Author: Jan Scholten
422.13.06 Lycopodium clavatum
English: Club-moss; Wolf's-claw.
Names: Muscus terrestris repens; Pes ursinus.
Botany: Lycopodiophyta; Lycopodiales; Lycopodiaceae; Lycopodium.
Source: Paul Labrèche, Interhomeopathy, February 2012.
Lycopodium is in a way often used as the polychrest of the polychrests. Few homeopaths have never used it themselves. It was the favourite remedy of Kunzli.
The situation is that of a child, alone in the world, without a home, having to survive between adults. This makes them timid and shy towards stronger and bigger adults. But on the other hand they can be domineering and aggressive to weaker persons in order to get what they need to survive.
Haughty, domineering, fault finding; love for power.
Irritable, nervous, cross, unmanageable when sick, < sleep, cross, pushing everyone away angrily.
Old women and children.
Indecision; loss of self confidence; timid, poor self esteem.
Sensitive, weeps when thanked or meeting a friend.
Melancholy, afraid to be alone.
Misanthrophic, flies even from his children.
Awakes, irritable, angry, sad and anxious.
Mental weakness, weak memory, confused thoughts; dyslexia; low comprehension; mistakes, writes wrong words and syllables.
Keen intellect, precocious; big head, weak body.
Fear: men; new persons, things; anticipation; stage fright; public speaking; new things.
Ailments from fear, fright, chagrin, anger, anxiety, fevers, over-lifting, masturbation, riding in a carriage.
Type: carbo-nitrogenoid constitutions; dark.
Weather: > cold, wind; < wet, stormy weather; > uncovered, cold applications; < heat, warm room, hot air, bed, warm applications.
Time: < 4 till 8 pm.
Desire: sweets; warm drinks and food.
Aversion: cold drinks.
Food: < overeating; < oysters; < milk, vegetables, cabbages, beans, broad, pastry.
Physical: > motion; > belching, urinating; < pressure of clothes.
General: emaciation, undernourished, malnutrition, sallow, debility, < loss of fluids; atrophy; haemorrhages, dark blood; erectile tumours.
Nervous: brain fag, < influenza; paralysis of brain.
Throat: pain, > warm drinks, inflammation.
Stomach: indigestion; nausea; vomiting; acidity, sour taste, belching, > warm drinks.
Abdomen: gas and bloating; liver disturbed; ascites in liver diseases.
Urinary: urine with lithic acid, transparent, red sediment, stones, gall stones, gravel; dropsy.
Female: inflammation ovary.
Back: backache in kidney region, > urination.
Skin: intertrigo; plica polonica; yellowish spots; boils; herpes.