ViperaThe German Viper, Vipera Berus, Snake, Serpent
Below are the strongest indications of Vipera in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Viper poisoning causes a temporary increase in reflexes, paresis supervenes, a paraplegia of the lower extremities extending upwards. Resembles acute ascending paralysis of Landry ( Wells). Has special action on kidneys and induces hematuria. Cardiac dropsy.
Indicated in inflammation of veins with great swelling; Bursting sensation. enlargement of liver. Ailments of menopause. Oedema of glottis. Poly-neuritis, polio-myelitis.
Pelius berus - Adder ( Prostration and fainting, faltering pulse, skin yellow, Pain about navel. Swelling of arm, tongue, right eye; giddiness, nervousness, faintness, sickness, compression of chest, could not breathe properly or take a deep breath; aching and stiffness of limbs, joints stiff, collapsed feeling, great thirst.) Eel Serum (heart and kidney diseases. Failure of compensation and impending asystole).
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.
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.