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Materia Medica by Allen



HELLEBORUS NIGER

(hell)

CHRISTMAS ROSE RANUNCULACEAE

Weakly, delicate, psoric children; prone to brain troubles (Bell., Cal., Tub.) ; with serous effusion.

Melancholy: woeful; despairing; silent with anguish; after typhoid; in girls at puberty, or when menses fail to return after appearing.

Irritable, easily angered; consolation < (Ign., Nat., Sep., Sil.); does not want to be disturbed (Gels., Nat).

Unconscious; stupid; answers slowly when questioned; a picture of acute idiocy (of chronic, Bar. c).

Brain symptoms during dentition (Bell., Pod); threatening effusion (Apis, Tub.).

Meningitis: acute, cerebro-spinal, tubercular, with exudation; paralysis more or less complete; with the cri encephalique.

Vacant, thoughtless staring; EYES WIDE OPEN; insensible to light; pupils dilated, or alternately contracted and" dilated.

Soporous sleep, with screams, shrieks, starts.

Hydrocephalus, post-scarlatinal or tubercular which develops rapidly (Apis, Sulph., Tub.); automatic motion of one arm and leg.

Convulsions with extreme coldness of body, except head or occiput which may be hot (Am.).

Greedily swallows cold water; bites spoon, but remains unconscious.

Chewing motion of the mouth; corners of mouth sore, cracked; nostrils dirty and sooty, dry.

Constantly picking his lips, clothes, or boring into his nose with his finger (while perfectly conscious, Arum).

BORING HEAD INTO PILLOW; ROLLING FROM SIDE TO SIDE; BEATING HEAD WITH HANDS.

Diarrhoea: during acute hydrocephalus, dentition, pregnancy; watery, clear, tenacious, colorless mucus; white, jelly-like mucus; like frog spawn; involuntary.

Urine: red, black, scanty, coffee-ground sediment; suppressed in brain troubles and dropsy; albuminous.

Dropsy: of brain, chest, abdomen; after scarlatina, intermittents; with fever, debility, SUPPRESSED URINE; from suppressed exanthemata (Apis, Zinc).

 

Relations
Compare: Apis, Apoc, Ars., Bell., Bry., Dig., Lach., Sulph., Tub., Zinc, in brain or meningeal affections.