Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Brief about Homeopathic Medicine LYCOPODIUM

Lycopodium is one of the pivotal remedies of the materia medica, and an intimate acquaintance with its properties and relations is essential to a proper understanding of the materia medica as a whole. The spores from which the attenuation are made have been called "vegetable sulphur" (probably on account of their use for producing stage-lightning at theaters), and Lycopodium ranks with Sulphur and Calcarea in the central trio around which all the rest of the materia medica can be grouped. The Lycopodiums stand between the mosses and the ferns, and in past eras occupied a most important place in the world's vegetation as fossils show.

LYCOPODIUM is the club moss whose spores are shaped like a wolf's paw; hence the origin of the Greek name: lyco (wolf) and podos (foot). Moss is one of the oldest surviving plant life forms on earth, having existed since the Silurian period some 350 million years ago.

 Yet, it has survived essentially unchanged despite all the intervening geological and climatic cataclysms and upheavals. The associations evoked by the moss family are serenity and stability. It’s lovely green is restful to the eye and soothing to the spirit; its resilient softness is cooling to the touch, and Its pertinacious growth throughout the ages suggests an indestructible nature.  As we seek correspondences between the plant and the man (if only for mnemonic purposes), we find that Lycopodium possesses a pleasant and self-contained personality, soothing in its composure and reserve and, at least outwardly, cool and restrained.
Lycopodium is prescribed when anticipatory anxiety features strongly in the psychological symptoms. Lack of confidence is often hidden by a veneer of arrogance or sarcasm. There is a dislike of close company, but also of being left alone.

 Central  Threat is Inadequate capacity, Weakness in self Situation 

SPHERE OF ACTION

This is truly a vegetative remedy, having a specific action upon the ganglionic nervous system. Hughes says: It is a purely vegetative remedy, affecting the great tracts of mucous membrane, with their cutaneous continuation. The digestive canal and liver is the most important seat of its action.

It also has a specific action upon the mucous membrane of the lungs and kidneys.

Memorizing Lycopodium Clavatum-

L--Lung and Intestinal affections

Y--Yellow, wrinkled skin with Melancholia

C--Chronic Cases with Constipation,

O--Or Acute Affections with Adynamia,

P--Paralyzed Lungs in Pneumonia threaten,

O--Or Paralyzed Brain in Typhoid dread;

D--Dropping of jaw, while eye looks fishy,

I--In low delirium slides down the bed.

U--Up from the table he quickly rises,

M--“My appetite is good,” he says;

C--“Come, Doctor, this my mind surprises,

L--“Little fills me up so full these days.”

A--“Ah, ‘t is the gas your stomach filling,

V--“Vast in proportion as your see,

A--“And worse from four to eight of evening;

T--“This will with other symptoms be.”

U--Urine deposits “brick dust,” like all secretions, sour;

M--Malnutrition with orgasms, and Ague with chill at four.



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