Aconitum napellus is a homeopathic remedy that is sometimes known simply as 'Aconite'.
Aconitum napellus may be helpful in cases of fevers, especially if accompanied by thirst and sweating. It is also used to ease violent dry coughs.
Other indications for this remedy include the symptoms manifesting themselves suddenly, often at night or following a chill (severe drop in temperature) or a frightening experience. Whatever the symptoms, if they are accompanied by extreme fear and anxiety, then aconitum napellus is a remedy to consider.
Aconitum napellus is thought to be most effective at the beginning of an illness of dis-ease.
More about the substance used to prepare aconitum napellus homeopathic remedy:
Aconitum napellus homeopathic remedy is produced from the whole fresh plant as it comes into flower. Be warned that this is a highly poisonous plant.
A sketch of aconitum napellus in flower is shown belowon the left.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
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- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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