Hmedicine Materia Medica
Hmedicine Materia Medica compiled by Ayan Kayal, Yale University
Latin Name: Hamamelis Virginiana
Common Name: witch hazel, spotted alder, snapping hazelnut
Description: Used for relaxation, bruised soreness due to poor circulation in veins, ulcers of skin, dark hemorrhages, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins. Symptoms worsen in warm, moist air. Those who may require this remedy may be mentally tired, irritable, and lose train of thought. Also used for depression, nosebleeds, bruising pain due to injury, bloodshot or black eyes, and coughs with phlegm with traces of blood. Additionally, in women, it is used for pain during ovulation, excessive menstrual bleeding, and inflammation of the uterus or ovaries (Lockie 100, Jonas 259).
Latin Name: Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum
Common Name: Hahnemann's calcium sulfide
Description: Used for splinter-like pains, excess sweating, foul smelling discharges, and yellow-green pus. This remedy treats boils, abscesses, breast infections, croup, coughs, earaches, sinus infection, sore throat, inflammation of eyelids, sore throat with ear pain upon swallowing, and toothaches. Symptoms are worse in cold air or when touching affected parts. This remedy is useful for people who are easily irritated and depressed (Jonas 259, Lockie 101).
Latin Name: Histaminum
Common Name: histamine
Description: Used for allergies and asthma (Ullman Discovering 140).
Latin Name: Humulus Lupulus
Common Name: Hops
Description: A homeopathic ingredient that favorably influences conditions of the nervous system attendant with nausea, dizziness and headache.
Latin Name: Hydrastis Canadensis
Common Name: goldenseal, orange root, yellow puccoon
Description: Used for symptoms with mucous membranes, such as phlegm, sinus congestion, sore throats, and taste disorders. Also used for stomach conditions where digestion is weak and stomach feels empty even after consumption of food, as well as constipation and weight loss due to degenerative diseases. Symptoms are often better with rest and worse when breathing cold air (Lockie 130).
Latin Name: Hypericum Perforatum
Common Name: St. John's wort
Description: Used for injuries to nerves, spine, and tailbone, numbness, tingling, and pains. It is commonly used to treat falls, blows, and bruises, injury to extremities, post operative pain, wounds, and insect bites. Symptoms are generally worse with cold and touch (Jonas 259, Lockie 102).