Veratrum Album (Mother Tincture)
Common Name: White Hellebore
Causes & Symptoms for Veratrum Album
- Veratrum Album has marked action on gastric and abdominal disorders with violent diarrhea and vomiting.
- Violence in anything is a striking peculiarity of this remedy.
- There is cold feeling in the stomach with cutting pain as if from knives.
- There is also sinking feeling in stomach. There is nausea and vomiting just after eating and drinking. There is a great thirst for huge quantity of icy cold water.
- Veratrum Album also helps in diarrhoea from fright, eating, drinking and taking fruits. Colic with cutting pain in abdomen.
- Stool is profuse, watery, gushing and mixed with flakes.
- During stools there is colic with cramps commencing in hands and feet spreading all over the body, with cold sweat on forehead. There is great prostration after stools.
- It also checks Diarrhoea also before and during menses.
- Veratrum Album is also indicated in intermittent fever. High body temperature is congestive and pernicious type with extreme coldness of the body.
- There is great thirst, face cold and collapsed, skin cold and clammy, great prostration, cold sweat on forehead and deathly pallor on face.
Mind and Head
- Melancholy, with stupor and mania. Sits in a stupid manner; notices nothing; Sullen indifference.
- Aimless wandering from home, Delusions of impending misfortunes.
- Attacks of pain, with delirium driving to madness. Cursing, howling all night.
- Veratrum Album relieves Headache, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhœa, pale face. Neck too weak to hold head up.
- Surrounded by dark rings. Staring; turned upwards, without luster.
- It is useful in Lachrymation with redness, Lids dry heavy.
- Features sunken, Icy coldness of tip of nose and face.
- Tearing in cheeks, temples, and eyes. Face very pale, blue, collapsed, cold indicates Veratrum Album.
- Tongue pale, cold; cool sensation, as from peppermint.
- Dry in center not relieved by water, Salty saliva.
- Veratrum Album relieves Toothache, teeth feel heavy as if filled with lead.
- Voracious appetite, Thirst for cold water, but is vomited as soon as swallowed indicates Veratrum Album.
- Averse to warm food, Hiccough. Copious vomiting and nausea; aggravated by drinking and least motion.
- Craves fruit, juicy and cold things, ice, salt.
- Anguish in pit of stomach, also useful in Great weakness after vomiting.
- Veratrum Album is indicated in Gastric irritability with chronic vomiting of food.
- Sinking and empty feeling, Cold feeling in stomach and abdomen.
- Pain in abdomen preceding stool. Cramps, knotting abdomen and legs.
- Sensation as if hernia would protrude (Nux).
- Abdomen sensitive to pressure, swollen with terrible colic indicates Veratrum Album.
- Constipation from inactivity of rectum, with heat and headache.
- Veratrum Album is useful in Constipation of babies, and when produced by very cold weather.
- Stools large, with much straining until exhausted, with cold sweat.
- Veratrum Album also checks Diarrhœa, very painful, watery, copious, and forcibly evacuated, followed by great prostration.
- Hoarse, weak voice, Rattling in chest is relieved by Veratrum Album.
- Much mucus in bronchial tubes, that cannot be coughed up.
- Veratrum Album is useful in Chronic bronchitis in the aged (Hippozanin).
- Loud barking, stomach cough, followed by eructation of gas; worse, warm room. Hollow cough, tickling low down, with blue face.
- Cough comes on from drinking, especially cold water; urine escapes when coughing. Cough on entering warm room from cold air (Bryonia).
- Veratrum Album is indicated in compliant where Menses too early; profuse and exhausting.
- It is useful in Dysmenorrhœa, with coldness, purging, cold sweat. Faints from least exertion. Sexual mania precedes menses.
- Soreness and tenderness of joints is well relieved by Veratrum Album.
- It also helps in Sciatica; pains like electric flashes, Cramps in calves.
- Blue, cold, clammy, inelastic, cold as death, Cold sweat indicates Veratrum Album.
- Wrinkling of skin of hands and feet.
Side effects of Veratrum Album
There are no such side effects. But every medicine should be taken following the rules as given.
Dosage and rules while taking Veratrum Album
Take 10 drops in half cup of water three times a day.
We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.