The homeopathic strain of Agaricus Muscarius is prepared from the fly agaric. This mushroom, also known as the false barley, is the most famous of the Amanitaceae family. Moreover, his presence in several literary and cultural works bears witness to this. Indeed, it is not uncommon to encounter a representation of this mushroom:
- In the books: Citizen of the world (Oliver Goldsmith), The Seven Sisters of Sleep (Mordecai Cubitt Cooke)
- In animated films: The Smurfs, Fantasia
- In paintings and pictures: Ruebezahl by Moritz von Schwind
- On postcards and stamps
In terms of toxicity, poisoning with fly agaric rarely leads to death. Indeed, this mushroom mainly causes hallucinations. Other disorders such as nausea, excessive sweating, hearing and sight disturbances may also occur depending on the amount ingested.
Agaricus Muscarius: therapeutic actions and uses in homeopathy
Actions on the muscles:
Agaricus Muscarius helps to treat spasmodic conditions that affect muscle mass. Its main indications are:
- Twitching of facial muscles in a sleeping child, accompanied by episodes of night terrors
- Painful contraction of the back muscles, accompanied by a feeling of coldness in the back
- Spasmodic torticollis
- Lack of coordination and clumsiness
In the treatment of Tourette syndrome, this drug improves the characteristic symptoms. We cite the various tics in the eyes and shoulders or the jerky and involuntary contractions of the muscles. Other signs such as sudden and repetitive movements may also appear.
Other therapeutic actions:
This homeopathic remedy intervenes in the treatment of cases of intellectual deficit. It is particularly useful when this deficit appears following chronic alcoholism.
Then, it enters into the framework of prevention and cure for osteoporosis. Moreover, in anthroposophical medicine, it supports the regeneration of bone and nervous tissue.
Its other indications are:
- Chilblains and occasional or chronic cyanosis of the extremities: redness, feeling cold and stinging pains
- Spasmodic cough
- Heavy pain in the uterus
- Fatigue and pain after sex
For typical pathologies ofAgaricus muscarius, the symptoms worsen in the cold, after the meal and before the storm. They improve on the other hand with slow movements.
Method of administration and recommended dosage
For the treatment of somatic disorders, it is advisable to opt for doses in low to medium dilution. The recommended daily intake is 3 granules, 2 to 3 times a day.
In case of tics and intellectual deficit, take in background treatment doses on average at high dilution. Depending on the degree of intensity of the symptoms, take the doses daily or weekly.
Finally, with regard to the treatment, preventive or curative, of osteoporosis, it is possible to associate Agaricus Muscarius with Phosphorus.