Produces a condition of sensorial depression. Sees, hears, tastes imperfectly, and general muscular weakness, which may go on to complete paralysis, accompanied by dropsical effusions. Hence, a remedy in low states of vitality and serious disease. Characteristic aggravation from 4 to 8 pm (Lycop). Sinking sensation. State of effusion in hydrocephalus. Mania of a melancholy type.
Helleborus niger treatment for Mind ailments: Slow in answering. Thoughtless; staring. Involuntary sighing. Complete unconsciousness. Picks lips and clothes.
Helleborus niger treatment for Head ailments: Forehead wrinkled in folds. Cold sweat. Stupefying headache. Rolls head day and night; moaning, sudden screams. Bores head into pillow; beats it with hands. Dull pain in occiput, with sensation of water swashing inside. Headache culminates in vomiting.
Helleborus niger treatment for Eyes ailments: Eyeballs turn upwards; squinting, vacant look. Pupils dilated. Eyes wide open, sunken. Night-blindness.
Helleborus niger treatment for Nose ailments: Dirty, dry nostrils. Rubs nose. Smell diminished. Nose pointed.
Helleborus niger treatment for Face ailments: Pale, sunken. Cold sweat. Wrinkled. Neuralgia on left side; parts so tender he cannot chew.
Helleborus niger treatment for Mouth ailments: Horrible smell from mouth. Lips dry and cracked. Tongue red and dry. Falling of lower jaw. Meaningless picking of lips. Grinding of teeth. Chewing motion. Greedily swallows cold water, though unconscious. Child nurses greedily, with disgust for food. Ptyalism, with sore corners of mouth.
Helleborus niger treatment for Abdomen ailments: Gurgling, as if bowels were full of water. Swollen, painful to touch.
Helleborus niger treatment for Stool ailments: Jelly-like, white mucus; involuntary.
Urine:Suppressed; scanty, dark; coffee-grounds sediment. Frequent urging. Child cannot urinate. Bladder overdistended.
Helleborus niger treatment for Respiratory ailments: Frequent sighing. Respiration irregular. Chest constricted; gasps for breath. Hydrothorax (Merc sulph).
Extremities:Automatic motion of one arm and leg. Limbs heavy and painful. Stretching of limbs. Thumb drawn into palm (Cupr). Vesicular eruption between fingers and toes.
Helleborus niger treatment for Sleep ailments: Sudden screams in sleep. Soporous sleep. Cri encephalique. Cannot be fully aroused.
Helleborus niger treatment for Skin ailments: Pale, dropsical, itching. Livid spots on skin. Sudden, watery, swelling of skin. Falling off of hair and nails. Angio-neurotic oedema.
Helleborus niger treatment for Modalities ailments: Worse, from evening until morning, from uncovering.
Helleborus niger treatment for Relationship ailments: (Hellebor faetidus, or, Polymnia-Bear's foot--Acts especially on spleen (Ceanothus); also rectum and sciatic nerve. Splenic pains extend to scapula, neck and head, worse left side and evening; chronic ague cake; hypertrophied uterus; glandular enlargements; hair and nails falling off; skin peeling). Hellebor orientalis (salivation).
Antidote: Camphor; Cinch.
Helleborus niger treatment for Compare ailments: Threatening effusion; Tuberc; Apis; Zinc; Opium; Cinch; Cicuta; Iodoform.
Helleborus niger treatment for Dose ailments: Tincture, to third potency.