LYCOPODIUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

LYCOPODIUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy LYCOPODIUM


      Emaciation. Weakness, particularly a feeling of loss of internal strength, especially after every effort. Weakness is felt even during rest, yet every movement is dreaded. Takes cold easily. Symptoms aggravated at 4 P.M. but again better at 8 P.M. Drawing and tearing pains in the limbs during rest and at night, or every other afternoon. General desire for open air.


      Melancholia, with despair. Anxiety with depressed and lachrymose mood. Easily made to weep. Dread of people and anxiety when in their company. Indecision, lack of self-confidence. Easily frightened and startled. Mental powers very sluggish. Hears wrong words and syllables. Confused about common words. Loss of comprehension and memory.


      A feeling of rush of blood; throbbing, especially after paroxysm of coughing. Throbbing in the brain on leaning the head backward. Shattering pains in the temples, as well as chest, during cough. Tearing pains back and forth in the forehead. One-sided headache in the evening. (<) mental effort. Vertigo in the morning on rising and afterward. Hair becomes gray and falls out. Eruptions on the scalp, with scratching and bleeding.


      Dryness, with distressing pain, worse at night. Stinging and smarting, worse in the evening by the light. Dryness of the eyes in the morning, which are difficult to open, with smarting between the lids, as from, dust. Ulceration and redness of the lids. Recurring styes. Lids agglutinated at night. Burning dryness in the lids and eyes, so that they cannot be opened in the morning. Towards evening he becomes blinded, can see nothing. Flickering and dim vision after a nap in the afternoon. Black floating spots. Can see only the left of objects.


      Roaring, humming and whizzing in the ears. Loss of hearing. Over-sensitiveness of hearing.

Clinical. Eczema of external ear, with crusts and fissures in the skin Discharges from the ear.


      Nostrils ulcerated. Dry stoppages of the nose, especially in children; must breathe through the mouth. Swelling of the nose. Stoppage at night; cannot breathe. Acrid discharges from the nose, but with internal dryness.

Clinical. Acute chronic catarrh., with dry stoppage. Fan-like motion of the wings of the nose, with dyspnoea.


      General paleness and yellowishness, with sickly color, worse towards evening. The lines of the face become very deep, with blue rings about the eyes and mouth. Humid eruptions on the face. Freckles.


      Teeth become yellow. Toothache at night or when eating, (>) warmth and the warmth of the bed. Bleeding of the gums easily. Tongue coated. Vesicles on the tip of the tongue. Mouth generally dry, without thirst, with stiffness of tongue , and indistinct speech. Bitter taste in the morning, or sour taste after eating.


      Inflammation, with internal swelling, or even ulceration; frequent inclination to swallow. Contracted feeling as if a ball rose into the throat; on swallowing, food and drink regurgitate through nose. Dryness in in the throat, with soreness and pain on swallowing. Clinical. Inflammations beginning on the right side, with stoppage of nose; symptoms worse at 4 P.M. etc.


      Great appetite, but after beginning to eat satiety, and stomach and abdomen feel full and tense. Sudden satiety, with thirst, heaviness and distention in the abdomen. Appetite lost; difficult to eat any thing. Aversion to customary coffee and tobacco. Eructations incomplete, rising part way, where they cause burning. Sour eructations, with gnawing in the stomach. Rising of water. Hiccough. Nausea in the morning before eating, with salivation; afterwards vomiting of food and bile. General relief in the open air and from coffee. Distention and pain or cramps in the stomach in the afternoon after eating a little, with heaviness; caused by cough, with eructations as if over-distended, even after eating a little; (<) sitting bent over, with dyspnoea, etc. Digestion slow, discomfort, sensitiveness to pressure. Constriction, extending into chest. Anxiety in the pit of the stomach. Heartburn.


      Distention, especially about the hypochondria. Tightness as from a cord. Distention over the region of the liver, worse after eating. General flatulent distention. Cutting pains. Distention most in the upper part of the abdomen and in hypochondria, extending to back, ribs and chest; (>) eructations. Numerous rumblings and gurglings in the abdomen, griping, especially in the region of transverse colon. Incarcerated flatulence. Heat rises from abdomen to head, with burning cheeks. Weight in the left side of abdomen when walking, sitting or lying.

Rectum and Stool

      Contraction and protrusion during hard stool. Protruding hemorrhoids, with burning and sticking; painful. Anus painfully closed. Stool constipated, with ineffectual straining. Diarrhoea from eating milk. First part of stool hard; last part soft like diarrhoea.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent desire to urine; burning during micturition. Urine usually copious, often dark colored, even bloody, with red sandy sediment.

Sexual Organs

      Loss of sexual power. Male organs become small and cold. Dryness of the vagina, burning of the vagina during coition. Varicose veins of the pudenda. Menses usually too long continued and too profuse; sometimes too scanty. Depressed mood before the menses, with indigestion, as above. Corrosive leucorrhoea.

Respiratory Organs

      Tickling in the larynx, causing forcible cough. Cough dry at night; expectoration in the day time. Cough caused by tickling on deep inspiration. Cough, with yellowish, purulent expectoration. with rawness and sore pain in the chest. Cough with gray, salty expectoration. Dyspnoea, as if chest were constricted. Heavy pressure on the chest. Stitches in the left side, with inflammation of the lungs; when breathing.

Heart and Pulse

      Palpitation, in the evening in bed, during digestion.

Neck and Back

      Tensive pain in the nape of the neck, with stiffness; muscles seem t short. Drawing and sticking pains in the back, especially in the region of the kidneys, extending into rectum (<) pressure. Pains in the region of the kidneys, (<)morning on rising or during menses.


      Stiffness of all the joints. Pain worse in the right side, in the evening and by warmth. Bone pains in the arms at night. Jerking pains i the arms and shoulders. Arms and fingers fall asleep easily. Skin of the hands dry. Finger-joints red and swollen, with tearing pains. Tearing pains in the legs at night. Swelling and stiffness of the knees, especially in the hollows of the knees, in the morning on rising. Contractive pain in the calves when walking. Swelling of the feet, which are habitually cold.


      Brown spots appear here and three; sometimes itching or inflamed, with burning pain. Itching pimples in various places. Boils. Skin becomes unhealthy, raw, smarting on walking; he feels rubbed sore. Veins varicose. Gouty nodes.


      Yawns all day, and is very sleepy, but falls asleep late at night. Night sleep restless, with anxious dreams and frequent waking.


      Periodic recurrence of chill; fever and sweat every afternoon from 4 to 8, with thirst; nervous irritability; sour vomiting, cough. Chill begins in the back, as from cold water, with sleepiness, cold hands and feet. Heart of the face or between the scapulae. Sweat at night on the feet. or during the day on the slightest effort.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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