Vipera Berus in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Vipera berus?

The homeopathic remedy Vipera berus is mainly used for cardiovascular problems.

Vipera berus is indicated for circulatory collapse when the affected person is freezing all over and cold sweat covers the skin. Patients throw up and involuntarily lose urine and stool. After vomiting and starting to sweat, they feel better.

Vipera berus can be helpful in an attack of angina pectoris when it is accompanied by heart stitches, freezing cold and great anxiety. These cases should always be treated by a doctor.

Vipera berus has also been proven to treat liver problems with liver enlargement and pain. Jaundice and pain radiating to the hips and shoulders are typical.

Leading symptoms

  • varicose veins
  • phlebitis
  • Limbs bluish red with pain when hanging down
  • enlarged liver

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Vipera berus?

People who need Vipera are often depressed and very scared. They are always busy and seem restless. Sometimes they are mentally confused and have trouble concentrating.


Vipera berus is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or aggravated by the following modalities:


  • Elevation of the affected extremity
  • Vomit
  • Sweat


  • Allowing the affected arm/leg to hang down

What are typical areas of application for Vipera berus?

  • circulatory collapse
  • angina pectoris
  • liver cirrhosis
  • snake bites
  • varicose veins

Areas of application in detail

Bleeding tendency

Those affected tend to bleed from all body orifices. The loss of blood is debilitating and sometimes leads to fainting.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Heart trouble

Angina pectoris attacks with shooting pains in the heart and great anxiety. The body is freezing and covered with cold sweat. Those affected are very weak.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Varicose veins

Inflammation of the veins with severe swelling and tenderness to touch. The burning pain worsens when the affected limb hangs down. Those affected feel as if the leg or arm would burst. Elevation relieves the pain.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Circulatory problems

Circulatory collapse with cold sweat, icy coldness of the body and involuntary loss of stool and urine. Those affected are very thirsty and vomit. After vomiting and as soon as they start sweating, they feel better.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Liver problems

The liver is enlarged and painful. These radiate to the shoulders and hips. Patients have a fever and yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes (jaundice).

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Snake bites with heart trouble. The puncture site is very swollen and discolored bluish red.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Vipera berus

In classical homeopathy, Vipera berus is mainly prescribed in the form of globules.

Dosage of Vipera berus

In the case of acute symptoms, Vipera berus D12 is initially given every quarter of an hour until improvement occurs. Then it is taken at longer intervals.

In the case of chronic complaints, Vipera berus D12 is prescribed once or twice a day as required.

Effect of Vipera berus

Vipera berus acts on the cardiovascular system and the liver.

Vipera berus in pregnancy

Vipera berus is proven to treat varicose veins during pregnancy. The remedy is indicated for swelling, inflammation and ulcers. If the affected extremity hangs down, the pregnant woman has severe pain. Elevation brings about an improvement in pain and swelling.

Vipera berus for the baby

The homeopathic remedy Vipera berus is not used on babies.

Vipera berus for dogs, horses & cats

Vipera berus is given to animals after a snake bite. The puncture site is bluish red in color and very swollen. The animals get heart problems. The homeopathic remedy is only given as an accompaniment. In the event of a snake bite, a veterinarian must be called immediately.

Side effects of Vibera berus

So far there is no evidence of possible side effects when taking Vipera berus. At the beginning of treatment with Vipera berus, the symptoms may temporarily worsen. If Vipera berus is overdosed, the symptoms may continue to worsen for a long time.

Typical potencies: Vipera berus is mainly used in the potency D12.

Prescription: Vipera berus requires a prescription up to potency 3D inclusive.

fabric type: snake venom


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