Lactis vaccini flos

Last modified on January 22nd, 2019

Lactis vaccini flos 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 Lactis vaccini flos is used

      Cream. Attenuations by Swan’s functional potentiser.


Diphtheria. Leucorrhoea. Menorrhagia. Throat, sore.


Many persons can take cream who cannot tolerate milk, and *vice versa, therefore Swan decided to prove the different parts of milk independently. He proved his 200th (which, according to Skinner’s calculation, is not the same as the 200 centesimal, being duplicated instead of centupled at each remove) on himself and Miss Mary P. As with the other *Lac preparations, a large number of the symptoms were manifested in the throat and female sexual organs. Dry throat and extreme difficulty of swallowing. Menses profuse and accompanied by cramps.


*Compare: Lac caninum, Lac f., Lac v., Lac v. coag., Lac v. def. Arsenicum stopped abruptly the excessive menses and accompanying pain, Lac v. def. restored the flow, and then they ceased naturally.


Food tastes as if it lacked salt.


Dryness and redness of upper part of pharynx. Increased redness and soreness of upper part of pharynx, worse at night, causing difficulty of deglutition, obliging her to bend the head forwards on swallowing, so as to favor it, otherwise a pain runs up to ears. Great dryness of upper part of pharynx in the morning, difficult deglutition, yellow mucus, with a sickish sweet taste, throat worse night and morning, at night had to take hold of throat to assist in swallowing.


Tendency to flatulence in lower intestines.

Urinary Organs

Urine appears to stain more yellow.

Male Sexual Organs

Soreness of end of prepuce, as if there were longitudinal cracks there, though none could be discovered.

Female Sexual Organs

Menses seven days too soon. Menses profuse, cramps in and above region of navel, bending her double, during the cramps was very cold, and, although well clothed, could not get warm, painful, frequent, and profuse diarrhoea, *Arsen. stopped the pains and the menses, *Lac Vac. deflor. restored the menses, and they ceased naturally, since then, albuminous leucorrhoea, like white of egg, if she walks much, or is on her feet much. Sexual desire easily excited when the hand touches the bosom.

Respiratory Organs

Hoarseness after singing. Sensation of shallow breathing, has to take a deep respiration to relieve.

Lower Limbs

Rigidity on posterior side of lower legs, just below knees, while walking, very unpleasant, but not painful.


Itching of body above pubes and hips, on abdomen, chest, and back, without eruption.


Horrible dreams, saw a dead person in a coffin, slept and dreamed the same dreams, feels stupid, does not care to speak. Wakefulness, without restlessness. Drowsy and sleepy, head feels heavy. Constant talking during sleep.

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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