Lamiales = Pflanzen


The main theme is loss of connection. When the connection is lost the mind easily delves into abstraction. This may explain the frightening dreams and also why some members of the

Lamiales are associated with Shamanism.

The polarity is trying to hold on to the outside world - both to work and to relationships. This results in anxiety and suspicion. The compensatory behaviour is to become as attractive

as possible. Loss of connection in the Lamiaceace and in the Boraginaceae is seen in a tendency to withdraw into a trance-like state. Lamiaceae normally quite sexual and affectionate,

but also impressionable and easily overexcited. Upset they become morose, private and incommunicative, and their thoughts become disconnected and confused.


Miasm: Cancer.      

TCM. - Elements: Cold and sweet with an affinity for the liver.


Calceolaria integrifolia = Pantoffelblume



* Labiatae = Lamiaceae Anhängsel (Jan Scholten/JJ Kleber/Wilhelm Pelikan/N.C. Das)

Excitement (evening) Vivid Trembling Shocked Asthma.


Thoughts rushing AND wandering.

Furcht vor Langeweile

[Rob Peters]

Act upon the mucous membranes situated between the exterior and interior: nose, bladder, uterus, anus and lips.

[Masi-group and Jan Scholten]

Applications of the Labiates.

The Labiates belong to a large family that are found growing over the entire planet. For their habitat they prefer the open fields. Because of their lovely smell and delicious taste many species of this family are used in the kitchen. We are all acquainted with the merits of basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary as smell- and taste-enhancers in the various Mediterranean dishes. The relief-bringing quality of thyme to break up mucus in the common cold is well known to most of us. In anthroposophical medicine the warmth qualities of the Labiates are praised. And because of these qualities the oils are used internally as well as externally, e.g. the oil of Rosemary is used as additional therapy in diabetes. According to the Anthroposophists the Labiates have an incarnating effect on the psyche because of their warmth quality.

Chemistry of the Labiates

Contain aromatic carbohydrates in the form of phenols, which have an antiseptic- as well as an aromatic action. With the aid of the Terpenes, which the plants contain, they protect themselves against insects, fungi and bacteria. Other constituents are: Phosphorus, Vanadium, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Lithium and Molybdenum.

Themes of the Labiates

The patients are full of emotions but can’t express them; they find it hard to put their feelings into words. They are ambitious and have a great need of acknowledgement. Lots of people need recognition. When this need is distorted and is a main issue in the case history it becomes a theme. This theme together with the holding-on to and pent-up of feelings brings the Labiates into the picture. The lack of acknowledgement is felt in a variety of settings: at work, at home in the family, with friends and with parents, but most of all in the lack that is felt in the relation to the father who is very often dominating. Patients who need a Labiate suffer from the fact that they aren’t recognized for their own qualities by their parents or partner. The lack of acknowledgement is very strong in the prototype of the orphan (proving Wad-stories 2): No parents and thus no recognition of his biological descent.

All members of this family probably need acknowledgement, but all in their own specific way.

The following presumptions need to be verified (confirmed) in daily practice:

Teucrium wants to be acknowledged at (in) his work.

Oregano tries to find acknowledgment/ gratification in the sexual field.

For Ocimum basilicum the field of acknowledgment lies in the religious sector.

The tender point of Collinsonia is pregnancy. She doesn’t recognize her own pregnancy!!

Patients who need Melissa officinalis feel powerless when not acknowledged and become angry.

Ocimum sanctum patients are afraid of accidents (dream of accidents) and try and find acknowledgement in managing or joining a first-aid-group.

So we see that these Labiate patients look for gratification of their deep need for acknowledgement in those around.

It is wonderful to see that in my patient the reaction to Thymolum results in a greater self-assertion and self-recognition: “I buy myself a bunch of flowers”.

The projection of the fulfillment of her need on to those around her dissolves and her delusion evaporates.

Ambition: To get recognition the Labiates throw themselves ambitiously into their work (Potassium) and try to make a good impression (Calcium).

They do their best, but that is never good enough. Massimo Mangialavori has added to the rubric "Ambition" the following Labiates: Mentha-p, Oregano, Thyme, and Scutellaria.

In the context of the theme of the Labiates, ambition has the connotation of: “It is my duty to do my best”. We also find this theme in the iron group: Vanadium, Ferrum, Manganum, Cuprum and Chromium: As we have seen above these minerals are, like Phosphorus, important constituents of the Labiates.

Bottling-up: Labiates express themselves insufficiently and don’t show their vulnerability.

The cause of this situation can be found in their youth: parents who don’t show their own feelings, who don’t tell the truth etc. The patients are talkative but don’t convey their feelings.


Repertory Rubrics:

Loquacity: oci-c. teucr. thymol.

Indisposed to talk: lycps. orig.

Quiet disposition: scut.

