Aconitum napellus: Ranunculaciae
PART USED: leaves, stem, flowering tops, and root. The leaves and tops fresh, gathered in June. The root gathered in the fall and dried.
MERIDIANS: heart, spleen, kidney
ACTIONS: anodyne and local anaesthetic, diuretic, diaphoretic, cardiac. Cardiac tonic action can be followed by cardiac depression, arrhythmia, arrest, or even death.
INDICATIONS: neuralgia, rheumatism, lumbago, wounds and bruises, pleurisy, and aneurism (for pain relief), has been used for cardiac failure.
PRECAUTIONS: ACONITE, ALSO KNOWN AS MONKSHOOD, IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST POISONS KNOWN. Symptoms of poisoning are: tingling, numbness of the tongue and mouth, a sensation of ants crawling over the body, nausea and vomiting with epigastric pain, laboured breathing leading to respiratory arrest, weak and irregular pulse leading to cardiac arrest, cold clammy skin, giddiness, staggering, although the mind remains clear. To treat, induce vomiting, pump stomach, (I'd take them to an ER), artificial respiration may be needed.
CONSTITUENTS: 0.3 - 1 % alkaloids including ACONITINE (crystalline, alkaloid, and very toxic), PICRACONITINE, and ACONINE, ACONIC ACID, starch
PREPARATION AND USE:
-tinctures vary greatly in strength -I would advise against internal use. Advised dose 1/30th drop of 10% tincture.
NUTRITIONAL USE: none
USE IN PERSONAL GROWTH:
-carry as a talisman to maximize potential and overcome indifference and apathy
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