Hamamelis virginiana is a remedy with a wider sphere of usefulness in case of hemorrhage and disordered blood vessels.
It is a highly effective remedy for the effects of mechanical injuries including burns of the first degree.
It is called Aconite of the venous and capillary system, it is a first aid in controlling the oozing of venous blood from anywhere in the body, and it is a great anti-hemorrhagic remedy in homeopathy.
This medicine is prepared from a shrub growing in all parts of the U.S., in damp woods or along streams; the shrub flowers in autumn, with flowers yellow, and the seeds ripen over the year.
It was proved and introduced to homeopathy by Hering.
It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom. It is also commonly called as Witch Hazel. It belongs to the family Hamamelaceae.
Its pulp extracted from the fresh twigs and roots of the plant is, a resinoid, Hamamelin, is also prepared which is further potentized and Dilutions are prepared with alcohol.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Hamamelis virginiana an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
Hamamelis virginiana Constitution /Personality
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated for acute bleeding from any orifice or open wound, particularly when the blood is dark, passive, and does not coagulate.
There is a notable soreness in the affected areas, and the part from which the blood flows feel bruised and tender.
This remedy is highly effective for scapula rheumatism, especially when there is pain at the top of the left shoulder blade and under the right shoulder blade.
The pain worsens during the day but subsides at night, making Hamamelis nearly a specific medicine for this condition.
Physical activity and exertion tend to aggravate the symptoms, and the ailments are exacerbated by exposure to open air and rainy weather.
Hamamelis is particularly well-suited for cases arising from trauma or injury, as well as for conditions involving hemorrhages, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.
Its action on blood vessels leads to the relaxation of vein walls, resulting in engorgement and passive venous haemorrhages from various body parts.
Moreover, Hamamelis is an excellent remedy for open, painful wounds that lead to weakness due to blood loss.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated for mental conditions in which the patient experiences sadness and fear, often stemming from physical conditions.
There is a persistent sense of worry and a constant fear of sustaining injuries that may lead to bleeding.
This remedy addresses the emotional distress associated with these concerns.
These headaches often coincide with a sense of fullness in the head and may be followed by epistaxis (nosebleeds).
In some cases, there can be severe numbness over the frontal bone. This remedy is well-suited for addressing such headache symptoms.
Hamamelis virginiana is an effective remedy for nasal catarrh when there is an increased sensitivity to smell and a painful sensation in the nose.
This nasal condition often leads to a bad smell emanating from the nose, accompanied by sneezing spells and a watery, excoriating, burning discharge.
Patients may also experience a sensation of nasal congestion or blockage.
This remedy is particularly valuable for addressing epistaxis (nosebleeds) with specific characteristics. The nosebleed is typically passive and non-coagulable.
Those who require Hamamelis often report a feeling of tightness in the bridge of the nose and pressure in the forehead between the eyes.
Interestingly, in some cases, the nosebleed can provide significant relief, clearing the head and alleviating discomfort.
The blood flow during epistaxis is typically venous and can be due to idiopathic causes or be of a vicarious nature. Hamamelis is an indicated remedy for these unique epistaxis symptoms.
Hamamelis virginiana is an important remedy for addressing eye complaints, especially when there is a notable weakness of the eyes with associated sore pain.
Patients may experience a bloodshot appearance in the eyes, often accompanied by inflamed blood vessels that appear greatly injected.
This remedy has a specific application in the management of glaucoma. It is known to expedite the absorption of intraocular hemorrhage.
Individuals who require Hamamelis may describe a sensation of their eyes feeling forced out or under pressure. In these cases, Hamamelis virginiana is a valuable therapeutic option.
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated in cases of transient deafness in the right ear, with the condition often improving and resolving by noon.
This remedy also addresses bleeding from the right ear, a symptom it shares with nosebleeds. Interestingly, these epistaxis episodes may actually provide relief from accompanying headaches.
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated for various mouth conditions. It is characterized by a metallic taste and a white-coated tongue.
Patients experience a scalding sensation on the tongue, the presence of blisters on the sides of the tongue, and canker sores near the tip.
This remedy is particularly beneficial for addressing sharp, lancinating toothaches that affect the molars, often extending to the malar bone and the temporal region.
It can provide relief for toothaches that make sleep difficult, even when there is no decay present in the teeth. These tooth pains tend to worsen in a warm room.
Furthermore, Hamamelis virginiana is effective for treating gum inflammation, which manifests as soreness, pain, swelling, and easy bleeding.
It is also valuable for managing passive venous haemorrhages that may occur following tooth extractions.
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated for facial conditions where the right cheek experiences a burning sensation.
Patients may also have occasional shooting pains along the right superior maxillary region extending to the malar bone.
In addition to these symptoms, there may be soreness and stiffness in the facial muscles, along with dryness, soreness, and cracking of the lips.
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated when hoarseness in the throat occurs upon waking, sometimes causing the person to wake up with a hoarse voice.
Patients experience a sensation of blockage in the throat when lying down, which can lead to a feeling of suffocation.
