VERATRUM ALBUM


Homeopathic remedy Veratrum Album drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….


      White Hellebore. Hahnemann. Melanthaceae.

Mind

      Stupid from excess in alcoholic drinks.

Never speaks the truth; does not know herself what she is saying.

Thinks himself distinguished; squanders his money.

Delirium, heavy soporous sleep; restless, thirst, cramps in legs, cold sweat, tingling; irregular pulse. Cerebro-spinal meningitis.

Mania: with desire to cut and tear, especially clothes; with lewdness and lascivious talk.

Loquacity, he talks rapidly.

Talks much about religious things; praying.

Disposed to talk about faults of others, or to be silent; but if irritated, scolding, calling names.

Kissing everybody; before menses.

Impudent behavior in childbed.

Curses all night and complains of stupid feeling, with headache and ptyalism.

Dislike to talk except in delirium.

Cannot bear to be left alone.

Fearfulness; starts with running about and shouting.

Anxious, restless, easily frightened, whining, weeping, apathetic delirium, blue face. Typhoid.

Anxiety, as after committing an evil deed, worse evening and after dinner.

Despair about his position in society; feels very unlucky.

Despair of her salvation; with suppressed catamenia.

After fright; fear, anxiety; coldness; fainting; involuntary diarrhoea.

Consequences of injuried pride or honor.

Sensorium

      Vertigo; with cold sweat on forehead; with loss of vision, sudden fainting; from opium eating; from abuse of tobacco or alcohol.

Heaviness of the head, things seem to whirl in a circle. typhoid.

Faints from least exertion; from slight wounds; from violent pains; after loss of fluids; anxiety, nausea, convulsive twitchings.

Inner Head

      Paroxysms in various parts of brain, partly as if bruised

partly pressure.

Burning in brain.

Neuralgia of head with indigestion; feature sunken.

Head hot and covered with sweat; headache; children rub the head, cannot bear to be left alone; put hands to head. Typhoid.

Headache: nausea, vomiting, pale face; stiff neck, profuse micturition; as if brain was torn to pieces; chronic, coming on in afternoon, lasting through night; drawing in both arms; better towards morning; frequent micturition.

Violent pains driving him to despair; or great prostration with headache; fainting, with cold sweat and great thirst; nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea; or, obstinate constipation.

Outer Head

      Head burning hot; limbs alternately hot and cold.

Scalp very sensitive, with headache.

Like a piece of ice on head; or sensation of warmth and coldness at the same time on scalp, the hair being sensitive.

Plica polonica.

Cold sweat on forehead, with many complaints.

Compelled to rub forehead, with a kind of insensibility. Typhoid.

Eyes

      Black motes or specks before eyes, with diplopia; Photophobia; worse on rising from bed or chair.

Hemeralopia.

Eyes: turned upward, showing only whites; distorted, protruding; fixed, watery, sunken, lustreless; full of tears; lids livid, blue edges.

Pupils: contracted; dilated, with weak sight; fails to recognize those near, or does so but slowly.

Tearing pains in eyes, depriving one of sleep; worse in cold, damp weather. Rheumatic ophthalmia.

Excessive dryness of lids.

Lids: heavy, can scarcely lift them; trembling.

Profuse lachrymation and cutting pains, with feeling of dryness and heat.

Ears

      Deaf, as if ears were stopped, one or both.

Nose

      Smell before the nose as from manure, or from smoke.

Nose; grows more pointed, seems longer; face cold;. icy cold; mouth cold.

Epistaxis: right sided, only at night in sleep; face deathly pale, body cold; pulse slow, intermittent.

Boring in the nose.

Nose inside feels too dry.

Face

      Restless, wild look; pale, distorted face.

Blue or green circles around eyes.

Face: collapsed, pale, bluish; nose more pointed; of leaden hue; red in bed, becomes pale on rising; alternately pale and red.

Neuralgia: drawing, tearing pains, with bluish, pale face, sunken eyes; prostration.

Tearing in cheeks, temples and eyes, with heat and redness, driving to madness; worse in damp weather; right side; especially in anaemic persons.

Spasms of muscles when masticating.

Lock-jaw.

Risus sardonicus.

Lower Face

      Lips; bluish or hanging down; rubbing the mouth and nose; dry, black, parched.

Black around mouth and nostrils. Typhoid.

Teeth

      Violent toothache, throbbing; face swollen, cold sweat on forehead.

Toothache drives to madness, nervous, excitable persons.

Teeth heavy, as if filled with lead.

Grinding teeth.

Tongue etc.

      Taste: bitter; as from peppermint; flat or sweetish; putrid.

Tongue: cold, withered, swelled, dry, cracked and too red; white, with red tip and edges; coated yellowish brown; back part black.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.