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Mygale 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 Mygale is used

      Mygale Lasiodora Cubana. A large black Cuban Spider. N.O. Arachnida. Tincture of living spider.


Chordee. Chorea. Gonorrhoea.


The pathogenetic data of *Mygale consist of a proving by a young lady and the effect of a bite on a man. In the latter case, inflammation ensued which spread along the lymphatics, violet and afterwards green discoloration, chill followed by fever, dry mouth, and great thirst, trembling, dyspnoea, despondency, and fear of death. The prover developed sadness, dry mouth, nausea with great palpitation, dim sight, and great general weakness, increased flow of urine, hot, scalding, with stinging in urethra. This last symptom has led to the successful use of *Mygale in gonorrhoea, chordee, and syphilis. The “trembling” observed in the man suggests its use in nervous cases, but the sphere of *Mygale in chorea has been developed from the clinical side. In the cases cured with it, twitching and contractions of facial muscles have been very prominent, convulsive movements of head to right side, twitching of one side of body, mostly right. The twitchings may be so violent as to prevent walking. Limbs are quiet during sleep, movements worse in morning. Nausea with strong palpitation should be an indication. Symptoms worse by eating. Worse Sitting (legs in constant motion).


*Compare: in chorea, Agaricus, Actea r., Ignatia, Stramonium, Ziz. Tarent., Ant-c.



Delirious, talking about his business and was restless all night. Sad, despondent with anxious expression. Fear of death.


Frontal headache, dull. Head often jerked to one side (right).


Nausea with dimness of sight, weakness, palpitation.


Acute aching in right ear.


Constant twitching of muscles of face. Face flushed.


Grating of teeth at night. Tongue dry and parched, dry and brown-coated.


Aversion to food, no appetite whatever for dinner, took nothing till tea-time, then only a cup of tea and a small piece of bread, better after eating. Excessive thirst. Nausea with strong palpitation, dim sight.

Urinary Organs

Urine: increased, stinging in urethra, burning hot, scalding.

Male Sexual Organs

Chordee. Protracted gonorrhoea. Syphilis.

Respiratory Organs

Difficult breathing. Words jerked out when effort is made to talk.


Strong palpitation, accompanying nausea and dimness of sight and general weakness. Pulse 130.


Pain in back extending around to front.


Twitching and jerking of muscles of one arm and leg, usually right Convulsive, uncontrollable movements of arms and legs.

Lower Limbs

Intense redness in streaks in course of lymphatics, from calf up to body, with great anxiety, twitching of limbs. Local inflammation extensive, from foot to knee, leaving a large violent spot which changed in a few hours to green.


Restless all night with ridiculous dreams.


Severe chill lasting thirty minutes, then fever with excessive thirst and trembling of limbs.

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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