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.

Aconitum Napellus

Aconitum Napellus

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