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Rhus tox

Homeopathy
A homeopathic remedy used for a wide range of skin conditions, including blisters, diaper rash, eczema, herpes, and general burning and itching; Rhus tox has also been used to treat arthritis, backaches with stiffness, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, coughs, cramps, dyspareunia, flu, genital herpes, headaches, impetigo, menstrual disorders, eye inflammation, poison ivy, restless legs syndrome, rheumatic complaints, sprains, toothaches and urticaria.
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* Rhus Toxicodendron: Made worse by night and by cold, damp weather; better by warmth and exercise.
* Rhus Toxicodendron: Rheumatic pain and stiffness after sprain, especially if worse at night and after resting.
For example, a homeopathic formula for sprains and strains may include Rhus toxicodendron, Ruta graveolens, Arnica, as well as several other remedies known for treating chronic strains.
During the follow-up period (September 1988 to March 1994), 209 of 241 patients "showed improvement in withdrawal symptoms." The remedy that benefited the most patients (n = 85) was Rhus toxicodendron (10M potency).
There are 133 medicines listed in the homeopathic literature to treat this condition, but the main ones are Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy) and Ranunculus bulbosa (buttercup).
The third common medicine, Rhus toxicodendron, is useful when there is stiffness, aggravation after lying or sitting for extended periods of time, and amelioration from hot applications or exercise.
If you were to ask any homeopath the number one most common homeopathic medicine for joint pain, the answer would unequivocally be Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy), a member of the Anacardiaceae (cashew) family.
The sensations of stuck, stiff, and tight (which she did not mention) are the sensations of the Anacardiaceae family of plants, which include the remedies Anacardium (marking nut), Mangifera (mango), Comiphora (myrrh), and four remedies from the Rhus family, including the most famous, Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy).