(Marsh Tea)


Ledum Palustre primarily affects rheumatic conditions, progressing from functional pain to changes in secretions and deposits of solid matter in tissues. Rheumatism from Ledum Palustre begins in the feet and moves upward. It also affects the skin, causing an eruption similar to Poison Oak, and serves as an antidote to insect stings. Patients often feel a lack of animal heat but cannot tolerate the warmth of a bed. It is useful for puncture wounds, especially if the area is cold, and for tetanus with muscle twitching near the wound.

Head: Vertigo while walking, with a tendency to fall to one side. Discomfort when the head is covered. Nosebleeds.

Eyes: Aching eyes. Blood pooling in the lids, conjunctiva, and eyes. Black eyes and cataracts associated with gout.

Face: Red pimples on the forehead and cheeks that sting when touched. Crusty eruptions around the nose and mouth.

Mouth: Dryness and retching with eructations. Musty taste with catarrhal conditions.

Rectum: Anal fissures and hemorrhoidal pain.

Respiratory: Burning in the nose, cough with hemoptysis, dyspnea, chest constriction, suffocative feeling, and pain along the trachea. Bronchitis with emphysema in the elderly, oppressive chest constriction, tickling in the larynx, spasmodic cough, and whooping cough.

Extremities: Gouty pains in the foot, limb, and joints, especially small joints. Swollen, hot, and pale extremities, throbbing in the right shoulder, pressure in the shoulder worsened by motion, and joint cracking worsened by warmth. Gouty nodules, swollen great toe, ascending rheumatism, swollen ankles, painful soles, and easy ankle spraining.

Fever: General coldness with a hot face, feeling as if cold water is poured over parts.

Skin: Acne on the forehead, eczema, itching in the feet and ankles worsened by scratching and warmth, ecchymosis, long discoloration after injuries, and carbuncles. Antidotes Poison Oak poisoning.

Modalities: Symptoms improve with cold and putting feet in cold water. Symptoms worsen at night and with the warmth of bed.

Relationship: Compare with Ruta, Hamamelis, Bellis Perennis, Arnica. Ledum Palustre antidotes spider poisons.

Dose: Third to thirtieth potency.



Vertigo when walking, tendency to fall to one side
Discomfort when head is covered

Aching eyes
Blood pooling in the lids, conjunctiva, and eyes
Black eyes
Cataracts associated with gout

Red pimples on forehead and cheeks, stinging when touched
Crusty eruptions around nose and mouth

Dryness, retching with eructations
Musty taste with catarrhal conditions

Anal fissures
Hemorrhoidal pain

Burning in the nose
Cough with hemoptysis
Dyspnea, chest feels constricted (asthma)
Suffocative feeling, arrest of breathing
Pain along the trachea
Bronchitis with emphysema in the elderly
Oppressive chest constriction
Tickling in the larynx, spasmodic cough
Whooping cough

Gouty pains in the foot, limb, and joints, especially small joints
Swollen, hot, pale extremities
Throbbing in the right shoulder
Pressure in the shoulder, worse with motion
Joint cracking, worse with warmth
Gouty nodules
Swollen great toe
Ascending rheumatism
Swollen ankles
Painful soles, difficulty stepping
Easy ankle spraining

General coldness with hot face
Sensation of cold water over parts

Acne on the forehead
Eczema (facial)
Itching in the feet and ankles, worse with scratching and warmth
Long discoloration after injuries
Antidotes Poison Oak poisoning

Better: From cold, putting feet in cold water
Worse: At night, from heat of bed

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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