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Celebrity triggers aconite warning

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The U.K. Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency warns just because aconite is natural, does not mean it is safe. MHRA said Sept. 23 aconite is a poisonous plant that is "toxic to the heart," but homeopathic aconite products are not linked to risk. The agency said it issued the warning because of "recent media reports that a celebrity has taken aconite as an 'herbal valium.'" Media reported Sept. 19 that actress Sophie Winkleman took aconite before her marriage to Lord Freddie Windsor at Hampton Court in September

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