Inflammation of the respiratory mucous membranes, possibly due to hay fever, asthma, tonsillitis, or a cold
Origin : Found in Mexico, the West Indies, Guatemala, and Venezuela.
Background : The bitter seeds of sabadilla contain the alkaloids veratridine and veratrine, which are used in insecticides.
Preparation : The ripe seeds are steeped in alcohol, filtered, diluted, and succussed.
Remedy Profile : Sabadilla is most appropriate for people who are nervous, easily startled, and prone to hysterical paroxysms following a fright. Key physical symptoms associated with this remedy include paroxysmal sneezing, an itchy, tingly nose, copious, watery catarrh, and chilliness. There may be throat pain and inflammation, with a constant desire to clear the throat. Sabadilla is used chiefly for inflammation of the respiratory mucous membranes, possibly due to hay fever, asthma, tonsillitis, or a cold.
Symptoms Better : For open air; for heat or wrapping up; for warm foods or drinks.
Symptoms Worse : For cold air; at periodic, consistent intervals; for cold drinks.