Hamamelis Virginiana 30, 200, Q – Uses & Side Effects

Hamamelis Virginiana 30, 200, Q - Uses and Side Effects

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.

When a fresh bark of twigs with the root of the plant is chopped and pounded, then the pulp is used in adequate proportion, potentized, and proved according to the doctrine of proving it becomes one of the most valuable remedies in the field of homeopathy.

It was proved and introduced to homeopathy by Hering.

It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom. It is a plant named Witch Hazel. It belongs to the family Hamamelaceae.

Its pulp extract from the fresh twigs and roots of the plant is taken, a resinoid, Hamamelin, is also prepared which is further potentized and Dilutions are prepared with alcohol.

Mother Tincture and trituration of the fresh twigs and roots of the plant is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.

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 a remedy, best suited for people with hemorrhagic diathesis and who suffer from diseases like phlebitis, varicosis, hemorrhoids, and venous hemorrhage.

Guiding Symptoms of Hamamelis Virginiana

Hamamelis virginiana is one of the best remedies for acute bleeding from any orifice or open wound, with blood being dark, passive, and non-coagulable.

It is indicated when there is intense soreness of the affected parts, the part from which the blood flows feels sore and bruised.

It is a wonderful remedy for scapula rheumatism when there is pain at the top of the left shoulder blade and under the right shoulder blade which is worse during the day but is absent during the night, Hamamelis is nearly a specific medicine.

Motion and exertion in general aggravate the trouble.

All complaints are aggravated by the open air and rainy weather.

All the ailments are from trauma or injury, and hemorrhages.

Overall it is a top-listed remedy for Venous congestion, hemorrhages, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids, with bruised soreness of affected parts.

It is a wonderful remedy for its action on blood vessels, it acts upon the coats of the veins causing relaxation with consequent engorgement, in cases of passive venous hemorrhages from any part.

It is a wonderful remedy for open, painful wounds, with weakness from loss of blood.

Hamamelis Virginiana Uses

This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-

Mind symptoms 

Hamamelis virginiana is a wonderful, remedy for mental conditions, the mind is sad, and fearful due to physical conditions, and the patient is worried and has a constant fear of being hurt and getting injured which will result in bleeding.

Head symptoms 

Hamamelis virginiana is a great remedy for headaches there is a feeling of a bolt from temple to temple.

There is a headache with fullness in the head, followed by epistaxis. There is severe numbness over the frontal bone.

Nose symptoms

It is a wonderful remedy for nasal catarrh, there is a pain in the nose, and it is over-sensitive to smell.

There is a Bad smell from the nose, with sneezing spells, and watery, excoriating burning discharge.

The Nose feels stopped up, and it is a wonderful remedy for Epistaxis, blood flow is passive and non-coagulable.

It is a great remedy when Epistaxis, is with a feeling of tightness of the bridge of the nose and crowding pressure in the forehead between the eyes.

It is a curative remedy for epistaxis when the nosebleed clears her head and affords great relief, with profuse blood that flows from the nose, blood is venous; of the idiopathic cause or blood flow is vicarious.

Eyes symptoms

It is a great remedy for the eye, there is the painful weakness of the eyes.

There is sore pain in the eyes with a bloodshot appearance of the eye; inflamed vessels are greatly injected.

It is a wonderful remedy for glaucoma and hastens the absorption of intraocular hemorrhage, and the eyes feel forced out.

Ear symptoms

Hamamelis virginiana is a wonderful remedy for temporary deafness in the ears where the deafness in the right ear, passes off by noon.

It is a wonderful remedy for bleeding in the right ear, also nose-bleeds, which clears her head, relieving her headache.

It is a wonderful remedy for buzzing and, ringing in the ears.

Mouth symptom

Hamamelis virginiana is an important remedy for mouth conditions with a Metallic taste and the tongue is coated white.

It is a remedy for a scalding sensation on the tongue, there are blisters on the sides of the tongue; canker spots near the tip.

It is a wonderful remedy for sharp, lancinating pain in teeth along the molar teeth, extending to the malar bone; also in the temporal region.

It is a great remedy for teeth ache, one can scarcely sleep, yet the teeth are not decayed.

the teeth pains are aggravated in a warm room.

It is a wonderful remedy for inflammation of gum they are sore, painful, swollen; bleed easily; with dark fluid.

There is passive venous hemorrhage after the extraction of teeth.

Face symptom

Hamamelis virginiana is indicated in cases where the face is having burning sensation in the right cheek.

