Aconitum napellus For difficulties of long standing that have their roots in the distant past. Helps to bring one up-to-date. This is for long-standing difficulties, the roots of which lie in the past - very often in childhood. Such chronic difficulties show that problems have been carried forward rather than being resolved at the time when they originally occurred. Very often Monk’s Hood people have not updated their views of the world, and have retained their old attitudes and beliefs. In childhood they could well have been heavily indoctrinated with the ideals and dogmas of religion, politics or nationalism. As a result they are often dogmatic in areas of belief. They need to be able to understand just how they were indoctrinated in those early years. Monk’s Hood gently helps them to see things of the past as they really were - with all the old attitudes and emotions stripped away and with the wisdom of the present but also with compassionate understanding. Through seeing parents and other dominant influences in far less black and white terms, they are freed from the past.