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Aconitum Napellus
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Aconitum Napellus

Aconitinum, Aconite, Aconitum, Monkshood, Aconit napel


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HPUS label indication: Fear

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications of Aconitum Napellus based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

A state of fear, anxiety; anguish of mind and body. Physical and mental restlessness, fright, is the most characteristic manifestation of Aconitum Napellus. Acute, sudden, and violent invasion, with fever, call for it. Does not want to be touched. Sudden and great sinking of strength. Complaints and tension caused by exposure to Dry, cold weather, draft of cold air, checked perspiration, also complaints from Very hot weather, especially gastro-intestinal disturbances, etc. First remedy in inflammation, inflammatory fevers. Serous membranes and muscular tissues affected markedly. Burning in internal parts; Tingling, coldness and numbness. Influenza. TENSION of arteries; emotional and physical mental tension explain many symptoms. When prescribing Aconite remember Aconite causes only functional disturbance, no evidence that it can produce tissue change - its action is brief and Shows no periodicity. Its sphere is in the beginning of an acute disease and not to be continued after pathological change comes. In Hyperaemia, congestion not after exudation has set in. Influenza (Influenzin).
BETTER in open air.
WORSE in warm room, in evening and Night; worse lying on affected side, from music, from tobacco-smoke, dry, cold winds.
Relationships
Vinegar in large doses is antidotal to poisonous effects.
Acids, wine and Coffee, lemonade, and acid fruits modify its action.
Not indicated in malarial and low fevers or hectic and pyemic conditions, and in inflammations when they localize themselves. Sulphur often follows it. Compare Cham. AND Coffea Intense pain and sleeplessness.
Agrostis acts like Aconitum Napellus. in fever and inflammations, also Spiranthes.
Complementary: Coffea;’ Sulph. Sulphur may be considered a chronic Aconitum Napellus. Often completes a cure begun with Aconite.
Compare: Bell.; Cham.; Coffea; Ferr-p.
Aconitine. - (Heavy feeling as of lead; pains in supraorbital nerve; ice-cold sensations creep up; hydrophobia symptoms. Tinnitus aurium 3X.) Tingling sensation.
Aconitum Lycoctonum. - Great Yellow Wolfsbane. - (Swelling of glands; Hodgkin’s disease. Diarrhoea after eating pork. Itching of nose, eyes, anus and vulva. Skin of nose cracked; taste of blood.)
Aconitum Cammarum. - (Headache with vertigo and tinnitus. Cataleptic symptoms. Formication of tongue, lips and face.)
Aconitum Ferox. - Indian Aconitum Napellus. - Rather more violent in its actions than A. napellus. It is more diuretic and less anti-pyretic. It has proved valuable in cardia dyspnoea, neuralgia, and acute gout. Dyspnoea. Must sit up. Rapid respiration. Anxiety, with suffocation from feeling of paralysis in respiratory muscles. Cheyne-Stokes breathing. Quebracho (cardiac dyspnoea) ( Achyranthes. - A Mexican drug - very similar to Aconite in fevers, but of larger range, being also adapted to typhoidal states and intermittents. Muscular rheumatism. A great diaphoretic. Use 6X.) Eranthis hymnalis - (Winter Aconite - acts on solar plexus and works upwards causing dyspnoea. Pain in occiput and neck.)

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); bright-red

    MIND (click for more)

Tendency to start

Fears the future, a crowd, crossing the street

Forebodings and fears

Great fear, anxiety, and worry accompany every ailment, however trivial

Restlessness, tossing about

Delirium is characterized by unhappiness, worry, fear, raving, rarely unconsciousness

fears death but believes that he will soon die; predicts the day

Feels as if what had just been done was a dream.

