Hamamelis Virginica (Ham)

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Homeopathic Remedy Hamamelis Virginica (Ham)

Common Name : Witch-hazel

Kingdom : Plants

Natural Order : Hamamelaceae.

Habitat : United States and Canada.

Stage : Acute

Miasm : Psoric, Sycotic, Syphilitic

Thermal State: Hot

Action : NoPolycrest

Thirst : Thirsty, Thirstless, Large Quantity, Small Quantity

Sensitivity : High

Moon Phases :  First Quarter, Full Moon

Gender : Male, Female

Family : Hamamelidaceae

Source : Prepared from the tincture of stem, bark and leaves

Constitution: Haemorrhagic diathesis

Physiological Action

-It acts upon the coats of the veins causing relaxation with consequent engorgement.

-It causes passive venous hemorrhages from any part.

-It acts on male & female genital organs causing inflammation and neuralgia.

This agent is an astringent, styptic, sedative and tonic. It acts upon the veins much as Aconite dose upon the arteries, and results in venous congestions, and hemorrhages. Full doses produce a throbbing in the head.

THERAPEUTICS

This remedy should be studied where there is a VENOUS CONGESTION, passive venous HEMORRHAGE, VARICOSE VEINS, or HEMORRHOIDS when there is a soreness of the affected part, as if contused, and when there is a varicosis of different parts of the body that is attended by intense soreness. In varicose veins of the legs it is of service both locally and internally; also in varicose veins of the throat, when the veins are distended and the parts are of a bluish color,

there is more or less soreness of the parts and pain upon swallowing, with hawking and raising of mucus and blood. The patient takes cold easily especially in a warm, moist or a relaxing air, that favors venous stasis. HEMORRHOIDS, that bleed profusely, are sore and painful, and attended with burning, fullness and heaviness, as if he back would break. The anus feels sore and raw, and there is an urging as for stool, while the tumor is of a bluish color.

In PHLEBITIS with soreness it is of great service and may be applied locally in the form of a wet dressing, and given in internally.

It is useful in passive venous HEMORRHAGES that are dependent upon the condition of the blood – vessel, rather than upon an altered composition of the blood as is met with in lacerated and contused wounds, where it not only controls the hemorrhage, but removes the pain and soreness; also cases of EPISTAXIS where the flow is passive, long – lasting and may be traumatic or vicarious. It is also indicated in these cases when the flow is profuse from the nose, but is venous in character, relieving a distressing headache.

It should be remembered in hemoptysis, when the blood is venous. There may be a slight tickling that induces a cough, or it may be a without effort, or coughing.

The MENSES are profuse and dark and are attended with soreness in the abdomen. Following any traumatism if these parts, the menstruation is attended with great pain, uterine hemorrhage that appears as the result of riding in a carriage over rough ground or from severe jolting of the body. It relieves vaginismus, with intense soreness of the parts, also PRURIGO of the vulva, when the parts are of a dark purplish color.

HEMATURIA, HEMATOMYELIS and CHILBLAINS, when the parts are of bluish color, have been relieved by this remedy.

Subacute OVARITIS incident to pregnancy and menstruation, and gonorrheal infection, when the parts are very tender and there is great soreness of the abdomen, also in cases of OVARIAN NEURALGIA.

In cases if ORCHITIS, EPIDIDYMITIS and neuralgia of the testicle, when the organ is greatly inflamed, and extremely tender to touch, it should be employed both locally and internally.

A/F [Aliment From / Causation ] :

-Injuries from fall, blows, bruises

-Chronic effects of mechanical injuries

-Pregnancy

-From crowd in society

MODALITIES:

< Motion, jar

< In open air

< TOUCH

< Cold

< Warmth

< Wet weather

< Spring season

< 3 p.m.

< Physical exertion

< Before stools

< Constantly thinking of complaints

> Haemorrhage

MIND:

-Wants “the respect due to me” shown.

-Comprehension easy.

-Conversation desire for, sublime to hear.

