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Veratrum


Presentation

  • We present six cases of poisoning due to ingestion of Veratrum viride (false hellebore) and review the physiology of veratrum alkaloids.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • No matter where found, or in connection with whatever disease, if this collapse is present, and especially if the grand keynote, " COLD SWEAT ON FACE AND FOREHEAD ," is present, we may give this remedy with full confidence that it will do all that CAN[vithoulkas.com]
  • We present a case of accidental poisoning from Veratrum parviflorum mistaken for the edible Allium tricoccum (ramps, wild leek).[tandfonline.com]
  • (Wetland indicator code: FACW) New England Distribution and Conservation Status Distribution Connecticut present Maine present Massachusetts present New Hampshire present Rhode Island present Vermont present Conservation Status Exact status definitions[gobotany.newenglandwild.org]
  • Even ingesting a small amount can be lethal due to toxic steroidal alkaloids present, especially in roots, shoots, and rhizomes.[centralcoastbiodiversity.org]
Vomiting
  • Vomiting, a fall in blood pressure and bradycardia were observed. The outcome was favourable in both cases, producing a cure without sequellae.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • vomiting; forcible vomiting; during vertigo, dizziness vomiting; violent vomiting; black vomiting; frothy vomiting; green vomiting; sour vomiting; water vomiting; yellow more ...[abchomeopathy.com]
  • Other indications for its use include cold sweat - particularly on the forehead, thirst, profuse rice water stools, profuse vomiting, and vomiting and diarrhea that can be virtually simultaneous.[homeopathyworks.com]
  • Menstrual cramps with coldness, prostration. vomiting and diarrhea.[homeopathyforwomen.org]
Nausea
  • Nausea and vomiting also occur typically after ingestion. Atropine is the mainstay of therapy, but pressors may be required to maintain blood pressure. Cases of veratrum poisoning have not been widely reported in the emergency medicine literature.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Cocculus – Indications for this remedy include nausea or motion sickness, dizziness, palpitations, headache, numbness, and an empty or hollow feeling in various parts of the body.[homeopathyonline.org.uk]
  • Veratrum Album Useful for: Key Symptoms: HEAT EXHAUSTION Pallor Nausea Prostration Pulse feeble & rapid Clammy sweat Weakness SUDDEN COLLAPSE Extreme coldness, blueness & weakness Cold sweat, especially on forehead HEADACHE With nausea, vomiting & diarrhea[elixirs.com]
  • Good old nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea round out the gastrointestinal system. Fun times, fun times.[naturespoisons.com]
Diarrhea
  • Menstrual cramps with coldness, prostration. vomiting and diarrhea.[homeopathyforwomen.org]
  • Also remember Veratrum Album when diarrhea, vomiting, headache comes simultaneous with subsequent severe weakness.[elixirs.com]
  • Veratrum album is a homeopathic remedy often used for individuals suffering with profuse and often violent diarrhea and vomiting accompanied by a great coldness and weakness.[homeopathyworks.com]
  • Description: Veratrum Album (White Hellebore) is a homeopathic remedy useful when diarrhea and vomiting occur simultaneously and individual is experiencing cold sweat and feels faint.Homeopathic Medicine. Diarrhea with Vomiting.[purenaturenutrition.com]
Abdominal Pain
  • Following the ingestion of Veratrum alkaloids, expected signs and symptoms include vomiting and abdominal pain, followed by cardiovascular effects such as bradycardia, hypotension and cardiac conduction abnormalities and death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • pain, numbness, headache, sweating, muscle weakness, bradycardia, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmia, and seizures. [9] Treatment for poisoning includes gastrointestinal decontamination with activated charcoal followed by supportive care including antiemetics[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Symptoms typically occur between 30 minutes and 4 hours after ingestion and include nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, numbness, headache, sweating, muscle weakness, bradycardia, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmia, and seizures. DO NOT EAT![ballyrobertgardens.com]
Abdominal Cramps
  • He develops painful abdominal cramps. The main indications It can be used to treat diarrhoea with abundant stools, dehydration and stomach cramps.[homeopathy-information.com]
Muscle Weakness
  • weakness, bradycardia, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmia, and seizures. [9] Treatment for poisoning includes gastrointestinal decontamination with activated charcoal followed by supportive care including antiemetics for persistent nausea and vomiting,[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Symptoms typically occur between 30 minutes and 4 hours after ingestion and include nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, numbness, headache, sweating, muscle weakness, bradycardia, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmia, and seizures. DO NOT EAT![ballyrobertgardens.com]
Withdrawn
  • Clinically, various Veratrum extracts were marketed for clinical use as antihypertensive drugs, but because of their narrow therapeutic index were withdrawn from the market.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Veratrum alb (white hellebore) As for the individuals who can get the most from Veratrum, their mental/emotional state can vary between being withdrawn, brooding, inactive, indifferent and silent or being frenzied with excitement, extremely talkative,[1-800homeopathy.com]
  • At home she chatters away and is outgoing, at school she refuses to speak at all and is withdrawn. Day after remedy was speaking at school. Mirrilli: Delusion he is dumb.[homeopathyonline.org.uk]
Headache
  • Also remember Veratrum Album when diarrhea, vomiting, headache comes simultaneous with subsequent severe weakness.[elixirs.com]
  • Coldness; top of head (vertex) Headache Headache, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, pale face Pain, headache; top of head (vertex) Scalp Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead perspiration; forehead; cold perspiration; forehead; during fever perspiration[abchomeopathy.com]
  • INTRODUCTION: Veratrum album (white or false hellebore) is a poisonous plant containing steroidal alkaloids that cause nausea, vomiting, headache, visual disturbances, paresthesia, dizziness, bradycardia, atrioventricular block, hypotension, and syncope[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Veratrum Viride is best used to treat : Congestion of Lungs Acute Rheumatic Fever with Scanty Red Urine Sick Headache with violent Nausea and Vomiting Basilar Meningitis Cerebrospinal Disease Twitching[herbpathy.com]
  • […] small, downy, yellow-green flowers on branching stem Site: Swamps, wet woods, meadows Family: Liliaceae Origin: USA, NC Distribution: Mountains Poison Part: All parts Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion Symptoms: Burning of mouth and throat, salivation, headache[plants.ces.ncsu.edu]
Ataxia
  • Congenital deformities in lambs, calves, and goats resulting from maternal ingestion of Veratrum californicum : hare lip, cleft-palate, ataxia, and hypoplasia of metacarpal and metatarsal bones.[doi.org]

