Fabaceae Anhang


Vergleich: Fabaceae Arachis hypogaea. Nüsse.


Symptoms of Leguminosae include:

The feeling of not having enough (food/money). Something is missing. issue with work - perfectionism and working hard. Aversion to work and mental work.

Stupor, fatigue, weakness- physical and mental. Fatigue with sleeplessness of complaints makes them worse. Confusion, dullness, memory loss, forgetfulness, dizziness

of being busy, aversion or aggravation from beans, lentils or peas (leguminosae) from meat, protein. well since influenza, mononucleosisin wet and cloudy weather. consequences - paralysis (Lathyrus, Oxytropis, Physos.). Epilepsy (Indigo, Physos) problems- too much air, fullness, bloatedness, eructations, flatus. (Beans are difficult

to digest and must be cooked to digest them.) Foul smelling stool (rotten eggs). Diarrhea. Constipation.

Pain: Abdominal, stomach.

[Dr. Scholten]

A strong connection with the leguminosae family and nitrics, amino acids and proteins. A poisoning with amino acids results in weakness. Two sides to this family –

1. Very hard working, perfectionistic, 2. completely exhausted and not being able to do anything.

DD.: Nitrics, Psorinum, Iron series and Manganum.


[Jan Scholten, Rajan Sankaran, Maarten van der Meer/compiled by D. Collins]

The plant family of the Fabaceae, formerly known as the Leguminosae (the bean and pea family).

Historically, legumes are known as “poor. man’s meat; a source of protein when conditions are dire and there is no money for luxury.

The theme of poverty is prevalent; the fear of not having enough to fill one’s needs, both at physical and emotional levels. Life is experienced as hard and dry, with no

frills and no pleasure. It is all hard work and no play;

Fabaceae can feel powerless in their situation of poverty and lack. They tend to overexert themselves, becoming dry, humorless, disappointed and critical (a “holy bean”)

in the process.

An overwhelming fatigue is often a main symptom for the remedies of this family. This fatigue probably has to do with the inability to digest certain amino acids.

It is known that many of this family have strange amino acids in them; when they are not digested and metabolised as proteins they can prevent certain body functions.

It is known in orthomolecular medicine that carnitine, an amino acid, has beneficial effects on ME (= myalgic encephalic syndrome). The fatigue both physical and mental; physically, it can go as far as real paralysis (M.S./Polio), or the opposite of paralysis, epilepsy. Mentally, it is seen as dullness and confusion, inability to concentrate or to

think at all. In short, the overall picture is one of hardship and suffering, doom and gloom.

The corollary to this is seen in the desire for pleasure, the desire to enjoy life without the burden of difficulties.

DD.: CONnection to the themes of Nitrogenium (pleasure-seeking). Fabaceae are known to have a symbiosis with bacteria, which can convert nitrogen into nitricum at

their roots.


[Maarten van der Meer]

In Dutch the Leguminosae are known as “vlinder-bloemigen” (= butterfly flowers) and the desire to be as light as a butterfly is reflected here. There is a desire to detach oneself from earthly cares and concerns, to split off from the humdrum of daily existence. The word ‘split’ and its many variations: scattered, fragmented, falling apart, separate, dissociated, etc: reflect this flight from the drudgery of life. One becomes ‘scatter-brained’, ‘feather-brained’. The split is reflected in the seeds, which have two halves (Arachis hypogeia = peanut).

Dizziness and vertigo are quite a strong theme. It is usually described ‘”As if drunk’ and indeed, they probably are drunk, due to an imbalance in their intestinal flora,

which stimulates the production of alcohol in the gut.

In common with Nitrogenium, < around 9 h. and a desire or aversion to fat, bacon, cheese all kinds of proteins. < beans or peas, strong aversions or desires, can point to Fabaceae.

DD.: Manganum: theme of being a teacher can be strong, as in Manganum, another remedy for exhaustion. Many Fabaceae contain a lot of manganum, which is reflected

in the desire to help and to work together.

DD.: Iron series : to which Manganum belongs: the theme of perfection. They want to do things very well and this can lead to even more exhaustion.

Fabaceae remedies can be necessary when the whole of one’s lifetime has felt like hardship, or they can be helpful during certain periods when it is all work and no play,

such as times of study during puberty, when one would much rather be out playing and discovering life rather than studying for exams and having to achieve.

Several of the Fabaceae have shown to be useful in relieving chronic fatigue as an aftermath of mononucleosis, which is prevalent among students. Known as the ‘kissing disease’, it might have little to do with the joys of kissing but more to do with the lack of pleasure and joy at that time in life.

Looking at the causative factors in several of the Fabaceae, we see issues emerging which could have to do with situations of deprivation and hardship.

