VERATRUM VIRIDE – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


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

General Action

      Asphyxia. Paralysis of the heart and vaso-motor centres, with low temperature, cold sweat and collapse. From large doses, convulsions, vomiting , but rarely purging.


      Furious delirium, quarrelsome, striking and kicking and screaming; or with incessant muttering.


      Fulness in the head, with heaviness. Vertigo in the morning on rising, with photophobia, with vomiting.

Clinical. Intense congestive headache, with pulsating, double vision, numbness of the limbs, nausea and vomiting.


      Dim vision, with dilated pupils. Loss of vision, with faintness on rising up suddenly.


      Humming, with sensitiveness to noise.


      Flushed. Lips and mouth dry.


      Tongue red in the centre; feels scalded; or coated at base. Red, dry strip through the centre of the tongue with bloated, livid face.


      Burning and dryness in the throat; with inclination to swallow.


      Thirst, especially in the morning, with nausea. Hiccough, with spasms of the upper part of the oesophagus. Nausea somewhat (>)eating and empty eructations. Vomiting, with cold sweat, in the morning on rising. Twisting tearing pains in the stomach and abdomen.


      Pain, particularly just above the pelvis, with soreness.

Sexual Organs

      Clinical Os uteri rigid during labor, with flushed face, full pulse, dry mouth . Pelvic congestion or inflammation, with tenderness, fever, puerperal fever, even convulsions. Suppressed menstruation, with congestion of the head. Dysmenorrhoea.

Respiratory Organs

      Difficult convulsive breathing, amounting to suffocation. A feeling of rush of blood to the lungs.

Clinical. Bronchitis. Pulmonary congestion or inflammation, with livid face, dry tongue, full, hard or irregular pulse, cold sweat at times. Inflammations about the heart, with the above symptoms.


      Flying pains in the joints (occasionally indicated in arthritic inflammations, with the peculiar symptoms of the drug.).


      Clinical. Erysipelas, particularly of the head and face, with delirium, dry tongue and mouth.


      Coldness, with clammy sweat. General feeling of congestion; fever. Cold sweat, with weakness.

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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