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Rhododendron

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Rhododendron

1. Description

Kingdom:
Plant
Family:
Ericaceae
Latin Name:
Rhododendron chrysanthum
Homeopathic:
Rhododendron
Abbreviation:
Rhod
Synonyms:
Alpine rose, Lycium foetidum, Lycium japonicum, Serissa foetida 'Variegata', Serissa japonica, Snow rose, Tree of a thousand stars, Yellow snow rose.

2. Source & History

Rhododendron from the Greek: (rodon meaning "rose" and dendron meaning "tree") is a large genus of flowering plants with over 1000 species including plants known to gardeners as azaleas. The chrysanthemum species which is a small less well known member of the genus is a low sized bush found fin Siberia the Pyrenees and the Alps growing to a maximum height of only 0.5 m, where historically the plant enjoyed a reputation for the treatment of rheumatism, gout and syphilis.
Fresh leaves provide the source for the mother tincture.

3. Mentals & Generals

Anxious and nervous especially before a storm with a characteristic predelection to electrical storms,  thunder or large barometric changes.
Excessive indifference to work.
Forgetful. While talking can forget what he was talking about. When writing omits whole words. Loss of all ideas.

4. Particulars

Mainly deep right sided inflammatory, rheumatic joint pain affecting forearms, hands, fingers, legs and gout in toes which are dramatically affected by adverse weather conditions. Joint symptoms very similar to those of Rhus-t.
Other weather induced complaints include
Headache when in bed, Eye & Ear ache, Fluent coryza, Respiratory cough, Tooth ache, Gastritis, Diarrhoea, Constipation.
Enlarged and indurated testicles, hydrocele, sensitive to touch, with pain extending up the spermatic chord into the hypogastrium.

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Cold, wet, rain, wind storm and particularly thundery weather.
Rest. touch & pressure
Night

Warmth, head covered
Movement
Post storm quiet

6. Keywords

All conditions aggravated by weather changes, storms & particularly thunder.
Right sided joint inflammation,  worse at rest in bed but better for movement. Must cross legs to sleep.
Gout with copious deposit in big toe often mistaken for bunion.
Orchitis  

7. Clinicals

Arthritis & Gout
Orchitis
Weather affected conditions

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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The use of Rhod is usually restricted to symptomatic situations. However the skeletal and joint symptoms corresponds to the Nebel's fluoric constitution with osseous dystrophy, neurosis, and incoordination. 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
Arthritis and Head/ Eye/ Ear/ Tooth ache.
Gout and Orchitis.

9. Relationships

Activity:
up to 40 days
Affinities:
Bry, Calc, Carb-an, Carb-v, Caust, Clem, Merc, Nux-v, Rhus-t, Sep.
Complements:
Arg-m (orchitis), Aur (orchitis), Clem (orchitis), Dulc (modality), Nat-s (modalities) Pul (orchitis),   
Rhus-t (joint pain), Spong (orchitis),
Inimicals:
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Remedies that Follow Well
Arn, Ars, Calc, Con, Lyc, Merc, Nux-v, Puls, Sep, Sil, Sul.

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Rhododendron (Snow rose)
Rhododendron
(Snow Rose)

Rhododendron (Snow rose)
Rhododendron
(Snow Rose)

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Rhododendron chrysanthum
Common Name: Yellow Snow Rose / Siberian rhododendron
Homeopahtic: Rhododendron

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This Tabular MM is not presented as an exhaustive comprehensive list of all that is known about a remedy. Rather the opposite. It is intended to be used only as an aid memoire to highlight the foundation upon which by further study and experience a fuller knowledge of homoeopathics can be obtained. Consider the Tabular MM as a word picture showing a black and white sketch of the remedys main essential characteristics upon which colour, shade and tone has still be painted.

 

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