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Lycopodium – Homeopathic Medicine: Its Uses, Indications and Dosage

Lycopodium Clavatum is a homeopathic remedy derived from the spores of the plant known as Clubmoss or Wolf’s Foot. It belongs to the Lycopodiaceae family and is commonly found in the hilly pastures and heaths of Central and Northern Europe, Russian Asia and North America.
Lycopodium is a low creeping perennial plant. It is a spore-bearing, flowerless, vascular, terrestrial, widely branched plant. Its stems are erect and have small, simple needle-like leaves that cover the stem and branches thickly. The leaves contain a single un-branched vascular strand called microphylls. Kidney shaped cases include spores of one kind only and are borne on the upper surface of the leaf blade of specialized leaves. These are arranged in a cone-like strobilus at the end of the upright stems. The club-shaped appearance of these flowering stems gives clubmosses their common name.
The homeopathic remedy is prepared from the freshly crushed spores of the plant. The medicinal properties come into play after a series of trituration and succession of the spores. The remedy is prescribed in both high and low potencies, as the case may be.

The Lycopodium Constitution

In homeopathy, it is believed that every person has a particular constitution. This is the composition, structure, physical makeup and nature of a person.
Lycopodium is best suited to the carbo-nitrogenoid constitution; those who are intellectually keen but physically weak. The upper part of the body is emaciated whereas the lower part of the body is characterized by the collection of an excess of watery fluid. Such people usually have a dry temperament and dark complexion.

It is mostly adopted in cases where ailments develop gradually; functional power weakens, failure of digestive powers occurs, or the function of the liver is seriously disturbed. It works wonderfully in cases of malnutrition. The Lycopodium personality lacks vital heat and has poor circulation and cold extremities. Pain comes and goes suddenly. There is extreme sensitivity to noise and odors.

Lycopodium and its Drug Action

Lycopodium is highly effective on the nervous system, by also has other centers of action.

Mucous Membrane: Lycopodium acts powerfully upon the mucous membranes producing atonic (lack of muscular tone) state, congestion, catarrhal inflammation and copious mucous discharge.

Kidney: Acts upon kidneys and bladder, Lycopodium produces frequent painful micturition with cloudy, sedimentous urine, like brick dust and sometimes mucus and blood in urine.

Digestive Organs: Lycopodium produces slow, irregular digestion, flatulence, and constipation, also congestion of the liver with all of its concomitants, constipation, and flatulence.

Side of the Body: Lycopodium especially acts on the right side of the body. Symptoms run characteristically from right to left side of the body.

Clinical uses of Lycopodium

Lycopodium has proven its efficacy in the treatment of the following disorders:

– acidity
– bloating
– colitis
constipation
– corns
– emaciation
– flatulence
– food allergies
– hair loss
– hemorrhoids
– indigestion
– liver-derangements
– malnutrition
– kidney colic
– kidney disorders
– sciatica

Lycopodium and its Action on the Mind

Lycopodium works well in the cases where the mental symptoms are clearly present with the physical ones. The person requiring lycopodium is generally fearful. He has a fear of public speaking, failure, success, new situations, commitments, and responsibility. He has a fear of being alone, and of his shadows.
Such people are usually hypochondriacs which means that they have abnormal anxiety about their health. They typically suffer from panic attacks, have poor confidence and low self-esteem. Forgetfulness is marked with peevishness. With their dictatorial tendencies, they have a love for power and control over others.
Lycopodium works well in cases where one is experiencing failing brain power and confused thoughts. A weakness of memory, inability to remember names and letters, spelling or writing words or syllables incorrectly and experiencing difficulty in speaking during conversations are classic signs. It is also useful for ailments that stem from domineering parents or siblings.

Lycopodium for Ailments of the Head

Lycopodium covers the symptoms of external and internal head issues. Right-sided headaches, pain that begins on one side and goes to the other where it is worse, pain in the head with ravenous hunger which gets better after eating are the classic symptoms indicating towards Lycopodium. If food is not eaten regularly, the headache becomes worse. Premature greying of hair and severe hair fall that leads to premature balding is also noted. The hair fall usually follows abdominal diseases, or after parturition (childbirth). There is burning, scalding, itching of the scalp, especially when the body is warm after exercise. Lycopodium acts very well in cases of hair loss by preventing further loss of hair and initiating hair growth.

