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Rhus Toxicodendron Rhus Toxicodendron is commonly known as poison ivy and is well known worldwide for the rash that forms when its oil rubs on the skin. Over the centuries it has been used to aid disorders such as paralysis and rheumatism. If it is used...

Pulsatilla (Pulsatilla nigricans) The pulsatilla, or windflower as it is also known, contains a poisonous substance which results in blisters in the mouth and throat if chewed. Homoeopath will often prescribe Pulsatilla to patients with conditions accompanied by a thick discharge. Pulsatilla was made as a remedy by...

Phosphorus Phosphorus can be found in all living tissue and is vital for genetic functioning. Phosphorus can be used in toothpaste, fertiliser, and laundry detergent. Poisoning from phosphorus causes irritation of the mucous membranes and inflammation of tissue and over time, it can destroy bone. Homoeopaths may...

Nux Vomica Nux vomica is made from seeds of a tree native to India, Thailand, China, and Australia. The seeds contain strychnine which given in small doses can stimulate the appetite. If given in larger doses can decrease the appetite and cause stiffness in the arms...

Natrum Muriaticum Natrum muriaticum is simply salt, or sodium chloride. This substance is prevalent in our world in large quantities. Although salt is necessary to sustain life and is important for our health, it is highly unlikely that we would ever be deficient is this form...

Mercurius Vivus Otherwise known as quicksilver, mercury has been used in many civilisations for healing and medicine. Consuming certain mercury compounds can result in excessive perspiration and saliva and was thought in ancient times to rid the body of toxins. Undiluted mercury is toxic, however, and can...

Lycopodium (Lycopodium clavatum) Lycopodium has spores that contain a flammable pollen. The powder which is made from the pollen has been used for diarrhoea and dysentery for centuries. Homoeopaths use dilute doses of Lycopodium for symptoms such as digestive upset, ailments that seem to develop on the right...

Ledum (Ledum palustre) Ledum is often used as a tea. Small doses of Ledum are helpful for conditions that have symptom such as infection or inflammation. Like most Homoeopathic prescriptions, Ledum was made as a remedy by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes...

Lachesis This is the venom of a South American snake. You only need small doses of this venom to destroy red blood cells. Larger amounts poison the heart. Homoeopaths recommend Lachesis for patients whose symptoms are similar to the ones created by the venom. This Homoeopathic remedy...

Kali Bichromicum Kali Bichromicum is a chemical compound that may be derived from chromium iron ore or by another process. Kali Bichromicum is a highly caustic and powerful poison and is mainly utilised in textile dyeing, wood staining, and is also in electric batteries. Homoeopaths believe Kali...

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