There are occasional shooting pains along the right superior maxillary to the malar bone.

The facial muscles feel sore and stiff along with dryness of lips, the lips are dry, sore, and cracked.

Throat symptom

Hamamelis virginiana is indicated in conditions where there is hoarseness in the throat on arising; the person is awoken hoarse.

It is a wonderful remedy for blockage in the throat when lying, the patient feels as if there is a smothering sensation.

It is a wonderful remedy for tickling cough, there is the taste of blood on waking. There is a dry cough, with severe stinging in the uvula, as if it would break.

There is expectoration of thick, yellowish, or greenish-grey, tasting putrid.  

There is severe stinging in the uvula as if it would break when he coughs along with dryness of the lips and fauces, tonsils and fauces are congested, the veins are enlarged, varicose; must drink large quantities of water to assist deglutition.

It is a wonderful remedy for sore throat with aggravation on the right side, right side tonsils are more swollen; reddened. Sore throat is aggravated in warm, moist air.

Chest symptom

It is a wonderful remedy for chest conditions where there is hemoptysis, tickling cough and, with a taste of blood, or of sulfur; dull frontal headache; tightness of the chest; cannot lie down, because of difficulty breathing from congestion.

There is fullness in the head the mind is calm.

There are stitches in the lower part of the lungs, the sensation of constriction across the chest, with aggravation by a long or deep breath.

There is dull aching pain in the chest which is constantly present in the muscles of the left chest, and pain in the chest when using arms, in the afternoon and evening.

Heart symptom

It is a wonderful remedy for heart conditions when there is palpitation.

There is pricking pain in the region of the heart and superficial veins of both arms.

Stomach symptoms

Hamamelis virginiana is a great remedy for

It is a wonderful remedy for acidity where.

It is a great remedy for nausea after eating, nausea is severe and must keep quiet, with eructations and hiccoughs.

It is a wonderful remedy for eructations after a meal and the taste of the food.

It is a great remedy for nausea, with eructations and violent hiccoughs after pork, followed by burning in the stomach and esophagus; later, cramp pains in the stomach and chest.

Sometimes nausea is accompanied by vertigo and one must lie still to prevent vomiting.

There is nausea, and headache in the frontal bone upon awakening, there is nausea and inclination to vomit after a meal.

It is a wonderful remedy for haematemesis, blood is black; sensation of trembling in the stomach, or fullness and gurgling in the abdomen.

There are feverish spells with; weak, cold, quick pulse, and profuse sweat.

It is a wonderful remedy for colitis with heaviness at the back of the stomach; pain back of the stomach, along the spinal column.

There are violent throbbing stomach cramps in the stomach after eating.

Abdomen and Rectum symptoms

Hamamelis virginiana is a wonderful remedy for cramps in the stomach and transverse colon two hours after a hearty dinner.

It is a wonderful remedy for flatulence, with burning in the epigastrium and umbilicus, and pain all around the lower abdomen.

It is a wonderful remedy for constipation where the stools are costive; hard, and coated with mucus.

It is a wonderful remedy for dysentery when the amount of blood is unusually large; dark, with small clots, or patches through the mucus.

It is a wonderful remedy for large quantities of tar-like blood in cases of typhoid fevers.

It is a great remedy for piles that are bleeding profusely; with burning soreness, fullness, and weight; the back feels as if it would break along with urging to stool. There is itching at the anus.

Urinary symptoms

Hamamelis virginiana has got wonderful action on the urinary organs, it is indicated when there is an increased desire to urinate, the urine is clear and copious.

It is a wonderful remedy for UTI, the urine is scanty, and dark yellowish colored urine.

It is a wonderful remedy for Haematuria with passive congestion of the kidneys; with dull pain in the renal region.

There is irritation of the urethra, followed by a discharge and odor of urea.

Male symptoms

Hamamelis virginiana has got wonderful action on male problems like emissions at night, without being aware of it along with headache, and depression of mind.

It is a wonderful remedy for erections with a great desire for an embrace.

It is a wonderful remedy for severe neuralgic pains in testicles suddenly shifting to the bowels, causing nausea and faintness.

There is pain running down the spermatic cords into the testes.

It is a wonderful remedy for orchitis with profuse cold sweat on the scrotum; capillary stasis, there is intense soreness and swelling, progressing to Varicocele.

Female symptoms 

Hamamelis virginiana has got wonderful action on the female sexual organs, it is useful in dysmenorrhoea, with severe pains through the lumbar and hypogastric region and down the legs.

