Veratrum Album - Benefits, Symptoms, Side Effects, Indications

Veratrum Album - Homeopathic Remedy

Veratrum Album is one of the first plants studied Hahnemann. Its pathogenesis (1805.) Can be found in the "Pure Materia Medica."  It is extremely toxic. It was also used as an insecticide. It, therefore, found no use in phytotherapy. In homoeopathic potency Veratrum helps in crushing and collapsing states, especially when the skin of the person concerned feels cold and warm drinks are good. Those with whom Veratrum album does well often have a desire for sour fruit. Veratrum album is the main medication for cholera.

Overview of Veratrum album :-
  • How often used: Frequently
  • Abbreviation: Verat.
  • German name: hellebore
  • Typical potencies: D6 - D12
  • Type of substance: Giftpflanze
Typical fields of application:- Circulatory collapse, fainting, weakness with bluish skin and sweating. Also in the case of diarrhea, which is very violent, weakness, dehydration, and convulsions.

Veratrum album features:- The white Germer belongs to the plant family of the Germergewächse. The White Germer may be known to you under the name of white Nieswurz.

The dried root of the plant is used to make the homeopathic remedy Veratrum album.

The active substances of the Germans help against complaints with the Nervensystem, the veins and veins, the digestive organs and the respiratory organs.

Veratrum album is often used when there is a connection with "complaining", arrogance, a strong or excessive ambition or a conspicuous hyperactivity. Other "abnormal" behavioral disorders can also point to this remedy.

Further references to this homeopathic remedy are a great loss of fluid, whether due to diarrhea, by frequent or very severe vomiting or by very strong perspiration.

This remedy is also indicated if the person concerned has a weak blood flow in the arms and legs when it is generally weakened by the above-mentioned dehydration or by the reduced blood flow. For example, a too weak blood flow may be that the person is strikingly pale, that the skin always feels cold or that a certain bluish discoloration is visible.

Thus a constant coldness of the body is an indication of this remedy. Of course, the person concerned also constantly complains that she is constantly freezing. There is cold sweat on the forehead, but also the desire to drink cold drinks.

Veratrum album helps people of all ages, as well as the remedy if the symptoms and symptoms are not too long.

If the symptoms and symptoms are of a chronic nature, it is advisable to be self-treated and instead go to a homeopath who can help them.
This homeopathic remedy may be indicated if at least two of the following apply to you. The more points apply, the better it is, because then it is always safer that this means can help you.

General :
  • The main symptoms or symptoms include diarrhea, perspiration, persistent vomiting and vomiting, which leads to a strong loss of fluid.
  • The person always feels cold and she always feels cold.
  • She has cold sweat on her forehead and wants to drink cold drinks.
  • The person has a very ambitious behavior, as well as being arrogant or arrogant.
  • A typical reference to this remedy is also the great strong desire for sour fruit.
  • It is also noticeable that the affected persons often wander around with their eyes restlessly.
  • The symptoms are generally aggravated by cold drinks, by physical exertion, by a change of weather or by a cold, humid environment. In addition, the symptoms in women during the menstrual period worsen. Further aggravation occurs generally through bowel movements or pain.
  • An improvement occurs when the person is supplied with heat, for example by covering with a blanket. Likewise, the symptoms improve when the person runs around or when they are carried (as a child).
  • A further improvement is shown by hot drinks or by hot food, especially by meat and milk drinks.
The spirit and the mind of the person :-
  • The people to whom this means fits think they have lost their social position and must restore it.
  • These people often brag about their achievements, they show themselves great and powerful.
  • They do a great deal to attract attention, whether through constant speaking, singing, whistling, or the waste of money. In addition, it often happens that these people lie and deceive so that they stand in a better light. It also happens that diseases are pretended so that the persons notice.
  • These people are very ambitious, they have very wide elbows, which they also like to use.
  • These people can easily be described as arrogant and impudent.
  • The people to whom this remedy is applied often criticize other people and reject a morality which they themselves fail to obey.
  • Typical also that other person are badly made or slandered.
  • These people are selfish and jealous, often consider themselves the only ordinary people. It is, however, observed that they are often hyperactive or manic. 
  • They often run back and forth for no particular reason, they do something without a meaning behind it. They always do the same, as if they were caught in a loop.
  • Sometimes it is as if these people are as remote-controlled.
  • These people are caught by the fact that they make bad jokes, they make silly jokes and they are often shameless. They distance themselves over distances to other people.
  • Children to whom this remedy fits, destroy things and tear paper, scratch, spit, and a curse.
  • Often a certain megalomania is to be noticed - these persons have a totally overpriced self-assessment.
  • They are extremely cold to other people, can not build a connection and do not want it. They retreat from reality, especially when they are injured or have suffered a shock. They are indifferent to other people, they mean a lot, they think a lot and always breed something. Especially in the evening, the head is really in motion.
  • The people to whom this remedy suits sometimes refuse to eat or simply sit in a corner and say nothing.
  • They also have the fear that something bad is about to happen and they are afraid of serious illnesses like cancer or death.
The head :-
  • These people often suffer from headaches.
The face :-
  • It shows cold sweat on the forehead. The affected persons roll restlessly with their eyes.
The chest area :- This remedy is particularly suitable if the symptoms mentioned above are true and the persons concerned suffer from pneumonia or physical weakness or a tendency to collapse.