-Dreams of bat flying in room causing fear.

-Dreams unpleasant.

-Fear of bats.

-Fear of death.

-Ideas abundant, clearness of mind morning after restless sleep.

-Sadness < 7 p.m.

-Thoughts clear, perception of anything shape or disproportion.

KEYNOTES:

1. Physical generals

TENDENCY OR ACTUAL HAEMORRHAGES.

HAEMORRHOIDS, BLEEDING PROFUSELY, WITH SORENESS.

SORE PAIN IN EYES AND VEINS.

MENSES DARK, PROFUSE, WITH SORENESS IN ABDOMEN. METRORRHAGIA, OCCURRING MIDWAY BETWEEN MENSTRUAL PERIODS.

VARICOSE VEINS; HARD; KNOTTY; SWOLLEN; PAINFUL SORE STINGING.

WEARINESS ON RISING, WITH VERTIGO; WORSE WHEN STANDING; WHEN WALKING; DESIRE TO LIE DOWN.

Blackness of the external parts. Gangrene.

Complaints of blood vessels. Pricking, sticking in blood vessels.

Congestion of blood.

Distension of blood vessels.

Food- < Fat, rich food, pork.

Desires pickles. Tobacco smoking.

Aversion to thinking of water.

HAEMORRHAGES DARK, BRIGHT RED, BLOOD DOES NOT COAGULATE.

INFLAMMATION OF BLOOD VESSELS.

Varicose veins distended, engorged during pregnancy.

Varicose ulcers during pregnancy.

Weakness, enervation, exhaustion, prostration, infirmity.

Weariness tendency for.

Tendency for lassitude.

Pain bursting, splitting, driven asunder in blood vessels.

PAIN PRESSING FROM WITHIN OUTWARDS AND SORE BRUISED EXTERNALLY.

Swelling of the joints.

2. Mind

Aversion to water < thinking of it.

Delusion will become insane with hammering over the left eye.

Fear of death in diarrhoea.

Respects, thinks he earns.

Tranquility, serenity, calmness in hemoptysis and haemorrhage.

Nose.

Herpes eruptions on the lower part of nose.

Coryza < 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Nose discharge produces green scabs, crusts.

EPISTAXIS IN THE MORNING, BLOOD DARK AND THIN.

Epistaxis from blows.

Epistaxis instead of menses- VICARIOUS MENSES. Epistaxis from suppressed menses.

Epistaxis with Purpura haemorrhagica.

Sensation of obstruction in the nose.

3. Ear

Hearing impaired.

Ear- discharge of blood from.

Buzzing, ringing in the ears < evening, 8 p.m. Pain in ears extends to finger ends. Aching, burning in ears > pressure.

4. Eyes

Eyes- weak, dim vision.

Ecchymosis, redness of eyes.

Eversion of lids.

Inflammation of eyes from injuries.

Lacrymation with neuralgia.

Eyes- Pain pressing outward > pressure.

Eyes- Sore, bruised tender.

Eyes sensitive to touch.

Tears acrid.

Eyes- Sensation as if eyes would melt away.

5. Head

Head pain from eyestrain.

Head pain with unconsciousness.

Head pain while stooping.

Head pain during sleep.

Head pain as if there is foreign body in the head & as if bolt passed through.

Head pain as from nail, As from plug, peg, wedge from.

Fullness in the head.

Head- Formication at the margin of hair.

Fullness in head with epistaxis when straining at stools.

Vertigo with nausea.

6. Mouth

Apthae at the tip of the tongue.

Vesicular eruptions on the tongue and under the tongue.

Mouth- Easy haemorrhage from gums, profuse from the extraction of teeth.

Pain tongue burnt as if.

Pressing pain in tongue.

Gums sore, swelling of the gums.

Varicose veins of tongue.

ENLARGED PAPILLAE AT THE BASE OF THE TONGUE.

BURNS OF TONGUE AND LIPS.

Tongue has Sulphur like taste.

