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  • VERATRUM ALBUM [Verat]


    Haughtiness, self-righteousness, delusions of being Christ.

    Restlessness. Despair of salvation.

    Coldness, collapse, weakness.

    Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhoea.

    COMMON NAME
    : White Hellebore.

    A/F
    : -Fright
    -Disappointment in love
    -Injured pride or honour
    -Suppressed. exanthema
    -Opium, tobacco, alcohol.


    MODALITIES
    : < Exertion 3 < Drinking 3 > Warmth 3
    < Change of weather < Cold drinks 3 > Covering
    < Before and during menses < Fright 3 > Walking
    < Before, during after stools < Touch > Hot drinks
    < Pressure < During pain > Lying
    < Wet cold weather < Opium eating > Eating meat
    < Tobacco chewing < Injured pride > Milk

    MIND
    : -Hyperactive, restless, disobedient, haughty, rude, critical.

    -Cannot bear to be left alone, yet persistently refuses to talk.

    -Thinks she is pregnant, soon will be relieved.

    -Delusions of impending misfortunes.

    -Delusions of religion and identity. Believes he is Christ, or a saviour, or a prophet, or that h is on a divine mission.

    -Religious affections. Excessive praying.

    -Precocity. Asks may questions.

    -Mania with desire to cut and tear everything, especially clothes.

    -Mania with livid, lascivious talk, amorous, or religion.

    -Deceitful, never speaks truth.

    -Feigns sickness.

    -Nymphomania, kisses everybody before menses.

    -Embraces everyone, even objects.

    -Imagines that world is on fire.

    -Swallows his own excrement (cophrophagia).

    -Melancholy. Brooding.

    -Wants to commit suicide by jumping from window.

    GUIDING INDICATIONS
    : -For children and old people; extremes of life, persons who are habitually cold and deficient in vital reaction. Young people of nervous, sanguine temperament.

    -Adapted to patients with rapid sinking of vital forces, complete prostration and collapse.

    -Sudden and violent onset.

    -Profuseness of discharges.

    -Cold perspiration on forehead with nearly all complaints.

    -Attacks of fainting with least exertion, excessive weakness.

    -Icy coldness of face, tip of nose, feet, legs, hands, arms and many other parts. Cold feeling in abdomen.

    -Thirst - intense unquenchable, wants everything cold.

    -Sinking feeling during haemorrhages.

    -Head-Sensation-of a lump of ice on vertex with chilliness,
    -as if heat and cold at same time on sleep,
    -as if brain were torn to pieces.

    -Headache begins in occiput, settles over one of eyes
    -Chronic long standing nervous < overexertion < riding < working in hot days.

    -When Spigelia and Silicea failed.

    -Face-Cold, blue, pale features, sunken, hippocratic.

    -Red while lying, becomes pale on rising up.

    -Nose-Epistaxis comes on during sleep, at night only, from right nostril.

    -Dryness of nose, mouth, throat, sensation of burning in brain.

    -G.I.T.-Tongue-Cold pale, cool sensation as from peppermint.

    -Taste-peppermint like.

    -Craving for acids, sour, sour fruit, lemon, salt, ice, fruit, sardines, juicy refreshing things.

    -Inspite of nausea and vomit, gnawing hunger, voracious appetite.

    -Violent vomiting with profuse diarrhea, followed by tremendous weakness, `collapse'. Surgical shock.

    -Vomiting excessive with nausea and great prostration

    -Dyspepsia from chewing tobacco.

    -Diarrhea, frequent, greenish, watery, gushing, mixed with flakes, with cutting colic in abdomen with cramps commencing in hands and feet spreading all over, in calves.

    -Prostrating diarrhoea, after fright, eating fruits, impure water, with cold sweat on forehead.

    -For Asiatic cholera with rice-water stools. Retention of urine in Cholera.

    -Constipation-no desire, stool large hard in round black balls, from inactive rectum, frequent desire felt in epigastrium, in babies produced by very cold weather.

    -Female genitalia-Dysmenorrhoea with vomiting and purging, cholera-like symptoms at commencement of menses.

    -So weak, that scarcely stand for 2 days at each menstrual nises.

    -Night blindness preceding menses.


    -Respiratory system-Bronchitis of old people, with inability to expectorate, though large amount of mucus in chest.

    -Tickling deep in chest, as if it would produce cough.

    -Extremities-Rheumatic pains in limbs < wet weather < warmth of bed > continued motion.

    -Fever-In congestive or pernicious intermittent fever, with extreme coldness, thirst, great prostration, deathly pallor.

    -Cold stage predominates and overshadows heat stage.

    KEYNOTES
    : -Profuseness-of all discharges, leading to prostration and collapse, violent vomiting with profuse diarrhoea.

    -Cold perspiration on forehead with all complaints.

    -Thirst for large quantity of cold water.

    -Craving for acrid, cold drinks, juices and refreshing things.

    NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
    : -A picture of collapse, coldness, weakness, blueness, is seen in the remedy.

    -COLDNESS runs throughout the remedy.

    -Blueness.

    -Violence and suddenness.

    -Fainting
    -Profuseness.

    CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
    : 1) Profuse diarrhoea and vomiting with great prostration.

    2) Cold sweat on forehead concomitant to all symptoms.

    3) Icy coldness of various parts.

    CLINICAL
    : -Behavioural disorders, Cholera, Dysmenorrhoea, Gastroenteritis, Hyperactivity, Mania, Neuralgia, Pneumonia, Raynaud's disease, Schizophrenia, Seizures.

    -When Nux-v and Lyc fail for constipation in babies.

    -For epistaxis during sleep when Bry, Merc, Nit-ac, Nux-v fails.

    -When Spigelia and Silica fail in headache- Clarke.

    -When after fright, there is coldness of body.

    REMEDY RELATONSHIPS:
    -Compare-Ars, Camph, Hyos, Med, Plat, Stram, Tarent, Tub.

    -Complementary-Carb-v.

    -Antidoted-Camph, Coffee, Acon.

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