Ledum Palustre is commonly known by the name Marsh Tea or Wild Rosemary. The plant is mainly found in North America, Canada, Alaska, Europe, Northern and central Asia, China, Korea and Japan. It is a low shrub with tall evergreen leaves. The flowers emit strong smell to attract bees. Ledum Palustre is prepared from leaves of the plant.
Ledum pre-eminently acts on Central Nervous System (Brain, Spinal cord and nerves), Skin, Bones, Muscles and joints. This Remedy is indicated in individuals who have tendencies to develop Rheumatism and Gouty conditions (increased blood uric levels).
Patients needing this remedy are emaciated (muscle wasting), they are bothered by chilly weather; always feel cold and all the complaints are worsened on becoming cold. However, they cannot bear heat of the bed. It worsens their complaints. This Remedy plays a vital role in injures from “punctured wounds” caused due to sharp instruments or rat bites, mosquito bites or insect bites. The site of the wound turns black-blue and green. Most characteristic symptom indicative for this Remedy is that patient is better by holding feet in ice cold water.
As far as Rheumatism and Gouty complaints of the patients go, the Rheumatism ascends upwards; that is, it starts in the feet and ascends upwards toward knee and then hip. Feet swell up to knees with unbearable pain while walking. Overall, patients’ complaints grow worse at night, from heat of heat and are better by cold even though patient is intolerant to cold.
Potency and Repetition:
It is a good idea to start with low potency. Low potencies include potencies such as 6X, 12X or 30C. (For example: Ledum Palustre 30 C). If you are planning to take Ledum Palustre pills, consider taking 4 pills 3 times a day for 7 days. Stop taking the Medicine if symptoms worsen and consult with your Professional Homeopath.
This is not a Medical Advice. It’s a general indication for injuries and muscle aches. Homeopathic prescription is based on each individual’s mental, physical and emotional detailed assessment and final prescription is made on individuals’ personality. The recommendation on Potency and Repetition is generalized as there is no ‘one size fits all’ for Homeopathic Prescription. This post is a good guide for First Aids.
Rucha Bhave is a Homeopathic Practitioner in the U.S. practicing & teaching Homeopathy since 12 years.