VERATRUM ALBUM homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine VERATRUM ALBUM…


      1. Thin, choleric, emotional subjects deficient in vital reaction; extremes of life and young people of nervous, sanguine temperament.

2. Violent manias, delirium, with anger and rage; habits dirty and destructive esp. to clothes; attacks often alt. sullen silence; may be religious excitement.

3. Sudden collapse with cold sweat esp. on forehead; hippocratic features, etc.; coldness and blueness of body surface yet covering does not (>) but rather. ((<)).

4. Acute, violent vomiting and purging; stools gen. watery, greenish, flaky; with cramps and cutting colic; in choleraic diseases; from cold; from fruit; vegetables; esp. suddenly at night in summer. More chronic states have constipation with much straining.

5. All discharge are copious (vomit, urine, motions, sweat, etc.)

6. Intense thirst with desire for large quantities of fold drinks.

7. Local frigidities; icy coldness of vertex, etc., yet often sense of internal burning.

8. Neuralgias, headaches and dysmenorrhoeas; with prostration, even vomiting and cold sweats; ((<)) heat; pain compels patient to walk about yet no (>). Dysmenorrhoea with violent emotional disturbances. Rheumatic pains ((<)) during wet weather; warmth of bed.

9. Cardiac troubles after severe or prolonged illness; pulse slow and weak, thready; blood pressure low (cases where Crataegus so often valuable); frequent faintings; red face turns pale on sitting up suddenly.

10. Modalities; ((<)) night; motion; drinking; before and during discharge; after fright.


A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.