Bothrops Lanceolatus – Fer-de-Lance

Bothrops Lanceolatus – Fer-de-Lance

The attenuations are prepared from the careful dried venom of the Fer-de-Lance (Yellow Viper), Bothrops jajaraca (Wied). N.O. Crotalidae.

The prominent symptom of Bothrops lanceolatus is aphasia, such as is always found in cerebral apoplexy. However, haemorrhages of every kind are also an indi- cation for Bothrops, especially those from orifices of the body, e. g. difficulty in ar- ticulation without any tongue-complaint and without preceding apoplexy.

Further symptoms include amaurosis and retinal haemorrhage, day-blindness and subconjunctival haemorrhage. The face is swollen and puffy, with a ‘foolish’ expres- sion and possibly nervous trembling.

The neck feels bound up, with difficulty in swallowing, especially when drinking. Gastric haemorrhage and haematemesis.

Bloody stools. The skin too is swollen, livid and cold with haemorrhagic infiltra- tions and possible gangrene, swollen lymph-glands and possibly malignant erysipelas.

The German Monograph-Preparation Commission for the Homoeopathic Field of Therapy has, under the Preparation Monograph for Bothrops jararaca, Lachesis lanceolatus, published the following indication(s) in the German Bundesanzeiger (German Federal Gazette) for bothrops lanceolatus: haemorrhages; blood coagula- tion disorders; vascular disorders; general blood poisoning.