Veratrum album.

Mind and Disposition.

Insanity, he wants to out up every thing.

Melancholy, depressed, the head hangs down, he sits down thoughtlessly.

Great despair and hopelessness of life.

Mental anxiety and pangs of conscience, as if he had done something sinful.

[5] Restlessness, much occupied.

Persevering refusal to talk ; if he does he scolds, and the voice is weak and scarcely audible.

Loquaciousness, he talks rapidly.

Attacks of rage, with swearing, inclination to run away, tearing things.

Delirium, religious or exalted.

[10] Imaginary diseases ; thinks herself pregnant, or that she will be delivered soon.

Mental disorders, with lechery and obscene talk.


Vertigo, with cold perspiration on the forehead.

Coldness in and on the vertex, as if ice were lying on it, with icy-cold feet and nausea ; worse when rising from the bed ; better from external pressure, and when bending the head backwards.

Sensation of soreness of the head, with nausea.

[15] Heaviness of the whole head.

Headache, with stiffness of the neck and profuse micturition.

Headache, with nausea and vomiting.

Great sensitiveness of the hair.

Cold perspiration of the forehead.


[20] Eyes fixed, watery, sunken, with loss of lustre.

The eyeballs are turned upwards.

Pressing in the eyes.

Heat in the eyes.

Lachrymation, with dryness in the eyes and of the lids.

[25] The eyes look yellow or blue.

Blindness at night.

Trembling of the upper eyelids.

Paralysis of the eyelids.


Hardness of bearing ; as if the ears were stopped up.


[30] Icy coldness of the nose.

Smell before the nose as from manure, or from smoke.

Painful sensation of dryness in the nose.

Frequent sneezing.


Face pale, bluish, cold, disfigured, death-like.

[35] Blue or green circles around the eyes.

The face is red while lying in bed, but becomes pale as soon as he rises.

Cold perspiration on the face, especially on the forehead.

Spasms of muscles when masticating.


[40] Lips wrinkled, pale or black, and cracked.

Grinding of the teeth.

Mouth and Throat.

Toothache, with pain in the head and red, swollen face.

Burning in the mouth and throat.

Dryness and stickiness in the mouth.

[45] Salivation, with nausea and sharp, salty taste.

Tongue red and swollen ; or dry, black and cracked ; or coated yellow ; or cold and withered.

Stuttering ; speechlessness.

Froth before the mouth.

The throat feels constricted, as by a pressing swelling.

[50] Sensation of coldness or burning in the throat.

Dryness in the throat, not relieved by drinking.

Stomach and Abdomen.

Violent, unquenchable thirst, especially for cold water.

Voracious appetite ; appetite hunger between the paroxysms of vomiting.

Strong desire for acids and refreshing things.

[55] Aversion to warm food.

Bitter taste in the mouth.

Cool sensation in the mouth, as from peppermint.

After the least food, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Violent empty eructations ; sour or bitter eructations.

[60] Nausea, with sensation of fainting generally, with violent thirst.

Violent vomiting with continuous nausea ; great prostration.

Vomiting of food, of acid, bitter, foamy, white, or yellow-green mucus.

Vomiting of black bile and blood.

Vomiting, with diarrhoea and pressure in the pit of the stomach.

[65] While vomiting the abdomen is painfully contracted.

Vomiting whenever he moves or drinks.

Nausea with violent thirst, salivation and increased flow of urine.

Great sensitiveness of the stomach and pit of the stomach.

Burning in the pit of the stomach.

[70] Great sensitiveness of the abdomen to the touch.

Cutting in the abdomen, as with knives.

Burning in the abdomen, as from hot coals.

Bloated, hard abdomen.

Flatulent colic with loud rumbling in the abdomen.

[75] Inguinal hernia.

Stool and Anus.

Constipation, as from inactivity of the rectum ; stool hard, of too large a size.

Unsuccessful urging to stool.

Watery, greenish diarrhoea, mixed with flakes.

Blackish diarrhoea.

[80] Insensible discharge of thin stool (while passing flatulence).

Fainting during stool.

During stool, paleness of the face, cold sweat on the forehead, burning at the anus.

Urinary Organs.

Suppressed urinary secretion.

Continuous urging to urinate.

[85] Involuntary flow of urine.

Dark-red urine, discharged frequently, but in small quantities.

Green urine.

Frequent micturition, with violent thirst and hunger, headache, nausea, colic, constipation and coryza.

