HelodermaGila Monster, Heloderma Horridus
Below are the strongest indications of Heloderma in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The result of the bite is a benumbing paralysis like paralysis agitans or locomotor ataxia. There is no tetanic Phase - a condition almost reverse in objective symptoms to Hydrocy. Acid or Strychnia. The most unusual action of the drug is noted upon the eyes of the mouse. The eyeball becomes more prominent and the cornea shows opacities. The exophthalmus is due to the pressure of the blood behind the eyeball (Boyd). Homeopathically, it is indicated in many forms of disease characterized by Great coldness - “;arctic” coldness. Cold waves from occiput to feet or ascending.
Compare: Lacerta - Green Lizard (skin eruptions. Vesicles under tongue. Increased mental acumen. Difficult swallowing. Constant accumulation of saliva in the mouth. Nausea; Violent pressure in stomach). Camphor; Lachesis.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.