Imagination acute, clairvoyance

Behaviour; shrieking; with the pain

Death; presentiment of death
Death; thoughts of death

Delirium; night

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; death; about to die

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); violent
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with anxiety
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with fright
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; ecstatic
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive; to noise
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; lamenting, regretting; moaning, groaning
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during chill
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during the heat
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); during the heat

Excitement
Excitement; during chill
Excitement; nervous

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during chill
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during fever
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; in a crowd
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death; during labour
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death; during pregnancy
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death; predicts the time

Preoccupied; prophesying; predicts the time of death

Restlessness, nervousness

Sleep-walking

Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger
Symptoms follow intense emotions; fright

Unconsciousness

Music is unbearable; makes her sad ( Ambra.) Thinks his thoughts come from the stomach - that parts of his body are abnormally thick

Pains are intolerable; they drive him crazy

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

On rising

Swaying; toward right

With nausea

    HEAD (click for more)

Opium) and shaking head

Fullness; HEAVY, pulsating, Hot, bursting, burning, undulating sensation

Cerebral haemorrhage

Congestion (see pulsation); fullness

Hot

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); heat of sun
Pain, headache; burning
Pain, headache; from emotions; after a fright
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; cold dry wind
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose

Sensation of head bubbling; boiling sensation

Inter cranial pressure ( Hedera Helix.) Burning headache, as if brain were moved by boiling water (Indigo.)

Nocturnal furious delirium.

Sensation on vertex as if hair were pulled or stood on end

Vertigo; Worse on rising (Nux-v

    EYE (click for more)

Aversion to light

Lids swollen, hard and red

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; after injuries

Dryness

Inflammation
Inflammation; foreign bodies
Inflammation; of catarrh from cold
Inflammation; washing; in dry cold wind
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight; sunlight

Pain; aching
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; movement

Sensation of enlargement

Sensitive to...; cold air
Sensitive to...; cold air; lids

Feel Dry and hot, as if sand in them

Profuse watering after exposure to dry, cold winds, Reflection from snow, after extraction of cinders and other foreign bodies.

Red, inflamed

    VISION (click for more)

Lost vision, blindness

    EAR (click for more)

Heat

Noises in ear; ringing

Earache ( Cham.) Sensation as of drop of water in left ear.

External ear hot, red, painful, swollen

Very Sensitive to noises; music is unbearable

    HEARING (click for more)

Too sensitive
Too sensitive; to music
Too sensitive; to noises

    NOSE (click for more)

Coryza; much sneezing; throbbing in nostrils

Mucous membrane dry, nose stopped up; dry or with but scanty watery coryza.

Smell acutely sensitive

Hemorrhage of bright red blood

Nose bleed
Nose bleed; during headache

Running or blocked nose (coryza); caused by cold, dry wind

Smell; acute, over sensitive

pain at root of nose

    FACE (click for more)

Pain in jaws.

Neuralgia, especially on left side, with restlessness, tingling, and numbness

On rising the red face becomes deathly pale, or he becomes dizzy

Bloated (see swelling, congestion)

Expression; anxious
Expression; frightened

Pain
Pain; in dry, cold wind
Pain; pulsating
Pain; rheumatic

Sensation of face being large

Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; alternating with paleness
Skin; discoloration; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

Swelling

One cheek red, the other pale (Cham., Ip.)

Red, hot, flushed, swollen

tingling in cheeks and numbness

    MOUTH (click for more)

Teeth sensitive to cold

Gums hot and inflamed

Constantly moves lower jaw as if chewing

Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); red

Dryness
Dryness; tongue

Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue

Prickling; tongue

Swelling; tongue

Taste; bitter
Taste; bitter; everything except water

Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; in dry, cold wind
Teeth; pain; in raw wind
Teeth; pain; in sound teeth
Teeth; pain; right; to left
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; pain; tearing; worse after going to bed

Numb, DRY, and tingling

tongue coated white ( Ant-c.)

Tongue swollen; Tip tingles

    THROAT (click for more)

Red, dry, constricted, numb, prickling, burning, stinging

Blood oozing

Choking, constricting; larynx

Croup
Croup; after exposure to cold dry air

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Dryness; trachea (wind pipe)

Inflammation
Inflammation; larynx

Irritation; in air passages
Irritation; larynx
Irritation; larynx; cold air

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; larynx
Pain; larynx; on coughing; grasps the larynx
Pain; rawness; larynx; cold air
Pain; rawness; larynx; when breathing in
Pain; sore; larynx
Pain; sore; larynx; touch
Pain; sudden, sharp

Sensitive; larynx; to cold air
Sensitive; larynx; to touch

Tickling in the air passages

Voice; hoarseness

Tonsils swollen and dry.

