RhododendronSnow-rose, Rhododendron Chrysanthum, Rhododendron Ferrugineum
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Rhododendron may help, unprocessed Rhododendron may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Rhododendron in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Rheumatic and gouty symptoms well marked. Rheumatism in the hot season. The modality (worse before a storm) is a true guiding symptom.
First to sixth potency.
WORSE, before a storm. All symptoms reappear in rough weather, night, towards morning.
BETTER, after the storm breaks, warmth, and eating.
Dread of a storm; particularly afraid of thunder
Before a thunder storm
Aching in temples
Ciliary neuralgia, involving eyeball, orbit, and head
Heat in eyes when using them.
Tearing pain in bones
Headache; worse, wine, wind, cold and wet weather
Pain in eyes before a storm
Pain, headache; morning; on rising
eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from straining eyes
from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
walking; while walking
walking; in open air
cold weather; damp
wrapping up head
tearing, rending; during a thunder storm
Muscular asthenopia; darting pains through eyes from head, worse before a storm.
Pain; before a storm
during a storm
Exertion of vision
Difficult hearing, with whizzing and ringing in ears
Hearing better in the morning; noises come on after patient has been up a few hours.
Pain; with toothache
Prosopalgia; violent jerking pain involving dental nerves, from temple to lower jaw and chin, Better, warmth and eating
Toothache in damp weather and before a storm
Stumps of teeth are loosened.
Pain; stormy weather
Gums and teeth
pain; after eating dinner
pain; heat; external warmth
pain; before thunderstorm
pain; extending to other parts; ear
pain; grumbling (see dull)
Violent pleuritic pains running downward in left anterior chest
Stitches in spleen from fast walking
Crampy pain under short ribs.
Perspiration; arm pit
Breathless and speechless from violent pleuritic pains running down the anterior chest
Back and neck
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); movement
sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); wet weather
lumbar (lower half of back); in wet weather
Male; Testicles, worse left, swollen, painful, drawn up
Induration and swelling of testes after gonorrhoea
Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); testes
inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); testes; right
inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); testes; after gonorrhoea
pain; pulling; testes
extending to abdomen
pain; sore; testes
extending up spermatic cord
testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation
Orchitis; glands feel crushed
Hydrocele (Silicea Sil.)
Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); sperm tube
inflammation; sperm tube
Gouty inflammation of great toe-joint
Rheumatic tearing in all limbs, especially right side; worse, at rest and in stormy weather
Stiffness of neck
Pain in shoulders, arms, wrists; worse when at rest
Pains in bones in spots, and reappear by change of weather
Cannot sleep unless legs are crossed.
Coldness; lower limbs; foot
changes of the weather
upper limbs; stormy weather
upper limbs; extending to other parts; downward
lower limbs; movement
thigh; stretching and turning limb from side to side
pulling; thigh; movement
pulling; thigh; rheumatic
pulling; thigh; while sitting
pulling; knee; while walking
pulling; leg; movement
pulling; leg; while walking
Change of weather
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
At approach of a storm
Swelling; of affected parts
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
cold, wet weather
Windy and stormy weather