Medical Uses Of Lycopodium


Lycopodium is a type of herbal medicine which has been used for hundreds of years to treat physical, mental and emotional health problems such as nausea, constipation, dysthymia, difficulty breathing and headaches. The usage of this herb can be tracked back to as early as the 17th century when people started to use it in treatment of liver, gall bladder, urinary tract and digestive diseases. In homeopathy, lycopodium is often used to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, vomiting, indigestion and bloating. It can also be helpful in treatment of bloating, constipation, abdominal cramps and bleeding hemorrhoids. In addition, it has been confirmed that this herb is good for treatment of enlarged prostate, kidney stones and sand genital herpes.


Lycopodium can also bring great benefts in treating symptoms on feats. These patients are afraid of changes and they don’t want to take responsibility for things. These symptoms can usually be relieved significantly after taking this herb for a few days. In addition to treating anxiety, panic and tension, lycopodium is also often used to treat other mental and emotional issues such as fear of loneliness, sleepwalking, and sleep disorders such as insomnia.

Moreover, lycopodium also used by herbalists for prevention and treatment of pulmonary infection and breathing difficulties. The spores of this plant can effectively help to relieve the symptoms of dry and itchy throat. It have a good result in easing the congestion of the respiratory system and difficulty in breathing. Homeopathic doctors often use lycopodium to treat nervous headaches and chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition, it is also frequently used in the treatment of hair and skin diseases such as over amount of dandruff, alopecia and psoriasis.

To ensure safety and effectiveness, patients should follow doctor recommendations before taking any dosage of Lycopodium. Although there are no reports regarding the severe side effects of this herb, you should follow the instructions strictly to ensure safety.

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