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Helleborus Niger

Snow-rose, Helleborus, helleb


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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.
Relationships
(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)

Involuntary sighing
complete unconsciousness
mind; 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 answering
Thoughtless; staring

    HEAD (click for more)

Bores head into pillow; beats it with hands
Rolls head day and night; moaning, sudden screams
Cold sweat
Dull pain in occiput, with sensation of water swashing inside
Forehead wrinkled in folds
head; brain; inflammation of brain; meningitis;
head; congestion (see pulsation);
Headache culminates in vomiting.
Stupefying headache

    EYE (click for more)

Eyeballs turn upwards; squinting, vacant look
Eyes wide open, sunken
Night-blindness.
Pupils dilated

    NOSE (click for more)

Dirty, dry nostrils
Nose pointed.
Rubs nose
Smell diminished

    FACE (click for more)

Cold sweat
Neuralgia on left side; parts so tender he cannot chew.
Pale, sunken
Wrinkled

    MOUTH (click for more)

Greedily swallows cold water, though unconscious
Lips dry and cracked
Meaningless picking of lips
Chewing motion
Falling of lower jaw
Horrible smell from mouth
Child nurses greedily, with disgust for food
Grinding of teeth
mouth; dryness; tongue;
mouth; taste; tasteless, lacks taste; tastelessness of food;
Ptyalism, with sore corners of mouth.
Tongue red and dry

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

abdomen; 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 water
Swollen, painful to touch.

    STOOL (click for more)

Jelly-like, white mucus; involuntary.
stool; clinging;
stool; mucous, slimy;
stool; mucous, slimy; clinging;
stool; mucous, slimy; colourless (see transparent);
stool; mucous, slimy; transparent;

    URINE (click for more)

Bladder over distended.
Child cannot urinate
Frequent urging
Suppressed; scanty, dark; coffee-grounds sediment
urine; albuminous (white, thick);
urine; colour; dark;
urine; scanty;
urine; scanty; while perspiring;
urine; sediment; like coffee beans;

    GENITALS (click for more)

genitals; female; fluid build up (see swelling); womb;

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chest constricted; gasps for breath
Frequent sighing
Hydrothorax ( Merc
Respiration irregular

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema);

    BACK (click for more)

back; stiffness; neck;

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Limbs heavy and painful
Automatic motion of one arm and leg
extremities, 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 limbs
Thumb drawn into palm ( Cupr.) Vesicular eruption between fingers and toes.

    SLEEP (click for more)

Cannot be fully aroused.
Cri encephalique
Soporous sleep
Sudden screams in sleep

    CHILL (click for more)

chill; beginning in particular area; arms;
chill; internal; evening; lying down;

    FEVER (click for more)

fever; continued fever; dazed from fever;
fever; continued fever; in complete daze;
fever; perspiration with heat;
fever; with chill;
fever; with shivering;

    SKIN (click for more)

Pale, dropsical, itching
Angioneurotic oedema.
Falling off of hair and nails
Livid spots on skin
skin; goose bumps;
skin; swelling; fluid in tissues;
Sudden, watery, swelling of skin

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; 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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Sources
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.

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