This remedy is effective for a tickling cough with a metallic taste like blood upon waking.
Coughing may cause severe stinging in the uvula, as if it might break. The expectorated mucus is typically thick, yellowish, or greenish-grey and may taste putrid.
Sore throat conditions also respond well to Hamamelis virginiana, especially if the right side of the throat is more affected, with swollen and reddened tonsils. The sore throat may worsen in warm, moist air.
Additionally, there is a dryness of the lips and fauces, and the tonsils and fauces may appear congested with enlarged, varicose veins.
The patient may need to drink large quantities of water to facilitate swallowing.
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated for various chest conditions, particularly when there is haemoptysis, which is the coughing up of blood. This may be accompanied by a tickling cough and a taste of blood or sulphur.
Patients may experience a dull frontal headache and a sensation of fullness in the head, but their mind remains calm.
Stitches in the lower part of the lungs and a feeling of constriction across the chest may be present, which is aggravated by taking long or deep breaths.
Dull aching pain is constantly felt in the muscles of the left chest, and pain in the chest is aggravated when using the arms, particularly in the afternoon and evening. Lying down can be difficult due to congestion, leading to breathing problems.
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated for heart conditions, especially when there is palpitation.
Patients may experience a pricking pain in the region of the heart, as well as in the superficial veins of both arms. This remedy can be helpful in addressing such symptoms.
Hamamelis virginiana is indicated for various digestive issues. It can be a great remedy for acidity, particularly in cases where there is severe nausea after eating.
Nausea is accompanied by eructation’s and hiccoughs. Additionally, it helps with eructations after a meal, addressing both the sensation and taste of the food.
This remedy is effective for nausea, eructation’s, and violent hiccoughs, especially after consuming pork.
It can also relieve the subsequent burning sensation in the stomach and oesophagus, followed by cramp-like pains in the stomach and chest.
In some instances, nausea may be accompanied by vertigo, and lying still becomes necessary to prevent vomiting.
Hamamelis virginiana is also indicated for cases of haematemesis, where the vomited blood is black.
This condition is often associated with a sensation of trembling in the stomach, fullness, and gurgling in the abdomen.
Patients may experience feverish spells, along with a weak, cold, quick pulse, and profuse sweating.
Furthermore, this remedy can address colitis, especially when there is heaviness at the back of the stomach and pain along the spinal column.
It can also alleviate violent, throbbing stomach cramps that occur after eating.
Hamamelis virginiana is a wonderful remedy for various digestive issues. It can help alleviate cramps in the stomach and transverse colon, which typically occur about two hours after a hearty dinner.
This remedy is also effective for addressing flatulence, accompanied by a burning sensation in the epigastrium and umbilicus, along with pain throughout the lower abdomen.
In cases of constipation, Hamamelis virginiana can be a valuable remedy when stools are hard and coated with mucus.
It is also indicated for dysentery, particularly when there is an unusually large amount of dark blood present, sometimes with small clots or patches within the mucus.
In the context of typhoid fevers, this remedy is known for its ability to address cases with large quantities of tar-like blood.
It is also a great choice for individuals experiencing piles that bleed profusely. These bleeding piles are often associated with a burning soreness, fullness, and weight in the anal area.
Patients may also complain of a sensation as if the back is about to break and may experience an urgent need to have a bowel movement. Itching at the anus can also be relieved with this remedy.
Hamamelis virginiana is a valuable remedy for addressing various urinary issues. When there is an increased desire to urinate, and the urine appears clear and copious, this remedy can offer relief.
In cases of urinary tract infections (UTI), it becomes an excellent choice when the urine is scanty and appears dark yellowish in color.
Hamamelis is also indicated for haematuria, a condition characterized by the presence of blood in the urine. In such cases, the remedy is particularly helpful when passive congestion of the kidneys is present, accompanied by dull pain in the renal region.
Irritation of the urethra, followed by a discharge and the odour of urea, can also be effectively treated with Hamamelis virginiana.
Hamamelis virginiana is a valuable remedy for addressing various male concerns. It is indicated for nocturnal emissions that occur without the individual’s awareness, often accompanied by headaches and a depressed state of mind.
Men experiencing frequent erections with a strong desire for intimacy can benefit from this remedy.
Hamamelis is also a remarkable choice for cases of severe neuralgic pains in the testicles, which can suddenly shift to the bowels, leading to nausea and faintness.
Pain that radiates down the spermatic cords into the testes can be effectively treated with Hamamelis.
In cases of orchitis, characterized by intense soreness and swelling of the testes, often accompanied by profuse cold sweat on the scrotum, Hamamelis virginiana is the remedy of choice.
This condition may progress to varicocele, a dilation of the testicular veins.
Hamamelis virginiana is a highly effective remedy for various female sexual organ issues. It is particularly useful in cases of dysmenorrhea, where individuals experience severe pain radiating through the lumbar and hypogastric region and down the legs.
This condition is often accompanied by a sense of fullness in the brain and bowels, leading to intense head pain, stupor, and deep sleep. Hamamelis can be especially beneficial when varicose veins are present.
