VERATRUM ALBUM – Homeopathic Medicine

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

General Action

      weak heart, with profound prostration; cold skin, cold sweat, collapse. Vomiting and purging, with terrible colic and cramps. Rigid contractions of muscles, tetanic.

Generalities

      Rapid sinking of strength, as from too great heat in the air; as if paralyzed. Faintness, with trembling. Numbness and crawling of the extremities. Tonic cramps, especially of the palms and soles, which seem to be hollowed in; tetanic rigidity of the whole body. The pains are (<)warmth of the bed as well as in cold wet weather, usually (>)walking about.

Mind

      Raging delirium, even with coldness, coldness cold sweat on the forehead and vomiting. He howls and curses all night; is inconsolable, howls and screams or sits brooding in a corner, wailing and weeping. Complete despair. Anxiety. Anguish.

Head

      Violent pain on the vertex, with heaviness of the whole head. the brain feels browsed or torn. Pain on the vertex, which becomes throbbing like a rush of blood to the head, even nausea and vomiting. Headache, with stiffness of the neck and profuse urine. Sensation of the bristling of the hair, which seem to be sensitive to the touch. General relief from pressure on the vertex.

Eyes

      Eyes staring, protruding or sunken and lustreless. Eyes turned upward. Trembling and paralysis of the upper lids. Heat and lachrymation, with a feeling of dryness. Contracted pupils (hemeralopia).

Nose

      Icy cold. Dryness. Bleeding.

Face

      Sunken, with an anxious expression. Generally pale, with drawn features. When lying down the face may be red, but pale on rising up. Cold sweat on the face, especially on the forehead. Cramps and contractions of the muscles. Lips blue or black.

Mouth

      Generally dry and sticky, though at times there is profuse saliva. Tongue cold, withered.

Stomach

      Enormous appetite and thirst, especially for cold water. Nausea, with violent and profuse vomiting, usually associated with diarrhoea. Vomiting of food, of green mucus, with cold sweat. Painful distention in the region of the stomach, extending to the sternum.

Abdomen

      Distended, with anxiety. Cutting colic as from knives or as if the intestines were twisted. Painful griping, with vomiting and diarrhoea. Great sensitiveness to touch.

Stool

      Profuse evacuations, watery, greenish or even black, with faintness and vomiting. Constipation; feces hard and large.

Urinary Organs

      Urine suppressed. Involuntary, or scanty and dark red.

Sexual Organs

      Menstruation early and profuse, preceded by headache.

Clinical Dysmenorrhoea, with vomiting, colic, diarrhoea, cold sweat. Metritis, with distended abdomen, extremely sensitive over the uterus, terrible colic.

Respiratory Organs

      Larynx feels constricted, with spasmodic suffocation. Tickling in the larynx provokes cough. Voice lost or weak and husky. Cough hollow, deep, in shocks. Respiration suffocative, with oppression of the chest. Suffocative attacks, caused by spasmodic constriction of the larynx or chest. (Whooping cough, with vomiting; great prostration.).

Heart and Pulse

      Palpitation, with anxiety, loud breathing and suffocation; face becomes pale on rising up. Pulse rapid; generally small and irregular or imperceptible.

Neck and Back

      Muscles of the neck seem paralyzed. Paralytic stiffness extends from the back up to the neck.

Extremities

      Paralytic weakness and falling asleep, as if exhausted by by excessive fatigue. Pains in the limbs generally (<)wet, cold, also warmth: (>)walking up and down. Nails blue with the cold. Cramps in the calves.

Skin

      Skin cold and blue, sometimes violet-colored. Loss of elasticity; it remains in folds after being pinched.

Fever

      Predominating chilliness and coldness. Chills creep under the skin from the head to the feet, with thirst. Cold skin, even of the vertex; it is cold and drawn. Back and limbs, especially hands and feet, cold, with cold sweat, particularly on the forehead. Heart of the head and face especially. Cold sweat all over the body, mostly on the forehead. (Intermittent paroxysms of external coldness, associated with internal heat and excessive thirst.).

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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