Tela aranea (= Aranearum tela) (Tela) = Spinnegewebe (Spezies kann je nach Arzneihersteller variieren; manchmal auch eine Mischung der Spinnenseiden mehrerer Arten)


Choice: extraordinary strength and resilience/astonishing beauty and variability of the webs that spiders create with it.  Humanity is in the web-age. Metaphor of the world wide web

describes the complexity, and the spreading reach of modern communication pathways/like the strands of a spider web - gossamer thin, but brilliantly functional.

[Dr Ravindra Saraswat]

The most common spider mechanism for survival is to spin a web and wait for its prey trapping them when they intrude on their territory. Their toxic venom’s have been very useful in homeopathy.

They often perceive themselves as being smaller, like they are, so they must resort to cunningness and deceit to capture their prey. Often they will rhythmically bounce their web to attract their victim

and can have great sensitivity. The smallest vibration will alert them. We find this trait in the spider remedies. Tarantula Hispanica is very sensitive, cunning and will express rhythm through dance.


Other common insect remedies are from the flying poisonous insects like bees (Apis) and wasps (Vespa). Their basic concerns are for the collection of food and reproduction. These insects have busy

lifes and will use their poisonous sting to protect themselves. We can benefit much from their homeopathic use when we find a similar expression in the human condition of disease. Great swellings

usually characteristic of a response to their poisons.


= Op-ähnich;

Thema: Platz einnehmen; Lösung: positiv: Auf Platz bestehen; negativ: Mach sich Vorwürfe über zuviel Platz einnehmen;

Negativ: A. Periodisches/Wechselfieber;


Depressed: described with shit/gross/dark/heavy/paralysed/disconnected/confused/foggy/fridged/dragging. 

Unhappy + few fears. „gutes“ Empfinden, will schlafen (Op.), mehr Muskelkraft, Hirnerschütterung, schlaflos (+ Herzbeschwerden/Asthma), nervös, Fieber + Erregung + Unruhe,

frostig + kalte/klebriger Haut, Asthma, Herzbeschwerden + schlaflos.

Many provers reported feeling spacey/ungrounded/disconnected. 

Unable to communicate + very aware/empathic/watchful/sensitive/perceptive, but seemed to have difficulty accessing the part of them that would be able to talk to another person. Sense of watching

from the periphery with heightened awareness and sensitivity.

Lungen-/Herzbeschwerden (Rhythmus)/Wundheilung/Fieber;

[Dr. Sunirmal Sarkar]

Asthma + Schlaflosigkeit.

Sensation of cobweb on face:

• Alumina

• Graphites

• Bromine

• Bar-c. Mag-c. Sul-ac.


2 Repertorien sind unterschiedlich!


Gemüt: Empfindlich bei Kopfschmerz

Erregt (während Hitze)



Tanzen (und Springen)

Kopf: Schmerz [periodisch/wund schmerzend/in Stirn (> Druck/Hitze)]

Rektum: Blutung aus dem Anus < beim Stuhlgang


Schmerz < beim Stuhlgang (brennend)

Stuhl: Hart

Schlaf: Schlaflos/schläfrig mit langsamem Puls

Atmung: Asthma, asthmatische Atmung (+ schlaflos/nervös)

Husten: Erschöpfend/trocken

Glieder: Gefühllose, taube Hände

Kribbeln in Ober-/Unterschenkel

Fieber: Intermittierendes, chronisches Fieber, Wechselfieber (falsch behandelt)

Frost: Frösteln

Schweiß: Kalt

Haut: Hautausschläge - Tinea

Allgemeines: Periodisch

„Als ob Opium genommen“


Repertory:                                                               [Christopher Sowton]

Webs of 3 spiders: Aran./Tegenaria domestica and Tegenaria artica.

Mind: Absent-minded

Anxious about health

Bites self (arm/web of hand)



Clairsentient (= ability to sense the energy surrounding a person)

Communication difficult

Concentration difficult

Confused (on waking/disoriented feeling)

Consolation - desires it/without any touch

Contemptuous (= geringschätzend/verachtend)/people succumbing to mediocrity (= Mittelmäßigkeit)


Delusion - is heavy/lost/separated/disconnected feeling/spiders/webs

Depression (shit/gross/dark/heavy/paralyzed/disconnected/confused/foggy/fridged/dragging)



Dream: mehrere

Dull (“As enveloped in fog”)

Fear – absent/of being bitten/of disease/proving would permanently affect him

Hurried - eating



Offended easily - by jokes

Mistakes, makes - in spelling/in time

Pities herself

Prostation of mind


Sad/despondent/depressed - with heaviness of body



Spaced-out feeling

Teenaged feeling

Thoughts - disconnected

Touched - aversion to being (with invaded feeling)

Vertigo: after exercising

Head: Pain - r. (afternoon)/l./afternoon (14 - 14 h.)/with heat/flushes (ext. upwards)/on standing/ in forehead (r./l./behind eyes)/in temples (r./l./ext. to eye/ext. to occiput)/in vertex (r. side/boring/> cold/heat/reading)/dull (with fuzziness)/pressing (r. side)

Tingling sensation (on scalp/like hairs sticking out in one place)

Turning and twisting sensation (like a cylinder turning to the right and staying there)

Eyes: Discharge (green)

Dry (r.)


