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Veratrum Album

White Hellebore


Boiron and HomeodelWHP - Washington HomeopathicHylands and Standard Homeopathic
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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 Veratrum Album based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

A perfect picture of Collapse, with extreme coldness, blueness, and weakness, is offered by this drug. Post-operative shock with cold sweat on forehead, pale face, rapid, feeble pulse. Cold perspiration on the forehead, with nearly all complaints. Vomiting, purging, and cramps in extremities. The Profuse, violent retching and vomiting is most characteristic. Surgical shock. Excessive dryness of all mucous surfaces. "Coprophagia" violent mania alternates with silence and refusal to talk.
BETTER, walking and warmth.
WORSE, at night; wet, cold weather.
Relationships
Compare: Veratrinum - alkaloid from seed of Sabadilla. - (electric pains, electric shocks in muscles, fibrillary twitchings); Cholos terrapina (cramps in calves); Camph.; Cupr.; Ars.; Cuprum Ars ( Intermittent, cold, clammy sweat); narcissus poeticus (gastro-enteritis with much griping and cutting pain in bowels. Fainting, trembling, cold limbs, small and irregular pulse); Trichosanthes - (diarrhoea, pain in liver, dizziness after every stool); Agaric. Emetic ( Vertigo; longing for ice-cold water; burning pains in stomach); Agaric Phalloides (cholera, cramps in stomach, cold extremities, urine suppressed). Veratrine (Increased vascular tension. It relaxes it and stimulates the elimination of toxins by skin, kidneys, and liver).

    MIND (click for more)

Frenzy of excitement; shrieks, curses
Mania, with desire to cut and tear things ( Tarent.) Attacks of pain, with delirium driving to madness
Delusions of impending misfortunes
Aimless wandering from home
Cursing, howling all night.
Melancholy, with stupor and mania
mind; behaviour; runs about (see escape);
mind; behaviour; shrieking;
mind; dazed;
mind; delirium;
mind; delirium; nonsense, with eyes open;
mind; delirium; raging, raving;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear);
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear); praying;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; haughty;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium);
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rudeness;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rudeness; insolent;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; of social position;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; religious (of salvation etc.);
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; religious (of salvation etc.); during suppressed period;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; inconsolable; over fancied misfortune;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; lamenting, regretting;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; lamenting, regretting; evening;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting);
mind; hysteria;
mind; insanity;
mind; insanity; erotic;
mind; insanity; mania, madness;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; about salvation;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful);
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility;
mind; memory; weakness of memory;
mind; preoccupied; brooding (see anxiety, sadness);
mind; preoccupied; brooding (see anxiety, sadness); evening;
mind; talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn;
mind; uncooperative; refuses to eat;
Puerperal mania
Sits in a stupid manner; notices nothing; Sullen indifference

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

vertigo, dizziness; with vomiting;

    HEAD (click for more)

Headache, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, pale face
Cold sweat on forehead
Contracted features
head; coldness; top of head (vertex);
head; pain, headache; top of head (vertex);
head; skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead;
head; skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; after stool;
head; skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; cold;
head; skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; during fever;
head; skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; during stool;
Neck too weak to hold head up.
sensation of a lump of ice on vertex

    EYE (click for more)

eye; dryness;
Lachrymation with redness
Lids dry heavy.
Staring: turned upwards, without lustre
Surrounded by dark rings

    NOSE (click for more)

nose; coldness;
nose; pointed;

    FACE (click for more)

Nose grows more pointed
Face very pale, blue, collapsed, cold.
Icy coldness of tip of nose and face
face; appearance as if dead (see sunken);
face; coldness;
face; coldness; cholera;
face; coldness; with chill;
face; expression; anxious;
face; perspiration;
face; perspiration; cold;
face; skin; discoloration; bluish;
face; skin; discoloration; bluish; in cholera;
face; skin; discoloration; pale;
face; skin; discoloration; pale; during chill;
face; skin; drawn, pulled;
face; sunken;
Features sunken
Tearing in cheeks, temples, and eyes

    MOUTH (click for more)

Dry in center not relieved by water
mouth; cold breath;
mouth; dryness;
mouth; dryness; palate (roof of mouth);
mouth; salivation;
mouth; tongue; cold tongue;
Salty saliva
Tongue pale, cold; cool sensation, as from Peppermint
Toothache, teeth feel heavy as if filled with lead.

