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Veratrum Album

White Hellebore, Veratrum, Ver-a


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HPUS label indication: Collapse

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.

Materia Medica Sources
 
H.C. Allen - no Veratrum Album
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Veratrum Album
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Veratrum Album
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  GENERAL

General

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.

  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, at night; wet, cold weather.

Better

BETTER, walking and warmth.

  RELATIONSHIPS

Relations

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).

  MIND

Mind

Melancholy, with stupor and mania

Sits in a stupid manner; notices nothing; Sullen indifference

Frenzy of excitement; shrieks, curses

Puerperal mania

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)

Behaviour; shrieking

Dazed

Delirium

Delirium; nonsense, with eyes open

Delirium; raging, raving

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; haughty

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rudeness

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rudeness; insolent

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear)

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear); praying

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; religious (of salvation etc.)

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; religious (of salvation etc.); during suppressed period

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; of social position

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; inconsolable; over fancied misfortune

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; lamenting, regretting

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; lamenting, regretting; evening

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

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)

Hysteria

Uncooperative; refuses to eat

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

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility

Insanity

Insanity; erotic

Insanity; mania, madness

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; about salvation

Memory; weakness of memory

Preoccupied; brooding (see anxiety, sadness)

Preoccupied; brooding (see anxiety, sadness); evening

Talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS

Vertigo, dizziness

With vomiting

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  HEAD

Head

Contracted features

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

Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; cold

Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; during fever

Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; during stool

Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; after stool

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  EYE

Eye

Surrounded by dark rings

Staring: turned upwards, without lustre

Lachrymation with redness

Lids dry heavy.

Dryness

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  NOSE

Nose

Coldness

Pointed

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  FACE

Face

Features sunken

Icy coldness of tip of nose and face

Nose grows more pointed

Tearing in cheeks, temples, and eyes

Face very pale, blue, collapsed, cold.

Coldness

Coldness; with chill

Coldness; cholera

Expression; anxious

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Perspiration

Perspiration; cold

Skin; discoloration; bluish

Skin; discoloration; bluish; in cholera

Skin; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; pale; during chill

Skin; drawn, pulled

Sunken

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Tongue pale, cold; cool sensation, as from Peppermint

Dry in center not relieved by water

Salty saliva

Toothache, teeth feel heavy as if filled with lead.

Cold breath

Dryness

Dryness; palate (roof of mouth)

Salivation

Tongue; cold tongue

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  SKIN

Skin

Blue, cold, clammy, inelastic; Cold as death

Cold sweat

Wrinkling of skin of hands and feet.

Coldness

Coldness; icy; in spots

Coldness; spots

Discoloration; bluish

Discoloration; pale

Goose bumps

Out-breaks on skin; dry

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  THROAT

Throat

Dryness

Scraping

Voice; hollow

Voice; weak

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  CHEST

Chest

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

S

Mitchell.)

Constriction, tension

Heart; palpitations

Oppressed feeling

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  COUGH

Cough

Cough from deep down

Cough from deep down; evening

Hollow

Comes on suddenly

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Hoarse, weak voice

Rattling in chest

Much mucus in bronchial tubes, that cannot be coughed up

Coarse rales

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.)

Difficult (dyspnea)

Loud

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  BACK

Back

Coldness

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Voracious appetite

Thirst for cold water, but is vomited as soon as swallowed

Averse to warm food

Hiccough

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.

Coldness

Coldness; external

Flatulence; obstructed

Pain; from catching cold

Pain; after eating (including certain foods)

Pain; after eating (including certain foods); after eating fruit

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception)

Pain; lower part of abdomen

Pain; liver; colic, gall-stones

Pain; cutting; when coughing

Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; lower part of abdomen

Pain; twisting

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)

Kidneys; suppression of urine

Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks

Stomach; desires, cravings; fruit

Stomach; desires, cravings; fruit; acid

Stomach; desires, cravings; ice

Stomach; desires, cravings; refreshing things

Stomach; desires, cravings; salt things

Stomach; desires, cravings; sour, acids, etc.

