Nash remarks that for a “black eye from a blow of the fist no remedy equals **Ledum in the 200th potency”.

Ruta. [Ruta]

      Old sprains, bruised pains in bones, joints and cartilages, bruised feeling. One of the best remedies both locally and internally in sprains of the ankles and wrists. It is to tendons, bursae and joints what **Arnica is to muscles and soft parts. Inflamed ganglia on wrists, strains of tendons with weakness loss of motion and aggravation by change of weather, and by damp weather rare additional indications.

Symphytum. [Symph]

      Injuries to bone, such as a bruises of bones or fractures indicate this remedy. It greatly favors the formation of callus, and always allays the irritability often found at the points of fracture preventing the knitting of the bones. It is also useful in irritable stump after amputation.

Periosteal pains. Injuries of globe of eye from snowballs.

Injuries from blunt articles thrust into eye. Traumatic injuries to bone and periosteum about orbit call for **Symphytum.

Staphisagria. [Staph]

      This remedy suits clean cut wounds and symptoms traceable to surgical operations, especially about the abdomen when colic is a troublesome condition following. Also after lithotomy, wounds from glass, etc., where the pains are excruciating, rending and tearing causing great agony. It is an excellent remedy to use following operations for lacerated cervix.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.