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Aconitum Napellus

Aconitinum, Aconite, Aconitum, Monkshood, Aconit napel

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HPUS label indication: Fear

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications of Aconite in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Aconitum Napellus
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Aconitum Napellus
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Aconitum Napellus
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Aconitum Napellus
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A state of fear, anxiety; anguish of mind and body. Physical and mental restlessness, fright, is the most characteristic manifestation of Aconitum Napellus. Acute, sudden, and violent invasion, with fever, call for it. Does not want to be touched. Sudden and great sinking of strength. Complaints and tension caused by exposure to Dry, cold weather, draft of cold air, checked perspiration, also complaints from Very hot weather, especially gastro-intestinal disturbances, etc. First remedy in inflammation, inflammatory fevers. Serous membranes and muscular tissues affected markedly. Burning in internal parts; Tingling, coldness and numbness. Influenza. TENSION of arteries; emotional and physical mental tension explain many symptoms. When prescribing Aconite remember Aconite causes only functional disturbance, no evidence that it can produce tissue change - its action is brief and Shows no periodicity. Its sphere is in the beginning of an acute disease and not to be continued after pathological change comes. In Hyperaemia, congestion not after exudation has set in. Influenza (Influenzin).

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WORSE in warm room, in evening and Night; worse lying on affected side, from music, from tobacco-smoke, dry, cold winds.


BETTER in open air.

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Great fear, anxiety, and worry accompany every ailment, however trivial

Delirium is characterized by unhappiness, worry, fear, raving, rarely unconsciousness

Forebodings and fears

fears death but believes that he will soon die; predicts the day

Fears the future, a crowd, crossing the street

Restlessness, tossing about

Tendency to start

Imagination acute, clairvoyance

Pains are intolerable; they drive him crazy

Music is unbearable; makes her sad ( Ambra.) Thinks his thoughts come from the stomach - that parts of his body are abnormally thick

Feels as if what had just been done was a dream.

Behaviour; shrieking; with the pain

Death; presentiment of death

Death; thoughts of death

Delirium; night

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; death; about to die

Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger

Symptoms follow intense emotions; fright


Excitement; during chill

Excitement; nervous

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with anxiety

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with fright

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); violent

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; ecstatic

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive; to noise

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; lamenting, regretting; moaning, groaning

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during chill

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during the heat

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); during the heat

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during chill

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during fever

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; in a crowd

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death; during labour

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death; predicts the time

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death; during pregnancy

Preoccupied; prophesying; predicts the time of death

Restlessness, nervousness



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Vertigo, dizziness

With nausea

Swaying; toward right

On rising

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Fullness; HEAVY, pulsating, Hot, bursting, burning, undulating sensation

Inter cranial pressure ( Hedera Helix.) Burning headache, as if brain were moved by boiling water (Indigo.)

Vertigo; Worse on rising (Nux-v

Opium) and shaking head

Sensation on vertex as if hair were pulled or stood on end

Nocturnal furious delirium.

Sensation of head bubbling; boiling sensation

Cerebral haemorrhage

Congestion (see pulsation); fullness


Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose

Pain, headache; from emotions; after a fright

Pain, headache; in forehead

Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; cold dry wind

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); heat of sun

Pain, headache; burning

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)

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Red, inflamed

Feel Dry and hot, as if sand in them

Lids swollen, hard and red

Aversion to light

Profuse watering after exposure to dry, cold winds, Reflection from snow, after extraction of cinders and other foreign bodies.

Discoloration; redness

Discoloration; redness; after injuries


Sensation of enlargement


Inflammation; of catarrh from cold

Inflammation; foreign bodies

Inflammation; washing; in dry cold wind

Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Pain; aching

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; movement

Intolerance of light (photophobia)

Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight; sunlight

Sensitive to...; cold air

Sensitive to...; cold air; lids


Lost vision, blindness

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Very Sensitive to noises; music is unbearable

External ear hot, red, painful, swollen

Earache ( Cham.) Sensation as of drop of water in left ear.


Noises in ear; ringing


Too sensitive

Too sensitive; to music

Too sensitive; to noises

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Smell acutely sensitive

pain at root of nose

Coryza; much sneezing; throbbing in nostrils

Hemorrhage of bright red blood

Mucous membrane dry, nose stopped up; dry or with but scanty watery coryza.

Nose bleed

Nose bleed; during headache

Running or blocked nose (coryza); caused by cold, dry wind

Smell; acute, over sensitive

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Red, hot, flushed, swollen

One cheek red, the other pale (Cham., Ip.)

On rising the red face becomes deathly pale, or he becomes dizzy

tingling in cheeks and numbness

Neuralgia, especially on left side, with restlessness, tingling, and numbness

Pain in jaws.

