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Aconitum napellusAconitum napellus (Ranunculaceae)

ACONITE, MONKSHOOD, WOLF'S BANE

 

In homeopathy, aconite is given for acute illnesses and shock. The root is used externally by herbalists to relieve bruising, rheumatism, and sciatica, and in Chinese medicine as a local anaesthetic.

 

The ancient Chinese used this deadly herb as an arrow poison, and the name aconite is thought to have come from the Latin for dart. A native of central and southern Europe, it is an attractive garden perennial with dark-green, deeply-divided leaves and deep blue-purple flowers on a spike.

 

PARTS USED

Dried root, collected in the autumn.

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Alkaloids, including aconitine and traces of ephedrine.

 

ACTIONS

Sedative; relieves pain.

 

MEDICINAL USE

Poisonous to the heart and nervous system, it is rarely used internally except in homeopathic doses (Aconite) at the start of acute illnesses such as flu, colds or measles, and in emergencies. It is applied externally to relieve the pain of bruising, sciatica, rheumatism, and neuralgia, but should never be applied to broken skin. Chinese medicine uses a tincture of several species of Aconitum as a local anaesthetic and prescribes it internally for heart disease, but with the poisonous aconitine removed.

 

PREPARATIONS

Tincture, lotion, homeopathic remedies.

 

CAUTION

Highly poisonous; UK law restricts sale and professional use of the dried root.

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