Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Aconite in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Scanty urine, suppressed urine, or retained urine. Retention from shock. This retention from shock makes it one of our best remedies for retention in the new-born.
The infant just born into the world has undergone a shock.
At your next visit the nurse says,
"The child has not passed urine."
The functions of that little one are not yet established, because of the great shock the little one has gone through.
Inflammation of the bladder, with cutting, tearing pains. Burning pains with burning urine. Urine is hot, dark, colored red; red and clear, or bloody.
Retention from cold, especially in children, with crying and restlessness. With inflammatory conditions of the bladder, either in adults or in infants, there will be all the mental states representing the Aconite patient.
The retention of urine in the infant is so commonly an Aconite condition that you will hardly ever need to use any other medicine.
The little one cannot yet talk, it cannot manifest very much, and, to a certain extent, the practitioner is compelled to be somewhat routine in these affairs, and the routine practitioners have been more or less successful with Aconite for the retention of the urine. Again, it is true that in many cases, of retention of the urine in the mother, it will disappear after a dose of Causticum Causticum.
It is useful in urinary troubles, bladder and kidney troubles. inflammatory conditions, and with bloody urine.
Orchitis from cold, from being chilled, in plethoric men. But in the common orchitis from suppressed gonorrhoeal discharges Aconite is useless.
The woman is a natural Aconite patient, with her sympathetic natural sensitiveness. She usually takes on complaints from nervous shock, from fear, and she naturally takes on complaints from causes other than those from which men take on sickness.
It is very seldom that fear will give a man inflammation, but fear is a common cause of inflammation of the uterus, and of the ovaries, in plethoric, vigorous, excitable women.
Fear will often cause abortion, but when Aconite is given early enough it will check the abortion that comes from fear.
We will have the stitching, burning, tearing pains of Aconite sometimes following fear or sudden emotion.
Sometimes a pregnant woman will say,
"Doctor, there is no use your planning for my confinement.
I know I am going to die in that confinement."
If there is any one thing that is a really strong symptom to prescribe on it is that, A dose of Aconite, and then change the subject, she goes away, and in a few days you ask her about that fear and she says, "Oh, never mind that."
Many little things like that can be singled out. But that state of fear is a very peculiar thing, and really represents the whole nature and being of the woman.
"Inflammation of the genitals in plethoric women."
Aconite is more frequently indicated in women and children than in men. Sensitive, vigorous, excitable women.
It is indicated in men in inflammatory conditions from becoming chilled in dry, cold air, and it is wonderful how you can convince a patient who needs Aconite what wonderful things there are in Homoeopathy by showing him how rapidly, with Aconite, you can put him in a sweat and break up a sharp fever when that is a recent and single attack.
"After tedious and difficult parturition.
Shooting, tearing after-pains, with febrile conditions."
The first is a simple form, non-septic; perhaps the breast is involved, with soreness in the breast, suppression of the milk and febrile conditions; but if there is suppression of the lochia do not give Aconite
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