HELLEBORUS – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019


HELLEBORUS homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy HELLEBORUS


      Convulsions, with coldness. Sudden relaxation of all the muscles; even with the greatest effort the muscles refuse to act; he staggers while walking, lets things fall while eating, etc. Shooting, boring pains, apparently in the periosteum, (<) cold air. The pains are usually transverse in their direction. Symptoms gets worse towards evening. General improvement in the open air, though he feels as though he had been long sick.


      Stupefaction; answers slowly or not at all. Frequently sits as if in deep thought, staring at one point. His mind seems to have lost all control over his body. The will seems to have no control, for example, over muscular movements.

Clinical. Numerous symptoms of mental dullness, due to serous effusions.


      Dull, painful confusion of the head; the brain feels too large. Heaviness of the head, like a congestion, sometimes with burning heat in the head, though with pale face. Pains in the head, pressing from without inward. Severe pain in the occiput.

Clinical. A child with symptoms of hydrocephalus bores its head into the pillow, is threatened with, or has, general convulsions and suppression of urine.


      Pupils dilated, a feeling as if the eyes were pressed downward from above, and it were difficult to open them.


      Face is pale, even with heat of the head, features distorted or sunken, with coldness, feeble pulse and cold sweat.


      Tongue often dry, with general dryness of the mouth. Aphthae and blisters of the mouth and tongue. Tongue seems swollen and numb.


      Thirst; sometimes unnatural appetite; at times nausea and vomiting; or eructations. Fulness and distention of the pit of the stomach. Burning and biting in the stomach. Painfulness of the stomach when coughing or stepping.


      Distention; rumbling; colic.

Clinical. Coldness in the abdomen. Ascites.


      Diarrhoea, consisting of clear, colorless mucus, almost like frog spawn; sometimes watery, or alternating with constipation.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent urging to urinate, with scanty discharge. Urine dark colored (sometimes suppressed).

Sexual Organs

      Clinical. Menses suppressed.

Respiratory Organs

      Cough sudden, constant hacking; (<) smoking. Constriction of the chest so that he gasps for breath, but cannot inhale.

Heart and Pulse

      Heart’s action weak; pulse rapid, small, tremulous, or sometimes slow.


      Boring, sticking pains in the wrist and finger joints; also in the knee and ankle joints. Vesicular eruptions between the fingers and toes.


      Sudden dropsical swellings. Desquamation over the whole body, even of the hair and nails.


      Stupid sleepiness through the day; sleeps with half-open eyes, which are turned upward. Numerous, confused, anxious dreams.


      General coldness. Coldness, without thirst, with heat of the head. Chilliness, alternating with shooting pains in the limbs. Heat mostly external, with internal shivering in the evening, without thirst. Heat in the evening in bed and sweat all over. After the fever passes he feels as though he had been sick a long time.

Clinical. A low type of fever, with great apathy, offensive breath, feeble pulse, opium-like stupor, coldness and cold sweat.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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