Tarentula hispanica (Tarent)

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Spanish Spider

Generals: Remarkable nervous phenomena; hysteria with chlorosis; chorea, dysmenorrhoea, spinal irritability. Bladder tenesmus. Constriction sensations. Formication; Extreme restlessness; must keep in constant motion even though walking aggravates. Hysterical epilepsy. Intense sexual excitement.

Mind: Sudden alteration of mood. Foxy. Destructive impulses; moral relaxation. Must constantly busy herself or walk. Sensitive to music. Averse to company, but wants some one present. Ungrateful, discontented. Guided by whims.

Head: Intense pain, as if thousands of needles were pricking into brain. Vertigo. Wants hair brushed or head rubbed.

Male: Sexual excitement; lasciviousness reaching almost to insanity; seminal emissions.

Heart: Palpitation; praecordial anguish, sensation as if heart twisted and turned around.

Female: Vulva dry and hot, with much itching. Profuse menstruation, with frequent erotic spasms. Pruritus vulvae; nymphomania. Dysmenorrhoea, with very sensitive ovaries.

Extremities: Weakness of legs; choreic movements. Numbness of legs. Multiple sclerosis, with trembling. Twitching and jerking. Yawning with uneasiness of legs, must move them constantly. Extraordinary contractions and movements.


Worse: Motion. Contract. Noise. Seeing others in trouble.

Better: In open air. Music. Bright colors. Rubbing affected parts.


Compare: Agaricus muscariusAgar, Arsenicum albumArs, Cuprum metallicumCupr, Magnesium phosphoricumMag-p.

Antidotes: Lachesis mutaLach.

Dose: Sixth to thirtieth potency.