Homeopathic remedy: why resort to Lycopodium?

The homeopathic strain Lycopodium is prepared from the spores of the homonymous plant. Club moss, also called vegetable sulfur or wolf’s foot, is a perennial fern belonging to the botanical family of Lycopodiaceae. It grows mainly in regions with temperate and cold climates.

In nature, this plant is easy to recognize thanks to its short, tightly arranged leaves. At maturity, its height can reach up to 1 m. It also has kidney-shaped sporangia, light yellow in color and arranged in groups of 2 or 3.

From a biochemical point of view, the main active agents of lycopodium are the following:

  • Alkaloids: acetyldihydrolycopodine, anhydrolycodoline, lycodine, lycodoline, dihydrolycopodine and lycopodine
  • Triterpenes
  • Caffeic acid
  • Flavonoids: apigenin-4′-glucoside, luteolin

Due to the presence of heterocyclic alkaloids, which represent up to 0.2% of all active ingredients, this plant can be toxic to the liver and kidneys. It is therefore advisable to be cautious when using it for therapeutic purposes.

What are the different indications of Lycopodium in homeopathy?

This homeopathic remedy responds to several health problems including:

Hepato-digestive disorders:

At the level of the digestive system, Lycopodium makes it possible to treat several conditions that usually occur after eating. We distinguish in particular the bloating, the digestive difficulties, the redness on the level of the face accompanied by drowsiness, the migraines on the right part or the distention of the abdomen.

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It is also useful in cases of esophageal burns as well as metabolic disorders of urea, uric acid and cholesterol.

Genito-urinary problems:

In this area, the main indication for this drug is clear and pigmented urine. On the sexual level, it helps to treat impotence, lack of libido and premature ejaculation in young patients.

In female subjects, it is also effective in the vaginal dryness treatment.

Nervous disorders:

In neurology, Lycopodium makes it possible to fight against physical and mental fatigue. It is particularly useful in cases where the subject has a failing memory, anxiety disorders, irritability, poor self-image and facial tics.

Other indications in natural medicine:

This homeopathic medicine is involved in the treatment of many dermatological problems of which :

  • Early canities
  • Skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and pruritus improved by fresh
  • Dry skin with wrinkles and copper spots

At the level of the respiratory system, this remedy is effective in case ofinflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat. It helps to alleviate signs such as runny nose, dry cough, breathing difficulties or even pain in the throat.

What are the administration methods?

For the treatment of organic disorders or for stimulate hepatorenal drainageit is advisable to opt for Lycopodium granules at low dilution (4 or 5 CH).

Taking granules at high dilution (15 or 30 CH) requires a medical prescription.


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