Homeopathic Stories: Ledum

March 29, 2011 by admin  
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Excerpt from The Epoch Times, by William McCoy, MD

Ledum palustre, marsh tea, is a flowering plant. In North America, it is found in Canada and Alaska. It is one of the most important homeopathic remedies for puncture wounds.

Tetanus, a dreaded disease caused by Clostridium tetani, was a serious problem in the past. Descombey developed tetanus toxoid vaccine in 1924. The use of tetanus toxoid during World War II was credited with the very low rate of tetanus associated with battle-related injuries.

Before the introduction of tetanus toxoid vaccine, homeopathic physicians had successfully prevented tetanus by using the homeopathic remedy Ledum.

James Tyler Kent, M.D., writes in the Lectures of Homeopathic Materia Medica (1904): “The horse sometimes steps on a nail. If that nail goes through and strikes the margin of the coffin bone, tetanus will follow. It is known to be almost sure death. Put Ledum on the tongue of that horse and there will not be any trouble for it prevents such conditions.”

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