Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
||False Hellebore, White Hellebore,
Yellow pheasant's eye
General description and domicile:
The False Hellebore is a very poisonous plant that is native to Europe and
northern Asia where it grows wild in damp sites on the sides of mountains. It is
a perennial foot-high plant very similar to the Anemone.
The pale green leaves are smooth on top but hairy underneath and has a pretty
cluster of bright red buttercup-like flowers on short spikes that grow from the
Warning: Extreme care must be taken when handling this
plant as very little contact with Veratrum can be fatal.
Part used and extraction:
The root is used, harvested before the flowering season.
Chopped and steeped in alcohol to obtain mother tincture
The Gauls used the poisonous sap of this plant to coat their arrows for
hunting and the war against the Romans.
Proved by Hahnemann
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treatment can be commenced. See
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Veratrum people are hyperactive, restless, haughty and aloof. They are very
critical of others and tend to reject any opinion other than their own.
When ill they become withdrawn and melancholy, restless and may tent to easy
tears and self pity.
Physical symptoms are: a weak immune system (catches colds easily), are easily
chilled, anemic, always thirsty and suffer from cold sweats.
Cold sweat, hyperactive, withdrawn, melancholy.
Used for treatment of:
Nausea (cold, clammy sweating)
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
See also our
Herbal page on Veratrum.
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