    THROAT (click for more)

throat; dryness;
throat; scraping;
throat; voice; hollow;
throat; voice; weak;

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Sinking and empty feeling
Averse to warm food
Craves fruit, juicy and cold things, ice, salt
Cold feeling in stomach and abdomen
Copious vomiting and nausea; aggravated by drinking and least motion
Thirst for cold water, but is vomited as soon as swallowed
abdomen; bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); in chill; in cholera;
abdomen; coldness;
abdomen; coldness; external;
abdomen; flatulence; obstructed;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; cutting; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder);
abdomen; kidneys; suppression of urine;
abdomen; pain; after eating (including certain foods);
abdomen; pain; after eating (including certain foods); after eating fruit;
abdomen; pain; cutting; when coughing;
abdomen; pain; from catching cold;
abdomen; pain; liver; colic, gall-stones;
abdomen; pain; lower part of abdomen;
abdomen; pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; lower part of abdomen;
abdomen; pain; twisting;
abdomen; pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception);
abdomen; sense of weakness; after stool;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; empty; after eating;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; fruit;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; fruit; acid;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; ice;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; refreshing things;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; salt things;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; sour, acids, etc.;
abdomen; stomach; disordered;
abdomen; stomach; disordered; after eating;
abdomen; stomach; disordered; not relieved by eating;
abdomen; stomach; hiccup; after vomiting;
abdomen; stomach; inflammation;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; after sleep;
abdomen; stomach; thirst; during chill;
abdomen; stomach; thirst; for large quantities;
abdomen; stomach; thirst; while perspiring;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; after drinking;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; after eating;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; black;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; during diarrhoea;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; during vertigo, dizziness;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; forcible;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; frothy;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; green;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; sour;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; violent;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; water;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; yellow;
Anguish in pit of stomach
Cramps, knotting abdomen and legs
Gastric irritability with CHRONIC vomiting of food.
Great weakness after vomiting
Hiccough
Pain in abdomen preceding stool
Sensation as if hernia would protrude ( Nux.) Abdomen sensitive to pressure, swollen with terrible colic.
Stomach; Voracious appetite

    RECTUM (click for more)

Stools large, with much straining until copious, and forcibly evacuated, followed by great prostration
Constipation from inactivity of rectum, with heat and headache
Constipation of babies, and when produced by very cold weather
Evacuations of cholera morbus and true cholera when vomiting accompanies the purging.
rectum; cholera;
rectum; cholera; with vomiting or diarrhoea;
rectum; diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit;
rectum; diarrhoea; during chill;
rectum; diarrhoea; in women; during period;
rectum; diarrhoea; movement;
rectum; involuntary stool;
rectum; involuntary stool; on passing flatulence;

    STOOL (click for more)

stool; bilious;
stool; black;
stool; brown;
stool; copious;
stool; flaky;
stool; forcible, sudden, gushing;
stool; frequent;
stool; green;
stool; hard;
stool; large;
stool; mucous, slimy;
stool; odourless;
stool; strong and sharp (acrid), corrosive, wearing away skin;
stool; thin, liquid;
stool; watery;
stool; watery; like rice water;

    URINE (click for more)

urine; colour; brown; during fever;
urine; colour; dark;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Sexual mania precedes menses.
Dysmenorrhoea, with coldness, purging, Cold sweat
faints from least exertion
Female; Menses too early; profuse and exhausting
genitals; female; sexual intercourse; desire increased;

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chronic bronchitis in the aged ( Hippozanin.) Loud, barking, stomach cough, followed by eructations of gas; worse, warm room
Coarse rales
Cough comes on from drinking, especially cold water; urine escapes when coughing
Cough on entering warm room from cold air ( Bryonia.)
Hoarse, weak voice
Hollow cough, tickling low down, with blue face
Much mucus in bronchial tubes, that cannot be coughed up
Rattling in chest
respiration; difficult (dyspnea);
respiration; loud;

