they get sick very quickly and easily. They tend to go through times of extreme fear and anxiety, and this in turn causes their restlessness to turn into a phobia of sorts. They commonly fear certain things in life or may just fear death itself.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 August 2012 10:18
 
 

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