MYGALE LASIODORA: Materia Medica

Black Cuban Spider – Weakness, palpitation, nervousness, fear, like other spider preparations. Chorea is the principal therapeutic field of this. Sexual symptoms are important.

Mind.–Delirious, restless, sad; fears death; despondent.

Face.–Twitching of facial muscles. Mouth and eyes open in rapid succession. Hot and flushed. Tongue dry and parched; put out with difficulty. Head jerked to one side. Grating of teeth at night.

Stomach.–Nausea, with dim sight. Aversion to food. Excessive thirst.

Male.–Violent erections. Chordee (Kali brom; Camph).

Extremities.–Unsteady gait. Constant motion of whole body. Tremulous. Intense redness in streaks, following course of lymphatics. Twitching of limbs. Restless hands. Convulsive, uncontrollable movements of arms and legs. Limbs drag while walking.

Relationship.–Compare: Agar; Tarant; Cupr, Zizia.

Modalities.–Better, during sleep. Worse, in morning.

Dose.–Third to thirtieth potency.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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