Lathyrus SativusChick-pea, Lathyr, Lathyrus Sativa, Lathyrus Sativas
Below are the strongest indications of Lathyrus Sativus in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
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; Beriberi. Athetosis. Infantile paralysis. After influenza and wasting, exhaustive diseases where there is much weakness and heaviness, slow recovery of nerve power. Sleepy, constant yawning.
Compare: Oxytrop.; Secale; Petiveria, a South American plant ( Paralysis; paraplegia with numbness. Sensation of internal coldness.) Agrostema githago - Corn-cockle - (Burning sensation in stomach, through oesophagus into throat, in lower abdomen and anus; nausea, bitter vomiting, impaired locomotion; difficulty in remaining erect; vertigo and Headache, burning from lower jaw to vertex).
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.