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Helleborus Niger

Snow-rose, Helleborus, helleb


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HPUS label indication: Pale skin

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 Helleborus Niger in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
 
H.C. Allen - no Helleborus Niger
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Helleborus Niger
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Helleborus Niger
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Helleborus Niger
NashChange default source(s)
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  GENERAL

General

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 ( Lycop.) Sinking sensation. State of effusion in hydrocephalus. Mania of a melancholy type.

  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, from evening until morning, from uncovering.

  RELATIONSHIPS

Relations

(Hellebor. foetidus or, Polymnia - Bear’s foot - Acts especially on spleen (Ceanothus); also rectum and sciatic nerve. Splenic pains extend to scapula, neck and head, worse left side and evening; chronic ague cake; hypertrophied uterus; glandular enlargements; hair and nails falling off; skin peeling.) Hellebor. orientalis (salivation).
Antidote: Camphor; Cinch.
Compare: Threatening effusion; Tuberc.; Apis; Zinc.; Opium; Cinch.; Cicuta; Iodoform.

  MIND

Mind

Slow in answering

Thoughtless; staring

Involuntary sighing

complete unconsciousness

picks lips and clothes.

Dazed

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indecisive

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to loved ones

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to pleasure

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; to relationships

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating; while studying, reading, etc.

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Intellectual faculties; ideas; deficiency of ideas

Memory; weakness of memory

Memory; weakness of memory; for what has heard

Memory; weakness of memory; for what was read

Memory; weakness of memory; for what has been said

Memory; weakness of memory; for what was about to say

Perception; senses; dull

Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought

Slowness

Talking, conversation; answers not lucid; reflects long

Talking, conversation; speech; slow

Unconsciousness

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  HEAD

Head

Forehead wrinkled in folds

Cold sweat

Stupefying headache

Rolls head day and night; moaning, sudden screams

Bores head into pillow; beats it with hands

Dull pain in occiput, with sensation of water swashing inside

Headache culminates in vomiting.

Congestion (see pulsation)

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  EYE

Eye

Eyeballs turn upwards; squinting, vacant look

Pupils dilated

Eyes wide open, sunken

Night-blindness.

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  NOSE

Nose

Dirty, dry nostrils

Rubs nose

Smell diminished

Nose pointed.

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  FACE

Face

Pale, sunken

Cold sweat

Wrinkled

Neuralgia on left side; parts so tender he cannot chew.

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Horrible smell from mouth

Lips dry and cracked

Tongue red and dry

Falling of lower jaw

Meaningless picking of lips

Grinding of teeth

Chewing motion

Greedily swallows cold water, though unconscious

Child nurses greedily, with disgust for food

Ptyalism, with sore corners of mouth.

Dryness; tongue

Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; tastelessness of food

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  SKIN

Skin

Pale, dropsical, itching

Livid spots on skin

Sudden, watery, swelling of skin

Falling off of hair and nails

Angioneurotic oedema.

Goose bumps

Swelling; fluid in tissues

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  CHEST

Chest

Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Frequent sighing

Respiration irregular

Chest constricted; gasps for breath

Hydrothorax ( Merc

Sulph.)

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  BACK

Back

Stiffness; neck

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Gurgling, as if bowels were full of water

Swollen, painful to touch.

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual

Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow)

Stomach; sinking (see emptiness)

Stomach; without thirst

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  STOOL

Stool

Jelly-like, white mucus; involuntary.

Mucous, slimy

Mucous, slimy; colourless (see transparent)

Mucous, slimy; clinging

Mucous, slimy; transparent

Clinging

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  URINE

Urine

Suppressed; scanty, dark; coffee-grounds sediment

Frequent urging

Child cannot urinate

Bladder over distended.

Albuminous (white, thick)

Colour; dark

Scanty

Scanty; while perspiring

Sediment; like coffee beans

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  GENITALS

Genitals

Female; fluid build up (see swelling); womb

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Automatic motion of one arm and leg

Limbs heavy and painful

Stretching of limbs

Thumb drawn into palm ( Cupr.) Vesicular eruption between fingers and toes.

Awkwardness

Awkwardness; hands; when required to speak

Heaviness; tired limbs

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints; during chill

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  SLEEP AND DREAMS

Sleep and dreams

Sudden screams in sleep

Soporous sleep

Cri encephalique

Cannot be fully aroused.

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Beginning in particular area; arms

Internal; evening; lying down

With chill

Continued fever; dazed from fever

Continued fever; in complete daze

Perspiration with heat

With shivering

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Evening

Anaemia

Convulsions; children

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Fluid build up; external

Fluid build up; internal

Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Lack of irritability

Pain; sudden, sharp; bones

Lack of reaction

Swelling; puffy

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic

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Sources
Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.