|Stimulation of the body’s defense system with activation of the vessels and sympa- thetic influence. Appropriate, e.g., for febrile virus affections. Discovered empirically, the effect is ascribable to the constituents vincetoxin and asclepia acid, the former act- ing in a manner similar to aconite (monkshood), while the latter affects the vessels and sympathicus. The toxic symptoms displayed in proving are hypersalivation, regurgita- tion, diarrhea, and brief central excitation ensued by ascending paralysis of the central nervous system. This is a classic agent, employed, for example, in Mongolian medicine as an anti-febrile agent. As the name suggests, Vincetoxicum is utilized to combat toxins.