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Lachesis  – Homeopathic Remedy

Lachesis Homeopathic Remedy
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Lachesis – Homeopathic Remedy

Lachesis (Trigonocephalus lachesis / Lachesis muta)

Lachesis is sourced from the deadly poisonous venom of the bushmaster or surukuku snake of the viper family, a South African reptile renowned for its hunter instinct and the ‘su-ru-ku-ku’ sound it makes whilst stalking its prey. The venom of the surukuku snake is so deadly that even inhalation of fumes from its venom is purported to induce delirium.

Lachesis’ use as a homeopathic remedy was discovered by the pioneering homeopath, Constantine Hering, who tested it on himself to prove its efficacy. The venom’s main use is to treat circulatory disorders, as well as other blood related conditions.


Homeopaths may prescribe this remedy for:

Blood poisoning

Blood circulatory disorders, including varicose veins displaying the following symptoms: Bluish tinge of the skin.

Heart problems displaying the following symptoms: Weak heart, angina, palpitations; an irregular, fast, or weak pulse; chest pain, breathing difficulties.

Uterine problems, such as pre-menstrual congestion and pain

Menopausal problems, such as hot flushes

Bladder infections

Throat infections / sore throat


Serious infectious diseases, such as scarlet fever and smallpox

People requiring this remedy will feel worse: When touched; after sleep; in tight clothing; drinking hot liquids; bathing in hot water; in the heat; during menopause (women only).

People requiring this remedy will feel better: Being outside; drinking cold liquids; if normal bodily discharges are functioning properly.

People suitable for this remedy are usually intelligent, creative, go-getting individuals. They are often self-absorbed, jealous, possessive, and wary of commitment (within a relationship). 

The information given on this site about homeopathic remedies is just a general overview. Classical homeopathy takes all the patient’s symptoms into account and prescribes upon the “Totality of Symptoms”, thus finding the precise remedy that matches the patient’s symptoms perfectly. 

Here, at The CMA we recommend that anyone interested in learning more about homeopathy and the fascinating remedies that homeopaths use should take an introduction course to homeopathy, which will help you to understand how to become a good home first-aid prescriber. This is ideal for ‘acute symptoms’. However, if you want to learn more – with a view even to becoming a professional homeopath, who is educated highly enough to be able to treat chronic conditions, you’ll need to be prepared to spend many years learning this vast and fascinating topic – along with anatomy, physiology and pathology, history of medicine, homeopathic philosophy, and much more. You’ll find both kinds of courses here on this site – head to our section on Find a CMA Member and search under CMA Registered Training Schools.

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