Do you carry a tube of Aconitum napellus in your purse or first aid kit? If not, you should consider adding it. While the name may sound like a wizard’s incantation or magic spell, it’s actually a homeopathic medicine that helps with sudden trauma, fever, and earaches. Find out what it’s made from and how to use it.
A Purple Poison
Homeopathic Aconitum napellus is made from a garden perennial of the same name that grows at high altitudes in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. Commonly called monkshood, its flowers resemble the cowl (or hood) found on clergy robes. Wolfsbane is yet another common name, as it was once used to bait and kill wolves (and werewolves, too, according to lore).
As with most plants used in homeopathy, Aconitum napellus is as toxic as it is beautiful. All parts are lethal if ingested and irritation, nausea, and dizziness can develop through touch alone. The use of Aconitum as a poison dates to ancient history, where it was smeared on arrow tips for deadly effect.
Homeopathic Fever Reducer
The homeopathic form of Aconitum napellus is prepared in a way that removes toxicity. It’s a premier remedy for managing shocks to the system, whether from sudden illness or emotionally traumatic events. The 30C dilution works best for panic attacks after a scare like a car accident or bad news. Parents, take note — it also relieves high fever of sudden onset with a hot face and dry skin and earaches following a cold wind.* Use the 6C dilution every 2 hours until fever or earache improve. If sweat develops, switch to Belladonna 6C for continued fever relief.
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*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.