Introduction and History: The name ‘Tarentula’ covers a number of poisonous spiders, but in homeopathy, unless otherwise distinguished, it refers to Tarentula hispanica, Lycosa tarentula. Nunez is our chief authority. He instigated the proving and collected much outside information bearing on the action of the poison. Tarentella is a dance named from the city of Tarentum. Tarantism is a dancing mania, set up in persons bitten by the Tarentula, or in those who imagine themselves bitten
Habit and Habitat: Italy, Spain and America.
Preparation and Parts Used: Tincture of the living spiders. Mother tincture is prepared from the living spiders dissolved in alcohol. Higher potencies are prepared from the mother tincture.
Constitution and Physiognomy: It is adapted to highly nervous organisms, especially in chronic affections where the whole body or right arm and left leg are affected.
Seat of Action (Pharmacodynamics): It mainly acts on cerebrospinal nervous system, pneumogastric nerve, heart, spine, respiration, right side, etc.