Therapeutic use of homeopathic remedy Ruta described by E.B. Nash in his book Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

This remedy, which has already been mentioned as to its prominent action in the periosteum, especially in injuries and effects therefrom, also, like ARN., has a “BRUISED, lame sensation all over as after a fall; worse in limbs and joints,” and also “all parts of the body upon which he lies are painful, as if bruised.” Like RHUS-T., the RUTA patient wants to change position a particular liking for the WRISTS. Here also must EUP-P., be remembered.

These pains in the wrists of RUTA are like RHUS-T., worse in cold, wet weather, and better on motion. There is no remedy oftener useful for EYE-STRAIN from close study, sewing, etc than RUTA. The EYES FEEL WEARY and ACHE AS IF STRAINED, or they burn like balls of fire. Two other remedies must be remembered for eye-strain, viz., NAT-M., and SENEGA. An understanding of these three remedies may save many cases of asthenopia or weakness of accommodation from the abuse of spectacles. RUTA is also one of our best remedies for PROLAPSUS OF THE RECTUM.

IGN., stands closest here. Both are worse on stooping, lifting, or at stool. MUR-AC., and POD., should also be remembered; with the former the prolapsed organ is very SORE and SENSITIVE to the least touch, even of the sheet on which he lies, and the rectum comes down even when urinating (ALOE.,) The prolapse of POD., is almost always accompanied by the characteristic diarrhoea, but may also prolapse. These uses of RUTA make it a very valuable remedy.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.