Aconitum Napellus is commonly known as Monkshood, and it belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. This article will explore the Aconitum Napellus 30, 200 uses, benefits, dosages & side effects.
Dr.Samuel Hanemman discovered its homeopathic curative properties, thus making it an invaluable remedy in treating acute diseases in the initial stages.
Before homeopathic use, some people took aconite by mouth for facial paralysis, joint pain, gout, numbness of hands and feet, difficulty breathing, and fluid in the space surrounding the lungs, specific heart problems, fever, skin diseases.
Aconitum Napellus Constitution
It is generally indicated for young persons who live a sedentary life, easily affected by a change in atmosphere.
A person requiring aconite has rigid muscles fibers with dark hair and eyes—people who are fearful and continuously anxious, afraid to go out, to go in-crowd.
The person is always in a hurry; everything startles with him.
Guiding symptoms of Aconitum Napellus
It is generally indicated in acute or recent cases in young persons, especially girls, of a complete, plethoric habit.
Amenorrhoea in plethoric young girls, after fright, prevents suppression of menses.
Complaints of Aconitum are caused by exposure to dry cold air, dry north or west winds, or exposure to draughts of cold air while in perspiration, harmful effects of checked perspiration.
There is great fear and anxiety of mind, with great nervous excitability; afraid to go out, go into a crowd where there is any excitement or many people; to cross the street.
There is continuous fear, and the patient’s life is rendered miserable by fear; he is sure his disease will prove fatal.
Further, he predicts the day he will die. In females, there is fear of death during pregnancy.
The patient is always restless, anxious, does everything in a tremendous hurried manner, must change position often and everything startles him.
Pains are intolerable; they drive him crazy; he becomes very restless; at night.
There is mental anxiety, worry, and fear accompanying most ailments. Music is unbearable, which makes her sad.
Aconitum Napellus is useful in the congestive stage of inflammation and fever before localization.
During the fever stage, the skin is dry and hot; the face is red or pale and red alternately there is burning thirst for large quantities of cold water with intense nervous restlessness, tossing about in agony.
It becomes intolerable towards evening and on going to sleep.
Aconite is helpful in convulsions; of teething children, jerks and twitches of single muscles during the attack;
There is child gnaws its fist, frets, and screams; skin is hot and dry along with high fever.
Aconite is helpful in cough, dry, hoarse, suffocating, loud, rough, croaking; hard, ringing, whistling; on expiration.
Aconitum Napellus is an essential remedy for various mental conditions resulting from annoyance, combined with anxiety and fright.
There is tremendous nervous excitement and restlessness. There is mental instability, delirium, mostly at night, and anxiousness and impatience are always present.
There is agonized tossing about.
Aconitum Napellus is an invaluable remedy in maniacal states where the person is very easily frightened.
Alternate weeping and laughing or singing fear ghosts, lamenting with fear of impending death, and doubt of salvation.
There is the fixed premonition of death, and she foretells the day or hour of death. Great fear, anxiety, and worry accompany every ailment, however casual or minor ailment it is.
Aconitum Napellus is useful for delirium, characterized by unhappiness, worry, fear, raving, rarely unconsciousness.
There are forebodings and fears death but believes that he will soon die; predicts the day of death, fears the future, a crowd, crossing the street, there is restlessness, tossing about the tendency to startle easily.
Music is unbearable; it makes her sad Aconitum is useful in delusions, where the patient thinks his thoughts come from the stomach, that parts of his body are abnormally thick, feels as if what had just been done was a dream.
Patient dislikes company, avoids the sight of people, aversion to work, reading, being touched, aversion to mental work.
Aconitum is an essential remedy for different manifestations of manic states. The patient has childish behavior with a tendency to dance, make gestures, pick at bedclothes, disobedience, singing /laughing, alternating with weeping.
Aconite is helpful in a condition where the patient has a fear of death, predicts the time of death.
Aconitum is helpful in sleep conditions where the patient. Starts -up during midnight, sleeplessness, constant tossing about from anxiety, and flightiness with closed eyes.
Somnolence, anxious delirium, and rapid breathing. Drowsiness, with the inability to wake up at times.
Aconitum is useful in vertigo with fainting on rising; there is giddiness with the vanishing of sight on raising.
On rising from a recumbent position, the red face becomes deathly pale, or he becomes faint or giddy and falls, and then fears to increase again; often accompanied by the vanishing of sight and there is unconsciousness.
