Hamamelis VirginicaWitch-hazel, Hammemelis, Hamamelis, Hemamellis, Hama, Hamam, Hamamelis Virginiana
HPUS label indication: Varicose veins
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Hamamelis Virginica based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
Venous congestion, hemorrhages, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids, with Bruised soreness of affected parts, seem to be the special sphere of this remedy. Acts upon the coats of the veins causing relaxation with consequent engorgement. Passive venous hemorrhages from any part. Great value in open, painful wounds, with weakness from loss of blood. After operations, super cedes the use of Morphia (Helmuth).
WORSE, warm, moist air.
Compare in hemorrhoids: Calc. Fluor.; Aloe; Mur-ac. in varicose veins. Mangifera Indica.
Compare: Arnica, Calen.; Trillium; Bellis; Sulph-ac.; Pulsatilla.
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Feeling as of a bolt from temple to temple
Fullness, followed by epistaxis
Numbness over frontal bone.
Wants “the respect due to me” shown
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Pain; sore, bruised, tender
Eyes feel forced out.
Hastens absorption of intraocular hemorrhage
Painful weakness; Sore pain in eyes; bloodshot appearance; inflamed vessels greatly injected
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Bad odor from nose.
Bleeding from nose profuse; flow passive, non-coagulable, with tightness in bridge of nose
Nose bleed; dark, black blood; and thin
Nose bleed; from bleeding elsewhere
Nose bleed; morning
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
Mucous membrane distended and bluish; varicosis of throat.
Swelling; swollen and knotted
Swelling; swollen and knotted; throat
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Stomach; vomiting; blood
Blisters on side
Hematemesis of black blood
Stomach; Tongue feels burnt
Throbbing and pain in stomach.
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Haemorrhage from anus
Haemorrhage from anus; during stool
▲ ▼ STOOL (click for more)
Hemorrhoids, bleeding profusely, with soreness
Anus feels sore and raw
Pulsation in rectum.
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Haematuria, with increased desire.
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Male; Pain in spermatic cord, running into testes
Intermenstrual pain (Jas
Female; Ovarian congestion and neuralgia; feel very sore
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); during and after labour
Female; period; dark
Male; pain; spermatic cords
Male; pain; spermatic cords; extending into testes
Menses Dark, profuse, with soreness in abdomen
metrorrhagia, occurring midway between menstrual periods
Metrorrhagia; passive flow
Milk-leg, hemorrhoids, and sore nipples, after confinement
Pain in testicles
Testicles enlarged, hot, and painful
Uterine hemorrhage, bearing-down pain in back
Vagina very tender
Vaginismus, ovaritis, soreness over whole abdomen
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Chest feels sore and constricted.
Hemoptysis; tickling cough
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Severe pain in lumbar and hypogastric region, extending down legs.
Sore pain down cervical vertebrae
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Chilliness in back and hips, extending down legs
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); lower limbs
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); thigh
Neuralgia of internal saphenous nerve.
Tired feeling in arms and legs
Very sore muscles and joints
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Traumatic inflammations ( Arnica
Varicose veins and ulcers; very sore
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Blood vessels; varicose veins
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.