Talk:Aconitum napellus

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Hi. While the abstract of Aconite: a lethal Chinese herb discusses it's use in Homeopathy, the article itself does not. The abstract appears to confuse homeopathy and herbal medicine. PouponOnToast (talk) 02:14, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

No it does not, I think thats a confused reading on your part. It's a peer reviewed article that simply states that Aconite is used by homeopathy, which fails under the "herbal medicine" umbrella term, the main body of the article goes on to illustrate cases of poising. Hardyplants (talk) 02:36, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Ok, If this is going to be so difficult, I will hunt down a number of other refs that state that its used by homeopathy, but hate to do it - as it might seem to stress this use more than this article topic warents. Hardyplants (talk) 02:42, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

The references you provided, however, weren't strictly about this plant and didn't establish homeopathy's prominence. Patents should not be used as there are serious issues with how patents are given out (it's not a reliable vetting process). ScienceApologist (talk) 16:26, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

What's this nonsense mean "homeopathy's prominence." Its seems to me that you are POV waring since you have used a number of different stated reasons to exclude this info in this context. The text simple stated that a patent was granted, not that it works- patents do not determen the legitimacy of an intended inventions purpose just its uniqueness. A large number of references in wikipedia are not strictly about the subject they reference, point me to a police covering this please? Hardyplants (talk) 21:25, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

This plant's use as a homeopathic remedy is actually well known even in the general population, not just by the practitioners of homeopathic medicine. To insist on deleting all reference to one of the most widely used homeopathic remedies - manufactured from this plant by "potentization" (dilution and "succussion") would be unencyclopedic. Arion 3x3 (talk) 21:53, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
I'd love a mainstream, independent source for this assertion. Dig one up and will include it. Please make sure it isn't just a source on homeopathy, though. ScienceApologist (talk) 22:33, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

By the way, prominence isn't my word. It's straight from Wikipedia policy. ScienceApologist (talk) 22:33, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Not to resurrect a dead argument, but I think it might be worth adding info on Homeopathy reference, as long as its not WP:UNDUE and complies with WP:FRINGE Shaded0 (talk) 03:08, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

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