Lycopodium for Facial Concerns

The person needing Lycopodium may have freckles that are yellowish, pale, and gray, with blue circles around the eyes. There are herpetic eruptions on the face and corner of the mouth. Small, white, pedunculated warts on the chin may also be present.

The action of Lycopodium on the Kidneys

Lycopodium has a specific action on the kidneys. There are deposits of lithic acid in small quantities in the kidneys which can result in the formation of stones. Kidney stones cause pain in the kidneys as well as the bladder. Conditions associated with Lycopodium are Calculus with hematuria ( blood in urine) from gravel or chronic catarrh and urination of clotted blood with renal colic during the passage of small calculi. The pain is of burning, cutting character. Urine appears dark and fetid. There is a pain in the back before urination, and it ceases after urine is passed. Urine is slow in coming, and the person must strain to pass it. Heavy red sediment may be present in the urine, and the urine has a nauseating smell. Kidney colic with stinging, tearing, digging pain in the right ureter that travels to the bladder as if some small calculus was tearing its way to the bladder is present. An affected child may cry before urinating, and red sand-like substance may be present on the diaper.

Lycopodium for Gastric Disorders

Lycopodium covers many symptoms of the complaints which are gastric in origin. There is constriction of the throat that is always induced by regurgitation of food. An excessive appetite that gets satiated easily, eating a small amount of food that creates fullness are characteristic features. The person suffers from chronic constipation and hard stools. There is flatulent colic present in children and young girls. Emaciation and debility occur from loss of fluids in the morning.
It works wonderfully in cases of gastralgia (neuralgic pain in the stomach) and gastritis (inflammation of stomach lining). Derangement of stomach occurs from consumption of sweets and pastries. Belchings tend to rise only up to pharynx. The patient feels hungry immediately after eating, though the stomach and abdomen are full and tense. Cramps in the stomach, which is distended, digestion that proceeds very slowly, with flatulence and acidity and rumbling of flatulence particularly in the left upper part of the stomach are some other symptoms. Enteritis (inflammation of the intestine) occurs in infants, which is caused by indigestion. There is excessive flatulence before and after passing of stool. Tympanitic distension of abdomen is present. Flatulence presses outwardly on the rectum and bladder, and there is a sensation as if something is moving up and down in the bowels.

Lycopodium and Relation to Food

People who need Lycopodium have a strong desire for sweets. Different food allergies are present, and complaints arise after intake of wheat, bread, and fermented foods. Complaints usually aggravate after consumption of flatulent foods like cabbage, beans, and onions.

Lycopodium and Rectal Disorders

Lycopodium is indicated in cases where there are sharp, aching pains and pressure in the rectum which gets worse at night. Burning in the rectum is present during and after passing stool. Rawness and skin abrasions around the anus that bleed easily and feels itchy and moist is a common symptom. Aching and painful hemorrhoids, which are sore to touch, marked inactivity of bowels, cramps in the rectum and small of the back, unsatisfactory stools, alternating diarrhea, and constipation are other symptoms. Diarrhea occurs after the suppression of skin diseases.
Marked constipation may be present since puberty, when away from home, in infants, with ineffectual urging. Rectum contracts and protrudes during stool and can lead to the development of piles.

The stools are hard, small and are not expelled completely. The first part of the stool is difficult to expel, while the last part is thin and gushing. Stools are pale, putrid, thin and brown, usually mixed with hard lumps. Spasmodic constriction of the anus prevents stool to be expelled. There is aching and pressure in the rectum which is worse during the nights with bleeding piles.

Lycopodium for the Liver

Lycopodium is of great value in chronic hepatic congestions, where the liver is very tender on pressure. The person cannot eat to satiety as it produces a distressing feeling in the hepatic (liver) region. There may be violent gallstone colic, pain in the back and right hypochondria due to congestion of the liver.

The action of Lycopodium on the Limbs

Lycopodium has always proven its efficacy in treating the cases of sciatica. There is numbness, drawing and tearing pain in limbs, along with stiffness of joints. There may be a tendency for chronic gout and chalk deposits in the joints. Right-sided sciatica, painful corns, and callosities on soles, toes, and fingers, a feeling where one foot feels hot and one foot feels cold are other symptoms. The sciatica is so severe that the person cannot bear to lie on the painful side. Heaviness in the arm, contraction of tendons, especially hamstrings is also treated with Lycopodium.

