Helleborus NigerSnow-rose, Helleborus, helleb
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.Involuntary sighingcomplete unconsciousnessmind; dazed;mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indecisive;mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.;mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to loved ones;mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to pleasure;mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to relationships;mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair;mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression;mind; intellectual faculties; ideas; deficiency of ideas;mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful);mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating;mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating; while studying, reading, etc.;mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish;mind; memory; weakness of memory;mind; memory; weakness of memory; for what has been said;mind; memory; weakness of memory; for what has heard;mind; memory; weakness of memory; for what was about to say;mind; memory; weakness of memory; for what was read;mind; perception; senses; dull;mind; preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought;mind; slowness;mind; talking, conversation; answers not lucid; reflects long;mind; talking, conversation; speech; slow;mind; unconsciousness;picks lips and clothes.Slow in answeringThoughtless; staringBores head into pillow; beats it with handsRolls head day and night; moaning, sudden screamsCold sweatDull pain in occiput, with sensation of water swashing insideForehead wrinkled in foldshead; brain; inflammation of brain; meningitis;head; congestion (see pulsation);Headache culminates in vomiting.Stupefying headacheEyeballs turn upwards; squinting, vacant lookEyes wide open, sunkenNight-blindness.Pupils dilatedDirty, dry nostrilsNose pointed.Rubs noseSmell diminishedCold sweatNeuralgia on left side; parts so tender he cannot chew.Pale, sunkenWrinkledGreedily swallows cold water, though unconsciousLips dry and crackedMeaningless picking of lipsChewing motionFalling of lower jawHorrible smell from mouthChild nurses greedily, with disgust for foodGrinding of teethmouth; dryness; tongue;mouth; taste; tasteless, lacks taste; tastelessness of food;Ptyalism, with sore corners of mouth.Tongue red and dryabdomen; bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual;abdomen; bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow);abdomen; stomach; sinking (see emptiness);abdomen; stomach; without thirst;Gurgling, as if bowels were full of waterSwollen, painful to touch.Jelly-like, white mucus; involuntary.stool; clinging;stool; mucous, slimy;stool; mucous, slimy; clinging;stool; mucous, slimy; colourless (see transparent);stool; mucous, slimy; transparent;Bladder over distended.Child cannot urinateFrequent urgingSuppressed; scanty, dark; coffee-grounds sedimenturine; albuminous (white, thick);urine; colour; dark;urine; scanty;urine; scanty; while perspiring;urine; sediment; like coffee beans;genitals; female; fluid build up (see swelling); womb;Sulph.)Chest constricted; gasps for breathFrequent sighingHydrothorax ( MercRespiration irregularchest; lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema);back; stiffness; neck;Limbs heavy and painfulAutomatic motion of one arm and legextremities, limbs; awkwardness;extremities, limbs; awkwardness; hands; when required to speak;extremities, limbs; heaviness; tired limbs;extremities, limbs; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints;extremities, limbs; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints; during chill;Stretching of limbsThumb drawn into palm ( Cupr.) Vesicular eruption between fingers and toes.Cannot be fully aroused.Cri encephaliqueSoporous sleepSudden screams in sleepchill; beginning in particular area; arms;chill; internal; evening; lying down;fever; continued fever; dazed from fever;fever; continued fever; in complete daze;fever; perspiration with heat;fever; with chill;fever; with shivering;Pale, dropsical, itchingAngioneurotic oedema.Falling off of hair and nailsLivid spots on skinskin; goose bumps;skin; swelling; fluid in tissues;Sudden, watery, swelling of skingeneralities; anaemia;generalities; convulsions; children;generalities; emaciated (extremely thin);generalities; evening;generalities; fluid build up; external;generalities; fluid build up; internal;generalities; inflammation; thin, watery membranes;generalities; lack of irritability;generalities; lack of reaction;generalities; pain; sudden, sharp; bones;generalities; swelling; puffy;generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air;generalities; 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.