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Have used this remedy twice now in women who are encased in insecurity and grief. The comment of second one was that she wished to break out of this state.  The first was that due to a disabled sibling her parents had not the time to nurture or direct her The remedy has been for both almost immediately healing and life changing.  I used the 1M potency. Just wished to share this. 



Limenitis bredowii californica (Butterfly) proving was done by HERRICK N. and published in her book - Animal Mind, Human Voices: Provings of Eight New Animal Remedies.

Monarch butterflies may end their yearly migration From The United States Midwest to Mexico

Scientific America

February 7, 2015 Update: Study links Monsanto herbicide to monarch decline



Associated Press Report | MEXICO CITY — A marvel of nature, millions of Monarch butterflies fly en mass from the US Midwest southward to Mexico to winter in warmer climates. The slow decline began after the NAFTA trade agreement was signed Jan 1, 1994.

  • United States, Mexico and Canada signed environmental accords to protect migratory species such as the Monarch. At the time, the butterfly was adopted as the symbol of trilateral cooperation.

  • Take Action: Stop The Trans-Pacific-Partnership Trade Agreement


A number of contributory factors include:

1. The genetically modified herbicide-resistant corn and soybean crops and herbicides in the USA leads to the wholesale killing of the monarch's principal food plant, common milkweed.


2. Urban sprawl in the United States

3. Extreme weather trends in the United States, Mexico and Canada, such as, severe cold snaps, unusually heavy rains or droughts in all three countries.

4. Dramatic reduction of the butterflies' habitat in Mexico due to illegal logging of the trees that they depend on for shelter.


5. Massive drop in reproductive habitat in Mexico due to changes in agricultural practices, especially the explosive growth in the use of herbicide-tolerant crops.





Animal Mind, Human Voices

Nancy Herrick's book on the proving effects of rat's blood, elephant's milk, lion's milk, wolf's milk, dolphin's milk, dinosaur's bone, butterfly (Limenitis bredowii) and horse's milk. A pioneer in the field of provings, Nancy offers a significant contribution to the ever expanding materia medica knowledge.

Some butterflies also migrate along the West Coast USA


What can you do?

If you live in an area of the country where it does not get too cold over the winters and the butterflies may find a home, plant milkweed to replace some of the lost habitat.


Speak to your state representatives and call the Parks and Recreation supervisors in your region. Request a change in mowing schedules in parks and public spaces, to avoid cutting down milkweed during breeding seasons.


The migration of thousands of butterflies is an annual trek that scientists do not fully understand. Hypothetically, these insects mark the journey with pheromones, so that these delicate creatures find their way up and down the migratory path. If not enough butterflies are left to leave the scent, then the trail may not be strong enough for the butterflies to find their way home and continue the life-cycle. 



The Story Of Butterfly Migration





Wouldn't this be a tremendous loss to the natural world if due to human indiscretion we eliminated the habitat, the food supplies and the ability of these incredibly beautiful butterflies to migrate.


We must also consider that as a fabric of nature, they have a relation to many other plants and animals in the wild. How this will change the survival of so many others may not be known until it is too late. 




Butterflies by Patricia Le Roux

The well-known French paediatrician Patricia Le Roux ventures in this book into the virtually unknown territory of butterfly remedies in homeopathy. She has found these remedies particularly useful among hyperactive (ADHD) children who are lively, agitated, restless and mercurial.


In these “butterfly children,” there is often a strong feeling of being abandoned, especially by their father or mother, which is experienced as loss of imposed authority and safe boundaries.
Butterfly remedies also have a common theme of metamorphosis – the desire to dress up. They enjoy masks and are confused about their own identity. The author has found these remedies very effective too in various skin problems, such as urticaria or eczema.
The book contains provings, cases and concise essences of 13 butterfly and moth remedies: The California Sister, The Tailed Jay, The Lilac Beauty, The Processional Caterpillar, The Brown Tail Moth, The Brimstone, The Death’s Head Hawkmoth, The Blue Morpho, The European Peacock, The Marsh Fritillary, The Cabbage White, The Small Tortoiseshell and The Fox Moth.


These different remedies are clearly differentiated and vividly described, paving the way for exciting new prescription possibilities.



You will love part 2, where we see little children who are not afraid of the insect!
The inquisitive, lively and loving children relate closely to the butterflies.

Let's make a home for these Mariposa insects. 



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Comment by Regina Rianelli on June 18, 2014 at 1:43pm

Great  Butterfly Remedies Study : CONGRATS ! Please keep  on sharing... I learned a lot : Thank YOU!!!