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Thirst for cold water

Intense thirst

Hot, tense, tympanitic

Drinks, vomits, and declares he will die

Sensitive to touch

Bladder; inflammation
Bladder; pain; pressing, pressure
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed)
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); in children; every time child catches cold
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); in new-born infants
Bladder; tension
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); anxious
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); anxious; on beginning to urinate
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual; children
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); painful
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); painful; in children; children grasp the genitals and cry out
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; with thirst and fear
Bladder; urination; painful or difficult urination

Bloated
Bloated; painful

Inflammation
Inflammation; liver

Kidneys; suppression of urine

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; navel; region of
Pain; cutting
Pain; extending to other parts; to chest; during stool
Pain; liver
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Pulsation

Stomach; burping, belching
Stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks; beer
Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks
Stomach; inflammation; after cold things
Stomach; pain; after drinking; cold drinks
Stomach; pulsation
Stomach; thirst
Stomach; thirst; during heat
Stomach; thirst; extreme
Stomach; vomiting

Abdominal symptoms better after warm soup

Bitter taste of everything except water

Burning from stomach to oesophagus.

Burning in umbilical region.

colic, no position relieves

Hematemesis

Pressure in stomach with dyspnoea

Stomach; Vomiting, with fear, heat, profuse sweat and increased urination

Vomiting, bilious, mucous and bloody, greenish

    RECTUM (click for more)

White with red urine

Bleeding hemorrhoids ( Ham) Watery diarrhoea in children

Choleraic discharges with collapse, and restlessness

Frequent, small stool with tenesmus; Green, like chopped herbs

Pain with nightly itching and stitching in anus

Haemorrhage from anus

Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

They cry and complain much, are sleepless and restless.

    STOOL (click for more)

Chopped food; spinach

Mucous, slimy; green

    URINE (click for more)

Burning in urethra

Tenesmus and burning at neck of bladder

Retention, with screaming and restlessness, and handling of genitals

Scanty, red, hot, painful

Anxiety always on beginning to urinate

Profuse urination, with profuse perspiration and diarrhoea.

Renal region sensitive

Urine suppressed, bloody

Colour; dark

Copious; with perspiration

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Vagina dry, hot, sensitive

After-pains, with fear and restlessness.

Suppressed from fright, cold, in plethoric subjects

Bruised pain in testicles, swollen, hard

Frenzy on appearance of menses

Frequent erections and emissions

Female; inflammation; ovaries
Female; inflammation; ovaries; menstrual flow suddenly checked
Female; pain; sharp; womb
Female; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; womb

Male; inflammation; testes
Male; Crawling and stinging in glans

Menses too profuse, with nosebleed, too protracted, late

Ovaries congested and painful

Painful erections.

Sharp shooting pains in womb

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Hot feeling in lungs

Cough, dry, short, hacking; Worse at night and after midnight

Larynx sensitive

Hoarse, dry, croupy cough; loud, labored breathing

Shortness of breath

Blood comes up with hawking

Child grasps at throat every time he coughs

Constant pressure in left chest; Oppressed breathing on least motion

Accelerated

Hot breath

Stitches through chest

Tingling in chest after cough.

Very sensitive to inspired air

    COUGH (click for more)

Barking
Barking; loud

Croupy

Dry cough
Dry cough; during fever

Hoarse

In dry air; cold, dry air

In open air; in the wind; in dry wind
In open air; in the wind; wind from east
In open air; in the wind; wind from north

Night

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages

Short

Tickling

With or after chill or fever; during fever

    CHEST (click for more)

Stitching pain in chest

Affections of the heart with pain in Left shoulder

Palpation, with anxiety, fainting, and Tingling in fingers

Pulse full, hard; tense and bounding; sometimes intermits

Anxiety
Anxiety; region of heart

Congestion
Congestion; heart

Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; as from a band around chest

