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Lycopodium Fact Sheet

Lycopodium Fact Sheet

(Lycopodium clavatum)

Lycopodium has spores that contain a flammable pollen. The powder which is made from the pollen has been used for diarrhoea and dysentery for centuries.
Homoeopaths use dilute doses of Lycopodium for symptoms such as digestive upset, ailments that seem to develop on the right side of the body, a strong desire for sweets, anxiety, and symptoms that worsen in the early evening.
Lycopodium was made as a remedy by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes in the individuals were recorded. When a Homoeopath sees a patient with a set of similar symptoms to the recorded ones induced by sulphur, they then prescribe it in an extremely dilute form. In a highly diluted dosage, Lycopodium can eliminate the symptoms that it creates when it is at full strength.

This Homoeopathic Remedy May Aid...

  • backache
  • bedwetting
  • colds with stuffy nose
  • constipation
  • phlegmy coughs
  • cystitis
  • headache
  • gout
  • indigestion accompanied by abdominal cramps
  • gas
  • heartburn
  • joint pain
  • sciatica
  • eczema.


Lycopodium is available over the counter.

Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.

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