RUTA Medicine

RUTA symptoms of the homeopathy remedy from Plain Talks on Materia Medica with Comparisons by W.I. Pierce. What RUTA can be used for? Indications and personality of RUTA…



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      There are two prominent symptoms to keep in mind in reference to Ruta; the one, a feeling of soreness as if bruised (166), which may be general or only of particular portions of the body; the other, in rheumatic and sciatic conditions, as aggravation from wet or cold applications or weather (9) and amelioration from motion (10).

Ruta is of value in asthenopia (72) the result of over-use of the eyes from near work, with a feeling of fatigue or of heat as if the eyes were a ball of me.

It has proved of benefit in chronic dyspepsia, the result of straining the muscles across the stomach when carrying a heavy weight, and for urticaria (201) brought on by eating meat.

There is easy prolapse of the rectum (160) either with a soft stool or after ineffectual urging.

There may be incontinence of urine at night (198) or a frequent desire to pass urine during the day, can hardly wait; if she cannot attend to the call, it seems to paralyze the bladder with inability to void any when the opportunity presents itself.

Ruta is of value for stiffness of the back, wrists and ankles (61), due to rheumatism or following sprains (173) and for synovitis from strains, with the general indications in rheumatic conditions that the parts feel as if bruised and with aggravation from cold or cold-wet weather (9), and relief from motion (10) and probably form heat.

I use Ruta 3rd.

Willard Ide Pierce
Willard Ide Pierce, author of Plain Talks on Materia Medica (1911) and Repertory of Cough, Better and Worse (1907). Dr. Willard Ide Pierce was a Director and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Kent's post-graduate school in Philadelphia.