Bapt. useful in high septic conditions: blood poisoning from being in a mine, in the mud, in a sewer, or inhaling foul gas. Having to live or work under such harsh conditions could be a Fabaceae indication.

Refugee camps, concentration camps, slave ships, hiding from an enemy while having a lack of food, could contribute to feelings of hopelessness and despair and become soil for the seeds of Fabaceae to grow in.

Meli. has many rubrics which can be interpreted as having to hide in silence from an enemy, as in Anne Frank’s situation.

Alf. can be used to correct malnutrition, helping the patient to regain weight when the body has been unable to metabolise food. With further research, we will be able to find precise indications for each of these remedies.


Jan Scholten has classified some of the Fabaceae into stages, as in the periodic table of elements.

1)  Medicago (Alfalfa)

2)  Phaseolus

3)  Lathyrus. Medicago sativa (alfalfa)

4)  Oxytropis

5)  (not yet classified, possibly Gymnoclades)

6)  Genista

7)  Indigo

8)  Cytisus laburnum

9)  Abrus (Jequirity)

10) Robinia

11) (possibly Copaiva)

12) Chrysarobinum

13) Melilotus

14) Sarothamnus

15) Derris pinnata

16) Physostigma

17) Ulex


[Rajan Sankaran]

Theme of the Fabaceae = the idea of separation, of feeling split, fragmented and scattered, as we know it from the delusion of Baptisia: “Thinks he is broken or double.

Parts feel separated, or scattered. Tosses about in bed, trying to get the parts together.” In his book, “An Insight into Plants, volume 1”, several cases are given of patients

who, due to disastrous life circumstances, had fragmented into pieces and became whole again under the influence of Baptisia (multiple personality). The opposite sensation

of separation is “bound together” and Leguminosae patients might complain of feelings of tightness or constriction. Sankaran proposes the following classification for the Leguminosae, in terms of the various miasms:

Acute. miasm: Melilotus (suddenly split up, acute threat from being split up)

Typhoid. miasm: Baptisia (desperately trying to pull all my pieces together, if I can pull them together I am fine)

Malaria. miasm: Robinia (intermittend threats of splitting apart)

Ringworm. miasm: Chrysarobinum (tries to keep together)

Sycotic. miasm: Copaiva (avoids the split)

Tubercular. miasm: Bal-p. (a race against time to get things together or else things will be destroyed)

Cancer.miasm: Physostigma (stretching beyond one’s capacity to hold things together)

Leprous. miasm: Caesalpinia (condemned because he is split up)

Syphilis. miasm: Lathyrus (destroyed because of splitting up)


[Heli Retzek]

Übergreifende Themen der Leguminosae

1. Empfindlichkeit auf Schreck

2. Religion als thematischer Halt

3. fundamentalistisch-rigide Religiosität als psychotisierender Faktor

3. Psychose & Schizophrenie in der Familie

4. Massive Bedrohung der Persönlichkeit durch Bezugspersonen dissoziieren

5. Prä-Psychose

massive Reaktion mit dissoziativem Charakter

            Meli.: verfolgt von AUSSEN (= akut), Schizoid aus Angst vor Psychose bei Psychose in der Familie, Angst vor Menschen, die sind Teufel (Rosmaries Baby), Religiöse Melancholie:

            DD.: Manc. Hyos. Stram

            Bapt.: dissoziiert und aufgesplittert nach (sex) Missbrauch durch Familie, Psychose in der Familie (Stram), kämpft um innere Kohärenz (typhös)

            Rob.: Ehrverlust, Schande drängt sich Schreckhaftem auf, à Rückzug, „SAUER“, Todesgedanken (Arg-n, Staph)

            Physos.: halbbewusste Dissoziationen drängen hoch, zählt um „Ich“ abzulenken, es kommt ständig Kummer hoch, Grundgefühl ist Ausgestoßen, nicht zugehörig

             zu sein (Hura./Lac-c./Lilien), Freunde werden bedrohlich, alles ist verloren, nichts gelingt mehr (Leprös/Carcinoid)


[Rudolf Steiner]

Leguminosae + Krebs strengt sich über die eigene Fähigkeit hinaus an, die Dinge zusammenzuhalten

Beschwerden durch Kummer, erschöpft durch Kummer, Lähmungsartiger Zustand von Körper und Geist durch Kummer, Stumpfheit, Traurig, wie in Traum, Umherschweifende Gedanken, z.B. beim Lernen, hartnäckig, schreckliche, nachts

