Causes sensory depression, leading to imperfect vision, hearing, taste, and general muscle weakness, which may progress to paralysis with fluid retention. Useful in low vitality and serious diseases. Symptoms worsen between 4 and 8 p.m. (Lyc.). Includes sinking sensations, hydrocephalus effusions, and melancholic mania.

Mind: Slow responses, thoughtlessness, staring, involuntary sighing, complete unconsciousness, lip and clothes picking.

Head: Forehead wrinkles, cold sweat, stupefying headache, head rolling and moaning, sudden screams, head boring into the pillow, head beating (meningitis), dull occiput pain with water sensation (hydrocephalus), headache with vomiting (migraine).

Eyes: Upturned eyeballs, squinting, vacant look (epilepsy), dilated pupils, wide-open sunken eyes, night blindness.

Nose: Dirty, dry nostrils, nose rubbing, diminished smell, pointed nose.

Face: Pale, sunken, cold sweat, wrinkles, left side neuralgia, tenderness preventing chewing.

Mouth: Horrible mouth odor, dry cracked lips, red dry tongue, lower jaw drop (tetanus), lip picking, teeth grinding, chewing motions, greedily swallows cold water while unconscious, child nurses greedily but dislikes food, excessive saliva with sore mouth corners.

Abdomen: Gurgling as if filled with water, swollen and painful to touch.

Rectum: White, jelly-like mucus, involuntary.

Urinary: Suppressed, scanty, dark urine with coffee ground sediment, frequent urges, child unable to urinate, overdistended bladder (cystitis).

Respiratory: Frequent sighing, irregular breathing, chest constriction, gasping for breath, hydrothorax (Merc-sul.).

Extremities: Automatic arm and leg motions, heavy and painful limbs, limb stretching, thumb drawn into the palm (Cupr.), vesicular eruptions between fingers and toes.

Sleep: Sudden screams, soporous sleep, cannot be fully aroused.

Skin: Pale, dropsical, itchy, livid spots, sudden watery swelling, hair and nails fall off, angio-neurotic edema.

Modalities: Worse from evening till morning, and from uncovering.

Relationship: Helleborus foetidus (Bear’s foot) acts on spleen (Cean.), rectum, sciatic nerve; splenic pain extends to scapula, neck, and head, worse on the left side and evening; chronic ague cake, hypertrophied uterus, glandular enlargements; hair and nails fall off; skin peels. Helleborus orientalis (salivation).

Antidote: Camph., Chin.

Compare: Threatening effusion: Tub., Apis, Zinc., Op., Chin., Cic; Iodof.

Dose: Tincture to third potency.HELLEBORUS NIGER



Slow responses.
Thoughtlessness, staring.
Involuntary sighing.
Complete unconsciousness.
Picking at lips and clothes.

Forehead wrinkles.
Cold sweat.
Stupefying headache.
Rolling head, moaning, sudden screams.
Boring head into the pillow, head beating (meningitis).
Dull occiput pain with water sensation (hydrocephalus).
Headache with vomiting (migraine).

Upturned eyeballs.
Squinting, vacant look (epilepsy).
Dilated pupils.
Wide-open sunken eyes.
Night blindness.

Dirty, dry nostrils.
Nose rubbing.
Diminished smell.
Pointed nose.

Pale, sunken appearance.
Cold sweat.
Left side neuralgia, tenderness preventing chewing.

Horrible mouth odor.
Dry, cracked lips.
Red, dry tongue.
Lower jaw drop (tetanus).
Lip picking.
Teeth grinding.
Chewing motions.
Greedily swallowing cold water while unconscious.
Child nurses greedily but dislikes food.
Excessive saliva with sore mouth corners.

Gurgling as if filled with water.
Swollen and painful to touch.

White, jelly-like mucus.
Involuntary discharge.

Suppressed, scanty, dark urine with coffee ground sediment.
Frequent urges to urinate.
Child unable to urinate.
Overdistended bladder (cystitis).

Frequent sighing.
Irregular breathing.
Chest constriction, gasping for breath.
Hydrothorax (Merc-sul.).

Automatic arm and leg motions.
Heavy and painful limbs.
Limb stretching.
Thumb drawn into the palm (Cupr.).
Vesicular eruptions between fingers and toes.

Sudden screams during sleep.
Soporous sleep.
Cannot be fully aroused.

Pale, dropsical, itchy.
Livid spots.
Sudden watery swelling.
Hair and nails fall off.
Angio-neurotic edema.

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

Medicine images use for reference only selection of homeopathic medicine depends on the individual’s specific symptoms and overall constitution. Moreover, homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the individual as a whole. In addition to addressing the physical symptoms, it takes into account the emotional and mental state of the person. Consequently, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopathic practitioner for personalized treatment.
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