Pain in teeth < warmth of room.

7. Throat

Blood oozing from throat.

Chronic inflammation of the throat.

VARICOSIS OF TONSILS, ESOPHAGUS, PHARYNX.

PAIN IN THROAT < COUGHING

8. Stomach

Stomach- heaviness at the back of stomach.

Hiccough & burning pain in stomach < eating pork.

Nausea during pain in testes.

Stomach- Cramping, griping, constricting pain < pork after.

Vomiting after plums.

VOMITING BLOOD INSTEAD OF MENSES.

9. Abdomen

Abdomen- pain, umbilicus < before stools.

ABDOMEN- CRAMPING, GRIPING PAIN AROUND THE UMBILICUS < BEFORE STOOLS, < RISING AFTER.

VARICES OF THE ABDOMINAL WALL.

Portal congestion of liver from haemorrhage.

Sore, bruised tenderness in abdomen, in abortions.

Abdomen-Varicose ulcers, bleeding.

10. Rectum

Constipation suppressed during menses.

Rectum- convulsive, spasmodic closure, constriction, contraction < before stools.

Dysentery, FULLNESS OF RECTUM.

Haemorrhage FROM RECTUM, BLACK, DARK DURING STOOLS.

BLUISH HAEMORRHOIDS. HAEMORRHOIDS AFTER PUERPERAL CONSTIPATION < COUGHING, SNEEZING. EXTERNAL HAEMORRHOIDS, ITCHING. Haemorrhoids very painful.

Bursting haemorrhoids.

SORE, RAW PAIN IN RECTUM.

Itching at anus. Tenesmus of anus.

Rectum- halo like red discolouration of congested anus.

11. Stools

Stools- Bloody, passive during typhoid, septic, zymotic diseases.

Stools- dry, hard covered with mucus.

Stools- odourless.

12. Renal system and urination

Bladder- Bleeding haemorrhoids.

Urging to urinate when pouring out liquid, water.

Can pass urine only when lying down.

Pain in kidney < motion.

Haemorrhage from urethra.

Urine bloody.

Urine scanty.

Bloody sediments in urine.

Urethra- blood flows after urination.

13. Male genital organs

Enlarged testes.

Impotency, wanting erection, penis relaxed when excited.

Flaccidity of male genitals.

Orchitis from contusion, suppressed gonorrhoea.

PAIN IN SPERMATIC CORD EXTENDING INTO TESTES < NIGHT.

Aching, crushed, stitching pain in testes.

Drawing, neuralgic, sore bruised pain in spermatic cord.

PAIN IN TESTES EXTENDING TO SPERMATIC CORD SUDDENLY EXTENDS TO STOMACH CAUSING NAUSEA.

Perspiration scrotum.

Pollution, tendency of seminal emission during sleep.

Varicocele from blows.

Tendency of pollution with dreams, feels as if not slept.

14. Female genital organs

HAEMORRHOIDS PAINFUL, NOT BLEEDING IN ABORTIONS, MISCARRIAGE.

Atony of uterus in metrorrhagia.

Congestion of ovaries.

Anteversion displacement of ovaries.

Metrorrhagia in threatening abortions.

Metrorrhagia after & during parturition.

Fibroid cyst from metrorrhagia.

MENSES BETWEEN METRORRHAGIA.

Dark, gushing, painless passive bleeding per vagina.

Pain in left ovary.

Ovaries- pain paroxysmal.

Uterus- pain < between the menses.

Sore tenderness between menses.

Vaginismus.

Varicose veins of vagina.

Menses intermittent daytime only.

Inflammation of ovaries from sexual excesses.

Leucorrhoea profuse.

Weakness from leucorrhoea.

Amenorrhoea.

Menses- first menses delayed in girls.

MENSES DARK.

Painful dysmenorrhoea with irritation of ovaries.

VICARIOUS MENSES FROM IRRITATION OF OVARIES.

Metrorrhagia with headache, hammering especially about the temples.

