Veratrum Viride 30, 200, Q – Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

Veratrum Viride 30, 200, Q - Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Veratrum Viride is a small but powerful remedy. When fresh extract from the root of the plant 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 Dr.Burt

It is commonly known as Green Hellebore. Its juice extract from the fresh roots of a plant is taken, which is further potentized and Dilutions are prepared with alcohol.

It is characterized by suddenness, bursting, sensations, and pains surging upwards which threaten life and shatter the cranium.

It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom. It acts especially on the brain, heart, blood vessels,pneumo-gastric nerves, lungs, and base of the brain.

It is an invaluable remedy in the treatment of migraine, epilepsy, meningitis, acute rheumatism, and sunstroke.

The Mother Tincture of Veratrum Viride is made from fresh roots gathered in autumn.

Mother Tincture and trituration of the fresh root of the American hellebore plant is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.

The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Veratrum viride an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.

Veratrum Viride Constitution /Personality Veratrum Viride is a remedy, best suited for people with plethoric habits, with a bloated and livid face.

It is suited to people who are thermally hot, and who have complaints about the sun, going out in the sun’s rays, and going from hot to cold.

It is adapted to a person who is full-blooded and suffers from severe headaches and a low pulse rate.

Guiding symptoms of Veratrum Viride

Veratrum Viride is one of the best remedies for acute diseases that occur suddenly, especially in the brain causing fullness, tension, throbbing, and bursting sensation.

There is a sudden onset of all the troubles as in Aconite and Belladonna

It is a top-listed remedy to be given when all the symptoms like headache, are worse in the sun or exposure to sun’s rays, useful in severe acute cases of severe headache and sunstroke.

It has been used clinically mainly in the treatment of menstrual troubles, all complaints occur from suppression of menses and lochia.

It is a wonderful remedy for headaches when there is a surging of blood to the head and a heart sensation of fullness in the head causing a heavy headache.

It is a wonderful remedy for stomach complaints when there is a disturbance in taste sensation, where everything tastes sweet.

There is a narrow,well-developed red streak right through the middle of the tongue, which is the red -strand of this drug.

It is used by many homeopaths in the treatment of weak hearts when there is depression of heartbeat and low pulse rate.

It is a great remedy for conditions of abnormality in pulse, the pulse is suddenly increasing and gradually decreasing below normal, slow, soft, weak, irregular and intermittent, low tension.

Medicine 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 

Veratrum Viride is a wonderful, remedy for mental conditions, the patient is, Loquacity, with the exaltation of ideas.

The patient is Quarrelsome.

It is a wonderful remedy for delirium the person gets furious, screams, howls, and strikes, and there is incessant muttering.

It is a great remedy for puerperal mania, he suffers from Carphology, and there is Fear; of seeing her physician; of being poisoned.

There is Suspiciousness about people around him.

Head symptoms 

Veratrum Viride is a great remedy for meningitis, it may be caused due to exposure to heat.

The onset of meningitis is sudden and violent, it is usually basilar meningitis, convulsion, dim vision, the head is retracted, pupils are dilated, tetanic convulsions, and cold and clammy perspiration.

There is a pain in the neck that cannot hold the head up. The patient has an increase in complaints of motion, raising the head, exposure to heat and cold, and cannot seat erect.

The patient feels better by remaining quiet, lying down, and rubbing.

It is a top-listed remedy for apoplexy, there is congestive apoplexy, the head is hot bloodshot eyes and thick speech, and a pulse is fully hard. The face is bloated livid, pale, and Hippocratic face with a red streak down the middle of the tongue.

It is a great remedy for sunstroke, the face flushed, the head full, the throbbing of arteries, the beating of pulse throughout the body, there is vertigo with nausea.

It is a great remedy in sunstrike when there is convulsive twitching of the facial muscles.

The patient is sensitive to sound, double vision, or partial vision.

It is a wonderful remedy for headaches caused by the sun’s rays, heat, extreme cold, and suppression of menses and lochia.

There is the sudden and violent onset of nervous sick headache congestion on suppressed menses. The patient suffers from intense apoplectic headaches, the throbbing of arteries, a head hot, and a face flushed.

There is aggravation by motion, raising the head, and warmth. The patient is better by remaining quiet, lying down, and tight bandaging.

It is a wonderful remedy for headache which is accompanied by nausea and vomiting with bloodshot eyes.

Nose symptoms

It is a wonderful remedy for coryza where the nose is pinched and blue. There is Catarrh and sneezing with profuse secretion of mucus from the nose.

There is Itching first of the right nostril and then the left.

Eyes symptoms

It is a great remedy for the eye, there is fullness, pressing heavy feeling in the eyes, severe shooting, and sudden pain in the left eye.

It is a wonderful remedy for eye aches in the upper part of the right orbit and pains directly over the right eye.

There is fullness about lids as after crying, the lids are heavy and sleepy, with profuse lachrymation.

