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Know Your Remedies: Tarentula Hispanica (Tarent.)

Know Your Remedies: Tarentula Hispanica (Tarent.) 1

Common Names: Tarentula, Spanish spider, wolf spider, hunting spider.

General Information

Tarentula is a remedy for an overstimulated nervous system, constant motion, and rapid movements. Intense inner restlessness is only relieved by exertion. Children needing this remedy are often labelled hyperactive while adults will be highly industrious or compulsive workers. They enjoy loud, rhythmic music, and will enthusiastically dance to it – sometimes to the point of wildness.

Types of convulsions, chorea, twitches and jerks fall within the sphere of this remedy. Physical pain or distress is often relieved by rolling from side to side and firm rubbing but light touch is disliked.

A high thirst for cold water and a desire for spicy foods is common. Open air improves symptoms. Children, and sometimes adults, may eat sand.

Mental-Emotional Symptoms

  • Hurried and rapid movements.
  • Slyness, cunning.
  • Sudden, violent, or destructive behavior – breaks or tears things.
  • Types of passionate mania and rages.
  • Dislike of, or aggravation from, strong, bright colours.


  • Restless and fidgety.
  • Constant motion but lacks control. Types of chorea.
  • Restless legs.
  • Twitching and jerking.


  • Constipation with restlessness, anxiety, or rubbing of head against pillow.

Genitals and Libido

  • Sensitive.
  • Hypersexual or promiscuous behavior.


  • Restless – tossing, turning, twitching or jerking.

Where do I find it?

Tarentula Hispanica (Tarent.) is available from our online store as a single remedy in either pills or liquid, and as part of the following Complex (combination remedy): Restless Legs.


While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment, also contact your healthcare provider during emergency situations or if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 to 4 days (daily for intense symptoms, once every 4 days for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance. Chronic symptoms or complaints require a course of professional treatment to manage the changes in potencies and remedies that will be required.

More Information

Guidelines on which potency to use

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