Treatment

  • United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile Jepson manual treatment[en.wikipedia.org]
  • It is used in the treatment of Pneumonia, Peritonitis and Apoplexy. A decoction of the root is used in the treatment of Chronic Cough and Constipation. To cure Stomach Ache, a portion of root is chewed or is used as a decoction.[herbpathy.com]
  • Treatment consists of supportive care, with an emphasis on haemodynamic stability with fluid replacement, atropine and vasopressors.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Veratrum Overlay Consortium of California Herbaria specimen data by county on this map Show other taxa with the same California distribution Read about bioregions Get lists of plants in a bioregion Return to the Jepson Interchange main page Return to treatment[ucjeps.berkeley.edu]

Etiology

  • Etiology In Veratrum Album, discharges can be enormously. This loss of fluids leads to collapse and great coldness of the body, followed by cramps or spasms, probably due to the potassium, magnesium and calcium loss.[arscurandi.ca]

Pathophysiology

  • In China, Veratrum treatment often leads to many side effects and even causes the death of patients, but the pathophysiological mechanisms under these adverse effects are not clear.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prevention

  • Laboratory not useful Lesions typical fetal malformations Treatment not useful Prevention keeping animals away from Veratrum sp. during the first trimester of pregnancy has largely eliminated the problem in sheep.[research.vet.upenn.edu]
  • Steroidal alkaloids prevent repolarization (a return to “ready status”) in neurons after a signal is transmitted, which results in multiple depolarizations (firings) of a nerve cell in response to a single stimulus.[mlbs.virginia.edu]
  • […] becoming the first foreign vessel to enter San Francisco Bay, and in 1794 Vancouver was able to persuade the Hawaiian King Kamehameha and the other district chiefs to cede the lands under their control to England, something which the Napoleonic Wars prevented[calflora.net]

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