How to use Aconite in a sentence
There is one condition of the heart itself in which aconite is sometimes useful.
The aconite has a short underground stem, from which dark-coloured tapering roots descend.
In Aconite one of them is shaped like a helmet (galeate).
This is accelerated by a marked depressant action upon the heart, similar to that produced by veratrine and aconite.
When put to the lip, the juice of the aconite root produces a feeling of numbness and tingling.Advertisement
The horse-radish root, which belongs to the natural order Cruciferae, is much longer than that of the aconite, and it is not tapering; its colour is yellowish, and the top of the root has the remains of the leaves on it.
Many species of aconite are cultivated in gardens, some having blue and others yellow flowers.
Aconite further depresses the activity of all nerve-terminals, the sensory being affected before the motor.
The antipyretic action which considerable doses of aconite display is not specific, but is the result of its influence on the circulation and respiration and of its slight diaphoretic action.
The best method of application is by rubbing in a small quantity of the aconitine ointment until numbness is felt, but the costliness of this preparation causes the use of the aconite liniment to be commonly resorted to.Advertisement
Aconite is indicated for internal administration whenever it is desirable to depress the action of the heart in the course of a fever.
Formerly used in every fever, and even in the septic states that constantly followed surgical operations in the pre-Listerian epoch, aconite is now employed only in the earliest stage of the less serious fevers, such as acute tonsilitis, bronchitis and, notably, laryngitis.
A charming tuberous rooted plant, called winter aconite.
Amongst those are to be classed small doses of aconite and colchicum; the former especially tends to lessen the process of inflammation generally, when it is not too severe.
Liniments containing opium, belladonna or aconite rubbed into the affected part will often soothe the most severe local pain.Advertisement
Other prominent species are Campanula, Pyrethrum, aconite, Cephaelis, speedwell, Alchemilla sericea, Centaurea macrocephala, Primula grandis and a species of primrose.
When the flower is sessile the bracts are often applied closely to the calyx, and may thus be confounded with it, as in the order Malvaceae and species of Dianthus and winter aconite (Eranthis), where they have received the name of epicalyx or calyculus.
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The cerebrum is totally unaffected by aconite, consciousness and the intelligence remaining normal to the last.
They are to the spring what Roses, Irises, and Lilies are to summer, what Sunflowers and Chrysanthemums are to autumn, and what Hellebores and Aconite are to winter.Advertisement
Winter Aconite (Eranthis) - E. hyemalis is a pretty early plant with yellow flowers surrounded by a whorl of shining green.
The herbs most frequently mentioned in these case reports are aconite, ephedra, and licorice.
In spring the traveller crosses a sea of grass above which the flowers of the paeony, aconite, Orobus, Carallic, Saussurea and the like wave 4 or 5 ft.
It is probably never right to give aconite in doses much larger than that named.
Taken internally aconite acts very notably on the circulation, the respiration and the nervous system.Advertisement