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Veratrum Album - Generalities symptoms - Hering

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.




Drowsy, starts as if frightened, preventing sleep; fever follows.

Arms stretched above head, moaning, during sleep.

Nightly anxiety and sleeplessness.

Dreams of being drowned; of being bitten by a dog and cannot escape; of being hunted; of robbers, with frightened awakening and a fixed idea that the dream is true.


Puerperal convulsions 24.

Convulsions caused by religious excitement; also of children; anxiety, pale face, cold sweat of forehead; cough before or after spasm; sometimes syncope after spasm.

Nausea and vomiting

Bitter eructations.

Hiccough, after hot drinks.

Nausea with sensation of fainting, generally with violent thirst.

Painful retraction of abdomen during vomiting.

Eating and drinking

After dinner 1. Eating 19. Warm food 18. Fruits 20. Eating and drinking cold things 27. Drinking 13, 14, 16, 40. Alcoholic drinks 1, 2. Opium eating; 2. Tabacum Tobacco 2.


Skin and muscles lax.

Anaemia of the skin.


Anasarca vomiting, purging, great prostration.

Contact, Injuries, etc.

Rubbing 3, 4, 9. Pressure 19, 46. Slight wounds 2.


Trembling, jerking.

Tonic spasms, with contraction or spasms of hands and soles of feet.

Cramps, with profuse alvine discharges 48.

Excessive weakness; also after abuse of Cinchona.

Child feeble, with a sort of hectic; whooping-cough.

Paralysis after cholera; from debilitating losses.

Must lie down; anguish, cold sweat on forehead when he rises.

Sudden sinking of strength.

Temperature and weather

Hot summer weather 20, 46. South winds 18. Warmth of bed 27, 33, 34. Warm room 27. Spring and Autumn 27. Fresh air 17. Every draught of air aggravates. Change of weather 27. Cold, sharp air 27. Cold, damp weather 5, 8, 17, 26, 34. Aversion to being covered.

Chill, Fever and Sweat.

Chill and coldness mostly external, with internal heat, and cold, clammy sweat; running downward; shaking chill with sweat, which soon passes off into general coldness.

Chill increased by drinking; lessened after getting out of bed.

Whole body icy-cold.

Chill of nursing children.

Chill and heat alternating, now here, again there, on single parts.

Heat mostly internal, with thirst but no desire to drink; in the evening, with sweat; ascends.

Profuse sweat, morning, evening, or all night; also with every stool.

General cold sweat, worse on forehead.

Intermittent types, often pernicious during cholera; also after abuse of quinine.

Rheumatic fever, with profuse sweat, great weakness and diarrhoea.


Coming and increasing gradually 17. Suddenly in Summer 20. Spring and Autumn 2. Lasts for three days 37.


Right 7, 8, 18, 33. Left 18, 19, 29. Right to left 33. Left to right 8. Above downward 40. Below upward 40.

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