Helleborus NigerSnow-rose, Helleborus, helleb
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Helleborus Niger may help, unprocessed Helleborus Niger may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Helleborus Niger in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Helleborus Niger 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 ( Lycopersicum Lycop.) Sinking sensation. State of effusion in hydrocephalus. Mania of a melancholy type.
Slow in answering
picks lips and clothes.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indecisive
indifference, apathy, etc.
to loved ones
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)
impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating
while studying, reading, etc.
impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
ideas; deficiency of ideas
Memory; weakness of memory
weakness of memory; for what has heard
weakness of memory; for what was read
weakness of memory; for what has been said
weakness of memory; for what was about to say
Perception; senses; dull
Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought
Talking, conversation; answers not lucid; reflects long
Forehead wrinkled in folds
Rolls head day and night; moaning, sudden screams
Bores head into pillow; beats it with hands
Congestion (see pulsation)
Dull pain in occiput, with sensation of water swashing inside
Headache culminates in vomiting.
Eyeballs turn upwards; squinting, vacant look
Eyes wide open, sunken
Neuralgia on left side; parts so tender he cannot chew.
Falling of lower jaw
Child nurses greedily, with disgust for food
Ptyalism, with sore corners of mouth.
Lips dry and cracked
Meaningless picking of lips
Gums and teeth
Grinding of teeth
Greedily swallows cold water, though unconscious
Tongue red and dry
Horrible smell from mouth
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; tastelessness of food
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)
Chest constricted; gasps for breath
Hydrothorax ( Merc Viv Merc)
Pale, dropsical, itching
Livid spots on skin
Sudden, watery, swelling of skin
Falling off of hair and nails
Swelling; fluid in tissues
Gurgling, as if bowels were full of water
Swollen, painful to touch.
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
urination; feeble stream (slow)
Stomach; sinking (see emptiness)
Jelly-like, white mucus; involuntary.
colourless (see transparent)
Suppressed; scanty, dark; coffee-grounds sediment
Child cannot urinate
Bladder over distended.
Albuminous (white, thick)
Sediment; like coffee beans
Female; fluid build up (see swelling); womb
Automatic motion of one arm and leg
Limbs heavy and painful
Stretching of limbs
Thumb drawn into palm ( Cuprum Metallicum Cupr.) Vesicular eruption between fingers and toes.
hands; when required to speak
Heaviness; tired limbs
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints
stitching, sudden, sharp; joints; during chill
Fever and chill
Beginning in particular area; arms
Internal; evening; lying down
Continued fever; dazed from fever
in complete daze
Perspiration with heat
Sleep and dreams
Sudden screams in sleep
Cannot be fully aroused.
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Fluid build up; external
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes
Lack of irritability
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Lack of reaction
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic