Lycopodium clavatum – Club Moss
Indications: Intellectual types. Insecure or anxious about themselves. Dislikes contradiction. Apprehensive before public speaking, lacking self-confidence. Sarcastic and bossy at home. Many fears e.g. crowds, dark, strangers. Sensitive to cold, smells and noise. Hunger with sudden fullness. Symptoms may develop on the right side and go to the left.
Causation: Ill effects of fear, fright, contradiction, anger, performance anxiety.
- Loss of self-confidence, poor self-esteem, stage fright
- Flatulent dyspepsia and bloating
- Headaches from low blood sugar as a result of not eating
- Digestive upset “butterflies”, diarrhoea, lots of wind and rumbling
Better: Fresh air, movement, hot food and drink
Worse: 4-8pm, cold, on waking in the morning, right side, oysters, dislikes contradiction
Desires: Sweet foods, hot food, hot drinks
Aversions: Cold food, onion, meat, coffee, cabbage, beans, starchy foods