Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Aconite in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
It cures that kind of case, it cures inflammation of the throat, but every homoeopathic physician knows that forty or fifty remedies could be selected just as well as Aconite from all that I have said.
I have only mentioned a nondescript case. No homoeopathic physician could prescribe upon that kind of evidence.
But you note the kind of throat - every physician must ask himself the question
"What would make that kind of a throat an Aconite case?"
And then the question would come up, could he not prescribe for it as well if he had not seen, the throat?
The throat does not do much towards representing, to an intelligent physician, the patient.
If it was necessary to represent to the mind of the physician the inflamed part itself, how would he treat the liver?
He cannot see it. How would he prescribe for the stomach? He cannot see it. We are then compelled to fall back upon that which represents to the intelligent physician the very nature of the patient himself, and then at once we will see the reason for some of these things.
If you present and Aconite patient well before the mind you can prescribe. It would be well to see anything that is visible. If you could see, the liver, I would say look at it. If you could see the heart, I would say examine it.
What is it in this throat that really represents the patient?
Of course, any soreness of the throat makes it difficult swallow. I mean to infer that there is nothing in the soreness to represent to the physician the Aconite patient. If that individual were a plethoric individual, if he had been riding in a cold, raw wind a good part of the day, and he had wakened in the night with a violent burning, tearing sore throat, and he could not swallow, and the fever came on high, and he had thirst for cold water and he could not get enough of it, he was in an anxious, feverish state, you have then a patient to prescribe for.
Many times will patients become intelligent enough under your observation to write just what some member of the family acts like. You know just what the patient looks like.
The black man will sometimes give the best kind of a description, better than the Vassar girl, who writes us
"Doctor, will you please send the medicine have looked into the throat and it is red."
Sometimes the whole mucous membrane, the visible throat, the larynx, trachea, the bronchial tubes, will all ooze blood, sometimes a mouthful of blood, so violent is the inflammation.
, palate and tonsils Aconite is a very useful medicine in inflammation of the throat, when there is burning, smarting, dryness, great redness of the tonsils, or the fauces, the whole throat.
Aconite is a great routine croup remedy, one that is misused; but it is indicated in all those cases of croup which come on suddenly in plethoric children, from exposure to dry, cold wind, having been out in the cold wind with the mother during the day.≡ more ...