Spanish fly is the more
common name of cantharis. It is actually a beetle that produces an irritant so caustic
that it makes the skin blister if exposed to it.
Cantharis has been used for
many different disorders such as baldness, rheumatism, and as an aphrodisiac. It can be
toxic in high doses and can create abdominal cramps vomiting up blood, pains in the throat
and stomach, diarrhoea, kidney damage, convulsions, coma, and death. Homoeopaths prescribe
Cantharis for their patients who have symptoms like those above.
This Homoeopathic Remedy
Cantharis is available over
the counter, in liquid and tablet form.
is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.
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