Hekla lava is a remedy for diseases mostly cancerous affections, caries of teeth, and destruction of bones.
It is prepared from the original substance which is the lava and scoria from the Icelandic volcano of mountains named Hekla.
Dr.Clarke mentions the finer ash from the volcanic mountains of Hekla is used that is, falling in distant localities.
The Lava and tephra contain large amounts of quartz (SiO2), and it is not a surprise that Hekla Lava and Silicea as homeopathic medicines have a lot in common.
The tincture of ash from mountain Hekla is prepared, when the powdered ash is taken ground and pounded, then the powder is used in adequate proportion, potentized, and proved according to the doctrine of proving it becomes one of the most valuable remedies in the field of homeopathy.
The mother tincture is further potentized and dilutions are prepared with alcohol.
Mother Tincture and trituration of the powder is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
Quartz -Sio2 is a chemical active principle that possesses medicinal properties, making Hekla lava an effective homeopathic remedy.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Hekla Lava an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
It is a wonderful remedy for the mineral kingdom and is employed by following all the principles and laws of homeopathy.
Hekla lava Constitution /Personality
Hekla lava is a remedy, best suited for people with cancerous diathesis, who suffer from tumors and caries, the destruction of bone.
It is a beautiful remedy often given in cases of swollen jaws due to decayed gums and teeth.
Hekla lava is one of the best remedies for its therapeutic action, on the jaws, gums, and other complaints in the mouth.
It is a wonderful remedy for tumour’s, caries, and destruction of bones, very effective in exostosis and Plantar Fascitis.
This remedy is indicated for cancerous conditions of cartilaginous tissue of the bones, the tissue is outgrown in appearance.
It is a top-listed remedy for effective improvement in cases of exostosis and plantar fasciitis and useful in the conditions of outgrown cartilaginous tissue of the bones.
It is a remedy used by many homeopaths in treating conditions where the jaw bones get enlarged.
It is a used for treating ulceration of nasal bones cartilages with pain and blockage, for treating gum affection in children, where there is a small abscess in the gums.
It is a remedy that beautifully heals the gum abscess caused due to decayed teeth and swelling in the jaws.
It is also indicated for various mouth diseases, there is a severe filthy odor from the mouth, a good remedy for gingivitis, and painful abscesses in the mouth.
Hekla lava is a great veterinary remedy, in cows it is useful in cases of stomach disorders, the intestine is filled with hardened to a mass of ash-like substance, the stomach is coated with a pitch-black membrane, and the teeth are covered with a shining metallic crust.
It is also used for the conditions of sheep, where the osseous and dental systems are affected.
This remedy is also used for conditions of jaws where it is covered with large swellings, the swelling spreads, and its texture is darker in colour than the bone.
These details come from the Danish report on the eruptions of Mountain Hekla and its influence on nature, men, and animals.
Various homeopaths have since then confirmed the effects on teeth and bones in the clinical findings.
Dr.C. Hering listed in his clinical findings that Hekla lava is a wonderful remedy for diseases, like the tumor of the maxillary sinus, facial neuralgia, caries of the teeth, whitlow, gum -ulcers, and caries of the bones.
Clinically many homeopathic doctors have found that Hekla Lava has the power to arrest many forms of bone diseases like osteosarcoma, scrofulous and syphilitic osteitis, periostitis, and exostoses.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Hekla lava is indicated for mental conditions, usually when these complaints occur from indignation.
The individual has feelings of helplessness, the patient is indolence, lethargic and there is no motivation.
This is a great remedy for listlessness everything is indifferent, the patient is depressive with great despair. The patient has a desire to be alone and is sad, melancholic, and despondent and there is a feeling of emptiness.
Helka Lava individual have a feeling of over-demand from daily affairs than expected.
This remedy can be indicated in an emotionally disturbed patient who feels everything is very much for him, there is increased sympathy for the situations of others.
The patient becomes very sensitive to being treated unjustly or others being treated unjustly, he cannot tolerate injustice.
Hekla lava is also used for treating memory disorders and difficulty in concentration and the patient has memory issues especially short-term memory.
It is also indicated for forgetfulness, one cannot think clearly and there is a foggy or stupid feeling in his head, is apathetic, and has problems finding the right words when talking.
This remedy is indicated in patient who is easily excited and gets irritable and angry.
Helka Lava is used for mental conditions when the patient feels as if he is not yet alive, is still asleep or waking, and is very much exhausted.
Mental symptoms are ameliorated by sitting in the sun.
Hekla lava is indicated for headaches when there is a severe headache mostly accompanied by vertigo, in the case of vertigo, he feels as if everything goes up, down, and sidewise.
It is a used for chronic headaches with toothache, in chronic headaches, there is aggravation from the motion of any kind, and the headaches are as if pressing, and there is pressure in the forehead.
This remedy is indicated for headaches with strong tension in the back of the neck and shoulder region.
Helka lava is used for treatment of migraine headaches where the pain is extending from the back of the neck up to the forehead and the temples.
There is a dull pain in their temples, there is heat in their head accompanied by a funny feeling in their head, feels that fog is around them, and as if he was not quite present.
Helka Lava is indicated for nasal conditions when there are caries of the nose bones, and this caries are syphilitic in origin.
It is a top-listed remedy for destructive (syphilitic) ulceration of the nasal bones, as well as caries of the septum and its cancer.
It is also indicated for epistaxis and nasal Polyps that is outgrown from the nasal cartilage.
Indicated for the complaints of runny nose with a rough, sore throat and a nose that is very sensitive to smell.
Helka Lava is indicated for the eyes when there is inflammation and caries of the orbit, and the inflammation is accompanied by necrosis of the orbit.
This remedy is use for the inflammation and periostitis of the eye orbit.
Indicated in complaints of burning in the eye’s amelioration in the open air and pressing feeling on the eyes.
This remedy is used for treating eyes redness and feeling of a foreign body in the eyes.
Hekla lava is indicated in cases, where there are blue circles around the eyes.
It is indicated for abscess of the jaw, originating from teeth.
It is also used for treating face deformity, there is a polypoid growth in the maxillary sinus, causing deformation of the face, forcing the eyeball upward and lid on the sides, this is leads to obstruction of the nostrils, causing difficulty in breathing and chewing.
Helka is indicated for exostosis of the jaw, which is caused by teeth complaints or dental abscess, in exostosis of the lower jaw and cancer of jaw bones, there are pains from carious teeth or after teeth extraction.
It is also an indicated remedy for facial neuralgia or headache from a disturbance in dental nerves from irritation by rotten teeth.
This remedy is used for pain in the sinuses, and maxillary sinuses, leading to hard swelling in the face, the jaw is enlarged, with lightning, stitching pain in the right side of the face.
For complaints of pain in the cheekbones, upper and lower jaw, and above the right temple in some cases of facial neuralgia.
It is a remedy used by many homeopaths to treat hard, persistent pimples on the face, tey are sensitive to touch especially on the chin, around the mouth, and between eyebrows.
Hekla lava is indicated for conditions of the mouth where there is severe toothache with necrosis of jawbones suited to persons of the syphilitic constitution, and there is swelling of jawbones from injury.
These individuals’ experiences dryness of mouth, with a metallic taste, like having a copper coin in the mouth.
This remedy is used for treating abscesses of the gums, they are from decayed teeth.
It is also a great remedy for gingivitis, fistula of the gums, and furuncle on the gums with aching gums after tooth extraction.
This remedy is indicated in toothache especially when teeth are very sensitive to pressure and there is swelling in the jaw area and swelling of the cheeks.
Also indicated for toothache after dental treatment with pressing pains in filled teeth, the gums become sensitive when brushing teeth.
Useful for the complaints of dropping of the jaw, mainly after extraction of a molar, there is pain, and soreness in the upper jaw, which swells and is very sensitive to touch.
This remedy has shown great wonders in cases where the mouth tissue has not healed since extraction of the molar in the right upper jaw, and there is constantly little discharge of foul-tasting pus, sometimes containing small parts of a white grainy mass.