Bloated (see swelling, congestion)

Expression; anxious

Expression; frightened

Sensation of face being large


Pain; pulsating

Pain; rheumatic

Pain; in dry, cold wind

Skin; discoloration; red

Skin; discoloration; red; alternating with paleness

Skin; discoloration; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)


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Numb, DRY, and tingling

Tongue swollen; Tip tingles

Teeth sensitive to cold

Constantly moves lower jaw as if chewing

Gums hot and inflamed

tongue coated white ( Ant-c.)

Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); red


Dryness; tongue

Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue

Prickling; tongue

Swelling; tongue

Taste; bitter

Taste; bitter; everything except water

Teeth; pain

Teeth; pain; right; to left

Teeth; pain; in sound teeth

Teeth; pain; in raw wind

Teeth; pain; in dry, cold wind

Teeth; pain; tearing

Teeth; pain; tearing; worse after going to bed

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Red, hot, swollen, dry, burning

Purpura miliaris

Rash like measles


Formication and numbness

Chilliness and formication down back

Pruritus Relieved by stimulants.

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

Dry; burning

Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

Out-breaks on skin; measles

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); bluish

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); fiery red

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); receding in eruptive fevers; scarlet fever

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); rose coloured patches

Pain; burning

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Red, dry, constricted, numb, prickling, burning, stinging

Tonsils swollen and dry.

Blood oozing

Choking, constricting; larynx


Croup; after exposure to cold dry air

Discoloration; redness

Discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Dryness; trachea (wind pipe)


Inflammation; larynx

Irritation; in air passages

Irritation; larynx

Irritation; larynx; cold air

Pain; larynx; on coughing; grasps the larynx

Pain; burning

Pain; burning; larynx

Pain; rawness; larynx; cold air

Pain; rawness; larynx; when breathing in

Pain; sore; larynx

Pain; sore; larynx; touch

Pain; sudden, sharp

Sensitive; larynx; to cold air

Sensitive; larynx; to touch

Tickling in the air passages

Voice; hoarseness

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Heart; Tachycardia

Affections of the heart with pain in Left shoulder

Stitching pain in chest

Palpation, with anxiety, fainting, and Tingling in fingers

Pulse full, hard; tense and bounding; sometimes intermits

Temporal and carotid arteries felt when sitting.


Anxiety; region of heart


Congestion; heart

Constriction, tension

Constriction, tension; as from a band around chest



Heart; hypertrophy of heart

Heart; hypertrophy of heart; with numbness and tingling of left arm and fingers

Heart; palpitations

Heart; palpitations; daytime

Heart; palpitations; anxiety

Heart; palpitations; after fright


Inflammation; heart; endocardium

Inflammation; heart; pericardium

Inflammation; lungs

Inflammation; lung lining

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)

Oppressed feeling

Oppressed feeling; from ascending stairs or hill

Oppressed feeling; on rapid movement

Pain; when breathing in

Pain; heart

Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); after chill

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when breathing in

Sensation of water in chest; sensation as if boiling water were poured into chest

Sensation of water in chest; hot water

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In dry air; cold, dry air

In open air; in the wind; in dry wind

In open air; in the wind; wind from east

In open air; in the wind; wind from north


Barking; loud

With or after chill or fever; during fever


Dry cough

Dry cough; during fever


Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages



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Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); bright-red

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Constant pressure in left chest; Oppressed breathing on least motion

Hoarse, dry, croupy cough; loud, labored breathing

Child grasps at throat every time he coughs

Very sensitive to inspired air

Shortness of breath

Larynx sensitive

Stitches through chest

Cough, dry, short, hacking; Worse at night and after midnight

Hot feeling in lungs

Blood comes up with hawking

Tingling in chest after cough.


Hot breath

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Numb, stiff, painful

Crawling and tingling, as if bruised

Stiffness in nape of neck

Bruised pain between scapulae.

Numbness; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; tearing; neck

Skin; like insects crawling on skin

Skin; like insects crawling on skin; spine

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Stomach; Vomiting, with fear, heat, profuse sweat and increased urination

Thirst for cold water

Bitter taste of everything except water

Intense thirst

Drinks, vomits, and declares he will die

Vomiting, bilious, mucous and bloody, greenish

Pressure in stomach with dyspnoea


Burning from stomach to oesophagus.

Hot, tense, tympanitic

Sensitive to touch

colic, no position relieves

Abdominal symptoms better after warm soup

Burning in umbilical region.


Bloated; painful


Inflammation; liver

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Pain; extending to other parts; to chest; during stool

Pain; liver

Pain; burning

Pain; burning; navel; region of

Pain; cutting

Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.


