Aconite tincture is commonly used as one of many ingredients in cough syrups. The main alkaloid, aconitine, can be used in pure form (in 0.1 mg granules) to relieve facial neuralgia. In traditional medicine in India and China, the tuber has been used... *
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Aconite tincture is commonly used as one of many ingredients in cough syrups. The main alkaloid, aconitine, can be used in pure form (in 0.1 mg granules) to relieve facial neuralgia. In traditional medicine in India and China, the tuber has been used topically as analgesic, anti-neuralgic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic.
Description: Aconite is a perennial herb with erect flowering stems that grow from a tuberous rootstock. The stems bear deeply dissected, toothed leaves and clusters of purple to blue flowers. Enlarged sepals (calyx lobes) form the conspicuous part of the flower - the upper one is characteristically hood-shaped and gives the flowers their distinctive appearance.
Origin:A. napellus occurs in mountainous parts of western and central Europe. Several species are commonly cultivated as ornamentals. Tubers are also harvested from wild plants. A. anthora, A. ferox, A. vulparia and A. lycoctonum have been used in traditional European medicine (today in homeopathy). Species such as A. carmichaelii and A. kusnezoffii are important in Chinese medicine (chuan wu and chao wu).
Parts Used: Tincture of the fleshy tubers (rarely leaves).
Therapeutic Category: Externally, sometimes as anti-rheumatic, analgesic and anti-neuralgic.
Ingredients: Aconitum contains numerous diterpenoid alkaloids in concentrations of 0.5 to 1.5% of dry weight. Aconitine is the main compound.
Pharmacological Effects: At toxic concentration, aconitum causes numbness, abnormal cardiac rhythm and death through respiratory arrest. Aconitine stimulates Natchannels; it first activates and then paralyses the peripheral nerve endings. The compound is highly lipophiic and can be absorbed through the skin.
Notes: Aconite was formerly used as arrow poison, to kill vermin and enemies.
Status: Pharm. (formerly), but discontinued in recent years due to the risk of intoxication.
Preparation and Dosage: Dilute tinctures are widely used with galenicals and in homeopathy. The product may also be applied topically in higher concentrations to relieve rheumatism and neuralgia.
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Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.
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Take 3 pellets 3 times a day.
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Sublingual Medication: Place under tongue; let dissolve. Take when mouth is in natural condition, 1/2 hour before or after eating, brushing teeth, or drinking anything but water.
In order to maintain the potency and freshness of these products, it is very important to store them properly. They need protection against light, high temperatures and humidity, and, after use, are best stored in a small kit or bag.
Avoid opening a tube or any other container of homeopathic medication in a room where perfumes or strong odors are present. And, needless to say, keep them away from any cigarette smoke.
Herb/Plant Warning: The tubers of the Aconitum napellus plant are extremely toxic when ingested - the lethal dose in adults is only about 10 g. Several human intoxications due to Aconitum (including the two Chinese species) have been reported.
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