Used in complaints of jaw disorders, the right canine of the upper jaw is very sensitive to slight pressure on the crown.
Helka Lava is use for swelling and in cases of indurated tumours as large as a pea under the right ala nasi, which is very sensitive to touch along with conjunctivitis of the right eye.
This remedy is used for toothache from abscesses of gums, injuries of alveoli, or diseases of the Maxillary sinus. There are abscesses of roots of teeth with difficult dentition in scrofulous and rachitic children.
Hekla lava is indicated for soreness and scraping in the throat.
The Sore throat is aggravated in the morning when waking, the patient wakes up with a sore throat.
Helka lava is indicated for complaints like stitching in breasts and severe pressure on the chest, between ribs, and sternum.
There is the pain in intercostal ribs and also pain in the chest.
It is a one of the great remedy for tumours of the mammae and drying up of the milk.
Helka lava individual’s experiences breathlessness, he has short, difficult, and wheezing respiration with pressure on the chest and a burning sensation in the chest.
Helka Lava is indicated for heart conditions which is associated with tension in the nape, shoulder, and cervical region.
Hekla lava is one of the great remedies for Stomach symptoms, there is an excessive thirst for cold water and ravenous hunger.
This remedy is indicated for excess hunger, the person feels hungry and stuffs food into his mouth time and again, there is a desire for sweets, for potatoes, especially for boiled potatoes.
It is also used to treat nausea, especially on waking in the morning, there is nausea with headache, also nausea with vertigo.
Hekla lava is indicated in individuals who experiences itching on the left side of the abdomen, like stitches, there is a feeling as if the last rib would pierce through the skin.
This remedy is also indicated for complaints of stool in the morning when waking, and there is diarrhoea several times during the day, and there is diarrhoea early in the morning.
Hekla lava has got wonderful action on the urinary organs there is the urge to urinate, but only passing of small quantity.
Hekla lava is indicated for females who have menses too late; come in fits and starts and in conditions where the breast is having stitching pain in it and there is dying up of the breast milk.
Helka lava is indicated in individuals who experiences ice-cold hands, bluish white from cold the person stays cold despite the warmth, moving, etc.
There is tingling, prickling in extremities and stitching pains in joints aggravated by cold, there is aggravation during weather change when the weather changes in a short space of time and amelioration from warmth.
This remedy is also used for burning, shooting pain in the affected bone, as occurs in rheumatism, there is aggravation at night, no ease in the pains from any position.
For treating pains in joints and small bones of limbs, mostly in hands. The pains are stitching- drawing, mostly the left wrist and hand are more affected, the pains are extending from the left wrist to the left elbow.
It is an indicated remedy for hip joint diseases there are stitching pains in hip joints and groins, and inflammation of the hip joint.
It is an effective remedy in hip diseases where there is muscle pain with lightning, stitching in thighs, there is pain and stiffness in the knee and other joints when rising from sitting.
The patient feels miserable, like old people suffering from rheumatism amelioration in warmth amelioration during the daytime.
Helka Lava is used for rheumatism of knee joints there is lightning, drawing-tearing pain, in the right knee, below the patella, and this pain is independent of motion.
It is also used for treating gouty condition of bones and joints there is inflammation of the shin bone, exostosis of the tibia, and very large nodular swellings in the bones; severe continuous pain in the bones incapacitating from work; there is exostosis and parts of the periosteum become carious and soft.
This remedy is indicated for osteosarcoma of the shin bone there are caries of the bones, for osteolysis of the shin bone and foot bones.
Used for treating benign tumours of the feet, there is a pain in the right ankle, radiating to the right side of the foot, for cancer of the bone, osteosarcoma with stitching, drawing, and deep bone pain.
Helka lava can also be used for cramps in muscles, especially in the thigh’s hamstrings, tibia, calves, and feet, for treating numbness in arms and hands in sleep on waking in the morning; disappearing immediately when rising from bed.
Hekla lava is a wonderful remedy for treating conditions of the back there is tension in the nape, shoulder, and cervical region.
