Keynotes and Characteristics - H C Allen

Lycopodium Clavatum

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Lycopodium clavatum is For persons intellectually keen, but physically weak; upper part of body emaciated, lower part semi-dropsical; predisposed to lung and hepatic affections ( Calcarea , Phosphorus , Sulphur ); especially the extremes of life, children and old people.

Deep-seated, progressive, chronic diseases.

Lycopodium clavatum Pains: aching-pressure, drawing; chiefly right sided, < four to eight P.M.

Affects right side, or pain goes from right to left; throat, chest, abdomen, liver, ovaries.

Children, weak, emaciated; with well-developed head but puny, sickly bodies.

Lycopodium clavatum Baby cries all day, sleeps all night (rev. of, Jal. , Psorinum ).

Ailments from fright, anger, mortification, or vexation with reserved displeasure ( Staphysagria ).

Avaricious, greedy, miserly, malicious, pusillanimous.

Irritable; peevish and cross on walking; ugly, kick and scream; easily angered; cannot endure opposition or contradiction; seeks disputes; is beside himself.

Weeps all day, cannot calm herself; very sensitive, even cries when thanked.

Dread of men; of solitude, irritable and melancholy; fear of being alone ( Bismuth , Kali carb. , Lilium ).

Complexion pale, dirty; unhealthy; sallow, with deep furrows, looks older than he is; fan-like motion of the alae nasi ( Antim tart. ).

Lycopodium clavatum Catarrh: dry, nose stopped at night, must breathe through the mouth ( Ammonium carb. , Nux , Sambucus ); snuffles, child starts from sleep rubbing its nose; of root of nose and frontal sinuses; crusts and elastic plugs ( Kali bichromicum , Marum ).

Diphtheria; fauces brownish red, deposit spreads from right tonsil to left, or descends from nose to right tonsil; < after sleep and from cold drinks (from warm drinks, Lachesis ).

Everything tastes sour; eructations, heartburn, waterbrash, sour vomiting (between chill and heat).

Canine hunger; the more he eats, the more he craves; head aches if does not eat.

Lycopodium clavatum Gastric affections; excessive accumulation of flatulence; constant sensation of satiety; good appetite, but a few mouthfuls fill up to the throat, and he feels bloated; fermentation in abdomen, with loud grumbling, croaking, especially lower abdomen (upper abdomen, Carbo vegetabilis – entire abdomen, Cinchona ); fulness not relieved by belching ( Cinchona ).

Constipation: since puberty; since last confinement; when away from home; of infants; with ineffectual urging, rectum contracts and protrudes during stool, developing piles.

Red sand in urine, on child’s diaper ( Phosphorus ); child cries before urinating ( Borax ); pain in back, relieved by urinating; renal colic, right side (left side, Berberis ).

Lycopodium clavatum Impotence: of young men, from onanism or sexual excess; penis small, cold, relaxed; old men, with strong desire but imperfect erections; falls asleep during embrace; premature emissions.

Dryness of vagina; burning in, during and after coition ( Lyssinum ); physometra.

Discharge of blood from genitals during every stool.

Foetus appears to be turning somersaults.

Hernia: right sided, has cured many cases especially in children.

Pneumonia; neglected or maltreated, base of right lung involved especially; to hasten absorption or expectoration.

Cough deep, hollow, even raising mucus in large quantities affords little relief.

One foot hot and the other cold ( Cinchona , Digitalis , Ipecac. ).

Waking at night feeling hungry ( Cina. , Psorinum ).

Relations. – Complementary: Iodine.

Lycopodium clavatum has Bad effects: of onions, bread; wine, spirituous liquors; tobacco smoking and chewing ( Arsenicum ).

Follows well: after, Calcarea , Carbo vegetabilis , Lachesis , Sulphur

It is rarely advisable to begin the treatment of a chronic disease with Lycopodium unless it is clearly indicated; it is better to give first another antipsoric.

Lycopodium is a deep-seated, long-acting remedy, and should rarely be repeated after improvement begins.

Aggravation. – Nearly all diseases from 4 to 8 p. m. ( Helleborus – from 4 to 9 p. m., Colocynthis , Magnesium phos. ).

Amelioration. – Warm food and drinks; from uncovering the head; loosening the garments

About the author



Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.