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Rhododendron Chrysanthum as
been used for hundreds of years for rheumatism and gout. A person needing
rhododendron is someone who responds to rapid changes of weather such as wind,
storm, cold, thunder and/or electrical disturbances. The person is worse during
seasonal changes from summer to winter. Symptoms often come for indefinite
periods of time, sometimes longer sometimes shorter (2 - 12 days). Symptoms will
be absent then come again and be felt for several days. Symptoms are most likely
to return back when the weather becomes cold and when a storm is threatening.
It is not necessary for the person to be exposed to the actual elements in
order to develop the indications for the Rhododendron remedy. The person may be
warm in bed or in front of a roaring fire when the thought of a change in
environmental conditions could be sufficient to bring on symptoms. This remedy
is known to be for "Nervous persons who dread a storm and are particularly
afraid of thunder."
Rhododendron homeopathic remedy is
used arthritis and chronic rheumatism of the smaller joints and their ligaments.
Rhododendron is also used for chronic periostitis, the
inflammation of the periosteum, a layer of connective tissue that
surrounds bone. It is also used for chronic
rheumatism which simulates rheumatic gout. The enlargements of the joints are
produced by fibrinous deposits and not by chalky excretions. Rhododendron is
used for gout of the big toe joint, which is often mistaken for bunion.
These are the key symptoms of
the homeopathic remedy Rhododendron:
Rhododendron acts on the
fibrous and serous tissues.
The disposition is
indifferent, with disinclination to exertion.
Early morning headache drawing
pressing pain in the forehead and temporal region extending into the bones
with itching of the scalp.
Drawing tearing pain which is
trigger by uncertain or stormy, rainy weather.
Early morning nose
Respiratory coryza and other
Epigastric pressure and
shortness of breath, a kind of splenic stitch in the left hypochondrium.
Tardy evacuation of feces even
though the consistency of the stool is normal. Stool contains undigested
Digging, drawing (gouty,
rheumatic) pains in the extremities, especially in the bones of the
forearms, hands, legs and feet.
Drawing pains in the joints;
increase of the pains during repose and in unsettled, rough weather and at
the approach of storms.
Crawling and itching in
isolated spots on the limbs; weak, paralytic feeling in single limbs.
Scrotal itch, sweat, wrinkling
with soreness between the genitals and the thighs, testes swollen and hard.
Feeling of scrotum being crushed.
Pains in limbs and joints
affect chiefly the forearm, hand and the leg and foot. Pains are in the bone
Pains attack a small
extent of the limb then they disappear and re-appear and are always worse on
the approach of bad weather.
Pains aggravated by motion and
Rhododendron acts also upon
the testes; reduces chronic enlargements and indurations of the testes and
Worse from cold, wet, wind,
storm and particularly thunder.
Worse with rest, touch or
Worse at night.
Better warmth, head covered.
Better with movement.
Better after storms.