Active Ingredient: Lycopodium Ø (Drug Strength 1/10 =1x)
History and authority: Introduced and proved by Hahnemann in 1828; Allen’s Encyclop. of Pure Mat. Med., Vol. VII.
Botanical name: Lycopodium clavatum Linn. Family: Lycopodiaceae
Synonyms: Hindi: Benderli.
English: Club mqss.
French: Soufre vegetal.
Recommended use as per Homoeopathic Materia Medica:
This drug is inert until the spores are crushed. Its wonderful medicinal properties are only disclosed by trituration and succussions.
In nearly all cases where Lycopodium is the remedy, some evidence of urinary or digestive disturbance will be found. Corresponds to Grauvogl’s carbo-nitrogenoid constitution, the, non-eliminative lithmic. Lycopodium is adapted more especially to ailments gradually developing, functional power weakening, with failures of the digestive powers, where the function of the liver is seriously disturbed. Atony. Malnutrition. Mild temperaments of lymphatic constitution, with catarrhal tendencies; older persons, where the skin shows yellowish spots, earthy complexion, uric acid diathesis, etc.; also precocious, weakly children. Symptoms characteristically run from right to left, acts especially on the right side of the body, and are worse from about 4 to 8 p.m. In kidney affections, red sand in urine, backache, in renal region; worse before urination. Intolerant of cold drinks; craves everything warm. Best adapted to persons intellectually keen, but of weak muscular power. Deep seated, progressive, chronic diseases. Carcinoma. Emaciation. Debility in the morning. Marked regulating influence upon the glandular (sebaceous) secretions. Pre-senility. Ascites, in liver disease. Lycopodium patient is thin, withered, full of gas and dry. Lacks vital heat; has poor circulation, cold extremities. Pains come and go suddenly. Sensitive to noise and odours.
Prescribed dose: Both the lower and highest potencies are credited with
excellent results. For purposes of aiding elimination, the second and third
attenuation of the Tincture a few drops, 3 times a day, have proved efficacious,
otherwise the 6th to 200th potency, and higher, in not too frequent doses.