This plant’s root is highly toxic, and was used as poison of the time of the ancient Greeks. If it is administered in minute doses, it produces mental and physical restlessness and tissue inflammation. For this reason, Aconite is prescribed for patients who seem distressed or fearful, who are thirsty and have unbearable aches and pains.
For Homoeopathic use, the whole plant (except the root) is gathered in full bloom and ground to a pulp. The juice is mixed with alcohol, then diluted until it becomes non-toxic.
This Homoeopathic remedy may aid
- anxiety created by sudden shock,
- colds and flu,
- fevers and chills that may be accompanied by restlessness or thirst,
- eye inflammations with burning pain and sensitivity to light,
- sore throat,
- middle ear infections,
Aconite is available over the counter in various potencies, in both tablet and liquid form.
Professional advice is required for each particular ailment and for dosages.