It is helpful in congestion of head with fullness and throbbing, more towards evening, with black vision, roaring in ears and a fiery red face, external and internal heat, external sweat, and a pale complexion.
Fullness, pressure, and heaviness in the forehead as if brain and eyes would be forced out, with a hot red face indicating its usefulness in Meningitis.
Aconitum is helpful in headaches where there is crackling like tinsel in the forehead, temples, and nose with feeling as if a ball rising in, of backward sticking in as if brain fluctuated to and fro, there is painful pulling at hair of vertex.
Headaches are worse on stooping, talking, motion, raising, evening, night, becoming heated, warm wraps, dry cold winds.
Headache is better by rest, uncovering, warmth, sitting erect, open air.
Aconitum is useful in the inflammation of eyes, and the eyes are protruding, with dark red blood vessels and unbearable pains.
There is sparkling in front of eyes—inflammatory swelling of lids and dilated pupils leading to Photophobia.
Aconitum Napellus is a valuable remedy in lachrymation; there is strained feeling in the eyes, pupils are dilated both from internal and external use.
Aconitum Napellus is an essential remedy for complete blindness that accompanies dilatation of pupils.
The sight returns when pupils contract, the vision is hazy, with giddiness and nausea, pupils are insensible to light.
Aconitum is useful in epistaxis; the nose is susceptible to smell. In standard cold, there are stuffed coryza.
Aconitum Napellus is useful in conditions where the face is red, turning deathly pale on raising, hot, bloated, and pale complexion.
Sweat on the side wherever he lies. There is sweat on the upper lip.
Lips are black, dry, peeling off.
Face tense and swollen with fulness in cheeks and temples gradually changing to a painful sense of tension, formication, and prickling.
Aconitum is useful in convulsions beginning in fingers, then in the face, tonic contractions, trismus; after a while, clonic seizures over the whole body.
The face turns Hippocratic, the deathly appearance on the front with eyes closed, lips dry and fissured, tongue stiff; felt chilly and as if dying; breathing is rattling, quick.
Aconitum is valid for a throbbing ache in teeth after taking cold food or water. Unquenchable thirst is present for a large quantity of cold water.
Aconitum is useful in the mouth is drily inflamed, with dark redness and violent fever.
There is crawling in the pharynx and sticking sore throat when swallowing and coughing.
Tongue coated white with trembling and stammering speech.
There is a bitter taste in all food and drink mouths except water.
Inflammation of throat, larynx, and Bronchia. Paralysis of the epiglottis. Hoarseness.
Aconitum Napellus is useful in hemoptysis vomiting of blood, burning anguish in the throat, constriction, and burning from mouth to stomach.
Every attempt to swallow is followed by spasms like hydrophobia but not renewed by sight of water.
Aconitum Napellus is useful in throat troubles where swallowing and pain are problematic in the back of the neck and behind jaws in the parotid region so that in eating.
He had to press the back of the neck with his hand. There is burning in the gullet as if a lump of hot coal were there.
Aconitum Napellus is useful in acidity. The erect position induces nausea.
Eructations immediately on eating food, where the Stomach is tensive causing acute pain from a weight in the hypochondriac region.
Appetite is reduced with an aversion to food, Violent unquenchable thirst.
Severe vomiting recurred every two or three minutes and was performed by a sudden, jerking action of abdominal muscles accompanied by a loud shout, vomiting of bloody mucus-like fluids.
Vomiting relieves all symptoms.
It is helpful in cases of Cholera, dysentery where there are frequent small stools with tenesmus. Watery diarrhea. The stools are white.
It is helpful in impotence with, Sexual desire either increased or decreased, with relaxed parts. Pain in testicles, as if bruised.
Female Genital Symptoms
It is indicated in menorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea, where menses are Continuous and too long.
It is helpful in uterine bleeding that occurs suddenly with severe anxiety, heart throbbing, and fear of death.
Aconitum Napellus is very useful in cough from tobacco smoke.
There is clear ringing or whistling, excited by burning to stick in larynx and trachea, generally dry, rarely in the morning and during the day.
There is expectoration of thick white mucus or mixed with coagulated blood, blood-colored, or pure blood.
Aconitum Napellus is an invaluable remedy in tachycardia with congestion and inflammation of the heart.
