Latrodectus Mactans in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Latrodectus mactans?

In homeopathy, Latrodectus mactans is used to treat angina pectoris, circulatory disorders, thrombosis and symptoms accompanying a heart attack. The symptoms that occur are very similar to those of a spider bite.

Leading symptoms

  • Angina pectoris with pain in left arm radiating to fingers causing coldness and numbness
  • screaming in pain
  • anxiety
  • The whole body is cold

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Latrodectus mactans?

In the typical appearance and drug picture of Latrodectus mactans, there are cramp-like painful complaints in the left chest, which extend to the left armpit, arm, hand and fingers. Associated with this is a feeling of numbness on this side. The left arm is paralyzed, feels numb, trembles. One develops cold sweats, fear of suffocation, a painfully tense upper abdomen. The legs cannot be raised.

The skin changes from pale to blue in color, looks white-red marbled. Blood tests indicate severe hemolysis. The pulse is faintly palpable, fluttering, averaging 130 beats per minute. The blood pressure is increased. Head and abdomen feel swollen. The patient feels mortal fear, the mouth twists into an anxious oval. A slow, forward-bent gait is characteristic, with the hands placed protectively in front of the stomach.


Latrodectus mactans is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or aggravated by the following modalities:


  • quiet


  • Movement
  • Little sleep

What are typical areas of application for Latrodectus mactans?

  • skin rashes
  • heart trouble
  • sleep disorders

Areas of application in detail


Subfebrile temperature associated with heart trouble.

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

Skin changes, general

Hands and feet develop scales. Blistering and rash like after insect bites. Sore skin from lying down.

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

Heart trouble

heart scare. Cardiac neurosis, angina pectoris, tearing heart pain radiating to the upper left extremity. The left side of the chest cramps and hurts, combined with fear of death.

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

Sleep disorders

Dreams of flying and spiders, recurring insomnia / waking up at night from inner restlessness.

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

Application information

Dosage form of Latrodectus mactans

The remedy is given as globules, tablets or drops in the potency D10 to D15. In the case of intravenous therapy, dilutions of D4 to D12 are used.

Latrodectus mactans dosage

In general, expert advice is recommended, both in long-term therapy and in acute treatment. Here the final dosage, potency and duration of administration can be tailored to the individual case. Self-medication is not recommended.

Latrodectus mactans in pregnancy

Latrodectus should not be taken on its own during pregnancy. It is advisable to consult an experienced homeopath for this.

Latrodectus mactans side effects

The agent must be stored separately due to its highly toxic origin. Cramp-like symptoms such as a feeling of constriction in the chest or abdominal colic (such as acute abdomen) can occur as side effects, but these should no longer be felt within a few minutes. Otherwise, Latrodectus must be discontinued immediately. The intake of the drug should be clarified professionally – especially with other heart medication.

Typical potencies: D10 to D15

fabric type: animal


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