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Aconitum Napellus - Appendix symptoms - T.F. Allen

Aconitinum, Aconite, Aconitum, Monkshood, Aconit napel, Acon.

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HPUS indication of Aconitum Napellus: Fear
Common symptoms: Fear, Chills, Colds, Cough, Eye pain, Dizziness.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Aconite in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Note omissions, owing to imperfect index; very kindly pointed out by Dr. Berridge, of London.

(Fragmentary proving by Robinson.)

Additions. NB. This part is spread around the relevant sections (i.e. pupils dilated is filed under eyes)


1, Schroff; t, Toxicological, from Bird an others.

3, Dr. Bethune, Boston Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. liii, 1855, p. 370, in a case of amaurosis, a solution of 1/8 gr. to 1 oz. distilled water was used; 4, E. Hottat, L'Aconitine et de ses Effets Phys., Paris, 1863, effects in himself and two others of a solution applied to the skin; 5, same, effects of doses up to 3 milligrams taken internally; 6, same, detailed account of experiment; (7 to 10, John Harley, M; D., St. Thomas's Hosp. Rep., vol. v, 1874, p. 165); 7, observations of Chas. W., aet. fifty-four years; 7a, same, took 1/150 gr, and did not rise from his chair for three hours; 7b, same, took 1/100 gr; 7c, same, took 1/50 gr. at intervals of three days, at 9 A.M.; 8, experiments on men, took doses of 1/75 to 1/50 gr.; 9, Frederic G., aet. twelve years, took 1/100 gr. repeatedly at intervals of three days; 10, effects of subcutaneous use.

1, Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., vol. 1; 2, Fred. Hahnemann, ibid; 3, Ahner, ibid; 4, Hornburg, ibid; 5, Rückert, ibid; 6, Stapf and Gross, ibid; 7, Wahle, ibid; 8, Abano, ibid. (a general statement of the effects of Aconite poisoning); 9, Bacon, ibid. (poisoning of an adult by Aconite); 10, Durr, ibid. (effects of a mixture of Aconite and antimonial wine); 11, Gmelin, ibid. (effects when given to patients a long time); 12, Greeding, ibid. (an account of the treatment of nine patients, variously afflicted, with increasing doses of the extract, as follows I. A woman, aet. 35, with indurated cervical glands; II. A woman, aet. 36, with the same, and also a maniac; III. A woman, aet. 32, with the same; IV. A woman, aet. 68, with left hemiplegia; V. A woman, aet. 179, with the same; VI. A woman, aet. 49, with dropsy; VII. A woman, aet. 49, in general ill-health; VIII. A woman, aet. 24, demented and epileptic, subject to spasms of the limbs; IX. A woman, aet. 40, with glandular tumors); 13, Van Helmont, ibid. (effects of putting a piece of the root on the tongue); 14, Matthiolus, ibid. (a narrative of two cases in which Aconite was administered to criminals (male adults) to test the efficacy of the bezoar-stone as an antidote, S. 441, 635, 1374, 1652, occurred in the first one, the rest in the second); 15, Moraeus, ibid. (two adults poisoned, S. 631 belongs to one, S. 1479 to the other); 16, Richard, ibid. (as Matthiolus, one subject); 17, Roedder, ibid. (effects of the application of Aconite-juice to a wound); 18, Stoerck, ibid. (this writer experimented on himself by placing a small quantity of the root on his tongue; he then gave the medicine to the following patients. I. A man, aet. 30, with pleurodynia; II. A man, aet. 27, with sciatica; V. (Note. The omitted numbers belong to cases from which Hahnemann has taken no symptoms). A woman, aet. 40, with a cervical tumor; VII. A woman, aet. 22, with a considerable swelling in the left iliac region; X. A woman, aet. 43, with neuralgia of the right foot and arm); 19, Hencke, provings Archiv. 20 ("c." a girl), with the tincture; "d," a married woman; 20, Arneth, Oest. Zeit., 1, 2, Austrian provings, mostly with the tincture; 21, Boehm, ibid.; 22, Gerstel, ibid.; 23, Gerstel's wife, ibid.; 24, Maschauer, ibid.; 25, N. N., ibid.; 26, Reisinger, ibid.; 27, Rothansel, ibid.; 28, Schwarz, ibid.; 29, Sterz, ibid.; 30, Wachtl, ibid.; 31, Watzke, ibid.; 32, Weinke (girl), ibid.; 33, Wurstl, ibid.; 34, Wurmb, ibid.; 35, Zlatorovick, ibid.; 36, Jousset; 37, West (from Roth's M. M., 1); 38, Robinson (short provings in British Journal with 30, 200, 1000, 2000); 39, H. N. S. (Hahnemannian Monthly, 4, 366, proving with a potency); 40, T. C. D., ibid. (proving with the 60th); 41, Fleming (on Aconite); 42, Schneller (Roth's Mat. med., 1); 43, J. C. Peters (effects of a large dose).

Toxicological symptoms are marked with ; verified clinical symptoms are marked with a pellet,



Authority.108, Drs. Flechner, Frankel, and Schneller, Zeit. der K. K. Gesel. der AErzte zu Wien, 1847, p. 107; they began with 1/2 grain of the extract of the fresh herb, and increased to 26 1/2 grains.

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