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VERATRUM ALBUM [Verat]

VERATRUM ALBUM [Verat] 

Haughtiness, self-righteousness, delusions of being Christ. 
Restlessness. Despair of salvation. 
Coldness, collapse, weakness. 
Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhoea. 

COMMON NAME : White Hellebore. 
A/F : -Fright -Disappointment in love -Injured pride or honour -Suppressed. exanthema -Opium, tobacco, alcohol. 

MODALITIES : < Exertion 3 < Drinking 3 > Warmth 3 < Change of weather < Cold drinks 3 > Covering < Before and during menses < Fright 3 > Walking < Before, during after stools < Touch > Hot drinks < Pressure < During pain > Lying < Wet cold weather < Opium eating > Eating meat < Tobacco chewing < Injured pride > Milk 
MIND : -Hyperactive, restless, disobedient, haughty, rude, critical. 
-Cannot bear to be left alone, yet persistently refuses to talk. 
-Thinks she is pregnant, soon will be relieved. 
-Delusions of impending misfortunes. 
-Delusions of religion and identity. Believes he is Christ, or a saviour, or a prophet, or that h is on a divine mission. 
-Religious affections. Excessive praying. 
-Precocity. Asks may questions. 
-Mania with desire to cut and tear everything, especially clothes. 
-Mania with livid, lascivious talk, amorous, or religion. 
-Deceitful, never speaks truth. 
-Feigns sickness. 
-Nymphomania, kisses everybody before menses. 
-Embraces everyone, even objects. 
-Imagines that world is on fire. 
-Swallows his own excrement (cophrophagia). 
-Melancholy. Brooding. 
-Wants to commit suicide by jumping from window. 
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -For children and old people; extremes of life, persons who are habitually cold and deficient in vital reaction. Young people of nervous, sanguine temperament. 
-Adapted to patients with rapid sinking of vital forces, complete prostration and collapse. 
-Sudden and violent onset. 
-Profuseness of discharges. 
-Cold perspiration on forehead with nearly all complaints. 
-Attacks of fainting with least exertion, excessive weakness. 
-Icy coldness of face, tip of nose, feet, legs, hands, arms and many other parts. Cold feeling in abdomen. 
-Thirst - intense unquenchable, wants everything cold. 
-Sinking feeling during haemorrhages. 
-Head-Sensation-of a lump of ice on vertex with chilliness, -as if heat and cold at same time on sleep, -as if brain were torn to pieces. 
-Headache begins in occiput, settles over one of eyes -Chronic long standing nervous < overexertion < riding < working in hot days. 
-When Spigelia and Silicea failed. 
-Face-Cold, blue, pale features, sunken, hippocratic. 
-Red while lying, becomes pale on rising up. 
-Nose-Epistaxis comes on during sleep, at night only, from right nostril. 
-Dryness of nose, mouth, throat, sensation of burning in brain. 
-G.I.T.-Tongue-Cold pale, cool sensation as from peppermint.
-Taste-peppermint like. 
-Craving for acids, sour, sour fruit, lemon, salt, ice, fruit, sardines, juicy refreshing things. 
-Inspite of nausea and vomit, gnawing hunger, voracious appetite. 
-Violent vomiting with profuse diarrhea, followed by tremendous weakness, `collapse. Surgical shock. 
-Vomiting excessive with nausea and great prostration 
-Dyspepsia from chewing tobacco. 
-Diarrhea, frequent, greenish, watery, gushing, mixed with flakes, with cutting colic in abdomen with cramps commencing in hands and feet spreading all over, in calves. 
-Prostrating diarrhoea, after fright, eating fruits, impure water, with cold sweat on forehead. 
-For Asiatic cholera with rice-water stools. Retention of urine in Cholera. 
-Constipation-no desire, stool large hard in round black balls, from inactive rectum, frequent desire felt in epigastrium, in babies produced by very cold weather. 
-Female genitalia-Dysmenorrhoea with vomiting and purging, cholera-like symptoms at commencement of menses. 
-So weak, that scarcely stand for 2 days at each menstrual nises. 
-Night blindness preceding menses. 

-Respiratory system-Bronchitis of old people, with inability to expectorate, though large amount of mucus in chest. 
-Tickling deep in chest, as if it would produce cough. 
-Extremities-Rheumatic pains in limbs < wet weather < warmth of bed > continued motion. 
-Fever-In congestive or pernicious intermittent fever, with extreme coldness, thirst, great prostration, deathly pallor. 
-Cold stage predominates and overshadows heat stage. 
KEYNOTES : -Profuseness-of all discharges, leading to prostration and collapse, violent vomiting with profuse diarrhoea. 
-Cold perspiration on forehead with all complaints. 
-Thirst for large quantity of cold water. 
-Craving for acrid, cold drinks, juices and refreshing things. 
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -A picture of collapse, coldness, weakness, blueness, is seen in the remedy. 
-COLDNESS runs throughout the remedy. 
-Blueness. 
-Violence and suddenness. 
-Fainting -Profuseness. 
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : 1) Profuse diarrhoea and vomiting with great prostration. 
2) Cold sweat on forehead concomitant to all symptoms. 
3) Icy coldness of various parts. 
CLINICAL : -Behavioural disorders, Cholera, Dysmenorrhoea, Gastroenteritis, Hyperactivity, Mania, Neuralgia, Pneumonia, Raynauds disease, Schizophrenia, Seizures. 
-When Nux-v and Lyc fail for constipation in babies. 
-For epistaxis during sleep when Bry, Merc, Nit-ac, Nux-v fails. 
-When Spigelia and Silica fail in headache- Clarke. 
-When after fright, there is coldness of body. 
REMEDY RELATONSHIPS: -Compare-Ars, Camph, Hyos, Med, Plat, Stram, Tarent, Tub. 
-Complementary-Carb-v. 
-Antidoted-Camph, Coffee, Acon. 

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