| Lycopodium is a great remedy for the liver and gastrointestinal tract. For example, it is a great remedy for constipation, typically occuring when you travel. When this constipation is accompanied by great bloating below the navel (you look five months pregnant after a meal!), even after a few mouthfuls of food with fermentation in intestines-especially after cabbage, beans and onions-and strong craving for sweets, than Lycopodium will come to the rescue.
It's important to remember that all complaints relieved by Lycopodium are typically worse from 4-8 p.m. and better after midnight, better from hot food and drinks , but worse from being in a warm room. Complaints are mainly right-sided. Lycopodium can also be indicated when complaints go from right to left, as in a sore throat. Sore throats relieved by drinking hot liquids are also likely to respond to Lycopodium. Another indication is a dry tickling cough at night. Acid indigestion, often leading to headaches, will also respond to . Lycopodium.
The emotional picture of this remedy (for people who need it in chronic diseases) is one of very low self-confidence, especially for any new task or anything out of the ordinary routine. There is a great fear of failure and a child will constantly say, "I can't do this." Therefore, the child often keeps postponing his homework (further lowering his self-esteem) and struggles with his parents. The result is often a diagnosis of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). So Lycopodium is a great remedy for this type of ADD, as well as for dyslexia problems (your homeopathic physician should decide this!). The low self-confidence exhibited by people who need this remedy often stem from a humiliation, fear, fright, betrayal situation.