Aphasia: oci-c.

Desire salt: lycps. teucr. (nat-m)

Thyroid problems (for bottling-up the Dutch say “op-kroppen and krop = crop = goitre).

Goitre: lam. lycps,. scut.

Pain throat: menth. oci-s.

Spasms Restrain, retain (Cupr-met.): Head, pain, cramping: teucr.

Temples, cramping: rosm.

Stomach, pain, cramping: coll. teucr.

Abdomen, pain, cramping: coll. lycps. teucr.

Congestion Nose obstruction: menthol. teucr.

Haemorrhoids: coll. lam. lycps.

Abdomen, distension: coll. lam.

Constipation: coll. hedeo. lam. lycps.

Hemorrhage: coll. lycps. hedeo.

Metrorrhagia: coll. lycps. oci-s. rosm.

Chest, hemorrhage: coll. lam. lycps.

Anus, hemorrhage: coll. glech. lycps.

Sedative, tranquillizing and sleep-inducer Restlessness: coll. lam. menth-pu. menthol. Oci-c. orig. scut. thymol.

Irritability: lycps. oci-c. orig. teucr. thymol.

Sleeplessness: lam. lycps. teucr.

Antiseptic, inflammation: lycps. teucr.

Sinusitis: menth. teucr.

Inflammation kidney: coll. lycps. oci-c.

Bladder, morbid urging: hedeo. lycps. oci-c. scut.


The Labiates act upon the mucous membranes which are situated between the exterior and interior: nose, bladder, uterus, anus and lips.


Agastache. = Huo-xiang/Sprossteile/= Pogestemon (= Patchouli)-ähnlich

Campher. in den ätherischen Ölen

Capraria biflora = goatweed/= aphrodisisch./= Yin-Yang-Huo

Catar. = Cham-ähnlich/= Valer-ähnlich

Coleus. aromatica

Coll. = Sep + akut/= für Arn-ähnliche Beschwerden gebraucht/Anerkennung durch Schwangerschaft,

Galeopsis = gelber. Hohlzahn. Phytologie: Lungen


Hedeo. = Penny royal/= Frauenminze/N. Amerika/abortiv

Hyss-o. = Salv-ähnlich


Balota nigra = Schwarznessel/= Stink.-Andorn/= Gott.-vergess


Betonica officinalis = Feuerkraut                

Dracocephalum = Drakenkop. 

Lallemanthia iberica = Iberischer Drachenkopf. Omega-3-Fettsäuren.

Lam-officinalis = Taubnessel von Ameisen als Brutstätte gebraucht









Marrubium peregrinum = Wander.-Andorn


Melissa. officinalis: empfindet sich machtlos wenn nicht anerkannt und wird ärgerlich




Mentho. = All-c-ähnlich + weniger Niesen/Absonderung

Nepeta cataria. = Kattekruid/= Katzenminze

Oci-b. Anerkennung in Religiösem,

Oci. = Camph-ähnlich in Urinorganbeschwerden



Oci-sa. Angst vor Unfälle (Träume)/will Anerkennung in Erste Hilfeleistung,



Orig. = Majoranum hortensis

Orig-v. versucht Anerkennung/Genuss im Sexuellem zu finden,

Orthosiphon aristatus. = Katzenbart

Pogostemon cablin o. patchouly Räucherwaren.

Prosopis glandulosa = Mesquite

Prosopis juliflora = Mesquite


Plect. = Buntnessel/= Harfennessel/Mottenkönig

Plect-caninus. = Verpiss-dich-Pflanze/hält Hunden ab ihren Haufen hinzusetzen

Prunella vulgaris = All-heal./= Bijenkorfje




Salvia apiance = „white.“ sage Räucherwaren.

Salvia. divinorum = Psil-Ersatz

Salvia. sclerea

Salvia pomifera (produces cherry-sized galls at the end of its shoots/Creta)

Scut. = Caust - revolutionäre Ideen

Scutellaria macrantia


Tectona grandis = Teak



Teucr-sdm. = Teucr-s-ähnlich + Fäulnis




                        Labiatae (Agn. = ähnlich).

Utricularia foliosa.

* Verbenaceae

Agn. = Arg-met-ähnlich


Clerod-i. = Ip-/Puls-ähnlich




Verbascum nigrum = Wegekerze.


                       * Nyctaginaceae



                       * Olaeacae

Anhang (W. Pelikan/JJ Kleber)



Frax-e. = Cassia-ähnlich + schwach in Blätter

Fraxinus griffithii = Esche Bonsaigruppe.

Fraxinus nigra = Black. Ash.

