Laburnum

(Cystisis Laburnum)

All parts of this shrub are poisonous, producing inflammation of stomach and intestines, with vomiting, diarrhea, headache, paleness of face and cold skin. Widespread anesthesia, and convulsions are some of the chief effects of this drug. Cerebrospinal meningitis. Great prostration, sense of constriction in throat, stiffness of nape, tearing from nape into occiput, lusterless eyes.

Head
Stupefaction; indifference (Phos ac). Unequally dilated pupils; giddiness; twitching of facial… Continue reading

Lac Caninum

(Dog’s Milk)

This remedy is of undoubted value in certain form of sore throat and diphtheria, and rheumatism. Corresponds to a low-vitiated, non-feverish type of sickness. The keynote symptom is, erratic pains, alternating sides. Feels as if walking on air, or of not touching the bed when lying down. Great lassitude. Ozena. Decided effect in drying up milk in women who cannot nurse the baby. Great weakness and prostration… Continue reading

Lac Defloratum

or Lac Vaccinum Defloratun

(Skimmed Milk)

A remedy for diseases with faulty nutrition; sick headaches, with profuse flow of urine during pain. Car sickness.

Head
Despondent. Pain begins in forehead to occiput, in morning on rising. Intense throbbing, with nausea, vomiting, blindness, and obstinate constipation; worse, noise, light, motion, during menses, with great prostration, and better by pressure and bandaging head tightly.

Stool
Constipation. Stools hard, large, with great… Continue reading

Lachesis Mutus

or simply Lachesis

(Bushmaster or Surucucu)

Like all snake poisons, Lachesis decomposes the blood, rendering it more fluid; hence a hemorrhagic tendency is marked. Purpura, septic states, diphtheria, and other low forms of disease, when the system is thoroughly poisoned and the prostration is profound. The modalities are most important in guiding to the remedy. Delirium tremens with much trembling and confusion. Very important during the climacteric and for… Continue reading

Lachnanthes Tinctoria

or simply Lachnanthes

(Spirit-weed)

Head, chest and circulation are affected. Bridge of nose as if pinched. A remedy for torticollis, rheumatic symptoms about neck. Tuberculosis-light-complexioned people. Early stages, and established chest cases, with much coldness. Produces a desire to talk-a flow of language and the courage to make a speech.

Head
Right-sided pain, extending down to jaw; head feels enlarged; worse, least noise. Scalp painful. Sleepless. Circumscribed red cheeks… Continue reading

Lacticum Acidum

(Lactic Acid)

Morning sickness, diabetes, and rheumatism offer a field for this remedy. Troubles in the breasts. Locally, in the tuberculous ulceration of vocal cords.

Stomach
Tongue dry, parched. Thirst; voracious hunger. Canker, copious salivation and water-brash. Nausea; morning sickness, especially in pale anemic women. Hot, acrid eructation. Nausea; better, eating. Burning, hot gas from stomach to throat, causing profuse secretion of tenacious mucus, worse smoking.

Throat
Fullness or… Continue reading

Lactuca Virosa

(Acrid Lettuce)

This remedy acts principally upon the brain and circulatory system. Delirium tremens with sleeplessness, coldness, and tremor. Hydrothorax and ascites. Impotence. Sense of lightness and tightness affecting whole body, especially chest. Seems to be a true galactogogue. Marked action on extremities.

Mind
Stupefaction of sense. Great restlessness.

Head
Dull, heavy, confused, dizzy. Heat of face and headache, with general coldness. Headache, with affections of respiratory organs.

Abdomen… Continue reading

Lapis Albus

(Silico-fluoride of Calcium)

Affections of glands, goitre, pre-ulcerative stage of carcinoma. Burning, stinging pain in breast, stomach, and uterus. Connective tissue about glands specially affected. Fat anemic babies with Iodine appetite. Ravenous appetite. Remarkably successful in scrofulous affections, except in malarial cases. Uterine carcinoma. Fibroid tumors with intense burning pains through the part with profuse hemorrhage. Glands have a certain elasticity and pliability about them rather than the stony… Continue reading

Lappa (Arctium)

(Burdock)

Very important in skin therapeutics. Eruptions on the head, face, and neck; pimples; acne. Styes and ulcerations on the edge of the eyelids. Profuse and frequent urination. Crops of boils and styes (Anthracin).

Extremities
Pain in hands, knees, and ankles extending downward to fingers and toes. Pain in all joints. Eruption on extremities.

Female
Uterine displacements. An exceedingly sore, bruised feeling in uterus, with great relaxation of the… Continue reading

Lathyrus Sativus

(Chick-pea)

Affects the lateral and anterior columns of the cord. Does not produce pain. Reflexes always increased. Paralytic affections of lower extremities; spastic paralysis; lateral sclerosis; Beri-beri. Athetosis. Infantile paralysis. After influenza and wasting, exhaustive diseases where there is much weakness and heaviness, slow recovery of nerve power. Sleepy, constant yawning.

Mind
Depressed; hypochondriacal. Vertigo when standing with eyes closed.

Mouth
Burning pain in tip of tongue; with tingling… Continue reading

Latrodectus Mactans

(Spider)

The bite produces tetanic effects that last several days. A picture of Angina pectoris is presented by the action of the drug. The precordial region seems to be the center of attack. Constriction of chest muscles, with radiation to shoulders and back. Lowered coagulability.

Head
Anxiety. Screams with pain. Pain in neck to back of head. Occipital pain.

Respiratory
Extreme apnea. Gasping respiration. Fears losing breath.

Chest
Violent… Continue reading

Laurocerasus

(Cherry-laurel)

Spasmodic tickling cough, especially in cardiac patients, is often magically influenced by this drug. Lack of reaction, especially in chest and heart affections. Drink rolls audibly through esophagus and intestines. General coldness, not ameliorated by warmth. Violent pain in stomach with loss of speech. Spasm of facial muscles and esophagus. Asphyxia neonatorum.

Fever
Coldness; chills and heat alternate. Thirst, with dry mouth in afternoon.

Respiratory
Cyanosis and dyspnea… Continue reading