    COUGH (click for more)

cough; comes on suddenly;
cough; cough from deep down;
cough; cough from deep down; evening;
cough; hollow;

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; constriction, tension;
chest; heart; palpitations;
chest; oppressed feeling;
Heart; Palpitation with anxiety and rapid audible respiration
Intermittent action of heart in feeble persons with some hepatic obstruction
Mitchell.)
One of the best heart stimulants in homeopathic doses ( J
Pulse irregular, feeble
S
Tobacco heart from chewing

    BACK (click for more)

back; coldness;

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Neuralgia in brachial plexus; arms feel swollen, cold, paralytic.
Cramps in calves
extremities, limbs; coldness;
extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot; during chill;
extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot; during pregnancy;
extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot; icy cold;
extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; leg;
extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; hands;
extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; hands; during chill;
extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; hands; icy;
extremities, limbs; coldness; with diarrhoea;
extremities, limbs; cramps; calf; in cholera;
extremities, limbs; cramps; fingers; with cholera;
extremities, limbs; cramps; foot; in cholera;
extremities, limbs; pain;
extremities, limbs; pain; knee;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; damp weather;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; walking;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; warmth of bed;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; warmth of bed;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; wet weather;
extremities, limbs; pain; wet weather;
extremities, limbs; perspiration; cold; during period;
extremities, limbs; perspiration; foot; cold;
extremities, limbs; shrivelled (shrunken); fingers; while perspiring;
extremities, limbs; shrivelled (shrunken); hand;
extremities, limbs; skin; discoloration; fingers; nails; blueness;
extremities, limbs; skin; discoloration; hand; blueness; during chill;
extremities, limbs; weakness;
extremities, limbs; weakness; paralytic;
Sciatica; pains like electric flashes
Soreness and tenderness of joints

    SLEEP (click for more)

sleep; comatose;
sleep; deep;

    CHILL (click for more)

chill;
chill; at certain time of day or night; from 6 a.m.;
chill; chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); during stool;
chill; cold travels downwards (see coldness of back);
chill; dangerously cold;
chill; drinking;
chill; external;
chill; external; as in cholera;
chill; in warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater;
chill; internal; as if coldness in blood vessels;
chill; morning;
chill; morning; after rising;
chill; morning; in bed;
chill; periodic, recurring; every fourth day;
chill; with fever, but chill predominating;
chill; with fever, but chill predominating; morning;

    FEVER (click for more)

Chill, With extreme coldness and thirst.
fever;
fever; internal heat; with external chill;
fever; stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat alternating with chill, then with sweat;
fever; with chilliness;

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

perspiration;
perspiration; after stool;
perspiration; before period;
perspiration; clammy;
perspiration; cold;
perspiration; cold; during period;
perspiration; during coldness;
perspiration; during period;
perspiration; during stool;
perspiration; getting out of bed;
perspiration; morning;
perspiration; night; before period;
perspiration; odour; sour;
perspiration; on movement;
perspiration; other symptoms worse while perspiring;
perspiration; profuse;
perspiration; with diarrhoea;

    SKIN (click for more)

Cold sweat
Blue, cold, clammy, inelastic; Cold as death
skin; coldness;
skin; coldness; icy; in spots;
skin; coldness; spots;
skin; discoloration; bluish;
skin; discoloration; pale;
skin; goose bumps;
skin; out-breaks on skin; dry;
Wrinkling of skin of hands and feet.

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

injuries and accidents; shock from injury;

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; blackness of external parts;
generalities; blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood);
generalities; collapse; after diarrhoea;
generalities; convulsions; children;
generalities; eating and food; fruit;
generalities; electric-like shocks;
generalities; faintness, fainting;
generalities; flabby feeling;
generalities; in women; symptoms before period;
generalities; pain; as if scraped;
generalities; pain; cutting; internally;
generalities; pain; pressing; internally;
generalities; pain; sore, bruised; externally;
generalities; pain; twisting;
generalities; perspiration gives no relief;
generalities; pulse; abnormal;
generalities; pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; and small;
generalities; pulse; imperceptible;
generalities; pulse; small;
generalities; pulse; soft;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness);
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); rapid;
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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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