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niger - Contemporary - Level 3
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Member of the Ranunculaceae family found in middle and
First proven by Hahnemann using a tincture
prepared from the root the active principle Hellboreine is readily
soluble in water and alcohol..
Its pathogenic action is exerted
through the cerebrospinal centres upon the brain, spinal cord,
serous membranes, circulatory organs and heart.
Extreme anxiety/ Despondent, believes he shall die/
Weakness and confusion of the intellectual
functions/ Weakness of memory
Stupefaction/ Answers slowly when
hot head/ occipital pain/ bores head into the pillows/
headache/ Pulsation of the arteries/ Hyperemia of the brain/
Meningeal irritation/ acute meningitis/ cerebrospinal or tubercular
indications/ hydrocephalic conditions
Tongue difficult to move/
Sore and covered with small vesicles/ Excessive salivation/
Difficulty swallowing/ Slimy taste with violent thirst/ Disgust for
food/ Distressing dryness of the palate and tongue.
Twitching and inflamed eye lids/ Floating specks/ black specks/
bright and dark spots before the eyes/ Photophobia
which is distorted when head is hot.
Hiccough and empty eructations/ Inclination to vomit/
Continuous retching and vomiting (with attacks of fainting or
diarrhoea)/ Vomiting of mucus and bile
Increased warmth and
burning in the stomach/ Cramp and pain in the stomach/ Distention of
the abdomen/ Pinching and cutting in the bowels/ Troubles from
Diarrhoea especially during dentition/ white mucoid
gelatinous faces like frog spawn/ undigested/ highly
to urinate/ scanty discharge/ red, black coffee-ground
Painful muscular jerking in the npper arm/ Drawing tearing
along the bones of the upper and lower arm down to the wrist/ Lamed
sensation and stiffness accompanied with violent stitches in the
hip-joint/ Lamed stiffness in the muscles of the hip and thigh/
Tiredness and great prostration of the thighs and legs/ Spasmodic
muscular jerking in the lower extremities.
Pains in the
knee-joint and tension of the tendons when walking/ Tearing pain in
the balls of the feet, the sole of the foot, and in the big toe.
Shaking chill, with gooseflesh; without thirst.
sleepiness in day-time. At night confused and anxious dreams; toward
morning/ Restless sleep with much tossing about in bed/ Dozing with
half-closed lids and upwardly turned pupils.
Great heaviness and irritability of the muscles of all the
limbs, dullness of sensation and uncommon stiffness of the limbs,
Convulsions, accompanied with extreme coldness/
except the head or occiput which are hot/ weakness/ restlessness and
Coldness over the whole body especially hands and feet/
Cold sweat towards morning/ Internal chilliness with absence of
Convulsive motions trembling muscular twitching
especially during sleep/ Automatic motion of one arm and one leg/
Chewing motion of the mouth/ Soreness of the nostrils and mouth/
Greedy swallowing/ Bites spoon/ Constant picking at the lips and bed
clothes/ Boring of the head into the pillow/ Rolling from side to
Evening until morning, uncovering, during
dentition and exertion, from cold air.
air, and quiet.
Melancholia/ Violent headaches/ Cerebral congestion/ Meningitis/
Tubercular or cerebrospinal affectations. (Diagnostic when combined
with scanty brick coloured urine with sediment)
Apis., Apoc, Ars.,
Canth., Dig., Hyos., Lach., Phos-ac, Op., Rhus-t., Stram.
Camph., and Cinch.
Up to 4 wks.