For active uterine hemorrhage characterized by bright red blood, Hamamelis is a top choice. It’s also valuable for addressing metrorrhagia, where there is passive blood flow, typically venous blood, which can lead to anemia.
In cases of amenorrhea, Hamamelis can be indicated when there is vicarious bleeding from the nose or stomach. These individuals may experience constipation and varicose veins on their legs.
Hamamelis can help manage leucorrhea accompanied by significant vaginal tenderness and bloody discharge.
Additionally, it is beneficial for vaginismus, where intense soreness and prurigo (itching) of the vulva are prominent.
In cases of ovaritis following a physical blow, individuals may experience diffuse and agonizing soreness throughout the entire abdomen.
The menstrual cycle can become irregular, with an exacerbation of symptoms during menstruation, often leading to urinary retention. Hamamelis virginiana can provide effective relief in such situations.
Hamamelis virginiana is an excellent remedy for individuals with a gouty diathesis, characterized by a pervasive tired feeling in the arms and legs.
This is often accompanied by profound lassitude and weariness affecting not only the limbs but other parts of the body as well.
In cases of rheumatism, particularly when the muscles exhibit marked soreness and a bruised sensation in the upper arms and shoulders, Hamamelis proves to be highly effective. These symptoms typically worsen with movement.
The remedy is indicated for severe, aching rheumatic pain localized at the top of the left shoulder, under the right scapula, and on the right side of the chest below the arms.
These pains tend to worsen during the day and while at rest, but they are notably absent during the night.
Individuals experiencing stiffness in their arms and shoulders, coupled with tenderness in the right biceps and worsened by pressure, can find relief with Hamamelis.
It is also beneficial for intense pain extending from the back of the right hand to the shoulder joint.
In cases of soreness developing in the thumbnail, with pus discharge following a slight knock, Hamamelis is the remedy of choice.
Sore pain in the right femur is another indication for this remedy, often associated with soreness in the femoral vessels, extending to the middle of the thigh.
Varicose veins and knee weakness in the afternoon can also be effectively addressed with Hamamelis. Individuals may experience a forcing feeling in the varices, with veins that are sensitive and dilated.
Hamamelis virginiana is an effective remedy for rheumatism of the scapula, where individuals may experience tearing pains across the small of the back.
There is a sensation of fullness in the joints of the legs, and the small of the back can feel as if it is on the verge of breaking.
The remedy is also indicated for sore pain along the cervical vertebrae, accompanied by a persistent dull ache beneath the angle of the left scapula. These symptoms can be alleviated with Hamamelis.
Hamamelis virginiana is an excellent remedy for fever. Individuals who experience a chilly feeling when going to bed and dread the onset of fever can benefit from this remedy.
Chills may creep over the body when exposed to open air, running up the legs and the head, causing a sensation of stuffiness and dull pain over the eye area.
At night, there may be fever with hot hands and a burning sensation in the eyelids upon closing them.
Sweating is profuse after lying down, especially at night, and the pulse becomes accelerated and full. Hamamelis virginiana can provide relief for these fever-related symptoms.
Hamamelis virginiana is a valuable remedy for individuals prone to varicose veins. It is characterized by prickling and stinging sensations in the veins, muscles, and skin.
This remedy is particularly indicated for varicose veins and associated ulcers, where there is a sensation of stinging, pricking, and bruised soreness.
It can provide relief and support for these symptoms, making it a top choice for varicose vein-related discomfort.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor improves the condition of the disease.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Hamamelis virginiana gets aggravated by motion, mental or physical strain, warmth, moist air, touch, afternoon, and bending forward.
The conditions of the Hamamelis virginiana get better when goes outdoor and in the open air.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Hamamelis virginiana are Ferrum metallicum and Ferrum phosphoricum.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Hamamelis virginiana in haemorrhoids are Calc fluorica; Aloe Socotrine; Muriatic acid.
In cases of varicose veins, it is similar to Mangifera indica.
Hamamelis virginiana antidotes the ill effects of coffee and other stimulants.
The bad effects of Hamamelis virginiana are antidoted by Arnica.
Hamamelis Virginiana Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Hamamelis Virginiana 30 Uses
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
It is of great value in the treatment of meningitis, varicose veins, and backache.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Hamamelis virginiana match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7 days or every 15 days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Hamamelis virginiana and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potencies. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Hamamelis virginiana is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with haemorrhages.
It is mainly used to relieve symptoms of bleeding from any part of the body, cut wounds, and injuries and should only be given when all the symptoms of Hamamelis virginiana are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Hamamelis virginiana works well to treat conditions like rheumatism of scapula and varicose ulcers, it has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from such conditions.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Enteric fever
- Gastric ulcer
- Hemorrhagic diathesis
- Menstruation, disorders
- Nose, bleeding
- Ovaries- affections
- Scapula, rheumatism
- Testicles inflamed.
- Varicose veins
Hamamelis Virginiana Side Effects
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Hamamelis virginiana are seen mostly vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Arnica.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment.
Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.