Lycopodium clavatum

Lycopodium clavatum is a well-known homeopathic remedy that is also known as simply 'Lycopodium'.

The homeopathic remedy lycopodium clavatum is normally used in cases of digestive problems, and sometimes for acute sore throats.

Other indications that suggest that lycopodium clavatum may be helpful include

  • the person craving sweet foods
  • his or her condition being aggravated by gassy foods
  • flatulence
  • stomach or abdominal pain


More about the substance used to prepare lycopodium clavatum homeopathic remedy:

The homeopathic remedy lycopodium clavatum is derived from the plant of the same name, which is more commonly known as club moss. There are many other common names for this species, including common clubmoss, running clubmoss, stag's-horn clubmoss, wolf-paw clubmoss and running pine, among other names. It tends to grow mainly prostrate along the ground on heathland where its stems extend up to about 3 feet (1 m) long, are highly branched and covered with small spirally arranged thin leaves.

A sketch of lycopodium clavatum ('club moss') is shown belowon the left - notice the yellow-green spore cones which can be over an inch long (typically 2-3 cm).

The remedy is prepared from the spores of club moss.

Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.

There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.

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