Helleborus niger(Mother Tincture)

Tincture of day powdered root. Juice of fresh root mixed with equal parts of alcohol.

Common Name: Black Hellebore, Snow-rose

Causes & Symptoms for Helleborus niger

  • Unconsciousness in connection with cerebral congestion is an indication of Helleborus niger.
  • Inability of the body, without any marked stiffness, convulsive rolling upward of eyes.
  • In acute inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Children lying on the back and staring with half-closed eyes, is typical of the remedy.
  • Characteristic aggravation from 4 to 8 pm, Indifferent to all external impressions.
  • Breathing difficult with anxiety, worse every evening, must sit up indicates Helleborus niger.

Mind and Head

Stupefaction occurs in greater or less degree, vertigo from stooping.

Shooting pains, pressive pains in the head from congestion, bruised pain externally on vertex and occiput is relieved with Helleborus niger.

Irritable, worse from consolation, stupidity, fixedness of look on one single point, inability to think.

Pains in occiput and nape of neck is resolved with Helleborus niger.

Eyes, ear, nose

Involuntary fixedness of look one the single point.  Pressive heaviness in the eyes, in a downward direction.

Shootings in the ears, is an indication for Helleborus niger.

Mouth and Throat

Vesicles and aphthae in the mouth, and on the tongue.

Pimple on the tip of the tongue, painfully stinging when touched is relieved with Helleborus niger.

sore throat on swallowing, feels excoriated.

Stomach and abdomen

Nausea at the stomach, rumbling and rolling in the bowels, darting in the joints

Nausea in whole abdomen, with frequent empty eructations. Burning pain in the stomach.

Heaviness in the abdomen. Watery and frequent evacuations.

Stool and Anus

Hemorrhoids. Feeling as if intestines had no power to evacuate feces, during soft stool.

Stools consisting of pure, tenacious, white mucus.

Urinary complaints

Scanty urine, with sediment like coffee grounds. 

Male complaints

Helleborus resolves the flaccidity of the genital parts.

Female complaints

Pains all over her, forced her menses on, had to get up at night to pass water.

Neck and Back

Swelling of the glands of the neck.


Spasmodic stiffness of the fingers, stiffness and tension in the thighs and hams.

Shooting and piercing pains in different parts, convulsive twitching of the muscles indicates Helleborus niger.


Falling off of the hair and nails. Swelling of the skin of the whole body, anasarca.


Automatic movements of one arm and leg,

Worse From exertion, from motion, from stooping, breathing easier when lying down, lying perfectly quiet better pain in head.

Worse When thinking of ailment, better when mind is diverted

Constriction of the throat, nose, and chest indicates Helleborus niger.

Side effects of Helleborus niger

There are no such side effects. But every medicine should be taken following the rules as given. 

It is safe to take the medicine even if you are on other mode of medication like allopathy medicines, ayurvedic etc. 

Homeopathic medicines never interfere with the action of other medicines.

Dosage and rules while taking Helleborus niger

Take 10 drops in half cup of water three times a day.

We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.

Precautions while taking Helleborus niger

Always keep a gap of 15 minutes before or after meals when you take medicine.

If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a homeopathic practitioner before use. 

Avoid eating tobacco or drinking alcohol during the course of medication. 

Dr. Reckeweg Helleborus Niger Q (MT) - 20ml

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