aconite


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any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers

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They include winter aconite and glory-of-the-snow as well as snowdrops.
In the Middle Ages it was a practice by herbalists and physicians to treat cases of poisoning and envenomation with a more powerful poison, such as Aconite, with some quite dramatic results.
Aconite (Aconitum napellus or Monkshood) is the number one remedy to consider for those frozen by sheer panic and terror.
While aconite has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years, its flowers are highly toxic, the Chronicle said.
Proxama's new Digital Payments Division will be led by the team from Aconite as the combination of the two companies brings a true end-to-end model to the payments market for the first time.
Aconite has a long history of use in homoeopathy for people experiencing anxiety.
Zheng Tian Wan herbal pills contain aconite, a poisonous plant which can be toxic to the heart and the nervous system and can cause death, said the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Mr Oates urged people who wanted to visit gardens to see snowdrop and aconite displays not to leave their trips until February as they may miss the flowers.
Aconite, popular in Hong Kong, has caused respiratory system paralysis and death due to herbal poisoning.
Other legal, non-prescription remedies that can sicken or kill are aconite, chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, germanium, greater celandine, kava and lobelia.
Within hours, Mr Cheema was dead and Miss Choongh was fighting for her life after being poisoned with aconite, a substance not used in this country for over one hundred years.
In a news story on the ongoing trial of a woman in London who is charged of poisoning her former lover and his fiancE[umlaut]e by mixing poison with chicken curry, I read the following few lines: "Lakhvir Singh, 40, is charged with mixing an ancient poison known as the king of poisons, or aconite, into the curry to kill Mr Cheema, her lover for 16 years, and Miss Choough."
Set some winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) and species crocus like the crocus chrysanthus or crocus tommasinianus close to the house foundation, where escaping heat keeps the soil warm and starts these March bloomers into early growth.