If I were stranded on a desert island and could only take one homeopathic remedy with me, I’d be sure to pack Aconite Napellus. Also known as wolfsbane or monkshood, aconite is a plant that has been used medicinally for years. It’s even referenced in a potion in Harry Potter.
Prepared homeopathically, aconite can be a great remedy to use at the beginning of illnesses especially after exposure to cold wind or drafts. It is the first remedy I think of when my kids come down with something suddenly, usually in the middle of the night. Just last night, in fact, I gave my son a dose because he woke up screaming in pain because his cheeks hurt. When I pressed near his ear, he howled even louder which made me think, ear pain. I got out the Aconite 30c and gave him 2 pellets. He fell fast asleep and no pain in the morning.
I have used it for the beginning stages of croup (first 12 hours) and for colds or flus before symptoms have really taken hold. I know my son’s preschool teacher keeps some on hand and doses it when she is feeling the start of an illness. With the guidance of my vet, I have even used it on my dog when she came down with kennel cough and it worked like a charm.
It’s helpful for physical ailments and emotional ones too such as panic attacks, extreme anxiety, restlessness, fright or shock, claustrophobia, fear of flying, fear of being in a crowd, and fear of death.
This remedy should be available at your local health food stores.
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