There is fullness of the brain and bowels, with severe pain through the whole head, causing stupor, deep sleep, and varicose veins.

It is a great remedy for active uterine hemorrhage where the blood is bright red.

It is a wonderful remedy for metrorrhagia, with passive blood flow, of venous blood; leading to anemia.

It is a wonderful remedy for amenorrhoea, but there is vicarious bleeding from the nose or stomach; costive; varies on legs.

It is a remedy for leucorrhoea, with great tenderness of the vagina; flow bloody.

It is a great remedy for vaginismus, with intense soreness; prurigo of the vulva.

It is a remedy for ovaritis after a blow; there is diffused agonized soreness over the whole abdomen; the menses are irregular, and there is aggravation at the time of menses; with retention of urine.

Hand and Leg symptoms

Hamamelis virginiana is a wonderful remedy for gouty diathesis, there is a tired feeling in arms and legs, with great lassitude and weariness of the limbs and elsewhere.

It is a wonderful remedy for rheumatism, with great soreness of the muscles, bruised feeling in the upper arms and shoulder, and aggravation from motion.

There is dreadful aching rheumatic pain at top of the left shoulder, under the right scapula, and right side of the chest under the arms, these symptoms are aggravated during the day and at rest; absent during the night.

It is a wonderful remedy for stiffness in arms and shoulders, with the tenderness of the right biceps, and aggravation by pressure.

It is a wonderful remedy for violent pain in the back of the right hand to the shoulder joint.

It is a wonderful remedy for the thumbnail becoming sore, pus discharges after a slight knock.

It is a wonderful remedy for sore pain in the right femur, muscles of the thighs are sore as if bruised. There is soreness in the femoral vessels to the middle of the thigh.

It is a wonderful remedy for varicose veins with weakness of knees, in the afternoon.

There is a Forcing feeling in the varices; veins are sensitive and dilated.

Back symptoms

Hamamelis virginiana is indicated to treat rheumatism of the scapula, there are tearing pains across the small of the back with the fullness of joints of legs, and the small of the back feels as if it would break.

It is a wonderful remedy for sore pain down the cervical vertebrae, there is a dull pain, constantly under the angle of the left scapula.

Fever symptoms

Hamamelis virginiana is a wonderful remedy for fevers there is a chilly feeling on going to bed; dreaded an attack of fever.

The cold creeps in the open air chills run up the legs, and head as if it is stopped up, and dull pain over the orbit.

There is chilliness over back and hips, extending down the extremities.

It is a wonderful remedy for fever at night; the hands are hot, burning in the eyelids on closing them.

There is sweat freely at night, after lying down, and the pulse is accelerated and full.

Skin symptoms

It is a great remedy for people who are subject to varicose veins, there is prickling stinging in veins, muscles, and skin, with phlebitis; and prickling pains.

It is a top-listed remedy for Varicose veins and ulcers, with stinging or pricking and bruised soreness.


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.

Aggravated By

The condition of Hamamelis virginiana gets aggravated by motion, mental or physical strain, warmth, moist air, touch, afternoon, and bending forward.

Amelioration By

The conditions of the Hamamelis virginiana get better when out the door and in the open air.

Relationship with Other Medicine

Complementary Medicines

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.

Similar Medicines

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 hemorrhoids are Calc fluorica; Aloe Socotrine; Muriatic acid .

In cases of varicose veins, it is similar to Mangifera indica.

It Antidotes 

Hamamelis virginiana antidotes the ill effects of coffee and other stimulants.

Antidoted by 

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. 

Hamamelis Virginiana 200 Uses

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.

Hamamelis Virginiana 1M Uses

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.

Hamamelis Virginiana Q (Mother Tincture) Uses

The mother tincture of Hamamelis virginiana is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with hemorrhages.

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. 

Hamamelis Virginiana 3X/6X Uses

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.

Clinical Indication of Hamamelis Virginiana

  • Abortion
  • Black-eye
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Chilblains
  • Enteric fever
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Haematemesis
  • Haematuria
  • Hemorrhagic diathesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Leucorrhoea
  • Melaena
  • Menstruation, disorders
  • Nose, bleeding
  • Ovaries- affections
  • Rheumatism
  • Scapula, rheumatism
  • Scurvy
  • Small-pox
  • Testicles inflamed.
  • Ulcers
  • Varicocele
  • Varicose veins
  • Wounds

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.

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