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Veratrum Album - General symptoms - Nash

White Hellebore, Veratrum, Ver-a, Verat.


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HPUS indication of Veratrum Album: Collapse
Common symptoms: Exhaustion, Coughs, Cramps, Vomiting, Weakness.

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


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GENERAL

General

Collapse, with general coldness and cold sweat, especially on forehead; hippocratic face.

Mania, with desire to cut and tear things, with lewdness, lascivious talk, religious or amorous.

Disposed to silence, but if irritated gets mad. Scolds, calls names and talks of faults of others.

Rice water stools, profuse, exhausting, cramps in calves, coldness, collapse.

Rheumatic affections worse in damp weather; drives patient out of bed.

The pains are maddening, driving the patient to delirium.

Copiousness of discharges stools, vomiting, urine, saliva, sweat; craving for acids or refreshing things.


Veratrum, alb. has some very strong mind symptoms. "Mania with desire to cut and tear things especially clothes, with lewdness and lascivious talk, religious or amorous."

Here the choice will sometimes have to be made between Veratrum Album and Stramonium Stramonium. They are both very loquacious, and both strongly religious. Also both at times very violent; but the face of Stramonium Stramonium is generally very red and bloated, while that of Veratrum is likely to be pale, sunken or hippocratic.

If we were to describe in one word the general condition, as near as possible, for which Veratrum Album was best, it would be collapse. Let me quote "Rapid sinking of forces; complete prostration. cold sweat and cold breath." "Skill blue, purple, cold, wrinkled, remaining in folds when pinched". "Face hippocratic.