Inflammation (> cold)

Injected (inner canthus/like little red rosettes on the sclera just medial to the iris)

Lachrymation - in wind

Pain - aching (> cold application)/burning/sore)

Vision: blurred [r./after eating (chocolate)]

Focusing difficult

Ear: Heat (l. then r.)

Heaviness (r.)

Noises [l./afternoon (18 h.)/eating]

Pain - l./boring (r.)/stabbing

“As of out passes out of ears”

Hearing: Sounds seem distant, sound from far away, “As if filtered through a seashell”.

Face: Aphthae on lips (bottom lip)

Fullness (l.)

Heat [flushes (r.)]/”As if hot”

Heaviness )jaw)

Numb (jaw)

Paralysis (r./ext. neck/ext. shoulder)

Twitching (lips)

Nose: Coryza [sensation of/”As if about to get sick with a cold or flu” (with anxiety/with fever)]

Epistaxis (r./during exercise)


Mouth: Aphthae (on tongue)

Biting (on tongue)

Itching (cheek inside)

Taste (metallic/mint)

Teeth: “As if particle of food” is lodged

Mucus on teeth

External throat: Constriction

Throat: Congested

Dryness (on waking)

Pain (morning/on waking/sore)

“As if a lump”

Speech and voice - unsteady

Stomach: Appetite - voracious

“As if full”

Abdomen: sensitive to clothing


Heaviness (r.)

Pain - hypochondria (l.)/stabbing/

Bladder: Pain on close of urination

Male genitalia: stitching in penis

Female genitalia: Leukorrhea (offensive/like cat litter)

Sexual desire - decreased/increased

Back: HEAT



Heaviness [cervical region (r.)]

Pain - l./morning (10h)/in dorsal region (standing/> sitting/in scapulae)/burning (in cervical region (10h)/stabbing/”As if a knife in the back” (mid-thoracic)

Pulling sensation (l./cervical region)

Stiff [cervical region/morning (10 h.)]

Stretch - desires to - cervical region/”As if stretched backwards”

Chest: Anxious


Heaviness (r.)

Pain - axilla (r.)/mammae (l.)/sternum (stinging)/piercing in region of heart/stabbing/stinging (in sternum)

Perspiration - axilla (r.)

Pulsation in region of heart

”As if wave behind sternum”

Respiration: Difficult (with palpitation/with stabbing pain)

Extremities: Awkward (lower limbs/bumping in against things/stepping on people’s toes)

Chilly - upper arms (inner side)

Eruptions - eczema (hollow of knee)/urticaria (leg/calf)

Heat - foot (alternating cold/in bed)/preventing sleep/burning/hand)

Heaviness - lower limbs/hip (r.)/upper limbs (r.)

Numb - upper limbs (r.)

Pain - l./r./lower limbs/buttocks, nates (l./ischial)/hip (l.)/aching (shoulder/hand/palm/toes)/sharp (r./shoulder)/stitching (knee/patella)

Respiration: Sighing

Perspiration: hand/foot (offensive)

Trembling (r./hand)

Weakness [legs (during stool)]

Uncover - inclined to

Sleep: Sleepless

Hot (feet)

Fever: # chills

Perspration: wirh heat/with shivering (night)

Generalities: afternoon (15 - 16h)

Aversed to draft

> cold application

Food and drinks: Desires: beets/choc./cinger/ice/warm soup; <: fruit;

Flushes of heat (ext. upwards)/”As if hot”/lack of vital heat (with cold feet)

Lassitude (with heaviness)

Pain - aching (throughout body)/stabbing/stinging

Pulse audible

Sensitive to electric current.

Warm (room)

Weather - rain comforts


Vergleich: Acidums (Tela hergestellt mit Acidum/= Verfestiger). Arg-n (ErwartungsspanNUNG/VERlangt Süßes + nicht <). Nit-ox.

Viol-o (wartet abseits/= Chel-ÄHNlich/= Ip-ähnlich/= Viol-t + schwach/= Ambr-ähnlich/= Tela-ähnlich).

Siehe: Spinnen + Faser + Klebergruppe + Morphiumgruppe + Silbergruppe + Zähe Gruppe


Wirkung: lepraoid                                         antibiotisch               

Allerlei: Cherokee myth: after Possum and Buzzard failed to steal fire, Grandmother Spider used her web to sneak into the land of light. She stole fire, hiding it in a clay pot.

