Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
||Hunting Spider, Wolf Spider, Spanish Spider
General description and domicile:
The European tarantula or Wolf Spider is often confused with the Cuban or
American Tarantula which has a venomous bite and can cause quite a bit of damage
and discomfort. The toxicity of the European Tarantula is much lower.
The European tarantula (after which all the other similar looking spiders were
named) got its common name from a small Italian town called Tarento. It was
proved in Spain in 1984 which is possibly responsible for the Zoological name of
Warning: A bite from
the European tarantula, although less harmful than its American counterpart, is
still painful and may cause an allergic reaction.
Part used and extraction:
The whole spider is used.
The whole spider is macerated and dissolved in alcohol over a
prolonged period before being filtered to obtain the mother tincture.
The tarantula does not spin a web. Instead it hunts its prey by chasing it
down and grasping it in its powerful front legs before biting and injecting its
venom. It relies on its strength more than the toxicity of its venom to overcome
Most of the Tarantula's reputation dates back to when it was
believed that its bite will cause tarantism a "catch-all" disease that was
blamed for a variety of depressions and madness.
Hyperactive people that are affected by music, Impatience that borders on
anxiety, a sense of urgency and a feeling of not being able to sit still.
Tarantula people tend to have rapid extreme mood swings from friendly happiness
to potentially violent rage and can be very manipulative. When sick their
restlessness prevents them from getting rest, which frequently extends the
period of convalescence.
On the Go, respond to music, inability to sit still, rapid mood swings,
crave spicy food.
Used for treatment of:
Accompanied by anger, often not logical
Twitchiness of the limbs
And related disorders of the cardiovascular system - It is not recommended to
use this medication, or any alternative medication, for any heart condition
without first consulting your doctor.
Possibly associated with frequent sexual activity.
Urinary tract infections
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Cold weather and rooms
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
See also our Herbal page on Tarantula.
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