It is an indicated remedy for the induration of cervical glands, the induration of cervical glands is like a row of pearls, there is pain and, bruised feeling, in the morning upon waking, reduced during the day, and amelioration on walking, or while sitting with continuous change of position.
The individual needing this remedy experiences bruised feeling in the thoracic region of the spine, mostly between the scapulae, there is stitching in the back, between the scapula and spine, middle of the thoracic backbone on deep inspiration, and there is aggravation on rising.
This remedy is used for treating pain with stiffness in the back on rising in the morning and on beginning to move.
It is also used for pain in the back there is tearing, pinching; spot-like pain under the scapula amelioration by strong pressure, and warmth.
There is back pain on waking in the morning, both sides of the back and in the region of scapulae or between scapula and spine; with stiffness when rising and beginning to move.
It is an indicated remedy for rheumatism of the back in the sacral region after rising in the morning, the pain is disappearing during the day, and with great prostration, the back feels tired, especially with pain in the sacral region, aggravating on waking in the morning, bending, straightening, rising from sitting, motions like housework, or gardening.
It is a remedy used by many homeopaths in the treatment of pulling pain in the posterior pelvic girdle the kidney region, the lower lumbar, and the sacral region.
This remedy has also shown scope in treating the curvature of the backbone like the scoliosis, or kyphosis.
Hekla lava is indicated for fever during which there is a pungent, caustic odour of armpits, and chill or fever.
During the chill, there is Ice cold hands and ice-cold feet accompanied by feeling hot inside like fever even though the body temperature is normal.
Hekla lava is a remedy, best suited for Actinomycosis there is itching on various parts of the body, itching in the sacral region.
It is can also be indicated for pimples there are persistent prominent pimples on the chin, and the nail bleeds of fingers especially the left middle finger are sore and chapped and bleed easily, there is dry skin, red with small fissures.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor improves the condition of the disease.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Hekla lava is worse in, the evening between (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
There is aggravation at Night in conditions of toothache, facial neuralgia, and pains from osteosarcoma.
Joint and backache are worse in the Morning on waking up, when rising from bed, and first movements in the morning and motion.
Beginning of moving and Pressure and rest. between 2 a.m. – 5 a.m.
The symptoms of Hekla lava are worse in Cold; cold wind Deep breathing, and during Inspiration.
Toothache and dental caries are worse on chewing and cold on sitting and on rising from sitting, also on straightening up.
The conditions of the Hekla lava are better by afternoon (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.), by Pressing a cold hand on the forehead and temples, in cool; and fresh air, and walking outside.
The conditions of Hekla lava are ameliorated in Sun on Warmth, and in warm applications.
Most of the complaints are ameliorated by drinking cold water on distraction and continuous motion, closing eyes, while lying, on rest, and dropping jaw.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Hekla lava in cases of loathing life, lack of ambition and motivation are Aurum, Argentum nitricum, Arsenicum album, Opium, Sepia, Phosphoricum aAcidum Phosphorus, Hellebo,rus, and Platina.
In cases of hopelessness, antisocial behavior, and the desire to be alone; they all are syphilitic characteristics, thus there is a similarity with Aurum, Anacardium, and Platina and they are better when sitting in the sun, as is Hekla Lava.
The bad effects of Hekla lava are antidoted by Camphor.
Hekla Lava Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
It is of great value in the treatment of nasal caries and sore throat.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Hekla lava match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7 days or every 15 days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Hekla lava and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potencies. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Hekla lava is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with the cancer of bones.
Mother Tincture is a homeopathic medicine that is used for the treatment of gingivitis.
Mother tincture should only be given when all the symptoms of Hekla lava are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Helka Lava works well to treat conditions like induration of glands of the neck, it has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from such conditions.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice daily for 3 months.
- Tumour of the maxillary sinus
- The disease of the tooth with conjunctivitis
- Caries of the teeth
- The disease of the jaw-bone
- The disease of the right upper jaw
- Ulcers of the gums
- Caries of the bones
- Syphilitic osteitis
- Gum abscess
- Difficult dentition
- Fistula after mastoid operation
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Hekla lava are seen mostly vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Camphor.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.