It is a great remedy for the dimness of vision that feels as if scales over the eyes, unsteady; double; dim vision with faintness on rising.

It is a great remedy for visual symptoms like green circles around gas-light, and Immense green circles around candles.

It is a great remedy for Sudden blindness in the upper half of the visual field, patient cannot walk; if attempts it very faint and completely blind; obliged to keep a horizontal position at 2.20 p.m.

There is Photophobia and vertigo better by closing your eyes and resting your head in, the morning.

Ear symptoms

Veratrum Viride is a wonderful remedy for pain in the ears there is fullness and throbbing in the ears when used locally relieves earache.

There is earache with sleeplessness and restlessness, sometimes leaving the left ear and passing up to the vertex causing eyeballs to ache and the back of the head to be painful.

There are chills down the back and electric twitches in the fingers of both hands, affecting the tongue; temperature and pulse are high.

It is a wonderful remedy for deafness from moving quickly with faintness and ringing; humming in ears with sensitivity to noise.

Mouth symptom

Veratrum Viride is an important remedy when the tongue is white as if bleached, there is a white center, red edges, and tip; the strawberry-like appearance of the tongue, with a red center, edges yellow, feels scalded; red streak down the center; and the tongue is inclined to be dry.

It is a wonderful remedy for an acrid burning sensation in the mouth, with the faint odor of chloroform or ether in the mouth.

It is a wonderful remedy to control the great increase of saliva and mucus from the stomach and nose.

The Taste in a person’s mouth is like lime water; bitterish and peculiar, like the odor of a blend substance.

It is a great remedy for Loss of speech.

Face symptom

Veratrum Viride is indicated in cases of angina pectoris where the face is very pale with a cadaverous look it looks blue; Hippocratic; flushed.

It is a wonderful remedy for epilepsy with Locked-jaw during Convulsive attacks with twitchings of facial muscles.

The Mouth is drawn down at one corner, the Lips are dry, and the mucus of the mouth is thick. There is Phlegmonous erysipelas of the face and head.

Throat symptom

Veratrum Viride is indicated in conditions where are hiccough and dryness and heat in the throat, with severe burning in the fauces and esophagus, with constant inclination to swallow.

There is Numbness of fauces and spasms of the esophagus which is constant, violent, with or without rising of bloody frothy mucus; with violent hiccough.

There is the sense of a ball moving into the esophagus as far as the top of the sternum.  

Chest symptoms

Veratrum Viride is a wonderful remedy for cough which is common in the evening, tickling, spasmodic cough from just above the sternum. Cough is short; dry; hacking; loose, rattling, and aggravating on going from warm to cold.

It is a great remedy for asthma where respiration is difficult with nausea, respiration is slow between the vomiting spells; convulsive almost to suffocation.

There is oppressed breathing on attempting to walk, irregular bowels, sleeplessness; fulness, and heaviness in the splenic region, a history of ague in early life.

There is a desire to take a long deep inspiration and Sighing.

Heart symptom

It is a wonderful remedy for Congestion in the chest associated with Pricking pains in the region of the heart with headache, there is Constant burning distress in the region of the heart. There is Dull, hot, aching pain in the heart region, with Neuralgic pains in the heart.

It is a great remedy for Palpitation and dyspnoea with violent palpitation of the heart and faint feeling.

There is Faintness and biliousness; when rising from lying; from sudden motion; lying quietly.

The Pulse is slow, soft, and weak; irregular, intermittent; suddenly increases and gradually decreases below normal.

Stomach symptoms

Veratrum Viride is a great remedy for stomach disorders where there is Gastralgia, with a ravenous appetite; on waking.

The patient is very thirsty and drinks little, which is better for a short time.

It is a wonderful remedy for Hiccoughs: constant; exceedingly painful and violent, there are eructations frequent of wind: acrid, sour risings.

Nausea and dizziness, followed by the heat of the surface.

The Contents of the stomach are thrown off with a rumbling action without nausea, there is a sensation as if the stomach slowly contracting on its contents and forcing them into the esophagus, producing a sensation like a ball rising to the top of the sternum.

It is a wonderful remedy for vomiting with retching and agonizing pain, the least quantity of food causes violent vomiting.

The Vomiting is profuse, of thick, glairy mucus; of food; of bile; with collapse and cold sweat.

Abdomen and Rectum symptoms

Veratrum Viride is a wonderful remedy for abdominal colic there is dull, heavy aching in the region of the gallbladder; and umbilical region.

There is Neuralgic pain on the right side of the navel to the groin, in the umbilical region with severe cutting aching pains, with rumbling; dull aching; distress.

It is a wonderful remedy for peritonitis when the pulse is hard and firm, there is Pain and soreness across the abdomen just above the pelvis, and pain in the bowels run into the scrotum.

It is a wonderful remedy for crawling in the anus, there is tenesmus and diarrhea, copious and offensive stool, with burning of the anus and pale face; tenesmus and burning before and up to stool, not during and after, and better after stool.

