Lycopus Virginicus in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Lycopus virginicus?

Lycopus virginicus has been used in homeopathy to regulate thyroid function since the mid-19th century. It is still considered a heart remedy and has a stimulating effect on the sympathetic nervous system, and is also used to treat vegetative dystonia. The Indians of North America used the medicinal plant to treat vegetative heart problems.

Leading symptoms

  • Chest tightness with shortness of breath
  • angina pectoris
  • Disturbed sleep due to palpitations
  • Palpitations can be felt throughout the body
  • Coughing up blood associated with heart disease
  • Weak, irregular pulse

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Lycopus virginicus?

The patients report a suddenly occurring, strongly accelerated, hard and irregular heartbeat. It is accompanied by a dry, irritating cough. One tends to break out in a sweat, is shaky, nervous and irritable. The shiny eyes are characteristic. Patients feel an increased urge to be active in the evening hours. In mountain regions, the need for Lycopus virginicus is much less common.


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


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  • Physical exertion
  • At evening
  • Movement
  • lying down
  • When waking up
  • cold, cold air

What are typical areas of application for Lycopus virginicus?

  • thyroid disorders
  • heart trouble

Areas of application in detail


Symptoms of vegetative dystonia such as sleep disorders, dizziness, heart and stomach problems, listlessness, mood swings.

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

Heart trouble

Sudden onset of heart palpitations or palpitations, often around 4 a.m., that wakes you up. You feel like after a heavy physical exertion. The chest appears pinched. Also suitable for cardiac neuroses.

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


Heavy sweats and tremors. To support Morbus Basedow diseases.

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

Menopausal symptoms (climacteric symptoms)

Sweating and an accelerated heart rate, also in the case of hormonal anxiety.

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

Application information

Dosage form of Lycopus virginicus

The drug is administered as a mother tincture or as globules. It is very suitable for long-term therapy.

Lycopus virginicus dosage

Three doses daily in low dilution are usual. The ideal potency and dosage should be determined according to the individual clinical picture. In principle, it is advisable for the success of the therapy to seek medical advice and to have the thyroid values ​​determined and checked regularly.

Lycopus virginicus effect

Lycopus virginicus acts primarily on the heart and thyroid.

Lycopus virginicus in pregnancy

It is not advisable to take it without medical or homeopathic advice during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Lycopus virginicus for the baby

Lycopus virginicus is not suitable for treating babies and infants. Self-treatment without medical advice is strongly discouraged.

Lycopus virginicus for dogs, horses and cats

Lycopus virginicus is used in animals to treat mild hyperthyroidism. The animals are restless and anxious. They become irritable when approached, touched or picked up. The animals eat a lot and greedily. They always seem hungry. Despite this, they lose weight.

Lycopus virginicus side effects

In the case of hypothyroidism, the drug should be avoided, as should thyroxine therapy. If a radioiodine examination of the thyroid gland is planned, the drug must be discontinued 14 days in advance in order not to influence the examination results.

No other side effects or interactions are known.

Typical potencies: Lycopus virginicus is often used in potencies 6X and 12X, more rarely in 9C or as a mother tincture.

fabric type: medicinal plant


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