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Helleborus Niger - General symptoms - T.F. Allen

Snow-rose, Helleborus, helleb, Hell.

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HPUS indication of Helleborus Niger: Pale skin

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

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Heaviness, heat, and pressure in the forehead, decidedly increased in the afternoon, and lasting till evening.

then towards evening violent pressure appears in the right upper arm, and the trouble in the head almost entirely disappears, but immediately returns as the pain in the arm ceases, and then the pain in the head alternates with pain in the knee, in the right leg, in the left hand, and in the upper arm.

with these symptoms the pulse is rapid, the hands cold, the head and face feel hot.

the trouble in the head is constantly predominant and does not leave till 11 P.M.

the following night was full of anxious dreams,.

Pain in the abdomen came on in the night of the eleventh day.

on the next morning after taking a drachm of the extract he walked as usual in the garden.

after some time his attendant noticed a remarkable paleness, with sunken features and staggering gait.

the patient complained of excessive colic and weakness.

he was found leaning against a tree, with his arms hanging down relaxed, hand cold, face pale, eyes deeply sunken, lids closed, pupils moderately dilated, scarcely sensitive to light, lips bluish, face covered with clammy sweat, pulse thready, 102.

the patient was immediately put to bed, but had scarcely lain down when he was attacked with very violent, painful diarrhoea, followed by retching, with vomiting, twice, a slimy, yellowish fluid.

the pain in the abdomen and the retching lasted three hours, during which time the patient had four liquid stools with violent tenesmus,.


Helleborus niger, Linn.

Natural order, Ranunculaceae. Common names, Black Hellebore; (G.) Schwarz-Christwurzel; (Fr.) La rose d'hiver.

Preparation, Tincture of the root.