Homeopathic remedy Ledum Palustre drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….

      Marsh tea. HAHNEMANN. Ericaceae.


      Desire for solitude.

After nightmare, fears to go to sleep, lest she die.

Inclined to be out of humor and angry; vehement.

Dissatisfied; hates his fellow-beings.


      Vertigo : as from intoxication, especially when walking in open air; feels dull after eating; head inclined to fall backward.

Inner Head

      Stupefying headache, causing dulness.

Raging, pulsating headache.

Pressing headache, with distress, when head is covered.

Headache, as if something was gnawing in her temples, occiput and ears.

Head affected after getting wet.

Outer Head

      The least covering to the head is intolerable.


      Photophobia, with severe pain on attempting to open lids.

Pupils dilated.

Pressure (or dull pain) behind eyeballs, as if they would be pressed out.

Ecchymoses of the conjunctiva.

Nightly agglutination of eyes, with inflammation or pain.

Burning on border of lids and feeling of stand in eyes. Lachrymation : the tears are acrid, and make the lower lids and cheeks sore.


      Ringing, or roaring in the ears, as from wind.

Hardness of hearing : (right ear) as if the ear were obstructed by cotton; after cutting the hair; after chilling the head.


      Long-lasting nosebleed; afterward sore in upper part of nose, with violent burning; blood pale.


      Pimples and blood boils on the forehead.

Face : alternately pale and red; bloated.

Scaly, dry herpes in the face, burning in the open air.

Glandular swelling under the chin.

Tetter-like, crusty eruption around nose and mouth with itching, smarting and burning.

Tongue etc.

      Stinging on the forepart of the tongue.

Bitter taste in the mouth.


      Offensive breath.


      Sore throat, with fine stinging pain, worse when not swallowing.

Sensation as from a lump in the throat; when swallowing the pain is stinging.

Malignant sore throat.

Great heat in throat, when moving in the open air.

Eating and Drinking

      After eating : hurriedly, contracting pain in breast-bone; pressure in stomach after a small quantity of food; feels dull ().

Nausea and Vomiting

      Sudden running of water from the mouth; water-brash.

Nausea when spitting.


      Sensation of fulness in upper part of abdomen.

Colic every evening.

Pain as if diarrhoea would set in, from the umbilicus to the anus, with loss of appetite and cold feet.

Pain in the loins after sitting.


Stool etc.

      Constipation; the stool is mixed up with blood.

Diarrhoea, stool mixed with mucus and blood; great want of animal heat.

Sore itching, smarting, humid spot between anus and coccyx.


      Frequent or diminished or increased in quantity.

Stream of urine often stops during its flow.

Itching redness, discharge of pus.

Burning in urethra after urinating.

Male Sexual Organs

      Inflammatory swelling of the penis; the urethra is almost closed.

Increased sexual desire.

Nightly emission bloody.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menstruation too early and too profuse; the blood is bright red; absence of vital heat.

Profuse leucorrhoea; pale face; copious urination, even at night.



During last months of pregnancy an indescribable pain, like a gnawing stiffness, in sacrum and hip-bone, down over the whole thigh, worse when standing.


      Tickling in larynx, with haemoptysis.


      Spasmodic, double inspiration, with sobbing, as after hard crying.

Oppressed quick breathing; oppressed painful breathing.

Suffocative arrest of breathing and opisthotonos previous to coughing.

Oppressive constriction of chest, worse from motion and walking.


      Hollow, racking, spasmodic, from tickling in larynx; before cough he loses his breath; after cough, dizziness, staggering; double, sobbing inspiration.

Expectoration after 12 P.M. and in the morning, fetid purulent, or bright red, foaming blood.


      Congestion to the chest, with haemoptysis.

Burning soreness in the chest; soreness under the sternum.

Stitches in the chest.

Suppuration of the lungs.

Haemoptysis alternating with rheumatism.

Heart Pulse

      Pushing or pressure inward at left edges of sternum; palpitation; also in hemorrhage.

Pulse full and quick.

Outer Chest

      Eruption, like varicella, on the chest and upper arms, with desquamation.

Red spots and rash, with smarting-itching on chest.

Pain on and in the breast-bone, or below it.

The chest hurts when touched.

Neck Back

      Painful stiffness of the back and loins when rising from a seat.

Upper Limbs

      Severe stitch in shoulder, when raising arms.

Painful throbbing in the right shoulder.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.