Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc.) is a key remedy for lack of confidence, and types of acute and chronic digestive disorders. Physical symptoms such as eczema and cracked heels tend to be on the right-side of the body, be worst on the right side, or start on the right and before extending to the left. Symptoms worsened by warm rooms and between 4 – 8pm. Those needing Lycopodium often have dry skin or mucus membranes, and crave sweets.

Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc.)

Mental-emotional Symptoms

  • Egotistical,. Love of power which is used to dominate.

  • Lack of self-confidence – feels weak and inadequate so avoids responsibility. Anxious about speaking in public but often does it well.

  • Covers up lack of confidence with haughty, boasting, domineering or bullying behaviour. Pleasant, ingratiating behaviour with authority figures.

  • Lack of discipline and lack of commitment.

  • Irritability on waking in the morning.

  • Intellectual pursuits are preferred over energetic sporting activities.

Respiratory Problems

  • Nose blocks on lying down at night.

Gastrointestinal Problems

  • Bloated and full of gas. Flatulent. Rumbling in the abdomen.

  • Symptoms aggravated by flatulent food such as beans, onions, cabbage.

  • Heartburn with sour belching. Constipation when travelling.

  • Headache or other symptoms from missed meals.

  • Preference for warm drinks. Craving for sweets.

  • Changeable appetite – appetite either lost or increased by eating.

  • Night-time hunger – may wake with hunger.

Skin Problems

  • Hair graying in patches or streaks, especially on the right side.

  • Deep furrows or creases in forehead.

  • Dryness of skin and mucous membranes.

  • Cracked heels which start or are worse on the right.

Male Problems

  • Promiscuity and lack of commitment. Premature ejaculation.

  • Impotence with long-term partner but no problem with new partners.

Sleep Problems

  • Waking unrefreshed.

  • Waking with hunger.

For Pets

  • Liver problems or digestive disturbances. Bloating and rumbling.

  • Anxious and lack of confidence but aggressive to non-dominant animals.

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