ACONITE! There's been a cold, dry wind blowing lately and with it I've been dishing out the aconite professionally and personally to many. This is such a handy Homeopathic I keep it in my purse kit and I keep it in my larger kit at home too- I suggest you add it to yours!
Aconite is a traditionally used in Homeopathic medicine to support the discomfort associated with the symptoms listed below. If symptoms do not improve or worsen please contact your chosen health care provider for more urgent care.
Ear-aches- kids or adults will benefit from a dose of aconite. The ear ache will be throbbing, most likely a chilly, dry wind is blowing and there may be quite a bit of fear or even a recent shock of some sort. If the ear ache appears in the middle of the night around 12am think of aconite. The onset will be sudden!
Shock- any big shock indicates aconite. If it involves an injury I'd use Arnica but for the times when the shock is a near accident or emotional type shock that leaves you fearing your life look to aconite.
Croup- most parents will be well acquainted with that horrible barking cough in the middle of the night. Like ear ache, if aconite is indicated you may of noticed a cold, dry wind, the croup will come on suddenly in the middle of the night (around midnight).
The dentist- Aconite can be used to manage a fear of the dentist. Fear is a big part of aconite and what can be more fear inducing than a trip to the dentist? Ok, for some of us it is the worst thing imaginable however I have a couple of kids who enjoy it and one who loathes it- go figure.
Is Aconite the indicated remedy? How do I know?
Is there enormous fear? Was there a big shock? Did it come on suddenly? Aconite comes like a storm and leaves like a storm (ie quickly). Is there a cold, dry wind blowing? What time did it start?
The answers to these questions will tell you if Aconite is the remedy you're after!
Disclaimer: Homeopathy is a traditional medicine.The TGA considers Homeopathy a low risk medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Information given here is in no way intended to take the place of advice from your chosen healthcare professional or specialist. Any examples given from the authors life do not indicate that the remedy in question will work for everyone in every instance. They are used solely to illustrate the use the medicine in a practical situation.
Always seek medical advice in emergencies.