Bombyx Processionea

Last modified on January 25th, 2019

Bombyx Processionea signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Bombyx Processionea is used

      Procession Moth. *N.O. Lepidoptera. Tincture of live caterpillars.




Contact with the caterpillars or the emanations from a nest of them causes intense irritation, and hard, large, areola-formed tubercles, with a red areola, so thick as to leave hardly any space between. Sometimes they are linear-formed, most marked near joints. Sensation as if a foreign body were under the skin. Itching of whole body. Itching, evenings, not relieved by anything. In one victim it caused frequent waking at night, and dreams that his arms were being cauterized, and arrows thrust into the muscles. Burning heat of skin. In one case, that of a boy who shook a large number of the caterpillars from a tree into his naked breast, it caused an itching so severe that the boy had to run home for assistance, then fever, somnolency, delirium, and finally death ensued.


*Compare: Apis, Astac. fl., Rhus-t., etc.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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