the dried roots of the herbaceous plant Aconitum napellus (monkshood or wolfbane), containing three analgesic substances: aconine, aconitine, and picraconitine. Aconite was formerly used to prepare liniments for muscular pains and a tincture for toothache, but is regarded as too toxic for use today.

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