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1.any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and delay the senescence of leaves
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Poison ivy, poison oak.
Key Uses:Musculoskeletal problems, such as cramps, sprains, strains, restless legs, rheumatic or arthritic pain, and sciaticaSkin conditions, such as chicken pox, shingles, herpes, rosacea, eczema, and diaper rashSkin eruptions with blisters
Origin : Found widely in North America.
Background : Native Americans used this plant to treat skin eruptions and nervous paralysis. Contact with its leaves produces redness, swelling, and blistering.
Preparation : The fresh leaves, gathered at sunset just before the plant comes into flower, are macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : Rhus tox. is particularly beneficial to people who are usually lively but shy, but restless and agitated when ill. Children who respond to the remedy tend to be overactive, restless, irritable, and malicious. If illness becomes chronic in these people, they may become fixed in their ways. Rhus tox. is known primarily as a remedy for skin and joint disorders. It may be helpful for skin eruptions with blisters, followed by burning, red, swollen skin that tends to scale and flake off. Skin conditions such as chicken pox, shingles, herpes, eczema, rosacea, and diaper rash may all respond to the remedy. Musculoskeletal problems are another focus of Rhus tox. It is used for acute rheumatic or arthritic pain, sciatica, restless legs, cramps, sprains, and strains.
RHODODENDRON CHRYSANTHUM (Siberian rhododendron)
Symptoms Better : For heat; for warm, dry weather; for hot baths; for continued movement; for nosebleeds.
Symptoms Worse : For cold; in winter; for being chilled; for damp conditions; before storms; on beginning to move; during sleep.