Fraxinus uhdei = Immergrüne. Esche Bonsaigruppe

Mannit = E 421 Zuckeraustauschstoff aus Mannaeschenbaum/gewonnen aus Zosteraceae (= Seegrasgewächse)/Alismatales. in Laminaria (= Braunalgen) Süßmittel Verursacht Durchfall/Blähungen


Jasminum nudiflorum = sieboldianum = Winterjasmin

Ligustrum delavayanum Bonsaigruppe

Ligustrum japonicum Bonsaigruppe

Ligustrum mutellina = Mutterkraut/= Bärenfenchel.x

.                                              Ligustrum sinense = Chinesischer Liguster Bonsaigruppe

Ol-eur. = Olive


                       * Orobanchae



Hyobanche sanguineae = Richtersveld/= Sommerwurz

            Ausgangsstoff             Blüte, Blatt, Stamm, Wurzel

Melampyrum pratens = Wachtel.-weizen von Ameisen. als Brutstätte gebraucht

Pedicularis canadensis (Pedcir) = "Wood betony"/= Canada lousewort


Glieder: Koordination fehlend, gestört

** Scrofulariaceae

Anhang. (Rosina Sonnenschmidt/JJ Kleber)

Comparison. Scrophulariaceae, Conifers and Leguminosae.

Blüten sehen aus wie Rachen/= behaart/= oft Halb- o. Vollparasiten

Bindungen sind nicht stark, also wollen sie alles ganz festhalten und wenn Verbindungen brechen, kommen Furcht, Schreck und Wahnideen

[R. Sankaran]

Bindungen sind nicht stark, also wollen sie alles ganz festhalten und wenn Verbindungen brechen, kommen Furcht, Schreck und Wahnideen

Stärken Ätherleib + hemmen Astralleib

            enthalten Pb

Scrophularia Allgemein XYZ (Scroph-xyz)

Family sensation (Sankaran) as if: Holding on to reality... life... family. Weakness of connection, as if bonds easily broken.

DD.: minerals Stadium 15. [Ars. and Phos.].

Veronica: "Delusions, people are distant" or Verbascum "Dreams, dead people."

Scrophulariaceae Rubrics ...

Indifferent and sleepy

Frightened on waking.

Fancies, Lascivious.



Serious, earnest


Auge: Skrofulöse Erkrankungen

Hören: Taub, Verlust des Gehörs

Bauch: Schmerz/Entzündung (Leber/Appendix)

Blase: Urinieren unwillkürlich

Nieren: Schmerz - Harnleiter

Rücken: Steifheit in Zervikalregion

Glieder: Schmerz - rheumatisch/Krämpfe in Handflächen

Schlaf: Schläfrig

Haut: Hautausschläge 


Bacopa monnieri.

Buddl. = Schmetterlingsstrauch

Cymbalaria muralis =  Zimbelkraut/= Muurleeuwenbek.

Dig. unglückliche Liebe + Herzbeschwerden/= Ant-c-ähnlich

Dig-la. = Dig + ungewünschte Reaktion darauf/= Dig + zweifacher Wirkung

Dig-l. = Dig-ähnlich + weniger giftig

Digin. = Dig + schwach/= Bufogift-ähnlich






Miml-g. BB


Paulownia Landgewinnung. Wachstumgruppe.

Picrorhiza kurruo = Gent-l.-ähnlich   

Picrorhiza scrophularia = Pircrorhiza kuruo-ähnlich

Penstema = Schildpadbloem/= Bartfaden.


* Plantaginaceae

Antirrhinum majus = Snapdragon.

Antirrhinum = Löwenmäulchen. Pflanzengattung, die heute auf Grund molekularbiologischer Daten in die Familie der Wegerichgewächse (Plantaginaceae) eingeordnet wird.

Traditionell wurde sie zu Scrophulariaceae gerechnet. Scholten: Stadium 15.

Grat. = chronisches Cham/= wie Nux-v für Frauen



Plantago maritima = halophyth. Strandvegetation.



                                   * Veronicaceae

Capraria biflora = goatweed/= aphrodisich./= Yin-Yang-Huo




                                   * Pedeliaceae verwandt mit Bignonoiaceae


Sesamus indica = Sesam

                                   * Bignoniaceae

Catal. = China-ersatz



Jacaranda Bonsaigruppe.

Tababuia chrysantha Venezuela Staatssymbol.

Tabebuia rosea El Salvador Staatssymbol. 

Tabetuia. avellanedae = Lapacho/= Peau d’arco

                                   * Oliaceae


                                   * Acanthaceae


Avicennia marina = Teil Mangrove.


Jacobinia pauciflora = Jacobinie Bonsaigruppe.


Just-r. = Just-ähnlich + blutiger Auswurf/Erbrechen/wenn Just versagt

Thunderbergia acalata = black-eyed susanne

* Lentibulariaceae

Ping-vg. lentibularia o. Utricularia vulgaris lebt auf Wasseroberfläche

                                    * Gesneriaceae

Vorwort/Suchen                                Zeichen/Abkürzungen                                  Impressum