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Lycopodium

1. Description

Kingdom:
Plant
Family:
Lycopodiaceae
Latin Name:
Lycopodium clavatum
Homeopathic:
Lycopodium
Abbreviation:
Lyc
Synonyms:
Alpha-onocerin, Clubmoss, Club-moss, Club moss, Fox tail, Muscus terrestris repens, Pes ursinus, Ground pine, Lamb's tail,Lyclavatol, Lyco, Lycopodine, Muscus terrestris repens,  Nankakurine, Pes ursinus, Running club moss, Stag's-horn, Wolf's claw

2. Source & History

Club moss is a spore-bearing vascular plant that grows along the ground. Many plants used in Homeopathy are natural poisons which have through potentisation been repolarised into healing remedies. It is surprising therefore that an inert innocuous little plant like club moss could become such a poycrest.
  Historically Lycopodium clavatum has been used in folk medicine to treat bladder and kidney disorders and as a diuretic.
When mature the plant bears spores of a light yellow colour which can float on water due to their high oil content. It is this characteristic which explodes when ignighted.
The tincture is produced from spores.

3. Mentals & Generals

Like its classification which falls between a moss and a fern the Licopodium type is of two minds. Although they sail along serenely most of the time they take offence easily, show anger if corrected, and may explode under provocation. Intellectually bright, consientious and orderly they find relief in activity.  Bullies to those they know; obsequius to superiors. Averse to undertaking anything new due to the possibility of failure. Indecisive, forgetful and little good at finance, mathematics or commerce.

4. Particulars

Bloat/Heartburn
Wakes at night to eat - bulimia
Promiscuous
Right sided problems/Sleeps on right
One foot or hand colder than the other
Craves sweets - Aversion to cold drink

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On waking
Extreme hot or cold
3 - 7 PM or
4 - 8 PM

Open air

6. Keywords

Intellectually keen
Physically weak
Lacks  confidence 
Metabolic problems
Right sided
Dry skin (Palms)
One ftoot/hand colder

7. Clinicals

Bulimia
CFS
Headache (right sided)
Metabolic disorders
Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis (right sided)
Urinary infections

8. Constitutional Prescribing

Sinificant use as a Constitutional remedy for deep seated chronic situatuions of Nebel's carbonic type.
As in all Constitutional situations however it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations that are the key determinants for its Constitutional use.
High potency Constitutional prescription may be used as background together with a concurrent lower potency symptomatic remedy administered according to the Law of Similars.

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9. Relationships

Activity:
up to 50 days
Affinities:
Acon, Agar, Alum, Ambr, Ang, Apis, Ars, Bry,
Calc-c, Canth, Caust, Cham, Chel, Chin, Cic, Con, Cupr, Euph, Graph, Hep-s, Ign, Iod, Kali, Lach, Led, Mang, Merc, Nat-mur, Nit-ac, Nux-v, Pet, Phos, Phos-ac, Puls, Rhus-t, Sep, Sil,
Complements:
Iod, Lach, Puls.
Inimicals:
after Sul
Remedies that Follow Well
Anac, Bell, Bry, Carb-v, Colch, Dulc, Graph, Hyos, Kali-c, Lach, Led, Nux-v, Phos, Puls, Stram, Sep, Sil Therid, Verat.

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Pic Lycopodium
Kingdom Plant
Latin Name: Lycopodium clavatum
Common Name: Club Moss
Homeopahtic
: Lycopodium
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