Veratrum album [Verat.]
A perfect picture of COLLAPSE, WITH
EXTREME COLDNESS, BLUENESS, AND WEAKNESS, is offered by this drug.
Post-operative shock with cold sweat on forehead, pale face, rapid, feeble
pulse. COLD PERSPIRATION ON THE FOREHEAD, with nearly all complaints. VOMITING,
PURGING, AND CRAMPS IN EXTREMITIES. The PROFUSE, violent retching and vomiting
is most characteristic. Surgical shock. Excessive dryness of all mucous
surfaces. "COPROPHAGIA" violent mania alternates with silence and refusal to
Melancholy, with stupor and mania.
Sits in a stupid manner; notices nothing; SULLEN INDIFFERENCE. Frenzy of
excitement; shrieks, curses. Puerperal mania. Aimless wandering from home.
DELUSIONS OF IMPENDING MISFORTUNES. Mania, with desire to cut and tear things.
(TARENT.) Attacks of pain, with delirium driving to madness. Cursing, howling
Contracted features. COLD SWEAT ON
FOREHEAD. SENSATION OF A LUMP OF ICE ON VERTEX. Headache, with nausea, vomiting,
diarrhoea, pale face. Neck too weak to hold head up.
Surrounded by dark rings. Staring:
turned upwards, without lustre. Lachrymation with redness. Lids dry heavy.
Features sunken. ICY COLDNESS OF
TIP OF NOSE AND FACE. Nose grows more pointed. Tearing in cheeks, temples, and
eyes. FACE VERY PALE, BLUE, COLLAPSED, COLD.
Tongue pale, cold; cool sensation,
as from peppermint. Dry in center not relieved by water. Salty saliva.
Toothache, teeth feel heavy as if filled with lead.
VORACIOUS appetite. THIRST FOR COLD
WATER, BUT IS VOMITED AS SOON AS SWALLOWED. Averse to warm food. Hiccough.
COPIOUS VOMITING AND NAUSEA; AGGRAVATED BY DRINKING AND LEAST MOTION. Craves
fruit, juicy and cold things, ice, salt. Anguish in pit of stomach. Great
weakness after vomiting. Gastric irritability with CHRONIC vomiting of food.
Sinking and empty feeling. COLD
FEELING in stomach and abdomen. Pain in abdomen preceding stool. Cramps,
knotting abdomen and legs. Sensation as if hernia would protrude. (NUX.) Abdomen
sensitive to pressure, swollen with terrible colic.
Constipation from inactivity of
rectum, with heat and headache. Constipation of babies, and when produced by
very cold weather. STOOLS LARGE, WITH MUCH STRAINING UNTIL COPIOUS, AND FORCIBLY
EVACUATED, followed by great prostration. Evacuations of cholera morbus and true
cholera when vomiting accompanies the purging.
Hoarse, weak voice. Rattling in
chest. Much mucus in bronchial tubes, that cannot be coughed up. Coarse rales.
Chronic bronchitis in the aged. (HIPPOZANIN.) Loud, barking, stomach cough,
followed by eructations of gas; worse, warm room. Hollow cough, tickling low
down, with blue face. Cough comes on from drinking, especially cold water; urine
escapes when coughing. Cough on entering warm room from cold air. (BRYONIA.)
Palpitation with anxiety and rapid
audible respiration. Pulse irregular, feeble. Tobacco heart from chewing.
Intermittent action of heart in feeble persons with some hepatic obstruction.
One of the best heart stimulants in homeopathic doses. (J. S. Mitchell.)
Menses too early; profuse and
exhausting. DYSMENORRHOEA, WITH COLDNESS, purging, COLD SWEAT. FAINTS FROM LEAST
EXERTION. Sexual mania precedes menses.
Soreness and tenderness of joints.
Sciatica; pains like electric flashes. CRAMPS IN CALVES. Neuralgia in brachial
plexus; arms feel swollen, cold, paralytic.
Blue, cold, clammy, inelastic; COLD
AS DEATH. Cold sweat. Wrinkling of skin of hands and feet.
Chill, WITH EXTREME COLDNESS and
WORSE, at night; wet, cold weather.
BETTER, walking and warmth.
Compare: VERATRINUM - alkaloid from
seed of Sabadilla. - (electric pains, electric shocks in muscles, fibrillary
twitchings); CHOLOS TERRAPINA (cramps in calves); CAMPH.; CUPR.; ARS.; CUPRUM
ARS. (INTERMITTENT, COLD, CLAMMY SWEAT); NARCISSUS POETICUS (gastroenteritis
with much griping and cutting pain in bowels. Fainting, trembling, cold limbs,
small and irregular pulse); TRICHOSANTHES - (diarrhoea, pain in liver, dizziness
after every stool); AGARIC. EMETIC. (Vertigo; longing for ice-cold water;
burning pains in stomach); AGARIC PHALLOIDES (cholera, cramps in stomach, cold
extremities, urine suppressed). VERATRINE (Increased vascular tension. It
relaxes it and stimulates the elimination of toxins by skin, kidneys, and
First to thirtieth potency. In
diarrhoea, not below the sixth.