ACONITUM NAPELLUS

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ACONITUM NAPELLUS homeopathic remedy signs and symptoms from the Key to the Homeopathic Materia Medica by Alfred Pulford. Find the common uses of ACONITUM NAPELLUS

      Agonized tossing about.

ESSENTIAL

      Agonized tossing about. Excessively restless. Extreme anxiety, inconsolable, often with chilliness and one red cheek, the other pale; especially in fever is one cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold. Vertigo, or faint, on rising up. Expression of fear and anxiety, especially fear of death. Great unquenchable thirst for large quantities, drinking seems to increase the thirst, the water agrees, everything but the water tastes bitter. High fever; skin dry and hot. Pulse full, bounding, hard. Pains acute, sticking, followed by numbness and tingling. Urine dark and hot. Sweat copious and warm, even hot, usually critical and amelioration, all pain and other symptoms. All the attacks come on suddenly and with violence.

Mind

      Fear: of crossing a busy street, and during pregnancy. (L): Thought he was about to die; fear of a crowd; nervous excitement. Thinks much of fine clothes, like Phosphorus Music makes her sad; during menses: Nat-c.

Vertigo:

      (L): Staggers or sways to right.

Head:

      Formication, amelioration heat; heat as from a hot iron around head; cramping pain, as from suppressed catarrh. All the head pains are accompanied by the characteristic mental distress clinically. Pain are hot, full, reminding one of Belladonna, but Belladonna lacks the agonized tossing about. Headache is ameliorated on lying, but the other symptoms are aggravated thereby. Head is also ameliorated by copious urination, like Gelsemium, Silicea and Veratrum, but these lack the agonized tossing about.

Eyes

      Inflamed and extremely painful, from cold dry winds, which cause so much pain that one wishes to to die: lids especially sensitive to cold air.In glaucoma, if its action is not prompt, resort to other remedies at once as the disease destroys sight rapidly.

Mouth

      As of cold air on tongue. Acute inflammation of tongue with dry mouth; moist mouth: Mercurius Everything tastes bitter except water; the only other known remedy so far: Stann.

Teeth

      Said to be a comforting remedy in toothache; place one drop on cotton and place in hollow teeth.

Throat

      Tingling in oesophagus.

Abdomen

      Burning, cutting pain, from navel to chest, during stool.

Rectum

      When indicated, and given in the beginning will cut short and cure an attack of either cholera morbus or dysentery, and is a valuable intercurrent in the latter, when Merc-c. apparently indicated fails. In dysentery during hot days and cold nights; if mucus persists a tenesmus ceases, give Sulph.

Urinary

      Anxious urging on beginning to urinate; involuntary urination with thirst and fear. Urine retained from shock (in the mother: Causticum), or every time the child takes cold; in the new – born it is usually the principal remedy, the child cries and is restless. Ineffectual urging in infants and children.

Genitalia

      Menses suppressed by a cold bath.

Cough

      Loud, barking. Dry, hoarse, loud, barking, from change of temperature, aggravation expiration, reverse of Spongia

Chest

      As of boiling water poured into it; cutting pain in Chest after chill; palpitation on becoming chilled. Aconite suits only the hyperaemia that precedes endocarditis, Spongia comes in when exudation has taken place. Hypertrophy of heart, uncomplicated cases only, in other cases it may do much harm; in treating such cases, do not prescribe Arsenicum, Hydr-ac. or Lachesis too soon, study rather, Aconite, Bryonia, Phosphorus, Spigelia, or Spongia, as the former are apt to weaken the patient. Unless one has a complete picture of the remedy, do not give, in the first stage, a remedy indicated in the later stage. Extremely valuable in carditis, with stitches at heart and violent beating. The characteristic sputum in pneumonia is scanty, falls in round lumps and is cherry red and bright. The pneumonia of Aconite often shows itself in the face; and Aconite is useless after exudation has taken place. In the hyperaemic stages of inflammation of the thoracic viscera, when its ESSENTIAL GROUP is present, as listed above, prior to exudation, Aconite will be found to be invaluable. In heart troubles with numbness and tingling, compare Kalm. and Rhus, but do not forget the agonized tossing of Aconite

Back

      Numbness and loss of sensibility, to lower limbs. Sharp cutting pain in renal region, around abdomen in a circle, over each ilium.

Limbs.

      Cold amelioration by motion; numbness of lower limb and legs during gout; toes hot, pains stitch; paralysis of lower limb, during meningitis; tingling of feet, upward.

Chill

      Alternating with fever at night.

Heat

      One cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold. Fever sthenic, rarely remittent. Valuable in the chilly as well as the febrile stage, preceding the development of many eruptions and lesions, but when the preliminary storm has passed, the lesion becomes established, some other drug must be selected. An attack of acute fever will subside over night if Aconite is THE indicated drug. The fever aggravation in the p.m. is decided. It is adapted to fevers without pathological lesion and not to either septic or malarial poisoning, nor to localized inflammatory processes. No matter how high the temperature, Acon, is not indicated if the patient is quiet. In puerperal fever, if the lochia is suppressed, do not give Aconite unless you are sure it is positively indicated. Cough; during chill: Bryonia; before and during chill: Rhus.

Sweat

      On affected parts; on single parts only: Bryonia

Skin

      Other things being equal, it is one of our best remedies in the beginning of measles. But do not overlook Bryonia if the rash fails to come out fully.

General

      Faint on continued walking. Faint, after urination. Tension both mental and physical characterize Aconite; as does one red cheek the other pale, with anxiety and chilliness. The convulsions arrested by Aconite do not rest on a constitutional base, but are of recent origin, as in the puerperal state, and are caused by sudden nervous shock. The neuralgias cured by acon. result from cold and are of recent origin, with tingling and numbness. For dead drunk: 5 drops tincture in a teaspoonful of water. When specifically indicated Aconite will cure cases of great chronicity, e.g., indurated glands. If recovery is slow, from too many or too strong doses, Coffea, or Nux. will often set matters right. Rarely indicated in cases that bring out an eruption, or rather fevers that bring out eruptions. Great and sudden sinking of strength without alarm. Convulsions during dentition, starts, twitches, gnaws fists, frets and cries. The nightly pains drive one wild.

About the author

Alfred Pulford

Alfred Pulford

Alfred Pulford, M.D., M.H.S., F.A.C.T.S. 1863-1948 – American Homeopath and author who carried out provings of new remedies. Author of Key to the Homeopathic Materia Medica, Repertoroy of the Symptoms of Rheumatism, Sciatica etc., Homeopathic Materia Medica of Graphic Drug Pictures.

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