Lac Caninum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Lac caninum?

The homeopathic remedy Lac caninum is suitable for very anxious people. It is used for depressive disorders as well as for the treatment of sore throats, tonsillitis and breast infections and menstrual cramps. It is used for migraine headaches and rheumatic limb/muscle pain. Wandering, mutual complaints are typical.
Lac canium is one of the rarely used homeopathic remedies.

Leading symptoms

  • Changing sides of complaints every few hours or days
  • wandering symptoms
  • forgetfulness
  • Persistent depression
  • fear of snakes
  • feeling of weakness in the stomach
  • Back pain with great sensitivity to touch or pressure
  • fainting
  • Sore throat extends to ears with constant urge to swallow
  • hot feet

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Lac canium?

Lac canium people find their own body unbearable, have very low self-esteem, and always see themselves as victims. In childhood, they often suffered from parental neglect. They cling to other people, are loyal to them, suffer from fear of loss, and cannot make decisions on their own.

One shows irrational fears of animals, insects, heights and powerlessness, is hypochondriacal, develops delusional ideas, dreams of snakes at night. The patients are unpredictable, change from nervous restlessness to raging outbursts of anger, and cannot be alone. They feel weak, forgetful, cry desperately. Lac canium shows an oversized appetite with a lack of thirst, prefers hearty, spicy foods, and is often allergic to milk. Shooting pains that jump repeatedly from right to left are characteristic and may be accompanied by reduced hearing and vision and hallucinations.
There is tickling cough at night, painful dry mouth and throat with difficulty in swallowing and a foul taste, nasal congestion with thick yellow or green secretions. You don’t like the smell of flowers. The abdomen is tender, feels constricted and full. Clothing causes unbearable tightness and is taken off again. If you have an urge to urinate, you must urinate immediately, otherwise you will become wet, even at night.

Women suffer from left ovarian pain during menstruation, which can extend to the left thigh. Breasts are painfully swollen before menstruation, nipples feel sore. Males show a strong sex drive, the right spermatic cord is sensitive to pressure. Children and babies cry a lot out of anger, fear, being overwhelmed / overstimulated, sleeping poorly. Adolescents express suicidal thoughts.


Lac caninum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen with the following modalities:


  • backward bend
  • cold
  • cold drinks
  • lie on the right side


  • contact
  • In the morning
  • Sweets
  • pressure on the abdomen
  • Climb stairs
  • warmth

What are typical areas of application for Lac caninum?

  • dizziness
  • fears
  • colds
  • gastric mucosal inflammation
  • milk intolerance
  • menstrual cramps
  • Rheumatic diseases.

Areas of application in detail


Fears of spiders, snakes, wild animals, fainting and illness. Increase to delusions. You have the feeling of floating in the air.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Painful inflammation of the mammary glands with flow of milk. The remedy supports weaning.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Headache migraine

Throbbing headaches in the fronts, arising in cold air or looking up.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Swollen, red tonsils with white specks. Pronounced soreness in the throat / pharynx with unpleasant swallowing difficulties. The pain is mutual.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Menstrual cramps

Knotty breasts when menstrual bleeding starts too early. Bleeding is accompanied by diarrhea, before and after which constipation occurs.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


The limbs feel numb, are stiff. Swelling in joints and lower extremities. Soles of feet, heels and palms burn. You feel broken.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

Back pain

Back pain that moves from side to side or changes sides repeatedly. Aggravation in morning and from touch. Improvement from cold applications and backward bending.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Lac canium

Tablets / globules up to D12 are given, in the case of acute inflammation at one to two hour intervals.

Laccanium dosage

Lac canium is given in low potency (6X or 12X) for gynecological and pregnancy-related or postnatal complaints. It is recommended to take five globules three times a day spread over the day.

Three globules D6 are given in the evening to wean until milk production decreases. If milk is still produced in the long term, the administration of five globules D12 daily is indicated.

Menstrual cramps are treated in combination with Sepia officinalis and three globules D12 are given three times a day, alternating daily from the 15th day of the cycle.

For constitutional therapy, Lac canium is given in high potency with a single dose of C200.

Lac caninum effect

Lac caninum acts on the central nervous system, the psyche, the respiratory tract, the digestive tract, the female genital organs and the musculoskeletal system.

Lac canium during pregnancy

In homeopathy, Lac canium is used less during pregnancy and more during breastfeeding. It is enough for breast engorgement as well as insufficient milk production and breast inflammation (mastitis). Lac canium is indicated whenever these symptoms are triggered by the separation of mother and child shortly after birth. The remedy also makes weaning easier. It helps babies with breast milk intolerance.

Lac caninum for the baby

Lac caninum can be helpful when babies cry a lot during the night. A frequent trigger for the crying phases is separation from the mother. During the day they are very happy children. Desperation only sets in during the night.

Lac caninum can be given for tonsillitis in older children if the pain changes sides several times. Almonds and tongue have a milky coating.

Lac caninum for dogs, horses and cats

The remedy is used to treat tonsillitis and breast inflammation as well as rheumatic complaints in animals. The pain changes sides several times, is worst in the morning and is relieved by cold.

Side effects of Lac canium

Lac canium shows no side effects. After the first intake, there may be a short, temporary worsening of the symptoms, which confirms the right choice of remedy from a homeopathic point of view.

Typical potencies: Lac caninum is often used in the potencies 6X, 12X and the 30C and 200C potencies.

fabric type: gland secretion


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