What is Aconitum napellus for

Aconite, scientifically called Aconitum napellus, is a poisonous plant, also known as Jupiter’s Helmet, Friar’s Cap, Napelo, Anapelo and Acónito.

This plant can be purchased, in the form of tincture, at health food stores and drugstores.

What is the aconite for

The aconite serves to help in the treatment of fear, phobia, asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary congestion, pneumonia, fever with delusions, skin wounds, gout, flu, laryngitis, rheumatism, and ulcers.


The properties of the aconite include its analgesic, anti-congestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, anti-cough, cardiotonic, decongestant, diuretic, sedative and sweat properties.

How to use

The used parts of the aconite are its tubers, usually in the form of tincture. Its use should be indicated by the herbalist or homeopathic doctor.

Side effects

The aconite is a toxic plant and, therefore, should only be used under medical guidance.


As it is a poisonous plant it should not come into direct contact with the skin.

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