METRORRHAGIA FROM RIDING.

15. Larynx

Larynx- irritation in air passage with taste of blood.

Hoarseness < after rising, waking.

16. Respiration and cough

Respiration difficult < lying while.

Cough with bloody taste.

Expectoration bloody without cough or effort in puerperal fever, with headache.

17. Chest

Chest- constriction, tension, tightness in lower chest.

Chest- excoriation of nipples from rubbing.

haemorrhage PASSIVE FROM CHEST, MAMMAE, NIPPLES.

Heart- stitching pain.

Sore pain in nipples.

Chest- cramp < Eating pork.

Aching in sides of chest using arms.

18. Face

Face- coldness.

Inflammation of parotid gland, metastasis to testes.

Burns of lips.

Burning pain in lips.

Face- stitching pain.

Face- herpes eruptions of lower part of nose.

19. Back

Back- coldness, chill.

Back- cervical pain < before menses.

Boring in back.

Back- lumbar region pain as if back would break.

Dragging pain in lumbar back.

Back- sore, bruised, beaten in cervical, lumbar region.

Back- pain aching lumbar region after emissions.

20. Extremities

Coldness of extremities.

FULLNESS OF LEG JOINTS.

Heat of leg.

Heaviness of upper limbs.

Stiffness of shoulder.

NUMBNESS OF LEG < RIDING WHILE, < COLD WIND.

INFLAMMATION, SWELLING OF VEINS OF LIMBS- VARICOSE VEINS.

Varicose veins during pregnancy.

VARICES OF THIGH, LEG.

Varices in lower leg bleeding, inflamed, painful, stinging & sensitive.

Weakness of legs afternoon 1 p.m.

Dread of motion of leg.

Coldness of leg < open air.

Coldness of hip < 9 a.m.

Vicarious menses with lower leg varices < jar.

Rheumatic pain in shoulder.

Sore bruised joints < motion.

Pain in back of hand extending to shoulder.

Aching pain in lower limb during pregnancy.

21. Sleep

Sleepiness from contraction of eyelids.

Waking from nausea.

Sleep disturbed by dreams < 5 a.m.

Sleep- waking frequent with thinking of business.

Sleep short.

22. Fever

Continuous fever.

23. Skin

Ecchymosis of skin.

SKIN- STINGING, PRICKING PAIN.

Hemorrhagic idiopathic.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY:

-It produces passive hemorrhages.

-VENOUS CONGESTION, HEMORRHAGES, VARICOSE VEINS, AND HEMORRHOIDS, WITH BRUISED SORENESS OF AFFECTED PARTS, IS THE SPECIAL SPHERE OF THIS REMEDY.

-Great value in open, painful wounds, with weakness from loss of blood after operations.

-More exhaustion in contrast to the discharge of the blood.

-Injuries with extravasations.

-Injuries from blows, cuts, lacerations, operations.

-Tendency for miscarriages, threatening abortions.

CLINICAL:

Anaemia, Haemorrhoids, Orchitis, Varicocele, Purpura, Varicose veins, Milk leg, Open wounds, which are bleeding, Burns, Bruises, Threatened abortion, Hematemesis, Epistaxis, Hematuria, Menorrhagia, Phlebitis, MILK LEG,

Cancerous affections, External dropsy, Portal stasis, Pylestasis, Scurvy, Scorbutus, Apoplexy of retina, Traumatic and granular conjunctivitis, Ulceration of conjunctiva, Vascular goitre, Injuries of pelvic organs, Acute hematocele, Inflammatory hydrocele, Inflammation of scrotum, epididymis, Phimosis, Haematocele, pelvic, Tuberculosis of lungs, METRORRHAGIA.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS:

Complementary : Ferr.

Compare : Aesc, Arn, Bov, Calen, Chlol, Clem-vit, Coll, Erig, Galium, Lycps, Senec, Sul-ac, Tril.

Antidoted By : Arn, Camph, Chin, Puls.

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