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Ledum palustre

1. Description

Kingdom:
Plant
Family:
Ericaceae
Latin Name:
Ledum palustre
Homeopathic:
Ledum palustre
Abbreviation:
Led
Synonyms:
Crystal tea, Labrador tea, Marsh tea, Marsh Labrador tea, Narrow leaf Labrador tea, Led, Ledum, Ledum decumbens, Ledum hypoleucum, Ledum nipponicum, Marsh tea, Northern Labrodor tes, Rhododendron tomentosum, Wild rosemary.

2. Source & History

Ledum palustre is a low shrub growing to a height of approx 2 ft in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and northern Europe.  It has evergreen leaves and small white flowers which emit a strong smell that attracts bees and other pollinating insects. All parts of the plant contain poisonous terpenes that affect the central nervous system, The mere smell of the plant may cause headaches in some people.
Traditional uses include as a remedy against whooping cough, gastritis, skin affectations, diarrhoea, colds, tuberculosis, dizziness, kidney problems and hangove. rlice infestation in cattle, a rodent deterrent and even as a substitute for tea. Its strong fragrance has been used to deter moths from clothing, lice from cattle, rodents from grain and as a flavour in brewing.
Tincture is prepared from the whole plant.

3. Mentals & Generals

Cross, morose, peevish, discontented with everyone, everything is disagreeable; a similar contancerous & jaded mental state to alcoholics between bouts.Tendency for anger and rage with vehemence.
The patient is extremely chilly or cold to the touch but still wants to be uncovered. in bed. Amel by cold applications. Desires to put his feet in ice cold water. Joint stiffness will loosen up from cold bath (cf Rhus-t). Violent thirst for cold water.
In appearance the subject is ruddy of complexion with a tendency towards purplish having a hot head both of which contrast with the coldness and paleness of the body. Rheumatic, gouty constitution suffering from alcohol abuse.
Pains always ascend upwards. Rheumatic pain begins in the extremities and extends upward. The pain is also much more severe in the lower limbs. With wounds the pain travel upwards from the site of incision.
Stiffness of all joints and muscles (feels as if the whole body has been beaten) relieved only by cold application.

4. Particulars

Aversion to having the head covered

Sensation of sand in the eye.

Tickle in larynx with fatiguing spasmodic cough similar to pertussis.

Obstructed respiration. Double inspiration as if after weeping.

Rheumatism in small joints (toes & fingers) of upper and lower extremities with pale cold inflammation. Gout, Podagra
Inflammation of the foot, ankle, leg.

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Night & heat of bed
Movement, walking
Alcohol

Cool air, cold shower, cold applications, feet in cold water.
Resting

6. Keywords

Constantly cold & chilly person
Ascending rheumatism which begins in the lower limbs. Pale inflammation which is cold to touch.
Gout
Ascending pains, worse at night, by heat of bed, but amel by cold applications.
Black & blue injuries as a result of a hevy blow.

7. Clinicals

Black eye & purple bruises
Alcoholism
Ecchymosis (bruising),. Purpura (blood blisters)
Insect or animal bites & stings
Puncture wounds
Rheumatism & gout
Sprains, swollen feet,  & elephantiasis.
Tetanus, Lock jaw

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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The use of Led is usually restricted to symptomatic situations. However the general inflammatory nature of the remedy associated with incoordination allign it with
Nebel's fluoric constitution. 
As always it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations which are the key determinants for its Constitutional use.
High potency Constitutional prescription may be used as background together with a concurrent lower potency symptomatic remedy administered according to the Law of Similars in situations where two or more of the main symptoms occur together in the patient. For example
Gout and Elephantiasis
Alcoholism and Ecchymosis

9. Relationships

Activity:
Up to 30 days
Affinities:
Bry, Dulc, Lyc, Puls.
Complements:
Ant-c (feet), Crot (cold), Lyc (feet), Rhus-t (rheumatism) Rut (bruise), Sul-ac (ecchymosis) 
Inimicals:
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Remedies that Follow Well
Acon, Bell, Bry, Chel, Nux-v, Puls, Rhus-t,
Sul-ac
Remedies it Follows Well
Arn

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11. Further Information

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Copyright  Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Ledum paltustre
Ledum palustre

Ledum palustre
Ledum palustre

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Ledum palustre
Common Name: Wild rosematy
Homeopahtic
: Ledum

  

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