Helleborus NigerSnow-rose, Helleborus, helleb
HPUS label indication: Pale skin
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 Helleborus Niger based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
Produces a condition of Sensorial depression. Sees, hears, tastes imperfectly, and general Muscular weakness, which may go on to complete paralysis, accompanied by dropsical effusions. Hence, a remedy in low states of vitality and serious disease. Characteristic worse from 4 to 8 P.M ( Lycop.) Sinking sensation. State of effusion in hydrocephalus. Mania of a melancholy type.
WORSE, from evening until morning, from uncovering.
(Hellebor. foetidus or, Polymnia - Bear’s foot - Acts especially on spleen (Ceanothus); also rectum and sciatic nerve. Splenic pains extend to scapula, neck and head, worse left side and evening; chronic ague cake; hypertrophied uterus; glandular enlargements; hair and nails falling off; skin peeling.) Hellebor. orientalis (salivation).
Antidote: Camphor; Cinch.
Compare: Threatening effusion; Tuberc.; Apis; Zinc.; Opium; Cinch.; Cicuta; Iodoform.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indecisive
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to loved ones
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to pleasure
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to relationships
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Intellectual faculties; ideas; deficiency of ideas
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating; while studying, reading, etc.
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Memory; weakness of memory
Memory; weakness of memory; for what has been said
Memory; weakness of memory; for what has heard
Memory; weakness of memory; for what was about to say
Memory; weakness of memory; for what was read
Perception; senses; dull
Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought
Talking, conversation; answers not lucid; reflects long
Talking, conversation; speech; slow
picks lips and clothes.
Slow in answering
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Bores head into pillow; beats it with hands
Rolls head day and night; moaning, sudden screams
Dull pain in occiput, with sensation of water swashing inside
Forehead wrinkled in folds
Brain; inflammation of brain; meningitis
Congestion (see pulsation)
Headache culminates in vomiting.
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Eyeballs turn upwards; squinting, vacant look
Eyes wide open, sunken
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Dirty, dry nostrils
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Neuralgia on left side; parts so tender he cannot chew.
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Greedily swallows cold water, though unconscious
Lips dry and cracked
Meaningless picking of lips
Falling of lower jaw
Horrible smell from mouth
Child nurses greedily, with disgust for food
Grinding of teeth
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; tastelessness of food
Ptyalism, with sore corners of mouth.
Tongue red and dry
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow)
Stomach; sinking (see emptiness)
Stomach; without thirst
Gurgling, as if bowels were full of water
Swollen, painful to touch.
▲ ▼ STOOL (click for more)
Jelly-like, white mucus; involuntary.
Mucous, slimy; clinging
Mucous, slimy; colourless (see transparent)
Mucous, slimy; transparent
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Bladder over distended.
Child cannot urinate
Suppressed; scanty, dark; coffee-grounds sediment
Albuminous (white, thick)
Scanty; while perspiring
Sediment; like coffee beans
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Female; fluid build up (see swelling); womb
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Chest constricted; gasps for breath
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Limbs heavy and painful
Automatic motion of one arm and leg
Awkwardness; hands; when required to speak
Heaviness; tired limbs
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints; during chill
Stretching of limbs
Thumb drawn into palm ( Cupr
.) Vesicular eruption between fingers and toes.
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Cannot be fully aroused.
Sudden screams in sleep
▲ ▼ CHILL (click for more)
Beginning in particular area; arms
Internal; evening; lying down
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Continued fever; dazed from fever
Continued fever; in complete daze
Perspiration with heat
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Pale, dropsical, itching
Falling off of hair and nails
Livid spots on skin
Swelling; fluid in tissues
Sudden, watery, swelling of skin
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes
Lack of irritability
Lack of reaction
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic
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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.