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Aconitum napellus

Aconitum napellus, an excellent antipyretic and anaesthetic

Aconitum napellus is a homoeopathic remedy that is developed from the plant of the same name belonging to the Ranunculaceae family and that is also known as Monkshood or Wolf’s Bane. Growing at high altitudes and especially present in the Pyrenees, this plant is highly toxic if ingested, even in very low doses. The preparation of its mother tincture is made from whole plants that are harvested at the end of their flowering period. To turn the plant into a homoeopathic medicine, it must be infinitesimally diluted and then potentized. Even if Aconitum napellus is especially recommended in case of fever, it can also be used in the treatment of many other diseases.

Infectiology and inflammatory syndromes

Aconitum napellus is recommended in case of cough, sore throat, bronchitis, laryngitis and rhinolaryngitis. It can also be used in the treatment of infections that are accompanied by fever and an increasing heart rate. More specifically, it is well-suited to sick people who are anxious, agitated, weak and very thirsty, yet only able to drink small quantities of water. This remedy is also indicated if the patient’s skin dries out and if his or her face gets red and hot while his or her feet and hands remain cold.


Nerve pain that worsens in cold weather and leads to numbness may be treated with Aconitum napellus, which is also effective for getting rid of stinging and tingling sensations.

Behavioural disorders

Aconitum napellus was also developed for insomniacs who often wake up around midnight. However, patients who are afraid of dying, suffer from anxiety or are very agitated can also resort to this hompeopathic remedy.


By taking Aconitum napellus, it is possible to prevent and/or stop nosebleeds and treat heart diseases. Furthermore, several cases of arterial hypertension and tachycardia have already been treated effectively with this remedy.


Aconitum napellus is recommended in case of a sudden interruption of menstruation periods resulting from a great fear or an exceptionally cold snap. This remedy may also be used to prevent menorrhagia.

Other indications

Aconitum napellus also helps to heal bruises and relieve back stiffness. Its use is also recommended in case of heavy legs, sunstroke and cold sensations or feelings of pressure in the abdomen.

Recommended dosage in case of infections and inflammatory syndromes

In case of fever, the recommended dose is 5 granules of Aconitum napellus 9 CH. The treatment must be taken every 2 hours, and it should be administered until the patient begins to sweat. This remedy may be used in combination with Belladona to treat coughs, angina, bronchitis, laryngitis and rhinolaryngitis.

Recommended dosage in case of nervous disorders

Aconitum napellus 15 to 30 CH can be used to relieve pains localized near the nerves and which result from the cold. For the treatment, you must take 5 pellets every 4 to 6 hours, for 15 days.

Recommended dosage in case of behavioural disorders

Taking 5 granules of Aconitum napellus 15 CH at night before going to bed will help prevent insomnia. The treatment can last 15 days and/or be renewed if necessary. Furthermore, it is recommended for patients who suffer from panic attacks, are afraid of dying or are simply agitated. In that case, the appropriated dosage consists of 3 granules of Aconitum napellus 30 CH.

Recommended dosage in case of cardiovascular diseases

For a shock treatment of cardiovascular diseases, let five granules of Aconitum 15 CH melt under the tongue every 3 hours, during one or two days. The frequency will then be progressively reduced.

Recommended dosage in case of gynaecological disorders

For the treatment of amenorrhoea that is caused by a fright or a cold, the dosage will be gradually increased. This means that you should take a dose of 9-CH dilution the first day, another dose of 15-CH dilution on the second day and then finally a dose of 30-CH dilution on the third day.

Other dosages

To relieve sunburn, take 5 granules of Aconitum napellus 15 CH, four times a day during one or two days. If necessary, the treatment may be repeated.

Precautions for use

The use of Aconitum napellus does not present any risk for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. However, this homoeopathic remedy should not be taken 10 minutes before or after meals. In addition, it is forbidden to smoke and drink coffee or tea during the course of treatment. Drinks and other dishes containing mint should also to be avoided.

Treatments and pathology associated with “aconitum napellus”

Associated? treatments

  • Apis Mellifera
  • Belladonna
  • Bryonia Alba
  • Ferrum Phosphoricum
  • Gelsemium Sempervirens
  • Lachesis Mutus
  • Stramonium
  • Sulfur

Associated Pathologies

  • Amenorrhoea
  • Angina pectoris
  • Anguish
  • Diarrhea
  • Solar Erythema
  • Fever
  • Hypertension
  • Insolation
  • Insomnia
  • Laryngitis
  • Neuralgia
  • Otitis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Rhinopharyngite
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Tracheitis

Good to know: A high dose of Aconitum Napellus can be toxic. However, when used properly, it can relieve even the most persistent pain.

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