Veratrum Nigrum

Veratrum Nigrum signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Veratrum Nigrum is used…

      Veratrum nigrum. Dark-flowered Veratrum. N.O. Melanthacae. Tincture of fresh leaves and succulent flower-stalks.


Headache. Menstruation, protracted. Tinnitus aurium.


Cooper has given me a few observations with *Verbascum nig., which I have arranged in Schema form. The plant, he says, has much the same botanical characters as *Veratrum alb., but the flowers are dark-colored. It is native to Austria and Siberia.



Constant headache when attempting to move or exert the brain (cured). Fierce headache threatening acute mania (cured).


Constant buzzing of left ear for two weeks with tenderness of meatus and intense sensitiveness of the head to the motion of an omnibus with beclouding of the brain, can hardly tell which instrument to take up (in his work as a dentist), and pain in nape of neck (agg.).

Female Sexual Organs

Period continually returning, sometimes light-colored and slight in quantity, and sometimes profuse, with weak feeling in back.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica