Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Tarentula hispanica

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Lycosa tarantula



Traditional name

Italian: tarantola
English: Spanish Tarentula

Used parts

The entire spider


Animalia; Arachnida; Araneae - Spiders; Lycosidae



Original proving

Numez, in 1864; N.A.Journ. of Hom, 1872; Allen: Encyclop. Mat. Med., Vol. IX, 516; Hering: Guiding Symptoms, Vol, X, 249; Clarke: A Dictionary of Practical Mat. Med., Vol. III, 13721.

Description of the substance

Body stout, 3.8 cm to 5.1 cm long, greyish - brown on upper surface and deep saffron yellow on the under surface with a transverse black band. A hairy spider, with six eyes and several pairs of legs, the third pair particularly being the shortest. The margin of the thorax grey, with a radiated dorsal line of the anterior part of the dorsum, marked with triangular spots. The poison of male and female identical. According to Dr. Mariano de la Paz Graells Pardo, the spider is most poisonous in the month of July.
     Distribution: South America and South of Europe especially Spain.