Common Names: Siberian rhododendron; golden flowered rhododendron; rhododendron aureum.
Rhododendron chrysanthum (Rhod.) is a one of the remedies for rheumatic and neuralgic pains, especially of the joints. Those needing Rhod. are sensitive to barometric changes and can foretell the approach of a thunderstorm. Any sort of symptom may start or worsen before a thunderstorm – headache, pain, cough, diarrhoea, etc. – causing the sufferer to be anxious with the approach of a storm, even to the point of fear. Symptoms also worsen with wind or cold, wet weather but improve with warmth and gentle ongoing motion. The male gonads may also be affected with orchitis or epididymitis being common problems. Two unusual symptoms that may be experienced are that the person will only be able to sleep if their legs are crossed at the ankles, and the sensation of water being dashed against inner parts may occur.
- Anxiety or dread before a thunderstorm.
- Headache with barometric changes and before thunderstorms.
- Toothache before thunderstorms.
Eye and Vision
- Neuralgic eye pain before a storm.
Gastrointestinal (Digestive) Problems
- Diarrhoea from fruit.
- Gouty, rheumatic pains, especially before a storm or with barometric pressure changes.
- Pains that move from spot to spot but relieved by gentle and ongoing movement.
- Pain in the heels.
- Unable to sleep unless legs crossed.
- Orchitis and epididymitis (inflammation and pain in the testicles), especially the right.
- Pain and swelling in testes which starts on the right side but may then alternate sides.
- “Crushed” pain in testicle.
Where do I find it?
While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment see your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.
Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)
For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 15 minutes to 4 hours (15 minutes for intense symptoms, 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance. Chronic symptoms or complaints require a course of professional treatment to manage the changes in potencies and remedies that will be required.
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