Last modified on January 22nd, 2019

Lacerta 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 Lacerta is used

      Lacerta agillis. Green Lizard (also Large Green Spotted Lizard of U. S.). *N. O. Lacertilia. Tincture of whole animal. (A separate preparation of the spotted lizard should be made.).


Skin, eruption on. Tongue, vesicles under.


The Green Lizard is usually considered to be non-poisonous, but Baldelli, who ate a lizard cut into small pieces, developed some decided symptoms of indigestion, vesication under the tongue and skin eruptions, and a girl, bitten on the sole of the left foot by a “large green spotted lizard,” died of the effects of the bite after twenty-one days of suffering. This is recorded in Allen’s Appendix, and comes from an American source, so it is probably an American variety of *Lacerta that is accountable for this. Swelling, pain, numbness, delirium, with an alternating state of greatly increased mental acumen, left-sided paralysis, neck and jaw of left side rigid and muscles, tender. In the Schema the symptoms due to the bite of the American lizard are marked (A). The symptoms of the proving were better by drinking frequently vinegar and water. Motion causes excruciating pains in bitten limb. Touch worse.


*Compare: Amphisbaena, Heloderma. *Antidote: vinegar (?).


Occasional delirium. Wonderfully increased mental acumen during intervals of reason (A).


Muscles of left (bitten) side neck and jaw rigid and tender to touch (A).


Large vesicles under tongue. Constant accumulations of saliva in mouth.


Much difficulty in swallowing (A).


Violent eructations and some distress in stomach. Nausea and a feeling of weight and pressure in stomach.


Pains in intestines, better by frequently drinking vinegar and water.

Female Sexual Organs

Ulcerated places on female genitals.

Heart and Pulse

Pulse rose eight beats, subsequently fell fourteen beats.


Numbness, prickling, swelling spreads up from bitten foot, with most excruciating pain on slightest motion, muscles of neck and jaw of left (bitten) side stiff and tender to touch, while left side paralysed. The limbs were spotted a short time before death on the twenty-first day (A). All the symptoms disappeared on the subsequent night after a profuse sweat.


Moist white eruptions in several parts of the body, especially inner canthus of eye.

About the author

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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