Aconite, Aconitum Napellus, is an excellent remedy for sudden illness, aches, colds, coughs, sore throat, flu, chills and fever. Now in a higher potency for chronic health concerns. Aconite is also known as Aconitum Napellus.
Aconite helps with symptoms resulting from past shock, fear, fright, trauma.
Aconite indications include feeling apprehensive and agitated, tossing about in bed.
Fear and restlessness seem to dominate the symptoms.
Jacques Jouanny, M.D. describes Aconite with this description, "(High) Fevers of sudden onset, with thirst and no sweating due to colds. The skin is red and dry. The patient is intensely thirsty for large quantities of cold water. He is restless and worried".
Aconite symptoms include sneezing, croupy cough, throat that is red and swollen.
An Aconite patient will be restless, anxious, perhaps frightened.
Whether treating with Aconite for acute or chronic illness, look to a sudden cause. Use Kathryn Jones' Homeopathic Thinking technique of thinking back to the original stress or an event that occurred before the onset on a chronic condition.
Aconite's Mini Materia Medica:
Cold: Beneficial for the first stages of common cold, sneezing, runny drippy nose, clear, hot, watery nasal discharge. Burning, sensitive throat. Throbbing headaches. Roaring in ears.
Colic: Helpful for colic with gas, wants cold water
Cough/Croup: Useful for croup. Constant short, dry cough. Sudden onset during night, after exposure to cold, dry winds, awake after midnight with anxiety & croupy, barking cough
Dental Problems: Helpful for fear of treatment
Earache: Useful for external ear painful, swollen, red, and hot. Sensitive to noise. Frantic with pain
Eye: Helpful for first-aid for eye injury to diminish inflammation and relieve pain. Scratch on cornea. Eyes feel dry, hot & sandy. Adverse to light. Eyes red, inflamed, watery
Fever: Useful for fever with sudden violent onset, after exposure to cold, dry wind. Restlessness.
Fright: Helpful for someone who are fearful, bad effects of fright
Headache: Useful for heavy, throbbing, bursting pain in the head.
Sensation of fullness in forehead. Sensation of band around head. Feels as if hair were pulled or stood on end. Dizziness, worse on rising. Eyes feel dry, hot & sandy. Adverse to light. Eyes red, inflamed, watery.
Surgery: Use before surgery for the fearful anticipation.
Urinary Problems: Helpful for bladder Infections. Painful urination. Anxiety at start of urination. Urine scanty, hot, red. Sudden retention of urine from chill or fright.
Aconite may also go under the names Aconitum Napellus and Aconite Nap abbreviated Acon is from the plant Monkshood.
Dosage and potency guidelines.
Suggested dose is 3 pellets 3 times a day with less frequency as improvement is made.
Economy 1 oz bottle with 800 pellets for 265 doses - that's over 10 times more pellets than multidose tubes!