Bladder; inflammation

Bladder; pain; pressing, pressure

Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed)

Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); in children; every time child catches cold

Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); in new-born infants

Bladder; tension

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); anxious

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); anxious; on beginning to urinate

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual; children

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); painful

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); painful; in children; children grasp the genitals and cry out

Bladder; urination; painful or difficult urination

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; with thirst and fear

Kidneys; suppression of urine

Stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks; beer

Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks

Stomach; inflammation; after cold things

Stomach; pain; after drinking; cold drinks

Stomach; pulsation

Stomach; thirst

Stomach; thirst; extreme

Stomach; thirst; during heat

Stomach; vomiting

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Pain with nightly itching and stitching in anus

Frequent, small stool with tenesmus; Green, like chopped herbs

White with red urine

Choleraic discharges with collapse, and restlessness

Bleeding hemorrhoids ( Ham) Watery diarrhoea in children

They cry and complain much, are sleepless and restless.

Haemorrhage from anus

Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

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Chopped food; spinach

Mucous, slimy; green

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Scanty, red, hot, painful

Tenesmus and burning at neck of bladder

Burning in urethra

Urine suppressed, bloody

Anxiety always on beginning to urinate

Retention, with screaming and restlessness, and handling of genitals

Renal region sensitive

Profuse urination, with profuse perspiration and diarrhoea.

Colour; dark

Copious; with perspiration

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Male; Crawling and stinging in glans

Bruised pain in testicles, swollen, hard

Frequent erections and emissions

Painful erections.

Female; Vagina dry, hot, sensitive

Menses too profuse, with nosebleed, too protracted, late

Frenzy on appearance of menses

Suppressed from fright, cold, in plethoric subjects

Ovaries congested and painful

Sharp shooting pains in womb

After-pains, with fear and restlessness.

Male; inflammation; testes

Female; inflammation; ovaries

Female; inflammation; ovaries; menstrual flow suddenly checked

Female; pain; sharp; womb

Female; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; womb

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Extremities, limbs

Numbness and tingling; shooting pains; icy coldness and insensibility of hands and feet

Arms feel lame, bruised, heavy, numb

Pain down left arm (Cact

Crotal., Kalmia, Tab.) Hot hands and cold feet

Rheumatic inflammation of joints; worse at night; red shining swelling, very sensitive

Hip-joint and thigh feel lame, especially after lying down

Knees unsteady; disposition of foot to turn

(Aesc.) Weak and lax ligaments of all joints

Painless cracking of all joints

Bright red hypothenar eminences on both hands

Sensation as if drops of water trickled down the thigh.

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; evening

Coldness; lower limbs; toes

Heat; hand; palm

Inflammation; joints

Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs

Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs; left; in heart disease

Numbness (see tingling); forearm

Numbness (see tingling); forearm; left

Numbness (see tingling); leg; after sitting

Pain; rheumatic; acute

Pain; tearing


Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; upper limbs

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; hand

Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; fingers

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness)

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); hand

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); fingers

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot; extending upwards

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Sleep and dreams


Nightly ravings

Anxious dreams

Sleeplessness, with restless and tossing about (Use thirtieth potency.) Starts up in sleep

Long dreams, with anxiety in chest

Insomnia of the aged.

Dreams; anxious



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Fever and chill

Cold stage most marked

Cold sweat and icy coldness of face

Coldness and heat alternate

Evening chilliness soon after going to bed

Cold waves pass through him

thirst and restlessness always present

Chilly if uncovered or touched

Dry heat, red face

Most valuable febrifuge with mental anguish, restlessness, etc

Sweat drenching, on parts lain on; relieving all symptoms.


Internal; as if coldness in blood vessels



Night; dry burning heat

Alternating with chills; night

Burning heat

Burning heat; night

Catarrh with fever

With chill

Dry heat

Dry heat; night

Fever with skin out-break; measles

External heat

Intense heat

Internal heat

Internal heat; with external chill


Remittent; infantile

One-sided; one cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat

Desire to uncover

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Covered parts


After stool

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Injuries and accidents

Shock from injury

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Extreme emotion

Blood vessels; congestion of blood

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

Faintness, fainting

Faintness, fainting; after a fright

Faintness, fainting; from sitting up

Faintness, fainting; after urinating

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts

Full feeling; internally

Heaviness; internally

Inflammation; internally

Inflammation; nerves

Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; inclination to lie down

Lying down; lying on side

Aversion to movement

Pain; burning externally; internally

Pain; pressing; as from load

Pain; tearing; externally

Pulsation; internally

Pulse; abnormal

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; and small

Pulse; full

Pulse; hard

Pulse; imperceptible

Pulse; imperceptible; almost

Pulse; irregular

Pulse; small


Swelling; of affected parts

Swelling; inflammatory

Tension; muscles

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; blood vessels

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, dry weather

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold

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