Radium Bromatum

(Radium Bromide)

An important addition to the Materia Medica, especially since the provings by Diffenbach have precisionized its use. Radium brom of 1,800,000 radio-activity was employed. Found effective in the treatment of rheumatism and gout, in skin affections generally, acne rosacea, nevi, moles, ulcers and cancers. Lowered blood pressure. Severe aching pains all over, with restlessness, better moving about. Chronic rheumatic arthritis. Lateness in appearance of symptoms. Ulcers due… Continue reading

Ranunculus Bulbosus

(Buttercup)

Acts especially upon the muscular tissue and skin, and its most characteristic effects are upon the chest walls, like pleurodynia. Bad effects of Alcohol; delirium tremens. Spasmodic hiccough. Hydrothorax. Shocks throughout the whole body. Sensitive to air and touch. Chronic sciatica.

Head
Irritable, pains in forehead and eyeballs. Creeping sensation in scalp. Pressing pain in forehead from within outward.

Eyes
Day-blindness; mist before eyes; pressure and smarting in… Continue reading

Ranunculus Sceleratus

(Marsh Buttercup)

Is more irritating than others of this botanical family, as seen in the skin symptoms. Boring, gnawing pain very marked. Pemphigus. Periodical complaints. Fainting with pain in stomach.

Head
Gnawing in one spot left of vertex. Frightful dreams about corpses, serpents, battles, etc. Fluent coryza, with sneezing and burning micturition.

Mouth
Teeth and gums sensitive. Tongue mapped denuded patches. Mouth sore and raw. Burning and rawness of… Continue reading

Raphanus Sativus

or simply Raphanus

(Black Garden Radish)

Produces pain and stitches in liver and spleen. Increases of bile and salivary secretion. Symptoms will not appear if salt is used with the Radish. Great accumulation and incarceration of flatulence. "Globus" symptoms. Seborrhea, with greasy skin. Pemphigus. Hysteria; chilliness in back and arms. Sexual insomnia (Kali brom). Nymphomania. Post-operative gas pains.

Head
Sadness, aversion to children, especially girls. Headache, brain feels tender… Continue reading

Ratanhia Peruviana

or simply Ratanhia

(Krameria-Mapato)

The rectal symptoms are most important, and have received much clinical confirmation. It has cured pterygium. Violent hiccough. Cracked nipples (Graph; Eup ar). Pin worms.

Head
Bursting in head after stool, and when sitting with head bent forward. Sensation as if scalp from nose to vertex were stretched.

Stomach
Pain like knives cutting the stomach.

Rectum
Aches, as if full of broken glass. Anus aches… Continue reading

Rhamnus Californica

(California Coffee-tree)

One of the most positive remedies for rheumatism and muscular pains. Pleurodynia, lumbago, gastralgia. Vesical tenesmus; dysmenorrhea of myalgic origin; pain in head, neck, and face. Inflammatory rheumatism, joints swollen, painful; tendency to metastasis; profuse sweat. Rheumatic heart (Webster).

Provings of students. 2x potency.

Mind
Nervous, restless, irritable. Lassitude; mentally dull and dazed; unable to concentrate mind on studies.

Head
Dizzy full feeling. Heavy bruised sensation; better… Continue reading

Rheum Palmatum (Rheum Officinale)

(Rhubarb)

Of frequent use in children with sour diarrhea; difficult dentition. Whole child smells sour.

Mind
Impatient and vehement; desires many things and cries (Cina).

Head
Sweat on hairy scalp; constant and profuse. Cool sweat on the face, especially about mouth and nose.

Mouth
Much saliva. Sensation of coolness in teeth. Difficult teething; restless and irritable. Breath smells sour (Cham).

Stomach
Desire for various kinds of food, but soon… Continue reading

Rhododendron Chrysanthum

Also Rhododendron Ferrugineum

(Snow-rose)

Rheumatic and gouty symptoms well marked. Rheumatism in the hot season. The modality (worse before a storm) is a true guiding symptom.

Mind
Dread of a storm; particularly afraid of thunder. Forgetful.

Head
Aching in temples. Tearing pain in bones. Headache; worse, wine, wind, cold and wet weather. Pain in eyes before a storm. Ciliary neuralgia, involving eyeball, orbit, and head. Heat in eyes when… Continue reading

Rhus Aromatica

(Fragrant Sumach)

Renal and urinary affections, especially diabetes. Enuresis due to vesical atony; senile incontinence. Hematuria and cystitis come within the range of this remedy.

Urine
Pale, albuminous. Incontinence. Severe pain at beginning or before urination, causing great agony in children. Constant dribbling. Diabetes, large quantities of urine of low specific gravity (Phos ac; Acet ac).

Dose
Tincture, in rather material doses.

Reference: “Pocket Manual of Homeopathic

Rhus Glabra

(Smooth Sumach)

Epistaxis and occipital headache. Fetid flatus. Ulceration of mouth. Dreams of flying through the air (Sticta). Profuse perspiration arising from debility (China). It is claimed that this remedy will so disinfect the bowels that the flatus and stools will be free from odor. It acts well in putrescent conditions with tendency to ulceration.

Mouth
Scurvy; nursing sore mouth (Veronica). Aphthous stomatitis.

Relationship
Said to be antidotal to… Continue reading

Rhus Toxicodendron

or simply Rhus Tox

(Poison-ivy)

The effects on the skin, rheumatic pains, mucous membrane affections, and a typhoid type of fever, make this remedy frequently indicated. Rhus affects fibrous tissue markedly-joints, tendons, sheaths-aponeurosis, etc, producing pains and stiffness. Post-operative complications. Tearing asunder pains. Motion always "limbers up" the Rhus patient, and hence he feels better for a time from a change of position. Ailments from strains, overlifting, getting wet… Continue reading

Rhus Venenata

(Poison-elder)

The skin symptoms of this species of Rhus are most severe.

Mind
Great melancholy; no desire to live, gloomy.

Head
Heavy, frontal headache; worse, walking or stooping. Eyes nearly closed with great swelling. Vesicular inflammation of ears. Nose red and shiny. Face swollen.

Tongue
Red at tip. Fissured in middle. Vesicles on under side.

Abdomen
Profuse, watery, white stools in morning, 4 am, with colicky pains; expelled with… Continue reading