Homeopathy Remedies for Rhus Poisoning (poison ivy)

Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Rhus Poisoning, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz, published in 1900….

Sanguinaria Canadensis [Sang]

      or blood root, being used by country boys for the cure of Rhus poisoning led Dr. J.W. Dowling to use the tincture. He said it worked admirably.

Quinine A mild solution of quinine is another cure for rhus poisoning. Apply externally.

Gelsemium [Gels]

      3x, internally, and the tincture externally, is reputed to give prompt relief in Rhus poisoning. Every two hours, internally.

Anacardium [Anac]

      This drug, in the 30th potency, is the one mostly used both to prevent and cure Rhus poisoning by homoeopathic pharmacists. Take half a dozen medicated pellets, internally, every hour, for a day.

Jamaica rum.-This, the crude rum, is said to have quickly healed some bad cases of Rhus poisoning. Possibly alcohol and molasses would answer for the rum.

Bryonia [Bry]

      For prolonged cases of ivy poisoning give Bryonia 3 and Sulphur 3, alternately, every hour. This prescription goes back to Dr. W.C. Conant in 1884 and cured a chronic sufferer, who could afterwards go among Rhus vines with impunity.

E.P. Anshutz
Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.