Painful stitches in the heart region, during exhalation, coughing, and motion, also of the arms only.
It sticks inside the chest wall, with a disposition to complain and weep, slightly when lying on the back.
Sense of terrible anxiety before the attack. Pain, from taking cold or from fright. Anxious palpitation of the heart, with great anguish.
A person may have Chronic heart diseases, with continuous pressure in the left side of the chest, oppressed breathing when moving fast and ascending steps, stitches in the heart region.
There are congestions of the head, attacks of fainting, and tingling in the fingers.
Aconitum Napellus is beneficial in stiffness in the neck.
There is Crawling in the back with bruised feeling in the lumbar region. Lumbar pain when turning over.
It is a useful laming, drawing pain in the arms without swelling.
One of the essential guiding symptoms is hot hands with cold feet—sudden lancinating hands, crawling in fingers.
Aconitum Napellus is very useful in the rheumatism of legs where there is powerlessness in hip joints and knee joints.
Stiffness in legs during motion /after taking cold. The hip joint feels bruised due to continuous seating at one place, owing to a sedentary lifestyle.
The pains are intolerable; they drive him crazy, there are drawing tearing pains in the knee joint.
There is the instability of the knees with the coldness of the feet up to the ankles. A person has perspiration of the toes and soles of the feet.
Aconitum Napellus is an essential remedy in fever.
The pulse is mostly very full, challenging, and accelerated, seldom slight and thready or imperceptible, Cold sensation in blood vessels.
There are hot cheeks and contracted pupils in the chill stage at the beginning of attacks.
The attack is most severe in the evenings after lying down, from uncovering, or from touch.
There is internal chilliness with dry, hot skin and disposition to uncover. Often internal heat is accompanied by anxiety and red cheeks during chill. There is shivering to extend from feet to chest.
In the heat stage, there is dry, burning, for the most part, proceeding from head and face, with a great thirst for cold drinks.
Fever /heat is accompanied by uncommon excitement, restlessness, anxiety, and agonized tossing about, with an inclination to uncover and burn with cold shiverings running over one at the same time.
There is feverish restlessness and inclination to uncover in the sweating stage again.
Prolonged–constant sweating, all over the whole body, of a somewhat acid odor, sweating mostly on covered parts.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
Causation– Bad effects from dry cold air, suppressed perspiration, from fright, with fear and anger.
All symptoms are worse – in the evening, when lying on the (left) side; when rising; in the warm room.
All symptoms are better formed:- Going in the open air; when sitting still in cases of rheumatism.
Complementary:-This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
Remedy complimentary to Aconitum Napillus is Coffea. Cruda, Sulphur.
Antidotes to Aconitum Napillus are-Acetic acid.
Aconitum Napillus is Similar to-Belladonna,Chamomilla,Merc.corr.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on symptom similarity. The symptoms narrated by the patient somewhat match the guiding symptoms of the medication, your homeopathic doctor forms a totality of symptoms, and medicine similar to the disease condition is given.
Aconite is also used as a disinfectant to treat wounds and promote sweat in tincture form when applied locally gives a good.
This lower potency of Aconitum Napillus works well as a therapeutic dose. Very useful in the treatment of fevers, and repeated intake 3-4 times a day is advised.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms match the patient’s medicine.
These symptoms help doctors diagnose the disease condition only, and there are fewer symptoms of Aconitum Napillus.
They require frequent repetition, and they should be given 3-4 times a day till the expected result is seen.
For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 to 4 hours.
This is a higher potency; it is given when most mind symptoms and physical symptoms and that narrated by patient match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
On giving 200C potency, it’s advisable to wait for the symptoms to subside, which can be repeated until all signs in totality go.
This is very high potency. It’s given only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Aconitum Napillus and that provided by the patient match each other perfectly.
1 M should not be repeated. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
- Nerve pain.
- Facial paralysis.
- Joint pain.
- Heart problems/tachycardia.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
Aconitum Napillus in crude form contains a potent and fast-acting alkaloid that causes severe side effects such as nausea, vomiting, weakness or inability to move, breathing problems if given repeatedly in crude form.
The homeopathic state of Aconitum Napillus produces negligible side effects. It would help if you never gave it to control the fever, never alternated with other drugs for that purpose.
In cases where you observe any increase in existing symptoms, they can be antidoted by Acetic. Acid.