Digestion :- These people love sour fruits, they love salt, they love juicy foods and they love ice cream. In addition, these people love spicy food, honey, sardines or sour cucumbers.

People who use this remedy drink tons of cold water, but they will rarely see hot drinks, just like hot food. These people do not like cooked food.

This composition is particularly suitable when the above-mentioned symptoms are suitable and the person has inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines.

The organs of movement :-The person suffers from nervous pain.

Fever - cold - hot :-
  • These people like cold drinks and hate hot drinks. 
  • There is a great loss of fluid due to persistent diarrhea, severe perspiration or vomiting. The affected person feels cold and she also freezes all the time. There is cold sweat on the forehead and on the feet, especially when the person has a fever. 
  • The sweat has an acid odor, and the clothing is yellowed.
Sleep :-
  • The affected people go out of their sleep and shout and shake because they had a nightmare. Typical are nightmares, which are drowned around the theme or wild animals.
  • The people sleep otherwise very deeply.
  • Particularly striking is also that these people wake up in the morning between 4:00 and 5:00 clock and then yawn often and extensively.

Alternative remedies similar to Veratrum album

Arsenicum Album: This remedy also fits when the person is very restless and has to move constantly. These people have no patience and never find peace. They actually work all the time and they are very overworked, even if they do not admit it. It is striking that this remedy is suitable for people who become ill during the holidays (as if the work was missing).

In contrast to the Veratrum album, Arsenicum Album is a means for people who are conspicuously stingy and who do everything they can to keep their possessions. They are afraid to lose something, for example by thieves.

Veratrum album is arrogant and outrageous, Arsenicum album is the commander who wants to keep the competition in check. These people rely only on themselves. Arsenicum Album also constantly criticizes other people and can not tolerate criticism that affects him. However, Arsenicum album reflects the criticism secretly, unlike Veratrum album.

Arsenicum album suffers from great weakness by the smallest influences. An improvement is shown by heat or heat, by lying or by being carried around. Aggravation occurs through coldness and exertion.

Carbo vegetabilis : This homeopathic remedy is often found in the area of collapse, weak circulation, headache or trimester colic. In contrast to Veratrum's album, these people are rather shy and sluggish when they are among other people. They have cold sweat on the forehead and feet, they also feel cold. Carbo vegetabilis people like sour fruit and salt. They are indifferent and dull, they are not interested in other people near them. Partially, they appear as dazed, they can concentrate only very hard and they can think slowly.

An improvement occurs by flatulence, as well as by bumping or by cold air. Aggravation is manifested by the loss of fluid, by tight clothing, and by flat lying.

Cuprum metallicum : The people to whom Cuprum metallicum fits are equally aggressive, but they have strong tantrums, they tend to violence, they kick and beat. They too destroy things. Cuprum metallicum- men have a strongly changing mood, sometimes they are stubborn, sometimes they are compliant. It is also striking that they were just haughty and crying in the next moment.

The complaints occur after their social position has been damaged or challenged.

