Ledum - The Homeopathic Remedy

Remedy profile of Ledum, Origin, Preparation,  Symptoms explanation and other information

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Remedy Name/s: Common Name/s: Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
Ledum palustre, Ledum Labrador tea, St. James tea Ledum palustre. Ledum latifolium

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General description and domicile:
Native to Northern Europe as Ledum palustre, Northern America as Ledum latifolium and Greenland as Ledum groenlandicum this four foot high green shrub looks very similar to rosemary and the flowers smell like hops when bruised. The branches are hairy and the plant flowers (white in clusters) in June and July. Although there is very little difference between the different sub-species only Ledum palustre is used in the homeopathic remedy.

Part used and extraction:
There is some confusion in my reference material on which parts of the plant is used. Some say that all of the plant is used, harvested in the flowering season others that only fresh shoots of leaves are used, harvested in the flowering season.

Remedy preparation:
Chopped and steeped in alcohol to obtain mother tincture

How to use these pages:
What follows below is a profile of the homeopathic remedy. This profile must be compared with the profile of the person to be treated in great detail before treatment can be commenced. See How to Use these Pages

Remedy profile:
Ledum is a minor remedy used for first aid of wounds, cuts and abrasions. It is also useful for joint pain and rheumatism.
The remedy profile is scant: When ill patients are angry and antisocial with a tendency to be dissatisfied and disillusioned with life.

Key Symptoms:
Bruises, lacerations, black eyes

Used for treatment of:

Wounds

Cuts

Injuries

Insect bites and stings

Black eyes

Joint pain


General Symptoms Worse for: Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Heat
Night time
Exertion

General Symptoms Better for: Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
Applying cold compresses
Fresh air
Cool baths or showers

See also our Herbal page on Ledum.

 

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