Ledum has a tradition of being useful for symptoms associated with bites, stings and puncture wounds where the skin is swollen, pale, cold and mottled and the pain is local. It may be helpful for puncture wounds such as bug, animal and insect bites and can be used before exposure or right after bites to help lessen reaction of swelling and itching from germs and poisons injected with insect saliva. Ledum may be helpful after accidents such as stepping on a nail, (after the wound is properly cleaned and treated) and it may help prevent sepsis in puncture wounds from such accidents. Ledum may also be helpful for gout and arthritis that starts in the small joints and travels from the feet upward. Ledum follows Arnica well when bruises have turned black and may also be helpful for black eyes and sprains.
Ledum may also be helpful for your pet, providing relief from bites, stings and puncture wounds, especially those sensitve to touch and relieved by cold applications. It may be helpful for animal or insect bites or it may be helpful for puncture and stab wounds caused by thorns, nails, claws, teeth, talons or any sharp object. The wounded area may twitch or seem itchy. This is also the first remedy to give if your animal steps on a nail or something else that may puncture the pads / foot. It may help calm reactions / itching from flea or mosquito bites.
How does Homeopathy work?
Homeopathy is based on ‘like cures like’. The remedy contains very diluted quantities of plant, animal or mineral substances that are refined and transformed into remedies with remarkable restorative properties. The remedy contains the “energy” of the substance and this stimulates the body’s own natural healing forces to alleviate the symptoms and bring about a return to health.
Homeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy. Always read the product label. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner or vet promptly.