|Most Common Name:||Wolf's
Napellus, Aconitum Lycoctonum Vulparia|
Known As (other names):||Monkshood, Blue Rocket, Friars
Wolf's Bane contains Aconite a most deadly substance and we urge our readers
and visitors not to use or acquire this herb in any form. Administration of this
herb in any form must be under strict supervision by an appropriately qualified
Aconite, which is the dominant constituent in Wolf's
Bane is poison. Aconite is a very toxic substance being used as a poison on
arrows throughout the east thousands of years ago. Using this substance is
dangerous and life threatening.
Indigenous to the Alps and Pyrenees where
it grows profusely on the slopes of the mountains (the blue version) or lower in
the valleys (the yellow version) this substance should not be used unless under
strict medical supervision. This substance causes paralysis followed by death.
Even touching this plant could be harmful.
Aconite is a favourite
substance in Homeopathy (Aconite homeopathy
page) where it is used in such dilutions that it is no longer life
threatening. We urge caution even then.
This herb is not
there are many other herbs that will render the same or better benefits we do
not recommend the use of this herb. We have included it on our pages in the
interest of completeness only.|
For other herbs that will address your specific
symptoms or complaints please go to our Symptoms
Directory where we list the most common complaints, diseases, symptoms and
affects with links to all the herb pages that address these.
The reasons why we do not recommend this particular herb could be
one or more of the following reasons:
It is poisonous and/or contains toxins
believe that it has no effect
Dosage is hard to determine and in some
cases the therapeutic dose may be too close to the toxic dose.
effects of this herb could be too severe for personal safety
significant dosage of this herb could be fatal.
If you still believe that
only this herb can address the complaint that you have we insist that you
discuss it in detail with your doctor and heed his or her advice.
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used for, or in treatment of:
(i.e. what has been reported to be in this herb):
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