Ledum Palustre (Led)

Homeopathic Remedy Ledum Palustre (Led)

Homeopathic Remedy Ledum Palustre (Led)

Common Name : Marsh Labrador Tea, Northern Labrador Tea, Wild Rosemary

Kingdom : Plants

Source :  Tincture of dried small twigs and leaves collected after flowering begins , Tincture of whole fresh plant

Family : Ericaceae

Habitat: northern parts of Europe, Asia and America.

Preparations :Mother tincture of the fresh herb; and dilutions.

Stage : Acute, Chronic

Side : Right, Left, U.Lt.Low Rt.

Miasm : Psoric, Tubercular, Syphilitic

Thermal State : Hot

Action : NoPolycrest

Thirst : Thirsty, Thirstless

Appetite : Increased, Easy satiety, Reduced

Sensitivity : Low, High

Moon Phases : First Quarter, Full Moon, New Moon

Time Phases : Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Evening, Night


Ledum Palustre (Led)
Bites, stings, puncture wounds.
Chronic rheumatism > ice cold water application, though chilly (subjectively and obectively). Gout.
Venous congestion, purple discoloration, passive oedema and haemorrhage.

Physiological Action

This agent retards the capillary circulation, especially of the extremities and external surfaces of the body, and there is coldness of the extremities. The articulations of the small joints are enlarged and there are deposits and nodosities; eczema is developed.


This remedy is indicated in those of a RHEUMATIC DIATHESIS, when the disturbance begins in the feet and extends to the body. The secretions are altered and deposits take place about the joints; the muscles are sore and there are sticking, tearing pains in various parts of the body. The pains change their location suddenly and are worse at night and from warmth, although the patient is chilly.

Not alone is it to be thought of in acute rheumatic conditions, but in CHRONIC GOUTY NODES and CONCRETIONS by much the same group of symptoms; the process extends upwards.

It is of service in ECCHYMOSIS from slight injuries, especially in gouty and intemperate subjects.

It is an important remedy for the SORENESS of the SOLES of the FEET and heels that is observed following exposure to colds and getting wet.

It should be remembered locally for the INJURIES and WOUNDS made by pointed instruments; also as a local application for the stings of mosquitoes and wasps.

It should be remembered in wounds of the eye for ECCHYMOSIS of the conjunctiva and intraocular hemorrhages.

It should be studied in CHRONIC ECZEMAS and papular eruptions on the forehead and face that is observed in habitual drunkards.

It has been employed locally as an antidote to Rhus poisoning.

A/F [ Aliment From / Causation ]:

-Abuse of alcohol

-Bad effects of colchicum

-Injuries from sharp pointed instruments

-Rat bites

-Punctured wounds

-Hair cutting

-Suppressed discharges

-Recent or chronic injuries


< From heat of bed

< Night

< On touch

< Warmth; of covers, stove, air

< Injuries

< Walking

< Motion

< Eggs

< Wine

< Spitting


> Cold air

> From cold water

> Uncovering

> Cold bathing

> Reposing


– Angry, out of humour. Cross and surly.

– Dissatisfied, hates his fellow beings, avoids their company.


-RHEUMATIC and GOUTY DIATHESIS; constitution abused by alcohol [Colch].

-Gout, stones and nodosities in SMALL JOINTS LIKE wrist, fingers, ankles, toes, etc.

-Adapted to people who are CHILLY and feel cold all the time. General lack of animal heat, yet heat of bed is intolerable.

-Cold to touch but not cold subjectively to patient. In spite of coldness of body, symptoms relieved by cold applications [Sec, reverse of Ars].

-Sometimes the only amelioration obtained is by PUTTING FEET INTO ICE COLD WATER.

-PUNCTURED WOUNDS from sharp pointed instruments as awls, rat bites, nails [Hyper], PARTICULARLY IF WOUNDED PARTS ARE COLD.

-If given immediately after punctured wounds, it PREVENTS TETANUS [Hyper- when tetanus develops].

-LONG REMAINING DISCOLORATION AFTER INJURY. Black and blue places, before green.

-Weakness, numbness and EMACIATION of affected parts [Graph, Plb].

-Haemorrhagic tendency. Bright red, frothy blood. Haemorrhage into anterior chamber of eye after iridectomy.

-Rheumatism or gout begins in lower limbs and travels upwards [Arn – descends, Cact, Kalm]. ASCENDING RHEUMATISM.

-TETANUS with twitching of muscles near the wound.

-Head-Mottled, puffy and bloated.

-Periorbital bruises (Symph, Arn).

-Eyes-BLOODSHOT or bruised EYES.

-Ecchymosis of lids and conjunctiva from injury to eye.

-BLACK EYE- It is used to prevent or remove black and blue spots after blows or bruises.

-Face-RED PIMPLES OR TUBERCLES on forehead and cheeks, as in brandy drinkers, stinging when touched.

-Respiratory system-Cough, tormenting, then sobbing respiration < receding eruptions.


-Bronchitis, Haemoptysis.

-C.V.S.-Rheumatic heart disease.

-Extremities-Swelling of feet upto knees, with unbearable pain when walking, as from a sprain or false step.

-Ball of great toe swollen.

-Painful heels as if bruised.

-Diagonal, cross wise joint affections. Left shoulder and right hip joint [Ant-t, Stram, Agar].

-Stiffness of all joints, can only move them after applying cold.

-Easy spraining of ankles [Carb-an] with marked bruising and effusion.

-SOLES PAINFUL, can hardly step on them [Ant-c, Lyc, Sil].




-Skin-Intense itching of dorsae of feet, ankles at night < scratching and warmth of bed (Puls, Rhus-t).

-Puncture wounds with much suppuration.

-Ecchymosis and bruising (Arn, Bell-p, Sul-ac).

-Cellulitis with swelling and lymphangitis < heat > cold.

-Eczema, very inflamed skin > cold applications.


1. Affected parts cold to touch, yet > cold applications.

2. Sometimes only relief is by putting feet into ice cold water.

3. Rheumatism or gout begins in lower limbs and ascends.

4. Long remaining discolouration after injuries.


– Rheumatic and gouty diathesis.

– Small joints.

– Ascending rheumatism.

– Punctured wounds.

– Black and blue parts.

– Coldness of wounded parts > ice cold applications.


-Parts cold to touch, yet averse to external warmth > putting feet into ice cold water



-Alcoholism, Bites, Bruises, Ecchymosis, Elephantiasis, Epistaxis, Gout, Haemorrhage, Paronychia, Purpura, Rheumatism, Sprains, Stings.
Superior to Arnica and Rhus tox in sprained ankles – Dr. Benjamin Goldberg.


Follows Well : Acon, Bell, Bry, Calc, Lyc, Merc, Nux-v, Puls, Rhus-t, Sep, Sulph.

Inimical : Cinch.

Compare : Arn, Bell-p, Ham, Ruta.

Similar : Arn, Croto-t, Ham, Ruta.

Antidoted By : Apis, Camph.

It Antidotes : Apis, Chin.

Duration Of Action : 30 Days.

2 thoughts on “Ledum Palustre (Led)

  1. I like how you manage to communicate your opinion effectively while keeping the content simple to understand for anyone regardless of his knowledge on the subject.

  2. Interesting point of view. Wondering what you think of its implication on society as a whole though? People obviously get frustrated when it begins to affect them locally. I will be back soon and follow up with a response.

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