Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata
Common English: Processed Wild Aconite Root
Kusnezoff Monks' Hood Root
Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Very Toxic
Tincture: 0.5-2ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Disperses Cold, scours out Wind, overcomes Dampness and stops pain

Almost exclusively used topically

Reduces swellings and treats abscesses and lesions

Yin sores

Stubborn sores that do not ulcerate

Ulcerated sores that do not heal

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency conditions.
  • Do not use the fresh or unprocessed herb.
  • Use with other herbs such as Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao or Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang, to minimize toxicity.
  • Those who have a history of cardiovascular disorders or are taking antiarrhythmic medicines such as quinidine, procainamide (Pronestyl), disopyramide ( (Norpace), flecainide (Tambocor), propefanone (Rythmol) and amiodarone (Cordarone) should take this herb with extreme caution.

Unprepared Rz. Arisaematis
Sheng Nan Xing
Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Unprepared Rx. Aconiti
Sheng Chuan Wu
Di Long
Bombyx Batryticatus
Bai Jiang Can
Bai Lian

Rx. Aconiti Preparata
Zhi Chuan Wu
Di Long
Ru Xiang
Mo Yao

As an alcohol based liniment, applied warm for Cold- Damp painful obstruction.

Topically as a paste for chilblains.

Muscle spasms and pain with difficulty in movement because of Cold-Damp or Blood Stagnation.

Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi

Halloysitum Rubrum
Chi Shi Zhi

Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi
Per. Zanthoxyli
Chuan Jiao
Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang
Halloysitum Rubrum
Chi Shi Zhi

Atrophy due to Wind-Dampness.

Shortness of breath and Coldness and pain in the chest and abdomen due to Excess Cold.


Severe pain in the chest radiating to the back.

Feng Mi

Sm. Strychni
Ma Qian Zi

Arisaema cum Bile
Dan Nan Xing
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia
Rx. Euphorbiae Fischerianae
Lang Du

Hernia due to Cold.

Topically in plasters or ointments for Bi syndrome.

Cellulitis with hard swelling.

Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum
Zhi Tian Nan Xing
Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Chuan Bei Mu
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen
Rx. Hibisci
Fu Rong



Mix with vinegar and apply topically for abscesses and ulcerations.



  1. Overdose will cause numbness of the lips, tongue, and extremities, vomiting, facial pallor, irritability, decrease in the pulse rate and blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, and coma.
  2. Some sources classifies this as an "Expel Wind and Dampness" herb.
  3. This herb is stronger and more toxic than Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu.
  4. The tincture is used for local anesthesia.