Aconitum napellus (the Common Monkshood) was considered to be of therapeutic and toxicological importance.
Its roots have occasionally been mistaken for horseradish.
It has a short underground stem, from which dark-colored tapering roots descend. The crown or upper portion of the root gives rise to new plants.
When touched to one’s lip, the juice of the aconite root produces a feeling of numbness and tingling.
This plant is used as a food plant by some Lepidoptera species including Dot Moth, The Engrailed, Mouse Moth, Wormwood Pug, and Yellow-tail.
Homeopathy Treatment Using Aconite (Aconitum napellus)
Alcohol withdrawal – to cope with fear due to therapy and palpitations
Animal and insect bites – needs to be taken straight away, helps with fright
Anxiety – associated with fear, shock or stress
Bell’s palsy – paralysis caused by exposure to cold air or winds
Bereavement – when death is sudden and the shock severe
Colds – when sudden onset after exposure to draughts or cold winds
Cystitis – reluctance to pass water due to expectation of pain and discomfort
Coughs – dry and suffocating
Ear infections – earache with cutting throbbing pain after exposure to cold air or winds
Eye injuries – irritations from foreign particles, painful, watery and cannot bear light
Fear – following a frightening incident
Infections – with sudden fever and great thirst after exposure to cold air or winds
Influenza – with sudden fever and great thirst after exposure to cold air or winds
Insomnia – with much twisting and turning
Pain – very intense
Restlessness – in those with vivid imagination
Restless legs syndrome – in those who are anxious
Sore throats – following exposure to cold dry winds
Stress – before surgery
Teething – great pain with fear
Thirst – with a high temperature/fever
Travel sickness – with restlessness and fear