Fullness

Heart
Heart; hypertrophy of heart
Heart; hypertrophy of heart; with numbness and tingling of left arm and fingers
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; after fright
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; daytime

Heat

Inflammation; heart; endocardium
Inflammation; heart; pericardium
Inflammation; lung lining
Inflammation; lungs

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)

Oppressed feeling
Oppressed feeling; from ascending stairs or hill
Oppressed feeling; on rapid movement

Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); after chill
Pain; heart
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when breathing in
Pain; when breathing in

Sensation of water in chest; hot water
Sensation of water in chest; sensation as if boiling water were poured into chest

Heart; Tachycardia

Temporal and carotid arteries felt when sitting.

    BACK (click for more)

Numbness; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; tearing; neck

Skin; like insects crawling on skin
Skin; like insects crawling on skin; spine

Bruised pain between scapulae.

Crawling and tingling, as if bruised

Numb, stiff, painful

Stiffness in nape of neck

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

(Aesc.) Weak and lax ligaments of all joints

Sensation as if drops of water trickled down the thigh.

Rheumatic inflammation of joints; worse at night; red shining swelling, very sensitive

Crotal., Kalmia, Tab.) Hot hands and cold feet

Bright red hypothenar eminences on both hands

Numbness and tingling; shooting pains; icy coldness and insensibility of hands and feet

Arms feel lame, bruised, heavy, numb

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; evening
Coldness; lower limbs; toes

Heat; hand; palm

Inflammation; joints

Numbness (see tingling); forearm
Numbness (see tingling); forearm; left
Numbness (see tingling); leg; after sitting
Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs
Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs; left; in heart disease

Pain; rheumatic; acute
Pain; tearing

Paralysis

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; fingers
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; hand
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; upper limbs

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness)
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); fingers
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot; extending upwards
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); hand

Hip-joint and thigh feel lame, especially after lying down

Knees unsteady; disposition of foot to turn

Pain down left arm (Cact

Painless cracking of all joints

    SLEEP (click for more)

Sleeplessness, with restless and tossing about (Use thirtieth potency.) Starts up in sleep

Anxious dreams

Insomnia of the aged.

Long dreams, with anxiety in chest

Nightly ravings

Nightmare

Dreams; anxious

Restless

Sleep-walking

    CHILL (click for more)

External

Internal; as if coldness in blood vessels

Touch

    FEVER (click for more)

Cold waves pass through him

Chilly if uncovered or touched

Cold stage most marked

Cold sweat and icy coldness of face

Coldness and heat alternate

Dry heat, red face

Evening chilliness soon after going to bed


Alternating with chills; night

Burning heat
Burning heat; night

Catarrh with fever

Desire to uncover

Dry heat
Dry heat; night

Evening

External heat

Fever with skin out-break; measles

Intense heat

Internal heat
Internal heat; with external chill

Night; dry burning heat

One-sided; one cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold

Remittent
Remittent; infantile

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat

With chill

Most valuable febrifuge with mental anguish, restlessness, etc

Sweat drenching, on parts lain on; relieving all symptoms.

thirst and restlessness always present

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

After stool

Covered parts

Hot

    SKIN (click for more)

Gooseflesh

Rash like measles

Purpura miliaris

Chilliness and formication down back

Formication and numbness

Pruritus Relieved by stimulants.

Red, hot, swollen, dry, burning

Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

Dry; burning

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

Out-breaks on skin; measles
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); bluish
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); fiery red
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); receding in eruptive fevers; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); rose coloured patches

Pain; burning

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

Shock from injury

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Aversion to movement

Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

Extreme emotion

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; after a fright
Faintness, fainting; after urinating
Faintness, fainting; from sitting up

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts

Full feeling; internally

Heaviness; internally

Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; nerves
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying on side

Night

Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; pressing; as from load
Pain; tearing; externally

Pulsation; internally

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; and small
Pulse; full
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard
Pulse; imperceptible
Pulse; imperceptible; almost
Pulse; irregular
Pulse; small

Rising

Swelling; inflammatory
Swelling; of affected parts

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; blood vessels
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, dry weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold

Tension; muscles
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Sources
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.

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