Lilium tigrinum ... the penitent ‘saint’

Dr. Munir Ahmed R, MD (Hom)
403, 38th A Cross, 26th Main
9th Block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore – 560069
Phone – 91-80-9448080577


Dr.Munir Ahmed, Homeopathic Education Researcher is active in the area of simplifying homeopathic education. Training of homeopathic teachers in educational science and technology as applied to homeopathic context is the pioneering effort that is going on for the past five years. These teacher-training workshops help the teachers to systematize teaching effectively, evaluate students objectively and plan syllabus with societal and ideological commitment. He is a Professor at Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Bangalore.

The Tiger Lily, enjoyed reputation for medicinal value in ancient China and Japan. The Tiger lily has orange flowers covered in dark spots and stripes, which give the vague impression of a tiger skin. Because of its attractive feature, it has become popular as ornamental plant.

This medicine is popularly used for female complaints and heart conditions. However, the personality of Lilium tig is something that is not extensively appreciated for prescription as a constitutional medicine. This article makes an effort to project the mind and emotional feature that offers a different dimension of Lilium personality.

This person has a constant feeling and responsibility for important obligations. These are mostly religion based. He also has a sense of utter helplessness to perform them. This could be because ‘Desire for fine things; dissatisfied with her own, envious of others’. This desire for the fine things of life including the sensual feelings may blind him to his commitments. He may get carried over by those desires and be led astray. But the strong persona of lily chastity will not let it remain for long. He feels that the sensual element in him was given precedence over the religious duties. This makes him to feel he has committed a sin. This leads to a feeling of guilt, which causes the symptom ‘tormented about her salvation’. This may lead him either to weep with depression of spirits or a disposition to curse, to strike, etc. The torment of having wronged or not taken


the virtuous path is more pronounced during sexual excitement or activity. wants to keep busy otherwise to stay away from sexual thoughts. Therefore the sub-title – the penitent ‘saint’. It need not be a saint or a religious person. Any person who feels repentant for having given priority for the sensual feelings over the moral obligations, be they social or otherwise will fit into this remedy persona.
Lil. tig was introduced into homeopathy as a full-fledged medicine by the joint efforts of W. E. Payne and Carrol Dunham.
It displays a tendency for action on venous circulation, heart and female organs. It also affects rectum and bladder

Clinical conditions

  • Angina pectoris
  • Arthritis
  • Asthenopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Dementia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dysentery
  • Eye disorders
  • Fibroma
  • Heart disorders
  • Hysteria
  • Ovarian disorders
  • Pruritus vulva
  • Spinal irritation
  • Urination frequent
  • Uterus disorders

Key symptoms

1. left sided affections
2. hot patient
3. bearing down sensation
4. menses – too early, scanty, dark and offensive.
Flow only when moving about
5. frequent urging to urinate
6. shifting pains
7. pulsations all over the body
8. sensation as if heart were grasped in a vice
9. < from consolation, warm room
10. > in open fresh air