Homeopathic remedy Lycopodium drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….

      Club Moss Hahnemann Lycopodiaceae.



Weak memory; confused thoughts; mixes up letters and syllables, or omits parts of words in writing.

Uses the wrong words for correct ideas.

Absent-minded, thinks he is in two places at the same time.

Dread of men wants to be alone; also in children; or, dread of solitude, with irritability and melancholy.

Imperious manner; scolds; commands.

Weeps all day, cannot calm herself. Sad or cheerful and merry.

Loss of confidence in his own vigor.

Doubts about one’s salvation.

Anxious as if about to die; even prepares final messages.

Satiety of life, particularly mornings in bed.

Indifferent, taciturn.

Sensitive, even cries when thanked.

Vehement, angry, headstrong.

After a fright, liver complaints.


      Vertigo when drinking.

Stupefying headache, with heat in the temples and of the ears; mouth and lips dry worse from to 8 p.m., when rising up or on lying down.

Impending cerebral paralysis; somnolence, staring eyes; dropped jaw.

Inner Head

      Stitches in the temples, mostly the right, from within outward.

Pain in temples, as if screwed together; worse during menses.

Pressing headache on the vertex; worse from 4 to 8 P.M., and from stooping; followed by great weakness. Tearing in the forehead or right side of the head, extending down to the neck with tearing in the face, eyes and teeth; worse on raising one’s self, better on lying down.

Tension in the head.

Headache after breakfast.

Headache worse from warmth of bed, getting warm while walking and from mental exertion; better from the open, cold air, and uncovering the head.

Outer Head

      Eruption, beginning on the back of the head; crusts thick, easily bleeding oozing a fetid moisture: worse after scratching, and from warmth.

Pityriasis in spots on the scalp.

Hair falls off after abdominal diseases; after parturition; with burning, scalding, itching of the scalp, especially on getting warm from exercise during the day, Hair becomes grey early.


      Sparks before the eyes in the dark.


Night blindness, with black spots before the eyes.

Sees only the left half of an object distinctly.

Arrested cataract (with chronic dyspepsia).

Eyes hot, dim, wide open fixed and insensible to light.

Obscuration of sight, as from feathers before the eyes.

Conjunctiva looks like a piece of raw flesh; copious discharge of pus; lids puffed out by the pus.

Stitches and soreness in eyes evening when looking at light.

Eyes inflamed, canthi itch, lids red and swollen; troublesome pain if they get dry.

Granular eyelids, dry, with smarting.

Pustules and styes on the lids, more towards inner canthi.

Much mucus in the eyes, with smarting pain.


      Oversensitiveness of hearing.

Roaring, humming and whizzing in the ears; hardness of hearing.

Otorrhoea purulent, ichorous; after scarlatina; with impaired hearing.

Sensation as if hot blood rushed into the ears.

Polypus of the ears.

Humid, suppurating scurfs on and behind the ears.


      Oversensitiveness of smell.

Nose stopped up, especially at the root; breathes with open mouth and protruding tongue Diphtheria.

Snuffles, child starts out of sleep rubbing its nose.

Catarrh of nose and frontal sinuses;discharge yellow and thick; frontal headache, yellow complexion.

Violent coryza, nose swollen; discharge acrid, excoriating; posterior nares dry.

The ichorous discharge form nose begins in right nostril Scarlatina. Diphtheria.

Scurf in the nose.

Fan-like motion of the alae nasi.


      Silly expression. See.

Copper-colored eruptions of the forehead.

Face: pale, with circumscribed red cheeks; early, yellow, with deep furrows, blue circles around eyes, blue lips.

Flushes of heat in the face.

Spasmodic twitching of the facial muscles.

OEdema of the face.

Eruption of the face, humid suppurating. Freckles.

Lower Face

      Lower jaw hangs down, especially during sleep; or with stupor in exhausting fevers.

Eruption around the mouth; corners of the mouth sore.

Swelling of lower lip. Swelling of submaxillary glands.

Large ulcer on the vermilion border of the lower lip.


      Teeth excessively painful to touch;front teeth loose or as if too long. Teeth yellow.

Toothache, with swelling of the cheek; relieved by the heat

of the bed and warm applications.

Gums bleed violently when touched. Gum-boils.

Fistula dentalis.

Tongue etc.

      Taste: sour;bitter; fatty.

Tongue is darted out and oscillates to and fro. Angina. Tonsillitis.

Convulsions of the tongue.

Tongue: heavy, trembling; stiff with indistinct speech and dryness, mornings; red, dry; becomes black and cracked; painful and swollen in places; tubercles.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.