Rhus Tox


(rhus toxicondendron)

What is Rhus Tox?

Poison Ivy flowers after sunset, the time of day when it is at it's most toxic! Thus, when preparing the homeopathic remedy the plant is best gathered just before the sun goes down.

Other names : Poison ivy, poison oak, poison vine.

Description and places it grows in :

Native to North America, a large bush which produces white flowers tinged with green or yellow and clusters of berries.

Parts used : Fresh leaves, ideally gathered at sunset just before the plant flowers.

Homeopaths may prescribe this remedy for :

  • Skin rashes and lesions. Displaying the following symptoms : Hot, burning sensations, dry, scaling or blistering skin.

  • Inflammation of muscles and joints.

  • Rheumatism.

  • Sciatica.

  • Lumbago.

  • Gout.

  • Osteoarthritis.

  • Ligament and tendon strains.

  • Viral infections. Displaying the following symptoms : High temperature, chills, shivering, swollen, watery eyes, aching joints, nausea, vomiting.

  • Menstrual disorders such as heavy bleeding and abdominal pains.

People requiring this remedy will feel worse :

In stormy, wet and windy weather, at night.

People requiring this remedy will feel better :

In a warm, dry environment, with gentle exercise.

People suitable for this remedy :

Are often prone to depression and moodiness when sick, as well as having a tendency to burst into tears at the slightest provocation.

Rhus tox types are generally hard working, restless individuals. They can be rather reticent when meeting people for the first time - although once their inhibitions have been loosened they are the most engaging of people.

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