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Lyme Disease, Spider Bites and Tetanus

The homeopathic remedy Ledum palustre comes from the plant called Marsh Tea, or Wild Rosemary. We have used Ledum quite a bit both personally and professionally for the following situations:

  • wounds from cuts and scrapes – including several cases of tetanus
  • snake bite, dog bite, etc. – any bite that punctures the skin
  • ant, bee, mosquito, and spider bites and stings
  • sprained ankle
  • spinal injury (Ledum and Hypericum are my “go to” remedies when falling on ice!)
  • after dental work
  • black eye and bruising (if still needed after taking Arnica)
  • gout in the big toe
  • stiff and painful joints
  • pain from nerve injuries – crushed fingers and toes, etc. (if Hypericum doesn’t help)
  • poison oak (if symptoms match)
  • rheumatism of the shoulders
  • alcohol cravings (in some, not all people)


Lyme disease often responds well to Ledum and can be used as a preventative after removing a tick.

Ledum is also the first remedy I think of for spider bites, but it didn’t seem to help our son when he was bitten. The reason, we concluded – after a bullseye wound appeared, is that the spider was a brown recluse. Our suspicion was confirmed after his sister remarked, “I told you that was a brown recluse on your leg!”

With this new information, we then administered the homeopathic remedy Lachesis, along with ozone, and the wound rapidly began to heal. Only a microscopic scar remained, which is remarkable. Like most homeopathic remedies, Ledum has many uses, but it is especially useful for septic conditions and abscesses.

When determining the correct homeopathic medicine, you always want to look for characteristics that match the person to the remedy. With Ledum, symptoms become worse with warmth, but improve with cold applications. Also, pain generally travels up the body.

You can buy Ledum and other single homeopathic remedies at health food stores, online homeopathic pharmacies, or even on Amazon.

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