Sexual Organs.

Women. Menstruation too early and too profuse.

[90] Suppressed menstruation.

On the appearance of the menstruation, diarrhoea, nausea and chilliness.

Before the menstruation, headache, vertigo, bleeding of the nose and night-sweat.

During the menstruation, morning headaches, nausea, ringing in the ears, thirst and pain in all the limbs.

At the end of the menstruation, grinding of the teeth and bluish face.

[95] Suppressed lochia (and secretion of milk), with delirium.

Nymphomania of lying-in women.

Respiratory Organs.

Cold breath.

Difficult respiration ; dyspnoea.

Suffocative attacks, caused by a constriction in the larynx, or in the chest.

[100] Painful spasmodic constriction of the chest.


Dry cough, from tickling in lower bronchia.

Deep, hollow cough, as from the abdomen, with cutting pain in the stomach ; expectoration yellow, tough, bitter or salt only during the day.


Stitches in the sides of the chest, worse when coughing.

[105] Attacks of cough are worse in the morning, or in the evening till midnight ; when catering a warm room from the cold air ; in the warm room ; when getting warm in bed ; from eating and drinking, especially cold things (water) ; when the child cries ; in the spring (or fall).

Violent, visible, anxious palpitation of the heart.

Back and Neck.

Paralytic weakness of the muscles of the neck, they will not support the head.

Back and small of the back feel sore and bruised.

Tension, like cramp, below the shoulder-blades.


[110] Upper. Sensation of coldness and fulness, with heaviness in the arms.

Tingling in the hands and fingers.

The hands go to sleep and feel like dead.

Icy coldness and blueness of the hands.

Lower. Cramps in the calves.

[115] Painful heaviness in the knees and lower legs.

Sudden swelling of the feet.

Trembling of the feet, with coldness, as if of cold water running in them.

Stitches in the (big) toes.


Sudden sinking of strength.

[120] Continuous weakness and trembling.

Numbness and tingling in the extremities.

Paralytic pains in the limbs.

Rheumatic pains, worse from the heat of the bed ; better after rising, and entirely disappearing on walking about.

Attacks of fainting from the least exertion.

[125] Inflammation of inner organs, especially those of digestion.

Shocks in the limbs, as from electric sparks.

Spasms, with convulsive motions of the limbs.

Violent tonic spasms ; the palms of the hands and soles of the feet are spasmodically drawn inward.

Tetanic stiffness of the body.

[130] Sporadic and Asiatic cholera.


Somnolency, with half consciousness (coma vigil).

Long, uninterrupted, heavy sleep.

Sleep with thirst and diuresis.

Nightly anxiety and sleeplessness.


[135] Pulse irregular, generally small, thread-like, weak, and slow ; often it cannot be felt at all.

The blood runs like cold water through the veins.

Chilliness and coldness, mostly externally, with internal heat and cold, clammy perspiration.

Shaking chill with perspiration soon changing to general coldness.

Chilliness and coldness predominate, and run from below upwards.

[140] Chill aggravated by drinking.

Icy coldness of the whole body.

Heat only internal, with thirst, but without desire to drink.

Heat in the evening, with perspiration.

Heat suddenly alternating with chilliness.

[145] Violent perspiration in the morning, in the evening, or all night, as well as during every stool.

Cold, sour or putrid perspiration, sometimes coloring the linen yellow, always with deathly paleness of the face.

Cold perspiration over the whole body, mostly on the forehead.

Perspires easily during the day from slight exertion.

Intermittent fever. External coldness, with dark urine and cold perspiration, desire for cold drinks, and chill with nausea ; afterwards heat with unquenchable thirst, delirium, redness of the face, constant slumber ; finally perspiration without thirst, and very pale countenance.


[150] Color of the skin blue, purple color, and cold.

The elasticity of the skin is lost, the folds remain in the state into which the skin has been pressed.

Dry eruptions, like itch.

Desquamation of indurated or thickened portions of the skin.



[155] The attacks of pain cause for a short time delirium and mania.

The pains in the limbs are aggravated by the heat of the bed, by wet-cold weather, and are relieved by rising and walking about.

After fright, involuntary stools with icy coldness of the body.

Aggravation ; after drinking ; during perspiration ; after sleep ; before and during stool ; from wrapping oneself up warmly.

Amelioration ; from uncovering the head ; after perspiration.