Stomach; disordered

Stomach; disordered; not relieved by eating

Stomach; disordered; after eating

Stomach; burping, belching; empty; after eating

Stomach; hiccup; after vomiting

Stomach; inflammation

Stomach; nausea; after sleep

Stomach; thirst; during chill

Stomach; thirst; for large quantities

Stomach; thirst; while perspiring

Stomach; vomiting; during diarrhoea

Stomach; vomiting; after drinking

Stomach; vomiting; after eating

Stomach; vomiting; forcible

Stomach; vomiting; during vertigo, dizziness

Stomach; vomiting; violent

Stomach; vomiting; black

Stomach; vomiting; frothy

Stomach; vomiting; green

Stomach; vomiting; sour

Stomach; vomiting; water

Stomach; vomiting; yellow

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  RECTUM

Rectum

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.

Cholera

Cholera; with vomiting or diarrhoea

Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit

Diarrhoea; during chill

Diarrhoea; in women; during period

Diarrhoea; movement

Involuntary stool

Involuntary stool; on passing flatulence

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  STOOL

Stool

Strong and sharp (acrid), corrosive, wearing away skin

Bilious

Black

Brown

Copious

Flaky

Forcible, sudden, gushing

Frequent

Green

Hard

Large

Mucous, slimy

Odourless

Thin, liquid

Watery

Watery; like rice water

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  URINE

Urine

Colour; brown; during fever

Colour; dark

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  GENITALS

Genitals

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

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Soreness and tenderness of joints

Sciatica; pains like electric flashes

Cramps in calves

Neuralgia in brachial plexus; arms feel swollen, cold, paralytic.

Coldness

Coldness; with diarrhoea

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Coldness; upper limbs; hands; during chill

Coldness; upper limbs; hands; icy

Coldness; lower limbs; leg

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; icy cold

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; during chill

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; during pregnancy

Cramps; fingers; with cholera

Cramps; calf; in cholera

Cramps; foot; in cholera

Pain

Pain; wet weather

Pain; lower limbs; warmth of bed

Pain; lower limbs; wet weather

Pain; knee

Pain; lower leg; damp weather

Pain; lower leg; walking

Pain; lower leg; warmth of bed

Perspiration; cold; during period

Perspiration; foot; cold

Shrivelled (shrunken); hand

Shrivelled (shrunken); fingers; while perspiring

Skin; discoloration; hand; blueness; during chill

Skin; discoloration; fingers; nails; blueness

Weakness

Weakness; paralytic

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  SLEEP AND DREAMS

Sleep and dreams

Comatose

Deep

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Chill, With extreme coldness and thirst.

Morning

Morning; in bed

Morning; after rising

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); during stool

Cold travels downwards (see coldness of back)

Drinking

External

External; as in cholera

Internal; as if coldness in blood vessels

Periodic, recurring; every fourth day

Dangerously cold

With fever, but chill predominating

With fever, but chill predominating; morning

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

With chilliness

Internal heat; with external chill

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat alternating with chill, then with sweat

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  PERSPIRATION

Perspiration

Morning

Night; before period

Getting out of bed

Clammy

Cold

Cold; during period

During coldness

With diarrhoea

Before period

During period

On movement

Odour; sour

Profuse

During stool

After stool

Other symptoms worse while perspiring

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  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS

Injuries and accidents

Shock from injury

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Blackness of external parts

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)

Collapse; after diarrhoea

Convulsions; children

Eating and food; fruit

Faintness, fainting

Flabby feeling

Pain; cutting; internally

Pain; pressing; internally

Pain; as if scraped

Pain; sore, bruised; externally

Pain; twisting

In women; symptoms before period

Perspiration gives no relief

Pulse; abnormal

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; and small

Pulse; imperceptible

Pulse; small

Pulse; soft

Electric-like shocks

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); rapid

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool

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