Common Aconite. Monkshood. Wolfsbane, (Moist pastures and waste places in mountainous districts, Central and Southern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, and Central Asia.) *N. O. Ranunculaceae. Tincture of whole plant with root when beginning to flower.
*Amaurosis. *Anger. *Apoplexy. *Asthma. Blindness, sudden. *Bronchitis. Catalepsy. Catheter fever. *Chest, *affections of. Chicken-pox. Cholera. *Cholera *infantum. *Cold. *Coldness. *Consumption. Convulsions. *Cough. *Croup. Cystitis. *Dengue *fever. *Dentition. Diarrhoea. *Dropsy. Dysentery. Dysmenorrhea. *Ear, *affections of. Enteritis. *Erythema *nodosum. *Excitement. *Eye, *affections of. Face, flushing of. *Fear, *effects of. *Fever. *Fright, *effects of. Glands swollen. Glossitis. Gonorrhoea. Haemorrhages. *Haemorrhoids, *strangulated. *Headache. *Heart, *affections of. *Hip-joint, *diseased. *Hodgkin’s *disease. *Hyperpyrexia. *Influenza. Jaundice. *Joints, *affections of. *Labour. *Lactation. *Laryngitis. Liver, inflammation of. *Lumbago. *Lungs, *affections of. *Mania. *Measles. *Meningitis. *Menstruation, *disorders of. *Miliaria. *Miscarriage. *Mumps. *Myalgia. *Myelitis. Nephritis. *Neuralgia. *Numbness. Oesophagus, inflammation of. *Paralysis. *Peritonitis. *Phlegmasia *alba *dolens. *Pleurisy. *Pleurodynia, *Pneumonia, *Pregnancy. *Puerperal *fever. *Purpura. *Quinsy. *Remittent *fever. *Roseola. *Scarlatina. *Shivering. *Sleeplessness. *Smell, *disorders of. *Stiff-neck. *Testicles, *affections of. *Tetanus. Tetany. *Thirst. *Throat, *affections of. *Tongue, *affections of. Toothache. *Traumatic *fever. *Urethra, *spasmodic *stricture of. Urethral fever. *Urine, *suppression of. Uterus, prolapsus of. *Vaccination, *effects of. *Vertigo.
*Whooping-cough. *Yawning. *Yellow fever.
The *Wolfsbane “grows in the damp and covered parts of almost every mountainous country in north or middle of Europe, especially in the Jura, Switzerland, Germany, and Sweden. ” Teste mentions that it has the reputation of being much more poisonous to carnivorous animals than to the herbivora. This he partly endorses, and it has recently been apparently confirmed by a vain attempt to poison an elephant with *Aconitine in this country. A carrot was scrapped out and enough *Aconitine to poison 2,000 men was put in. The elephant ate it readily, but nothing at all happened, and three hours later a large dose of prussic acid had to be administered, which proved fatal in a short time.
Before Hahnemann’s time *Aconite had a reputation as a sudorific, in cases of rheumatism, sciatica, and tumors, but it was not till Hahnemann proved it that its properties were really understood. *Aconite is more closely associated with the rise and progress of homoeopathy than any other member of the materia medica. If *Cinchona was the “Newton’s apple” of the homoeopathic discovery, *Aconite was the remedy by means of which Hahnemann was able to meet most of the conditions which in his day were treated by blood-letting. It was *Aconite more than any other remedy which paved the way for the disappearance of blood-letting from general medical practice. One of the deadliest and most rapidly acting of poisons, through Hahnemann’s discoveries has been turned into the best friend of the nursery. *Aconite in potencies above the 3rd is a perfectly safe medicine for any age. Sensitive patients complain of its depressing action when repeated, and I have known instances in which the characteristic prostration of mind and body has occurred after *Aconite had been given in the potencies. But such cases are exceptions, and are not attended with danger when they do occur. The great majority of patients to whom *Aconite is given in the potencies experience nothing of the kind.