How does Aconite work?
Aconite root contains chemicals that may improve circulation, but it also contains chemicals that can seriously harm the heart, muscles, and nerves.
Are there safety concerns?
Do not use aconite. Aconite root is UNSAFE
when taken by mouth. All species of the plant are dangerous, and so are processed products. Aconite contains a strong, fast-acting poison that causes severe side effects such as nausea, vomiting, weakness or inability to move, sweating, breathing problems, heart problems, and death.
Some people use aconite in a cream or lotion that is applied to the skin. This practice is also dangerous. The poisons in aconite can be absorbed through the skin, causing severe side effects.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
: Do not take aconite by mouth or apply it to your skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It is UNSAFE
and can cause serious side effects, including death.
Dosing considerations for Aconite.
The appropriate dose of aconite depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for aconite. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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