The Stools are copious, light, mornings; mushy, with tenesmus and burning; bloody sometimes black in typhoid fever.

Urinary symptoms

Veratrum Viride has got wonderful action on the urinary organs, there is smarting in the urethra on urinating.

The urine is scanty; very clear; turbid, with reddish sediment, and scum.

Male symptoms

Veratrum Viride has got wonderful action on male Sexual organs there are pains in both testicles, and aggravation in the morning; sometimes shoots up into the abdomen.

Female symptoms 

Veratrum Viride has got wonderful action on the female sexual system, it is a great remedy for pelvic inflammatory disorders there as Congestion of pelvic organs, tenderness of the uterus sometimes fever; heat; restlessness; palpitation; local or general anesthesia.

It is a great remedy for Menstrual colic or dysmenorrhoea there is much nausea and vomiting and; a plethora; of cerebral congestion.

It is a great remedy for Membranous dysmenorrhoea, soreness as of a boil in the uterine region.

It is a great remedy for Amenorrhoea from exposure; chill, complete suppression of discharge, heavy pressive aching in the uterine region; intense pain in the head with heat and throbbing arteries; mind wandering, sobbing; tendency to hysteric spasms.

It is a great remedy for Puerperal convulsions with arterial excitement; cold, clammy sweat.

It is a great remedy for Puerperal fever, sudden suppression of milk, and lochia; quick, weak, or hard, bounding pulse, as after abortion there is retained placenta.

Hand and Leg symptoms

Veratrum Viride is a wonderful remedy for; paralysis of lower limbs there is a total loss of locomotion for some hours, and there are pains in either great trochanter when lying on it.

It is a wonderful remedy for severe pain in hip joints and condyles.

There are cramps in the legs, the sensation of cramps in gastrocnemii with the inability to exert them.

Back symptoms

Veratrum Viride is indicated to treat cervical spondylitis, there is

aching in my neck and shoulder, almost impossible to hold my head up.

The Muscles of the back are contracted, drawing pain in the head back.

Fever symptoms

Veratrum Viride is a wonderful remedy for fever, there are Cold shivers, in the head and feet cold and numbed, creeping up arms and legs as if enveloped in damp clothing.

The heat stage is followed by dizziness and nausea with icy coldness followed by the heat.

There is Feverishness; depression in mind and body, weak, pains in the shoulder and over the body as from influenza, with a prickling irritating rash on the forehead, face, and chest.

It is a great remedy for typhoid fever, there is a beef-steak tongue; with severe sickness, unable to retain any food, great prostration, and sinking at epigastrium.

Skin symptoms

It is a great remedy for gnawing and itching in several parts, there is Erythema, erysipelas, and the Congestive stage of exanthema. It is used locally, to relieve pains in erysipelas


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 Veratrum Viride gets aggravated when, in sun; exposure to sun rays, by motion, rising from bed, going from a hot to a cold place, sitting erect, being uncovered, and in winter.

Amelioration By

The conditions of the Veratrum Viride get better when keeping perfectly still, lying down, rubbing, and massaging.

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 Veratrum Viride are, Aconite and Belladonna.

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 Veratrum Viride are Digitalis and Sanguinaria.

Incompatible to

The remedies were incompatible with Veratrum Viride

It Antidotes 

Veratrum Viride antidotes the ill effects of coffee and other stimulants.

Antidoted by 

The bad effects of Veratrum Viride are antidoted by Camphor.

Veratrum Viride Uses, Dosage & Potencies

The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.

Veratrum Viride 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 heart disorders, and pneumonia.

This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen. 

Veratrum Viride 200 Uses

This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Veratrum Viride 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.

Veratrum Viride 1M Uses

This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Veratrum Viride 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.

Veratrum Viride Q (Mother Tincture) Uses

The mother tincture of Veratrum Viride is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic respiratory failure.

It is mainly used to relieve symptoms of sunstroke, and fever and should only be given when all the symptoms of Veratrum Viride 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. 

Veratrum Viride 3X/6X Uses

This lower potency of Veratrum Viride works well to treat the conditions like Apoplexy and headache and 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 Veratrum Viride  

  • Amenorrhoea
  • Apoplexy
  • Asthma
  • Bunions
  • Caecum-inflammation
  • Chilblains
  • Chorea
  • Congestion
  • Convulsions
  • Diplopia
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Erysipelas
  • Headache-nervous and sick
  • Heart-affections
  • Hiccough
  • Hyperpyrexia
  • Influenza
  • Malarial fever
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Menses- suppressed
  • Myalgia
  • Orchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Proctalgia
  • Puerperal convulsions
  • Puerperal mania
  • Congestion of Spleen
  • Sunstroke
  • Typhoid fever
  • Uterus- congestion

Veratrum Viride 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 Veratrum Viride are seen mostly vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Camphor.

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