Twenty tested and safe homeopathic remedies

This is a description of twenty homeopathic remedies for common ailments. See other posts in this blog to view othe remedies. On any particular post search the page for the word describing your ailment, and choose the medicine that appears to be the best fit. Medicines mentioned here do not show any strong reaction. So you can use them without fear.

Location: India

Manasi Swasthya Sansthan, is a voluntary organization, in Indore, to serve the health needs of the poor and needy.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Toxicodendron (Rhus Tox) – 200

It relieves pain. It is used in all kinds of pain including pain in the joints, sprains, backache etc. It is also useful in skin problems and restlessness, colds, fever and inflammation of muscles, mucous membranes and glands. Works well on septic conditions.

The patient is restless, sad and pessimistic. Cannot sit still. Thinks of committing suicide. Is afraid at night and unable to remain in bed. Is afraid of being poisoned. Is in delirium.

Headache: The patient feels waves of pain in the head, as if someone is putting pressure. Muscles of the head are also painful. Is restless and can hear humming in the ears. Bending backward relieves.

Eyes: The eyes and the eyelids are inflamed. Corneal ulcers. Photophobia. Yellow discharge from the eyes. The eyes are stuck together because of swelling. There is paralysis in the muscles of the eye or eyeballs. The complaints are worse in the morning.

Ears: There is earache and a feeling of a foreign body inside. There is pus and blood-mixed discharge from the ear.

Cold: Cold results from getting wet while sweating or being exposed to a vast swing in temperature. There is sneezing and the tip of the nose turns red.

Mouth: The teeth feel long and loose. Gums are painful. The tongue is furred and black at the back. The tip of the tongue is red and cracked. Bony protrusions on the face, particularly the cheek bones, are sore. The jaw loses its flexibility and is painful while chewing. Ulcers on the corner of the mouth. Bitter taste.

Face: The jaw loses its flexibility and is painful while chewing. It is dislocated and creates a crackling sound while eating.

Appetite: Hungry but has no desire to eat. Mouth is dry and the patient is very thirsty particularly at night. Has a desire for milk. Bloated abdomen and drowsiness after eating.

Liver: There is pain and swelling in the liver. The patient is unable to rest on his right side.

Diarrhoea: The stool is frothy and has blood, slime and mucus in it. There is no control over passing stools, which have a cadaverous odour. The patient has dysentery. Possibility of infection at the anus.

Cough: Dry cough from midnight to morning.

Heart: The heart is enlarged or has a hole in it. The left arm feels numb and the pulse is fast and irregular. Palpitations while sitting still.

Backache: Back hurts due to cold weather, from getting drenched and due to a cold water bath, or from a sprain. The patient feels better on lying down on a hard surface and from movement. Rest makes it worse.

Extremities: The joints are hot, inflamed and painful. Pain starts in the limbs but extends to the neck and the back. Hands and feet become stiff and numb. Pain increases when the patient moves after being in one position but goes on decreasing on continuing motion. The skin becomes painful. Pain increases at night and in cold and humid weather. The patient cannot bear cold breeze. Sprain in the ankle or any other part of the body. It is very effective in rheumatism.

Sciatica: Pain in the left leg caused by lifting a heavy weight or from exposure to cold. The leg feels numb. Pain increases upon rest and reduces when the patient walks around.

Paralysis: With paralysis there is numbness. Paralysis can affect just the limbs or the whole body. The patient is very restless. Rhus Tox works well on paralysis in children.

Restlessness: The patient is unable to sit in one place. Keeps changing position.

Skin: The skin is red, inflamed and itchy. The patient has boils, eczema or urticaria, which become better with hot fomentation and heat.

Fever: Continuous fever characterized by shivering, uneasiness, diarrhoea, and a dry, brown coating on the tongue. In case of intermittent fever, the patient is chilly and has urticaria when the temperature rises and dry cough when it comes down. There is uneasiness and a need to stretch the body.

Urine: The urine is not clear. It is thick, dark coloured and scanty. If kept around, white sediment settles at the bottom.

Chicken Pox: To limit papule formation and in healing them.

Measles: Restlessness during measles.

Sleep: Gets tired from dreams in which he is physically active. Has trouble falling asleep during the first half of the night but the latter sleep is quite sound.

Women’s reproductive system: There is itching, ulcers and swelling on the vulva. Menses are frequent, heavy, prolonged and excoriating. During pregnancy there is blood-mixed discharge from the uterus along with backache. After childbirth the lochia is foul-smelling and prolonged. Prolapse of uterus.

Men’s reproductive system: Swelling in the glans and prepuce. Dark red papules on the glans. Scrotum is swollen. There is intense itching. Desire to urinate leads to erection.

Aggravation: The patient is worse on lying down on the back or on the right side, in cold and humid weather or on getting wet in rainy season, upon rest and at night.

Amelioration: The patient is better on stretching out, on turning over, with hot fomentation and in hot and dry weather. Constant movement of the affected part also makes the patient feel better.


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