Lycopodium for Women

Lycopodium shows good action in cases of female problems. It works well in cases where the menses are delayed, with undeveloped breasts at puberty. Extreme sadness and irritability, depressed mood and indigestion before menses is noted. The menses may be suppressed for months. Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain) is so violent that it leads to fainting. Pains in the right ovary traveling to the left, ovarian tumors and vaginitis are treated well with this remedy. It is also used to treat a dry, burning sensation in the vagina which gets worse during and after sexual intercourse. Intercourse is extremely painful, and there may be profuse leucorrhoea (white discharge) with cutting pains across the right side to left with flatulence. Discharge of wind from the vagina may also be present.

Lycopodium for Males

Lycopodium acts wonderfully in cases of male impotence. It is used in instances where there is a discharge of prostatic fluid without an erection. Other symptoms include enlargement of the prostate, marked performance anxiety during intercourse, premature seminal emissions and sexual exhaustion and weakness. Impotence from masturbation, sexual excess or advancing age may occur. Lack of erectile power, a small, cold and relaxed penis, marked loss of sexual desire after gonorrhea or cystitis and premature ejaculation may also be present.

Lycopodium and Other Homeopathic Remedies

Lycopodium is antidoted by homeopathic remedies Camphor, Pulsatilla, Causticum, Aconite, Coffea, and Graphites.

It antidotes the action of homeopathic remedy Cinchona Officinalis.

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Comments

  1. Chandrakant B Patel says:

    I have a problem of gas formation, after eating some fermented food or bakary items suddenly blotting started and that time chest pain also coming, I afraid too much and then I started to take medicine antacid liquid, my question is that Lycopodium 200 potensi is suitable for me or not, if suitable what is the dose per day.

    Thanks

  2. AKSHOY KUMAR SINGHA says:

    IS IT ACTIVE FOR FLICKERING IN LEFT EYE?

  3. Dr Sharma
    I am 65 yrs old. For last few years I am experiencing the following problem :

    At night I am to get up 3/4 times for urinating. Every time, after urinating I feel my throat to be dry and hence need to take one/more glass of water. There is normal urine pressure no pain or any thing. At day time no such problem. At bed time also, I need to take few glass of water. I do not have diabetes but having high BP (taking one TELMA 40mg tab daily). Have not consulted any physician yet. One & half yr back my prostate was found normal.
    May pl. suggest any remedy and oblige.

    Thanks and regards.

  4. Rahul kumar says:

    Sir,
    I am 42 years old, suffering acidity and feeling hot in my stomach More than five yeats, and also suffering from constipation.
    Kindly advise me which medicine to take for cure this sympom.

  5. sir,
    please suggest me a good medicine for “recent memory defecit”.

  6. Hira Singh Bist says:

    I am 65 years old. Suffering from calculi of right kidney measuring 4 mm and cyst in left kidney. Suggest homeopathic.

  7. DR. CVN. SUBRAMANYAM ; Ph.D. says:

    Sir, Good Morning.
    Iam 53 years old male. I got Simpsons of need of lycopodium. Can use or should Consult Homeo Physician about using of the above medicine.
    With Regards
    Dr. CVN. Subramanyam, Ph.D.

  8. हेमलता गढ़ेवाल says:

    मधुमेह, उच्च रक्तचाप, फ्रोजेन सोल्डर, जोंडों के दर्द tinitus aur प्रोस्टेट की दवा बताएं। 15-20 साल से पीड़ित हैं।

  9. is there any side effect of lycopodium if used regular..please inform me at 9891149843… mukesh.

  10. Samit Barman says:

    I have single kidney. I am suffering from protein leakage .what can I do?

  11. Jack A. Sunseri says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma:
    Does Lycopdium cause Kidney Stones if i take the pellets, please advise.
    I read your information on Lycopodium and wonder if I have misunderstood your writings about Kidney Stones taking Lycopodium.
    I’m dealing with a 3.2cm Acoustic Neuroma, Graves Disease (Hyperthyroidism) an Heart Aneurysm, leaking heart valves with a Heart-Murmur and a enlarged Prostate with frequent urgencies at night, as many as 8 times at night. I do have a swollen Prostate with a small growth on the Prostate. I have not been diagnosed yet with Prostate Cancer.
    I’m 74 years, white male living in California. I have been treated 3 times in the hospital for small intestines blockage.
    Please prescribed what you have i can take to help me with the above, ill be greatly appreciated.

  12. Anjana Agarwal says:

    I m having hair loss… What potency of lycopodium should be used n how?

