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Veratrum Album - Appendix symptoms - T.F. Allen

White Hellebore, Veratrum, Ver-a, Verat.

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HPUS indication of Veratrum Album: Collapse
Common symptoms: Exhaustion, Coughs, Cramps, Vomiting, Weakness.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Veratrum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



(Nos. 1 to 32, from Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., 3) 1, Hahnemann; 2, Becher; 3, Franz; 4, Fr. Hahnemann; 5, Stapf; 6, Teuthorn; 7, Alberti, Jurisp. Med., vi, 718; 8, Alston, Lectures on Materia Medica ("2, 458, statement," -Hughes); 9, Benivenius in Schenk, viii, Obs., 174 ("observation of poisoning," -Hughes); 10, Bergius, Mat. Med., p. 872 ("statement," -Hughes); 11, Borrichius, Acta Hafn., vi, p. 145; 12, Dessenius, Composit. Medicam., lib. x, p. 422; 13, Dobolewsky in Eph. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., 1 ann. 2, p. 279 ("should be Dobzewsky; effects of root taken medicinally," -Hughes); 14, Ettmueller, Op., Tom. II, p. 435 ("as last," -Hughes); 15, Forestus, xviii, Obs. 44 ("as Benivenius," -Hughes); 16, Galenus, Comment. V. Aphor., 1 ("statement," -Hughes); 17, Gesner, Epist. Med., p. 69 ("effects of infusion," -Hughes); 18, Grassius, Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur., Dec. 1 ann. 4 ("p. 99, as Dobolewsky," -Hughes); 19, Greding, Miscellanies, p. 87 ("effects when administered to maniacs, melancholics, and epileptics," -Hughes), ; 20, Kalmia Latifolia Kalm, Nord-america, reise, III ("p. 93, of English translation, statement," -Hughes); 21, Ledelius, Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur., Dec. III, ann. I, Obs. 65 ("effects of infusion in wine," -Hughes); 22, Lentillius, Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur., Dec. III, ann. I, app. ("p. 130; as last," -Hughes); 23, Lorry, De Melanch., II. p. 312 (effects of cooked root," -Hughes); 24, Müller Hufel. Journ., xii, 1 ("p. 160-6, observation on a patient," -Hughes); 25, Muralto, Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur., Dec. 2, ann. II, p. 240 ("as Dobolewsky," -Hughes); 26, Reimann, in Bresl-samml., 1724 ("p. 537, as Ledelius," -Hughes); 27, Rödder, in Alberti, Med. leg., Obs. 15; 28, Scholzius, in Schenk, lib. viii, Obs. 178 (as Benivenius," -Hughes); 29, Smetius, Misc. Med., p. 265 ("observation," -Hughes); 30, Smyth, Med. Communications, I ("p. 207; effects of tincture given for cutaneous disease," -Hughes); 31, Vicat, Plantes vénén. de la Suisse, p. 177 ("from powder taken by mistake for pepper, in soup," -Hughes); 32, Winter, in Bresl-samml., 1724 ("p. 269, observation," -Hughes); 33, Lembke, N. Z. für H. K., vol. vii, p. 73, took root in doses of 2, 4, and 6 grains; 34, Schelling, A. H. Z., 83, p. 19, took 1st dil. of a trituration of dried root in the evening (first day), 1 drachm 1st trit. (second day), a dose of 1st (sixth day); 34a, same, took 12th dil. in water, a teaspoonful three times a day; 34b, same, took 300th dil. (Jenichen), (first day), another dose (twelfth day); 34c, same, took a dose of 300th, followed by frequent olfaction of trituration; 34d, same, took 30th dil.; 34e, same, took 1 drop 20th; 35 to 37, Horn's Archiv, 1815 (Frank's Mag., 2), effects of the root; 35, a woman, aet. 60 years; 36, a man, aet. 60 years; 37, a man, aet. 28 years; 38, Wagner, Rust's Mag., 1823 (Frank's Mag., 1), poisoning by the roots; 39, Schuster's Med. Journ., quoted by Bernt (Christison on Poisons, p. 673), a man took twice as much as could be held on the point of a knife; 40, Barkenhausen, Casper's Med. Woch., 1836, No. 7, p. 35 (Hom. Vjs. 6, 97), a man drank some in brandy; 41, same, an elderly woman took a little of same; 42, Dr. Mavel, Gaz. des Hôp., 1851 (S. J., 71, 307), effects on a family, especially on a woman aet. 70 years, of eating soup cooked in a vessel in which an infusion of Verat. alb. had been made; 43, Dr. Smith, Journ. de Chimaphila Umbellata Chim. Méd., 1857, p. 604. a man ate soup containing some of the root; 44, Pharmacologia, p. 716 (Cattel, Brit. Journ. of Hom., 11, p. 343), symptoms; 45, From the Arabic of Abbubete Rhazes (Peiper's Thesis, A. H. Z., 19, 196); 46, Dr. Waltl, Dr. Bruckner's Rep. (A. H. Z., 47, 48), made 1 ounce decoction of 2 scruples of the leaves, of which he took a dessertspoonful, and repeated the dose after an hour; 47, Dr. Blas, Verh. d. nat. Gesel, Freiburg (S. J., 109, 291), a child, aet. 3 1/2 years, drank an infusion; 48, Drs. Nivet and Giraud, Gaz. Hebdom., 1861. S. J., 112, 287, poisoning by the powdered root mixed with food; 49, second case of same; 50, Sharp's Essays on Medicine, 10th edition, a healthy young man took 1 drop of 1st dil. of tincture, night and morning, for four or five days.


Veratrum album, Linn.

Natural order, Liliaceae.

Common names, White Hellebore; (G.), Weisse-niesswurz, (Fr.), Le Varaire Blanc.

Preparation, Tincture of the root.

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