Stöhnen, seufzen, schweigen,

Verwirrung, Muskeln gehorchen nicht mehr

Wahnidee: alleine zu sein/Ausgestoßener zu sein; alles misslingt, geht fehl

Furcht vor Freunden, Angst um Freunde

zählt ständig innerlich (Ablenkung, Beruhigung)

Auffahren einschlafend/erwachend, sehr leicht; Erschrickt leicht, Furcht beim Erwachen nachts er könnte Schaden anrichten. Nervöse Gebärden


Impuls zu laufen


[Rudolf Steiner]

Legominosae + Malaria???   “Bedrohung“ AUSEINANDERZUBRECHEN

nach Schreck zurückbleibende Angst, mit Gefühl der Schande, Entehrt

Verlust von Ehrgeiz, bleibt nur mehr liegen, faul, schließlich Todesgedanken, will sterben. religiöse Melancholie.

Sodbrennen (!!!),  Akne, Kopfschmerzen, stinkender öliger Schweiß

Angst nach Schreck/Furcht vor Schande; Wahnideen – sei entehrt, in Schande;

Furcht – vor dem Ersticken/vor dem Tod

Tod: Gedanken an den Tod/wünscht sich den Tod, möchte sterben

Ehrgeiz: Verlust von / Bett: bleiben; Verlangen, lange im Bett zu / Faulheit

Gemüt: Religiöse Gemütsstörungen

Kopf: Schmerz - # Sodbrennen/+ Übersäuerung des Magens

Gesicht: Hautausschläge: Akne mit Magenbeschwerden Mund: rote Zungenspitze

Schweiß: sauer, stinkend, übelriechend, reichlich, ÖLIG,       MAGEN !!!! Säure


[Rudolf Steiner]


Dissoziation nach (Sexuellem) Missbrauch. Zerfall (der Familie) nach Tod eines Mitgliedes. Schizophrenisierende Umgebung, Schizophrenie in der Familie (Bruder). Praepsychose, Schizoid.

Case RJ-Buch: etwas zerbricht in mir. Habe Gefühl ich habe keine Grenzen. Teile von mir treiben herum, es gibt keine Grenzen. Fühle mich auseinander verstreut.

Weiß nicht wer ich bin, wie ich mich behaupten kann.

Andere wahren keinen Abstand, sie können tun was sie wollen mit mir (Vater = Anac und quälte das Kind unsagbar).

Wenn ich ging war ich keine einzige Person, die Arme schweben irgendwo drüben. Teile der Gedanken laufen dort

Fühle mich halb tot, Teile von mir sind halb begraben (Stram). Bin nicht verbunden, ohne Verbindung, vergraben, nicht zusammengesetzt, ein Teil von mir ist, ein Teil von mir, ein Teil von mir aber Wechselt mehrmals ihren Namen (Wahnidee: ist 3 Personen, Dualität)

Kann Denken nicht eingrenzen, eine Art von wildem, umherstreifendem Gefühl (Allen)

Wahnidee: nicht genug geschlafen, SCHLAF, Schlaflosigkeit, Schlafbezug.

in 2 Fällen RELIGIOSITÄT (Fehlt im Repertorium)

Atmung, Asthma, Asphyxie, Ersticken, Identität erstickt

Beschwerden durch: (nach sexuellem) Missbrauch/-handlung;

Verwirrung, geistige: i.B. auf eigene Identität;/auf die Zeit

Verzweifelt in bezug auf die Genesung

Wahnideen: Fehleinschätzung in Bezug auf die eigene

Identität/nichts gelingt/ macht alles falsch/nach Schreck:  (Meli.: Wahnsinn nach Schreck, Robinia: Angst, Ehrlos, Schande nach Schreck)


[Rudolf Steiner]

akut - Leguminosae: PLÖTZLICH (auf)gespalten; akute Bedrohung, gespalten zu werden

Wahnsinn nach: KUMMER/SCHRECK, RELIGIÖS, Fanatisch Religiös

Delusion: verfolgt. Fliehen: weglaufen u verstecken weil jeder sie ansieht, WI würde beobachtet, Blicken: alle sehen sie an, verfolgt von Feinden / Polizei, vergiftet zu werden,  verhaftet zu werden,

Armut, drohender Gefahr

Kinder laufen weg und verstecken sich/alle seien, Teufel: Menschen sind vom Teufel besessen, erkennt Verwandte nicht, Furcht vor näherkommenden Menschen/Furcht vor lautem Sprechen (würde ihn umbringen), droht: zu töten der sich nähert, Argwöhnisch, aversion berührt zu werden, töten: der sich nähert

Ruhelos, geschwätzig

Kopfschmerz, rotes Gesicht, Nasenbluten, Blutandrang

pulsieren der Karotiden, Blutandrang, PULSIEREN




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