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HAMAMELIS VIRGINICA

(ham)

(Witch-hazel) Venous congestion, haemorrhages, varicose veins, and haemorrhoids, with BRUISED SORENESS OF AFFECTED PARTS, seem to be the special sphere of this remedy. Acts upon the coats of the veins causing relaxation with consequent engorgement. Passive venous haemorrhages from any part. Great value in open, painful wounds, with weakness from loss of blood. After operations, supercedes the use of morphia (Helmuth).

Head
Wants "the respect due to me" shown. Feeling as of a bolt from temple to temple. Fullness, followed by epistaxis. Numbness over frontal bone.

Eyes
Painful weakness; SORE PAIN in eyes; bloodshot appearance; inflamed vessels greatly injected. Hastens absorption of intraocular haemorrhage. Eyes feel forced out.

Nose
Bleeding from nose profuse; flow passive, non coagulable, with tightness in bridge of nose. Bad odor from nose. Throat. Mucous membrane distended and bluish; varicosis of throat.

Stomach
Tongue feels burnt. Thirst. Blisters on side. Haematemesis of black blood. Throbbing and pain in stomach.

Stool
Anus feels sore and raw. HEMORRHOIDS, BLEEDING PROFUSELY, VNTH SORENESS. Dysentery. Pulsation in rectum. Urine. Hematuria, with increased desire.

Female
Ovarian congestion and neuralgia; feel very sore. Vicarious menstruation. Uterine haemorrhage, bearing-down pain in back. Menses DARK, PROFUSE, WITH SORENESS IN ABDOMEN. METRORRHAGIA, OCCURRING MIDWAY BETWEEN MENSTRUAL PERIODS. Intermenstrual pain (Jas. W. Ward). Vagina very tender. Profuse leucorrhoea. Vulva itches. Milk-leg, haemorrhoids, and sore nipples, after confinement. Metrorrhagia; passive flow. Vaginismus, ovaritis, soreness over whole abdomen. Phlegmasia alba.

Male
Pain in spermatic cord, running into testes. Varicocele. Pain in testicles. Orchitis. Testicles enlarged, hot, and painful. Epididymitis.

Respiratory
Haemoptysis; tickling cough. Chest feels sore and constricted.

Back
Sore pain down cervical vertebrae. Severe pain in lumbar and hypogastric region, extending down legs.

Extremities
Tired feeling in arms and legs. Very sore muscles and joints. Varicose veins. Chilliness in back and hips, extending down legs. Neuralgia of internal saphenous nerve.

Skin
Bluish chilblains. Phlebitis. Purpura. Varicose veins and ulcers; very sore. Burns. Ecchymosis. Traumatic inflammations. (ARNICA.)

Modalities
WORSE, warm, moist air.

Relationship
Compare in haemorrhoids: CALC, FLUOR.; ALOE; MUR. AC. in varicose veins. MANGIFERA INDICA. Compare: ARNICA; CALEND.; TRILLIUM; BELLIS; SULPH. AC.; PULSATILLA. Antidote: ARNICA. Complementary: FERRUM.

Dose
Tincture, to sixth attenuation. Distilled extract locally.