These people have a strong sense of duty and they are afraid to make mistakes. They are therefore very inflexible and stick to the self-imposed rules and goals. Particularly striking is that certain things have to be done at certain times.

Cuprum metallicum also likes cold drinks, has cold feet and perspiration on the forehead or feet, but the clothes turn greenish instead of yellowish as with Veratrum album.

Unlike Veratrum Album, Cuprum metallicum can show affection and love.

Acidum phosphoricum : Just as with Veratrum album, these people like juicy fruit and cold drinks. Also, Acidum phosohoricum is for people who show a great weakness and which perspire greatly. Phosphoricum acidum does not matter, nothing interests them.  These people do not care, they do not talk, they do not want anything.  If you ask them something, they will not answer. They, therefore, have a very sharp effect.

In contrast to the Veratrum album, however, these people are rather gentle, they give in quickly and have a great need for social contacts. These people are quickly overwhelmed by their feelings.

The causes of the complaints are therefore often sorrow and worries, for example, love afflictions. When these people have sorrow and sorrow, they want to be alone and retreat.

Just as with Veratrum album the complaints are aggravated by physical exertion and by cold. An improvement occurs through warmth, be it by warmth, by being covered, or by warm food.

Main applications: - Exhaustion, weak circulation, collapse, circulatory problems, vomiting and diarrhea

Typical Symptoms (Lead Symptoms):-
  • The means of rapid loss of vitality, total debilitation, or collapse
  • The affected person has cold sweat on his forehead
  • The affected person has a cold breath and a cold tongue
  • The affected person has a deficiency of warmth and internal cold - deterioration due to cold
  • The person concerned has a pale, blue, sunken face, the facial features are sunk
  • The person affected becomes red, and he becomes pale when standing up
  • Affected person wants sour, has an insatiable thirst for cold water or sour drinks
  • The person concerned is always cold, but still, ants to drink cold
  • The affected person suffers from diarrhea, must break
  • The affected person suffers from voluminous diarrhea, has colorectal, cutting abdominal pain
  • The affected person suffers from a long persistent severe vomiting
  • The sufferer suffers from a great weakness, is greatly exhausted
  • The person affected suffers from an illness with a rapid fall in his vitality, he is utterly debilitated or has a collapse
  • The affected person suffers from a lack of warmth
  • The person concerned has a pale, blue, sunken face, the features are sunken, he turns red, pale when standing up
  • The affected person wants to sour
  • The person concerned has an insatiable thirst for cold water or for acidic beverages
  • The affected person suffers from gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhea at the same time
  • The affected person suffers from vomiting and diarrhea during menstruation with dysmenorrhea
  • The affected person suffers from vomiting and shooting out the stomach contents 
  • The affected person suffers from diarrhea
  • The affected person has cold sweat, especially on the forehead
  • The person concerned has a craving for cold drinks and fruit
Appearance of the patient:-
  • Pale 
  • blue lips 
  • Fallen face 
  • Cold sweat on the forehead 
  • Cold tongue

Application areas of Veratrum album

  • Diarrhea, vomiting, diarrhea, fainting, cold sweat
  • Crushing diarrhea acute severe vomiting
  • Diarrhea with collaps
  • Women, Pregnancy, Diarrhea
  • Cholera
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Crushing with fever
  • Convulsions acute
  • Tetany acute
  • Dysentery
  • Exhaustion
  • Acute crushing
  • Inner ear sclerosis with circulatory weakness
  • Blood pressure low headache dizziness cold sweat
  • Baby, constipation
  • Asthma cardiale
  • Weak circulation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heat collapse, cold feeling, cold sweat
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea with great weakness Fainting much thirst
  • Uterus
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Vomiting with diarrhea of cold moist bodies
  • Incontinence of the chair in case of collapse shock
  • Vomiting
  • Fainting, collapse, cold feeling, cold sweat
  • Tetany general acute
  • Serious cough
  • Circulatory weakness
  • Convulsions general tetanic cramps
  • Craving for herring sardines
  • Heart
  • Poisoning shock collapse cold sweat blue skin
  • Tingling bronchitis
  • Food poisoning, violent vomiting
  • Dizziness at low blood pressure pale cold sweat
  • Heavy pertussis
  • Intestinal flu
  • Fainting
  • Crushing vomiting vomiting strong green
  • Shock
  • Bronchial tubes
  • Manic and depressive psychoses
  • Acute infectious diseases with circulatory weakness
  • Poisoning, violent vomiting
  • Complete debilitation
  • Constipation especially children cold sweat
  • Vasomotor collapse
  • Collapse
  • Cholera acute rice water chairs
  • Adnexe
  • Pancreatic inflammation acute shock collapse cold sweat
  • Crushing
  • Typhoid diseases
  • Vascular nerves
  • Intestinal flu especially in the summer
  • Vomiting and diarrhea after fright
  • Collapse states
  • Strong diarrhea
  • Dizziness with crushing vomiting violent green thirst
  • Diarrhea for grapes Peaches
  • Cholera nostras
The suffering is improved by:-
  • To keep oneself busy
  • warmth
  • Move
  • lay down
  • Lie
The suffering is worsened by :-
  • excitement
  • contact
  • secretions loss
  • At night
  • In the autumn
  • Physical exertion
  • Cold drinks
  • Wet and cold weather
  • Mental work
  • Before menstruation
  • cold

