Basic homeopathic remedies – Aconite

Aconite

Aconite (Aconitum Napellus), is a plant called Monkshood or Wolfsbane. It grows in mountain regions where furious cold, cutting winds frequently blow. The situations of people who benefit from this remedy are characterized by tension.

Aconite is used for curing a cold in the making — a beginning sore throat — that is coming on due to exposure to an external cold wind, an air conditioner in a room, a fan or a cold draft — basically, getting chilled. This exposure is often followed by entering a warm room or area, or even repeatedly being exposed to a cold and then a warm area.

Give Aconite 200C or Aconite 1M once and the sore throat will dissipate and no cold symptoms will manifest later on. The remedy is quite effective, but, of course, you need to have it on you — in your acute remedy kit that you always bring along wherever you go for your own use or the benefit and education of others.

Aconite is also an important remedy for intense fear — especially for long-term phobias — where there is a known object of the fear, such as in fear of dogs, fear of flying, fear of entering a tunnel, etc., whatever it might be, so long as it is a specific intense fear and not a general anxiety.

For best results, give one pill of Aconite 1M once to the patient, just once. The fear will gradually evaporate, the length of time depending on how deep-seated the fear is. Repeating the remedy later “just to make sure” or “to speed up the healing” will counteract the healing process. Homeopathic remedies are not taken the way normal medicines are.

For fear of flying, give Aconite a day before the flight or just before boarding the plane. Here the potency 200C can also be quite effective. It should be noted that the remedy Argentum Nitricum 200C might be preferred for fear of flying should the patient be a talkative, nervous type.

For intense fear prior to delivering a baby, give Aconite 1M.

The intense fear of soldiers going into battle will be greatly alleviated with Aconite 1M.

Aconite is also useful prior to making a parachute or bungee jump, or any type of activity that brings on intense fear.

Homeopathic Childbirth Remedies

Before childbirth
Should the baby be in a breech position — i.e., it will be born bottom first instead of head first — one pill of Pulsatilla 200C a week or so in advance of the expected birth date will often set the baby right before delivery.

As a preparation prior to giving birth, take one pill of Arnica 200C the day before expected delivery and just before giving birth.

Fear before giving birth
If you experience fear prior to delivery, take Aconite 1M the night before and some hours prior to giving birth.

Don’t take it at the same time as Arnica, but some hours apart, if possible.

If the fear does not respond, take Arsenicum 200C instead of Aconite.

Labor and delivery
During labor, Caulophyllym 200C (weakness of reproductive organs) will help with dilation and the delivery process.

If it does not help, take any of the following:

  • Cimicifuga 200C (with weak contractions),
  • Pulsatilla 200C (if no thirst, and the warm room is uncomfortable)
  • Gelsemium 200C (on feeling weak and trembling)

After childbirth
If there has been a perineal tear or cut, or a cesarean section during childbirth, take Staphisagria 1M several times the first day a few hours apart, followed some hours later by Arnica 1M.

Calendula cream heals cut wounds rapidly. 

For up to a week after childbirth take Arnica 200C several times a day, as you feel the need.
If you experience pain, you can alternate Arnica 200C with Hypericum 200C.
Should you not have any of the above potencies, you can take any other available lower potency of the remedy concerned more frequently.

Remedy List
Aconite 1M
Arnica 200C
Arsenicum 200C
Calendula cream
Caulophyllum 200C
Cimicifuga 200C
Gelsemium 200C
Hypericum 200C
Pulsatilla 200C

Homeopathic remedies can be obtained from the web:

In the US:
Homeopathy Overnight

In the UK:
Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy