Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
||Bushmaster snake, Surucucu
||Lachesis muta, Trigonocephalus lachesis
General description and domicile:
There are several species of bushmaster snakes, but not all are all native to
South America. The homeopathic remedy is made from the venom of Lachesis Muta,
also named the South American bushmaster Snake found in most tropical and
subtropical countries of South America.
Bushmasters are large snakes, growing to nearly ten feet in length. Lachesis is
not the most venomous snake if this is measured in potency per drop but it makes
up for it, like the Gaboon viper, by size of fangs (one inch long) and sheer
volume of venom injected, which could possibly make it the world's most
The venom affects both the nervous and circulatory systems (both cytotoxic and
The fatality rate of bushmaster bites is extremely high at four out of five, but
even that has to be seen in perspective as it prefers to live deep in the forest
so that is where the recorded bites occurred, which is an impossible place to
start from to get to a hospital fast. Chances are that bites in or near a city
where medical help is available in short order would not have a fatality rate
anywhere near that high.
Local folklore has it that the Surucucu snake will hunt humans for prey, but
that is highly unlikely as even the largest bushmaster is not big enough to
swallow a fully grown human or any child big enough to venture deep into the
forest. It would have to be a very small baby and these snakes avoid human
settlements, like most snakes.
Warning: Extreme care must be taken when handling this
snake as it is aggressive.
Part used and extraction:
The venom is used.
Diluted in alcohol to obtain mother tincture
The story behind the proving of this remedy may not be true but it is worth
recounting: The remedy was proved by Dr. Constantine Herring during a zoological
expedition to South America in the early nineteenth century. He was poisoned
from handling a live bushmaster snake and his wife, who accompanied him in the
trip, nursed him back to health while keeping a detailed account of the symptoms
he was experiencing forming the basis of the proving.
How to use these pages:
What follows below is a profile of the homeopathic remedy. This profile must
be compared with the profile of the person to be treated in great detail before
treatment can be commenced. See
How to Use
Hard working, hard living, hard playing ambitious people that live life to
the maximum respond to Lachesis. They are very focused to the point of almost
being fanatical and will expend huge amounts of energy in pursuing an ideal.
They are motivated and cheerful, finding banalities frustrating. They talk a lot
but hardly listens. They hate being restricted or confined. Normally in control
but easily overwhelmed by emotions.
When ill they tend to withdraw into themselves suffering from mental exhaustion.
They are stressed and anxious on waking but spends the day morosely avoiding
contact with others. They do not like being touched, and find it hard to
Ambitious, Hard living, Anxious on waking, Mental exhaustion
Used for treatment of:
Cardiac disorders (chest pains - See you doctor immediately)
Varicose veins (associated with bruising and easy bleeding)
Nosebleeds (chronic nosebleeds)
Sore throat (eased by eating, neck sensitive to touch)
Headaches (throbbing, left sided, feeling that head is going to
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Warm stuffy rooms
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
Evacuating bowel and bladder
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