Helleborus Orientalis.

Helleborus orientalis, Lam. N. O. Ranunculaceae. Tincture of root.

Clinical.-Diarrhoea. Indigestion. Salivation.

Characteristics.-This was proved by V. Schroff on Lederer, and produced symptoms like those of the other Hellebores. These are peculiar: Accumulation of water in the mouth with clean tongue. Bad taste, with clean tongue. Prostration, exhaustion, and disinclination to work; burning in stomach; diarrhoea. The symptoms were > by coffee.


2. Head.-Heaviness; fulness; headache.

8. Mouth.-Accumulation of water in mouth; with clean tongue.-Bad taste with clean tongue.

11. Stomach.-Loss of appetite.-Eructations.-Hiccough.-Nausea.-Burning, extending from stomach to lower portion of oesophagus.-Epigastric region: Feeling of fulness with inclination to vomit; slight burning, afterwards extending to intestines, followed by pressure in stomach.

12, 13. Abdomen and Stool.-Frequent rumbling along bowels, in morning on waking, soon followed by four liquid stools in succession.-Pain esp. in region of l. transverse colon.

14. Urinary Organs.-Urine more profuse and paler than usual.

19. Pulse.-Pulse more frequent, body warmer.-Pulse slowed.