Comment by Jonathan Shore MD on April 22, 2011 at 11:14pm

Thanks Debbie

Very helpful

I am still in the early stages of understanding this group of remedies. Your case confirms many of the proving symptoms. At the time I characterized them as allergy but with a slight changes of emphasis flu-like would be appropriate as well.


Butterfly Proving Aug 2010 - Black Butterfly

Trituration proving to 4C done in Czech and Bulgaria
3 groups in Czech and 2 in Bulgaria ( about 50 provers in total )

The correspondence both between the groups and the 2 countries was very close, esp regarding the physical symptomatology which was focussed on the upper respiratory tract and the extremities.

The URI picture was one of seasonal allergy or hay fever although sneezing was not a major component

Itching eyes - as if sand in eyes
Nasal obstruction
Blowing the nose
Fullness of the ears, pressure in the ears
Stitching shooting pain in the ear
Itching/tickling of the palate and mouth
Dry cough

Perspiration  all over but esp palms

Lower abdominal cramping.


The main focus on the emotional level lay on an axis between a strong group feeling with joy and affection and one of isolation and sadness.



It is interesting that when I made my notes at the time of the provings some of my comments on communication were as follows

Another element less easy to define but definitely present was the issue of communication.
In both countries I observed a significant amount of whispering between the participants. The reason was not to hide the content but rather not to disturb the others/the atmosphere.
Not so much that the communication was confused, but rather that the words were not heard or not understood or that there was no communication when it should have been present.


I still think that the relationship with the Macaw needs much more exploration. I actually tried to reconstitute the original group of people who proved Macaw to do a butterfly proving but it was not possible - too many years have passed, some are dead, some in other countries etc.

Comment by Debby Bruck on April 22, 2011 at 9:48pm

Jonathan. My butterfly case had many physical symptoms of fatigue, heart races,  flulike symptoms, weak achy. Sweaty palms. Headache. Lightheaded. Cold hands. Cold feet. Tightness here. GUT. Like a clenching. All the muscles. Constriction. Brain fog. HG Glazing over. Numbing. Stiffness and the image of "cocoon" and "trapped" was prominent. Maybe this quote can be helpful to you.

"That’s part of it. Just that FEAR of wanting to speak what ‘s true for me. .. not doing it because it might upset someone. Make someone uncomfortable. I go into fearful mode that I’m out of the good graces. They might not like or love me. Or even enjoy my presence? "

She likes her solitude, but also wants to be out in the world, helping someone and having fun. Very spiritual person. 

Comment by Dr Rajneesh Kumar Sharma MD(Hom) on April 20, 2011 at 11:13pm
Thank yuo so much to introduce this new remedy. One more coin in my treasure..
Comment by Jean Watson Doherty on April 18, 2011 at 1:26pm

Links 1/01 was the origin of my interest.

Interesting that the 2nd at the time of divorce,when "her world was falling apart" acquired a beautiful tattoo of a butterfly

Comment by Jean Watson Doherty on April 18, 2011 at 1:12pm
The first patient it was the encasment in grief and hurt which impressed me. I wonder what the difference is between encasment and trapped
Comment by Jonathan Shore MD on April 18, 2011 at 12:12pm

This is one of the interesting issues. Both the butterfly and the birds have a strong need for freedom.

I am trying to understand how to differentiate between these 2 groups.


For example in the Macaw there is this strong need for self expression - to speak my truth - and of course this is often very difficult in certain situations and thus pathology develops along with the feeling of being trapped etc.


The Macaw is an extremely loquacious bird - speaking all the time - while of course butterfly communication is completely inaudible ( to us )

Thus the issues of communication - of things never spoken

I am glad you enjoyed those lectures given in what seems to be some distant past life.

Best to you


Comment by Jean Watson Doherty on April 18, 2011 at 11:38am

The first case was unable to communicate her needs to her parents.  The week after the remedy she talked and reestablished a relationship with her father  [I can not remember what happened with the Mother ]and also became more inclined to socialize. She told me this on a visit after the remedy.  I phoned her about a month later and she seemed happy. Nothing since then.  The 2nd was divorced so communication may have been a problem but in both there was the element of wanting to break free and a need for guidance . Ambitious to establish herself in business but "needs a partner to guide her" That element I remember reading in a Links article.

Thank you for your interest. I have attended one of your seminars and will never forget your tapes on Tuberculinum and Medorrhinum.

Comment by Jonathan Shore MD on April 18, 2011 at 11:14am
I am interested in the butterfly remedies.
My experience points towards a big issue with communication - not misunderstood communication but rather things which need to be expressed but are never talked about - secrets which are kept hidden. I wonder whether this aspect exists in either of your cases, even in a small way.
Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on April 15, 2011 at 5:34am
Thanks for the information on this new remedy.

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