  13. What potency of lycopodium should be used to treat ED. I am of 67 years

  14. Ashok kohli says:

    I am in US currently and will reach India after 10 days. I will contact you personally in Chandigarh. My grandson is suffering from ASD. Currently getting homeowners treatment.
    Just Small querry before I meet, can lycopodium 30′ be given daily.
    More when I meet you and take your treatment
    Regards
    Ashok kohlu

  15. SUMAN CHAKRABORTY says:

    Dear sir,
    I’m 35. I’m the patient of highly pharyngitic.
    Is lycopodium 200 best for me ?
    Best regard
    SUMAN CHAKRABORTY

  16. I m 28 years old….I have a erection problem….can I take luck podium 200 I m once in a month

  17. Hello Sir.
    Greetings of the day.
    I am 48 years old with medium built up and tall.
    I am suffering from chronic problems of gas formation, bloating and mild acidity. I never get complete bowel movement, always a feeling of incomplete evacuation. At times I will get diarrhea after passage of small amount of stool in semi solid form. Stool is mostly semi solid only. At times there will be mucous also without any pain in stomach. Usually I go only once to toilet but twice or thrice even on the days I get hardly any motion in the morning.

  18. Manish parmar says:

    Can this mediciene work on hai problems like white hairs?

  19. Abdul waheed says:

    I am 73 year old and using BP medicines from last 25 years. From last 4 to 5 years I am getting problem of immediate discharge on intercourse and can not enjoy sexual process. Please advise me homeo medicine for the problem.

    Regards

    Waheed

  20. Radhakrishnan.N says:

    Now a days people very often suffering with calculi, due to their irregular habits of food and drinking enough water in day to day basis. They approached Allopathy doctors while they feel Urinary Track pain or irritation. They advised immediately for removal of the stone or any block in the urinary track. They immediately advised for stetting procedure and asked to treat as in-patient. This leads much of time consuming and gives very much of tension and depression to the patient. And also very much of money involved.
    If they are suggested to take Homo medicines, they will be free from all above said problems and will get immediate and without side effect cure from UTI.

    I, Experienced with the Urinary track problems for five years from 2011 to 2016. Now I am using the Homeo medicines in meager expenses. Cell No.9444007681

  21. Pls text ur no to discuss

  22. What about dissolving left sided kidney stone?

  23. Good morning sir
    This is naveen. I am suffering from lack of sexual desire. I have no desire at all . I think this is due to over masturbation in my childhood . Please suggest a medicine & if I have to take lycopodium what potency should I buy & what dose I should take . Please let me know .

    Thanks

  24. Mari primario says:

    Hi I hope you can reommend the correct dosage. I am bloated although not as bad as when it started. I have pain in lower stomach near utiris and pain dull and steady in ovary area on right. Relief when I relieve myself and sometimes painful gas. I was told it might be my gall bladder. What do you suggest.

    Mari

  25. This is ali here.38 yrs old.i am suffering from urine problem especially at night have to go repeatedly wash room even i drink littile water. I feel pressure in bladders. Cant control.i also have constipation nd dust elergy problems.nd gaining weight nd high bloodpressure .also erection problems.plz suggest me medicine.thanks

  26. Mr Tariq says:

    My Dear Dr Sharma My name is tariq , 56 years old . I am suffering from insufficient erection . Very strong desire but weak erection. Early age excessive mastubation may be one of the cause I also suffered hepatites c 10 years ago which is negative now. I am living with viagra for last 8 years can you advise me homeo therapy for my problem best regards

  27. Shyamal Sarker says:

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you very much for explaining Lycopodium in detail and the main characteristics is this works well in right side. I have some big cysst in left side kidney, and two small cyst in right side kidney. Does lycopodiun help to cure the csts?
    Regards
    Shyamal Sarker

  28. Michelle says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    I wrote to you a few days ago and while I await for a response I have one more question to add. He has liver cysts and jaundice. His bilirubin levels are high and he is having constipation of which his stools are very pale. His urine is very dark. What would be a good choice for this condition.

    Thank you for your time,
    Michelle

  29. mukesh narula says:

    Hi
    Dr sharma
    I have this bloting problem for years now, it could be IBS or something else. My blood report indiated i might have wheat allergy. So I am on gluten free diet for 5 months now, but the problem of bloting and gas is there. What homeopathy medicine shall i go for to cure this condition. This is going on with me for last 4 years.

    regards.

  30. rgkushwah says:

    Thanks for broad homeopathic knowledge a such as Lycopodium and sepia also.

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