The Homeopathic Remedy Rhus tox, also known as Rhus toxicodendron, is the No. 1 remedy for sprains and strains, joint stiffness & pain, inflammations, rashes, hives and urticaria. It is also used primarily as a remedy for skin and joint disorders.
It can help musculoskeletal problems including rheumatic or arthritic pain, sciatica, restless legs, cramps, sprains and strains. Rhus tox earned the title “Rusty Gate Remedy” by relieving joint and back pains that hurt on initial movement but improve after limbering up– just like an old gate that squeaks at first but quiets down after a bit. Also like the rusty gate, these joints do not like cold damp weather– they can be great storm predictors.
Rhus tox is also beneficial in helping restless worried nerves, headaches and nervous fatigue.
It applies best when symptoms improve with heat and worsen at night and in damp cold weather.
Rhus Tox is commonly used for:
Rhus tox is used to treat skin conditions such as chicken pox, shingles, herpes, eczema, rosacea and diaper rash. It has a special affinity for easing a variety of inflammations including blistering itchy rashes, hives, eye inflammations, cold sores, raw sore throats and colds.
Stiff Joins & Pain:
Stiff joints, backs and sciatic pains which need gentle motion can depend on this classic remedy’s safe healing benefits. Pain is usually around joints which ache, feel sore and bruised. The pain gets worse on first moving with a tearing, stitching sensation, but this eases after continued movement provided it is not too strenuous.