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  • RHUS TOXICODENDRON [Rhus-t]


    Cheerful, joking, lively, quick-witted, friendly, timid.

    Restlessness, agitation, irritable, frustrated.

    Serious, hardworking, impatient.

    Stiff, rigid, morose, compulsive, superstitious, ritualistic.

    warm, warm bathing
    continuous motion
    Fever blisters about the lips.

    Triangular red tip of tongue.

    Burning, vesicular eruptions.

    COMMON NAME
    : Poison Oak.

    FAMILY
    : Anacardiaceae.

    A/F
    : -Spraining or straining a single part, muscle or tendon.

    -Overlifting, particularly stretching high up to reach things.

    -Lying on damp ground.

    -From wetting, and too much summer bathing in lake or river.

    -Getting wet when heated.

    -Cold air.


    MODALITIES
    : < Exposure to cold air < Before storm 3 > Continued motion 3
    < Wet, draft < Ice cold drinks > Rubbing 3
    < Chilled when hot or sweaty 3 < Blows, Jar > Heat, hot bath 3
    < Uncovering 3 parts (head) < Sprains 3 > Warm wrapping
    < Beginning of motion 3 < Overexertion 3 > Change of position 3
    < Damp rainy weather 3 < Rest 3 > Warm dry weather
    < Cloudy, foggy weather > After midnight 3

    MIND
    : -Extreme restlessness, with desire for continuous change of position.

    -Impatient and hurried.

    -Delirium with fear and suspicion of being poisoned.

    -Sad, patient begins to weep without knowing why < evening.

    -Anxious, sadness, helplessness and profound despondency.

    -Anxiety for his own children.

    -Causeless weeping.

    -Answers correctly, but slowly or hastily, or reluctantly.

    -Timid, self-conscious.

    -Dwells on past disagreeable events after midnight.

    -Thoughts of suicide, wants to drown himself.

    -Forgetful, can not remember the most recent events.

    -Fear-< at night, cannot lie in bed.

    -killing someone
    -poison.

    -Dreams of-great exertion
    -rowing, swimming
    -working hard at his daily occupation.

    -Great apprehension at night. Drives him out of bed.

    -Its a trio of Restlessness (Acon, Ars) can not lie in one place, must change the position frequently to obtain relief from pain.

    -Joking and cheerful patients.

    -Superstitious.

    GUIDING INDICATIONS
    : -All complaints brought on exposure to cold damp weather, getting wet.

    -Great rigidity, stiffness, numbness and pain are experienced on first motion, after the rest. >walking or continued motion.

    -Most complaints are relieved by movement and aggravated by rest.

    -< at night and in damp, rainy weather,
    > heat in general e.g. covering the body, warm application etc.

    -Great sensitiveness to open air, putting the hand outside from under the bed covering, brings on cough.

    -Triangular red tipped tongue, with imprint of teeth and bitter taste in the mouth.

    -Complaints travel from left to right.

    -Pains-as if sprained
    -as if a muscle or tendon was torn from it's attachment
    -as if bones were scraped with a knife
    -affected part sore to touch.

    -Head-Vertigo-when standing or walking, worse when lying down < rising from lying or stooping.

    -Headache-A/F-beer, returns from least chagrin.

    -brain feels loose when stepping or shaking the head
    -sensation of swashing in brain
    -stupefying as if torn
    -< from sitting, lying in bed > warmth and motion.

    -G.I.T.-Tongue-Triangular red tip of tongue.

    -Desires-Cold milk which relieves gastric complaints.

    -Craving for beer, cheese, cold drinks, sweets, oysters.

    -Aversion to meat and liquor.

    -Thirst for sips of water.

    -Diarrhoea with beginning of typhoid. Involuntary stools with great exhaustion.

    -Tearing pain down the posterior part of limb during stool.

    -Dysentery-during rainy season, pains running down the thighs.

    -Urinary system-Enuresis, especially in boys.

    -Frequent urination.

    -C.V.S.-Angina, extending to left arm < exertion.

    -Cardiac hypertrophy from violent exercise, gets out of breath on exertion.

    -Valvular disorders.

    -Rheumatic fever.

    -C.N.S.-Parkinson's disease with great stiffness.

    -Chorea, Tics, Twitches.

    -Left sided hemiplegia.

    -Male genitalia-Herpes.

    -Eruptions on inner thighs and genitalia.

    -Back-Pain between shoulders on swallowing.

    -Pain and stiffness in small of back.

    -< sitting or lying > by motion or lying on something hard.

    -Cervical stiffness causing patient to stretch and move about.

    -Pain in inner, upper left scapula.

    -Extremities-Muscular Rheumatism. Arthritis.

    -Sciatica, left side.

    -Paralysis with numbness of affected parts from getting wet, or lying on damp ground, or after exertion, or parturition.

    -Sprains and strains. Bursitis, tendonitis.

    -Arthritic nodosities.

    -Restless legs in bed.


    -Skin-Erysipelas, from left to right.

    -Yellow vesicles, much swelling, inflammation, cellulitis.

    -Burning, itching, stinging > warmth.

    -Chicken pox, Herpes, Impetigo, Pemphigus, Urticaria.

    -Fever-Dry teasing cough, before and during chill, in intermittent fever. Cough with taste of blood.

    -Fever blisters around mouth and on chin.

    -Great thirst with dry tongue, mouth and throat.

    -Thirst for cold water even though the person is chilly.

    KEYNOTES
    : -Prolapse uterus from over reaching or straining.

    -Tonsillitis, after riding in cold wind.

    -Tearing pains down the thighs in dysentery.

    -Diarrhoea in typhoid fever, worse during night, better during day.

    -Dry cough during chill stage of fever.

    -Hypertrophy of heart from violent exercise, gets out of breath on exertion.

    CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
    : -A/F Dampness, getting wet, over exertion.

    -All the complaints < initial or first motion < rest > continued motion > warmth, warm application.

    -Left sided symptoms, or symptoms go from left to right.

    -Pain-aching, tearing, sore, bruised,
    -stiff, as if bones were scrapped with a knife, lameness
    -all these are associated with rheumatic conditions.

    -Sprains and strains- very useful in sprains and strains and for soreness of muscles and tendons.

    NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
    : -Suited to complains arising from over exertion, over straining, or from dampness, or getting wet.

    -The most severe symptoms are excited when the body or the limbs are at rest. Initial motion linkers up the patient. He is restless, gets relief from continued motion.

    -Tension, as if shortening of muscle.

    CLINICAL
    : -Angina, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cervical spondylosis, Chicken pox, Contusion, Eczema, Enuresis, Erysipelas, Fibrositis, Hemiplegia, Herpes, Impetigo, Influenza, Lumbago, Parkinson's disease, Pemphigus, Rheumatic fever, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Sprains, Tendonitis, Urticaria.

    -Beneficial to control threatened iritis, formation of pus - Dr. Davey.

    -As a preventive of sepsis in abdominal surgery- Dr. R.B.Das.

    -Rhus has volvulus of intestines- Dr. Grimmer.

    -A remedy for musicians who suffer from pulmonary haemorrhage due to prolonged performance.

    -Bad effects of oil bath - Dr. C. Boericke.

    REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
    : -Compare-Apis, Ars, Calc, Calc-p, Cimic, Dulc, Phos, Rad-br, Ran-b, Rhod, Ruta, Stel, Tub.

    -Complementary to-Bry.

    -Inimical to-Apis, must not be used before or after especially in skin affections.

    -Followed well by-Ars, Bell, Bry, Calc, Graph, Nux-v, Phos, Puls Merc, Sep, Sulph.

    -Antidoted by-Bell, Bry, Camph, Coff, Crot-t, Grind, Merc, Sang, Sulph.

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