Gewebe = stärker/stärker „Wie Stahl“ + elastischer „Wie Gummi“ (Hevea)/aufgebaut aus Aminosäuren

Ankerfaden = Faden, womit Spinne/Pinna-arten (Mollusca) sich verankern

Primarily composed of keratin, a protein (found in hair/horn/feathers). The

protein (consisting primarily of the amino acids alanine and glycine) is secreted by the spider’s specialized glands as a highly viscous nematic (thread like) liquid crystal. This crystal structure, pleated like an accordion, is surrounded by a rubber-like matrix of amino acid chains. The tremendous strength of spider silk derives from the fact that it is a composite material - crystal core embedded within a rubbery matrix. The remarkable elasticity derives from the fact that the helical strands of amino acid chains in the matrix are tangled up in a state of high entropy. When stretched, these strands are pulled out of disarray—which they resist. They long to contract back into blissful disorder.

The silk of Bombyx-chr. similar to Tela, much of what is known about the bio-physical properties of Tela is derived from the study of silk. The evolution of spider silk has taken about 380 mill. yrs from the time ancestral spiders lined their earthen burrows with simple silk mesh. Today there is a truly astounding variability in the characteristics of the different silks used for different purposes: super-sticky capture threads, un-sticky threads for the spider’s own footpaths, strong support threads to provide sturdy web architecture, cement-like secretions to glue joints and connections, hyper-elastic threads to absorb the impact of large flying insects, strong silk coatings for egg cases, etc., all of which may come out of different glands in the same spider! Web architecture is complex and wit big variety: from species to species, but even within the web designs of one species adapting to location, weather, moisture, and other variables. It is in large part this variability that has enabled the thousands of spider species to fill so many different ecological niches.

Almost all are solitary rather than social. Of the 35.000 described species of spiders only about 40 species have some kind of social behavior. Much of the “communication” that does occur between web-weaving spiders occurs through the tactile sense organs which pick up vibrations transmitted through the web strands


Phytologie: Cobwebs have been used for medicinal purposes in many cultures, dating back at least to ancient Roman times and probably earlier. (schließt Wunden und stopt Blutung ) Pliny the Elder wrote: “the cobweb astringeth, refrigerateth, soldereth, joyneth together,…not suffering rotten or filthy material to remain”. A hemostatic and antiseptic wound dressing (open wounds/warts/leprosy lesions/ringworm/whitlow/impetigo/tumors/other types of skin lesion/painfully carious teeth).

Internally: in Colonial America cobwebs were rolled into a ball and swallowed as a treatments for asthma and tubercular coughs.

The Greek naturalist Dioscorides recommended spider web wrapped in a piece of flannel, or a nutshell, for treating ‘quartan ague’ (intermittent fever).

Robert Jackson, a 19th century British army physician prescribed cobweb as a febrifuge and anti-arrhythmic: “I may venture to say it prevents the recurrence of febrile paroxysms more effectively than bark or arsenic”.

Cobweb has also been used to influence the mind and emotions: in China cobweb placed secretly beneath the collar on the 7th day of the 7th month would ward off forgetfulness and dull mental conditions. Swallowing cobweb appears to have a pleasant calming effect. One experimenter reported: “a most delicious tranquility, resembling the action of opium, and followed by no bad effects.” This quasi-proving, probably originally done by a Dr. Webster of Salem, reported in Clarke’s Dictionary, and has been carried forward in many homeopathic reference books. Another web eater said:  “it had an effect similar to a dose of nitrous oxide”. Another: “I have taken it very often, and have uniformly found it produce a calm and delightful state of feeling, succeeded by a disposition to sleep.”

In addition to the tranquilizing and soporific effects mentioned above which appear in several homeopathic references there is an interesting “proving”, presumably of crude cobweb, reported by a Dr. S.A. Jones in the American Observer of January, 1876: “I found that the operation of the web appeared to be principally on the arterial system; the force and frequency of the pulse being uniformly reduced in some cases 10, in other cases 15 strokes per minute, and in one case the pulse’ from being strong and full, became soft, small, and very compressible.”

Another interesting report comes from a Dr. Webster again, who gave 20 grains of cobweb to an infirm asthmatic, and observed that: “the muscular energy being exceedingly increased, the patient could not be confined to bed, but danced and jumped about the room all night. In the morning I found him quietly asleep.”

Effects summarized as follows:

            -cardiovascular; affecting the pulse rate and heart rhythm

            -wound healing; astringent, haemostatic, anti-bacterial

            -pulmonary; asthmatic and tubercular pathology


            -general; feeling of tranquility, well-being, and possibly increased strength

            -mental; dullness of mind, difficulty thinking and comprehending

            -sleep inducing



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