This homeopathic remedy comes from the poisonous venom of the bushmaster snake. Lachesis mutus has potent effects on the blood and central nervous system.



  • Lachesis is used in homeopathy to treat a wide range of symptoms. These fall into the following general categories of:
    • menstrual and menopausal complaints
    • throat and mouth complaints
    • fear, paranoia, and associated mental complaints
    • nervous system complaints
    • circulatory complaints


Lachesis is a major homeopathic remedy for hot flashes associated with menopause . It is also used to treat premenstrual and menstrual symptoms such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual pain, and short menses.

Throat and mouth complaints are also treated with lachesis. A sore throat that worsens when hot liquids are swallowed is a good example of the type of throat complaint for which lachesis is considered appropriate. Similarly, so is a sore throat with left-sided pain or pain in the left ear, and a purplish, engorged throat, swollen gums, tongue, and foul-tasting saliva. The throat, neck, and larynx are extremely sensitive to touch.

Lachesis is used to alleviate certain mental or emotional symptoms. These include suspicion and distrust that can border on paranoia, extreme talkativeness that reflects nervousness and restless, depression, petty jealousy, and unsociability.

Circulatory complaints treated with lachesis include:

  • swollen and engorged veins that give the skin a bluish cast
  • varicose veins
  • nose bleeds
  • slow-to-heal, bluish wounds
  • a throbbing sensation in various parts of the body
  • weak, irregular rapid pulse
  • palpitations
  • fainting


  • Do not self-prescribe this medicine or try to dilute it yourself. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your healthcare practitioner. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not use, unless directed by your healthcare practitioner.


  • None are recorded.

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