What is Aconite?
Aconite, or aconitum, is a family of perennial plants that has been used for centuries both as a medicine and as a poison. In traditional medicine, extracts of aconitum species have been given as oral supplements to reduce fever, pain, inflammation, and high blood pressure, as well as a diuretic and for sedation. In homeopathy, aconite is used to treat fear, anxiety, restlessness, headaches, exposure to the elements, and various other conditions.
What’s the Problem?
Although aconite has been used throughout history to treat a variety of maladies, all species of the plant are highly toxic and safe dosage is dependent on processing. As little as 2 mg of pure aconite or 1 g of plant may cause death from paralysis of the respiratory center or cardiac muscle. Toxicity may also develop following percutaneous absorption; even slight contact with the flowers can cause fingers to become numb.
Aconite Side Effects
- Breathing problems
- Heart damage
- And more
Lawsuit Alleges Woman’s Death Caused by Wolfsbane Tea
The family of a woman who died after drinking Wolfsbane Tea which contained aconite has filed a lawsuit against the San Francisco herbal store who sold it, according to ABC 7 News. The woman, 56-year-old Yu-Ping Xie, died after nearly a month in the hospital. Xie purchased the tea leaves at Sun Wing Wo Trading Company, at 1105 Grant Avenue in San Francisco.
Do I Have an Aconite Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Aconite Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by aconite side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.