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Aconite is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Aconite

Aconite in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Aconite in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "The combinations of aconite and of hydrocyanic acid with bromide I have also employed, but without more than very transient effect in any case."
Sec Auth:
Primary Source: Gowers, WR. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases. New York. William Wood & Company. 1885. p. 228.


Synonymns for Aconite

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Aconite

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Aconite in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

Lihong Zhao, Zhihui Sun, Limin Yang, Ranji Cui, Wei Yang, Bingjin Li
Neuropharmacological effects of Aconiti Lateralis Radix Praeparata.
Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Physiol.: 2019;
[PubMed:31837236] [] [DOI] (I a)

Stuart G Jarrett, Li-Ping Liang, Jennifer L Hellier, Kevin J Staley, Manisha Patel
Mitochondrial DNA damage and impaired base excision repair during epileptogenesis.
Neurobiol. Dis.: 2008, 30(1);130-8
[PubMed:18295498] [] [DOI] (I p)

A Ameri
Structure-dependent inhibitory action of the Aconitum alkaloids 14-benzoyltalitasamine and talitasamine in rat hippocampal slices.
Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol.: 1998, 357(6);585-92
[PubMed:9686933] [] [DOI] (P p)

A Ameri
Inhibition of stimulus-triggered and spontaneous epileptiform activity in rat hippocampal slices by the Aconitum alkaloid mesaconitine.
Eur. J. Pharmacol.: 1998, 342(2-3);183-91
[PubMed:9548384] [] [DOI] (P p)

A Ameri
Structure-dependent differences in the effects of the Aconitum alkaloids lappaconitine, N-desacetyllappaconitine and lappaconidine in rat hippocampal slices.
Brain Res.: 1997, 769(1);36-43
[PubMed:9374271] [] [DOI] (P p)



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