Homeopathic Indications of Veratrum album

Food poisoning, violent vomiting:-
  • It comes to collapse and freeze. 
  • The affected person often has vomiting, she has a cold sweating, the face is pale and sunken. 
  • She wants cold drinks. 
  • It is used for food poisoning.
  • Veratrum album C30: Every 15 minutes to 6 hours until an improvement occurs.
Women, pregnancy, diarrhea :-
  • The affected woman has a very painful, watery, strong diarrhea, followed by exhaustion. 
  • The woman must vomit. 
  • She has a colic and has a strong cold.
  • Improve the complaints: Improvement by warmth, by lying, as well as by hot compresses.
  • Aggravation of the symptoms: Worsening by damp weather, by cold weather, as well as at night.
  • Veratrum album D 6: One tablet or three globules every two hours or after each emptying, in case of improvement less frequently.
Diarrhea :-
  • To the diarrhea comes cold sweat. 
  • The person concerned wants cold drinks. 
  • He is very sick, he complains of convulsive pain before the diarrhea. 
  • The diarrhea is cloudy and like rice water. 
  • The diarrhea is without smell. 
  • Before the bowel movement, the affected person is very weak and pale.
  • Improve the complaints: Improvement by lying, by rest and by warmth.
  • Veratrum album D12: Every hour to every four hours.
Baby, constipation :-
  • The complaints are caused by cold weather. 
  • The chair is dull. 
  • The child is irritated, crying and quarreling.
  • Improve the complaints: Improvement through warmth.
  • Aggravation of the symptoms: Worsening by damp-cold weather and at night.
  • Veratrum album D 6: Three to five globules three times a day, until it comes to an improvement.
Poisoning, violent vomiting :-
  • It comes to collapse and freeze. 
  • The affected person often has vomiting, she has a cold sweating, the face is pale and sunken. 
  • She wants cold drinks. 
  • It is used for food poisoning.
  • Veratrum album C30: Every 15 minutes to 6 hours until an improvement occurs.
Heat collapse, cold feeling, cold sweat :-
  • The affected person has blue lips. 
  • She suffers from vomiting and nausea.
  • Veratrum album C30: Every 15 minutes, until an improvement occurs.
Fainting, collapse, cold feeling, cold sweat :-
  • The person concerned has a blue face. 
  • He suffers from nausea and vomiting.
  • Veratrum album C30: Every 15 minutes, until an improvement occurs.
Diarrhea & Stomach Problem:-
  • The affected person has an aqueous, exhausting diarrhea. 
  • Then comes a feeling of impotence. 
  • The symptoms are usually a result of weather influences or general exhaustion. 
  • The affected person has cold sweat on his forehead. 
  • However, there is no nausea.
  • Veratrum album D30: One gift every two hours.
Side Effects :-
  • If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use. 
  • Keep out of reach of children. 
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Doses application Veratrum Album:- Hahnemann recommended the use of homeopathic remedies of Veratrum albumin in the twelfth dilution. If the case is acute, it is best suited tincture and low dilution. It should be noted that the drug Veratrum Album should not be taken more than once a week.

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