Veratrum AlbumWhite Hellebore, Veratrum, Ver-a
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 Veratrum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
A perfect picture of Collapse, with extreme coldness, blueness, and weakness, is offered by this drug. Post-operative shock with cold sweat on forehead, pale face, rapid, feeble pulse. Cold perspiration on the forehead, with nearly all complaints. Vomiting, purging, and cramps in extremities. The Profuse, violent retching and vomiting is most characteristic. Surgical shock. Excessive dryness of all mucous surfaces. "Coprophagia" violent mania alternates with silence and refusal to talk.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, at night; wet, cold weather.
BETTER, walking and warmth.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Veratrinum - alkaloid from seed of Sabadilla. - (electric pains, electric shocks in muscles, fibrillary twitchings); Cholos terrapina (cramps in calves); Camph.; Cupr.; Ars.; Cuprum Ars ( Intermittent, cold, clammy sweat); narcissus poeticus (gastro-enteritis with much griping and cutting pain in bowels. Fainting, trembling, cold limbs, small and irregular pulse); Trichosanthes - (diarrhoea, pain in liver, dizziness after every stool); Agaric. Emetic ( Vertigo; longing for ice-cold water; burning pains in stomach); Agaric Phalloides (cholera, cramps in stomach, cold extremities, urine suppressed). Veratrine (Increased vascular tension. It relaxes it and stimulates the elimination of toxins by skin, kidneys, and liver).≡ show all authors ...
Melancholy, with stupor and mania
Sits in a stupid manner; notices nothing; Sullen indifference
Frenzy of excitement; shrieks, curses
Aimless wandering from home
Delusions of impending misfortunes
Mania, with desire to cut and tear things ( Tarent.) Attacks of pain, with delirium driving to madness
Cursing, howling all night.
Behaviour; runs about (see escape)
nonsense, with eyes open
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; haughty
rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)
excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear)
unhappy; despair; religious (of salvation etc.)
during suppressed period
unhappy; despair; of social position
unhappy; inconsolable; over fancied misfortune
unhappy; lamenting, regretting
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)
Uncooperative; refuses to eat
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)
impaired thinking; imbecility
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
anxiety; about salvation
Memory; weakness of memory
Preoccupied; brooding (see anxiety, sadness)
brooding (see anxiety, sadness); evening
Talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn≡ more ...
Cold sweat on forehead
sensation of a lump of ice on vertex
Headache, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, pale face
Neck too weak to hold head up.
Coldness; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex)
Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead
perspiration; forehead; cold
perspiration; forehead; during fever
perspiration; forehead; during stool
perspiration; forehead; after stool≡ more ...
Surrounded by dark rings
Staring: turned upwards, without lustre
Lachrymation with redness
Lids dry heavy.
Dryness≡ more ...
Icy coldness of tip of nose and face
Nose grows more pointed
Tearing in cheeks, temples, and eyes
Face very pale, blue, collapsed, cold.
Appearance as if dead (see sunken)
Skin; discoloration; bluish
discoloration; bluish; in cholera
Sunken≡ more ...
Tongue pale, cold; cool sensation, as from Peppermint
Dry in center not relieved by water
Toothache, teeth feel heavy as if filled with lead.
palate (roof of mouth)
Tongue; cold tongue≡ more ...
Blue, cold, clammy, inelastic; Cold as death
Wrinkling of skin of hands and feet.
icy; in spots
Out-breaks on skin; dry≡ more ...
Heart; Palpitation with anxiety and rapid audible respiration
Pulse irregular, feeble
Tobacco heart from chewing
Intermittent action of heart in feeble persons with some hepatic obstruction
One of the best heart stimulants in homeopathic doses ( J)
Oppressed feeling≡ more ...
Hoarse, weak voice
Rattling in chest
Much mucus in bronchial tubes, that cannot be coughed up
Chronic bronchitis in the aged ( Hippozanin.) Loud, barking, stomach cough, followed by eructations of gas; worse, warm room
Hollow cough, tickling low down, with blue face
Cough comes on from drinking, especially cold water; urine escapes when coughing
Cough on entering warm room from cold air ( Bryonia.)
Loud≡ more ...
Stomach; Voracious appetite
Thirst for cold water, but is vomited as soon as swallowed
Averse to warm food
Copious vomiting and nausea; aggravated by drinking and least motion
Craves fruit, juicy and cold things, ice, salt
Anguish in pit of stomach
Great weakness after vomiting
Gastric irritability with CHRONIC vomiting of food.
Sinking and empty feeling
Cold feeling in stomach and abdomen
Pain in abdomen preceding stool
Cramps, knotting abdomen and legs
Sensation as if hernia would protrude ( Nux.) Abdomen sensitive to pressure, swollen with terrible colic.
Pain; from catching cold
after eating (including certain foods)
after eating fruit
with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception)
lower part of abdomen
liver; colic, gall-stones
cutting; when coughing
sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; lower part of abdomen
Sense of weakness; after stool
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); in chill; in cholera
Kidneys; pain; cutting; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)
suppression of urine
Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks
desires, cravings; fruit
desires, cravings; ice
desires, cravings; refreshing things
desires, cravings; salt things
desires, cravings; sour, acids, etc.
not relieved by eating
burping, belching; empty; after eating
hiccup; after vomiting
nausea; after sleep
thirst; during chill
thirst; for large quantities
thirst; while perspiring
vomiting; during diarrhoea
vomiting; after drinking
vomiting; after eating
vomiting; during vertigo, dizziness
vomiting; yellow≡ more ...
Constipation from inactivity of rectum, with heat and headache
Constipation of babies, and when produced by very cold weather
Stools large, with much straining until copious, and forcibly evacuated, followed by great prostration
Evacuations of cholera morbus and true cholera when vomiting accompanies the purging.
with vomiting or diarrhoea
Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit
in women; during period
on passing flatulence≡ more ...
Strong and sharp (acrid), corrosive, wearing away skin
Forcible, sudden, gushing
like rice water≡ more ...
Female; Menses too early; profuse and exhausting
Dysmenorrhoea, with coldness, purging, Cold sweat
faints from least exertion
Sexual mania precedes menses.
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased≡ more ...
Soreness and tenderness of joints
Sciatica; pains like electric flashes
Cramps in calves
Neuralgia in brachial plexus; arms feel swollen, cold, paralytic.
upper limbs; hands
lower limbs; leg
lower limbs; foot; icy cold
lower limbs; foot; during chill
lower limbs; foot; during pregnancy
Cramps; fingers; with cholera
calf; in cholera
foot; in cholera
lower limbs; warmth of bed
lower limbs; wet weather
lower leg; damp weather
lower leg; walking
lower leg; warmth of bed
Perspiration; cold; during period
Shrivelled (shrunken); hand
fingers; while perspiring
Skin; discoloration; hand; blueness; during chill
discoloration; fingers; nails; blueness
paralytic≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Chill, With extreme coldness and thirst.
Morning; in bed
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); during stool
Cold travels downwards (see coldness of back)
as in cholera
Internal; as if coldness in blood vessels
Periodic, recurring; every fourth day
With fever, but chill predominating
At certain time of day or night; from 6 a.m.
In warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater
Internal heat; with external chill
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat alternating with chill, then with sweat≡ more ...
Night; before period
Getting out of bed
Other symptoms worse while perspiring≡ more ...
Blackness of external parts
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Collapse; after diarrhoea
Eating and food; fruit
Pain; cutting; internally
as if scraped
sore, bruised; externally
In women; symptoms before period
Perspiration gives no relief
frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; and small
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
after stool≡ more ...