LEDUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


LEDUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy LEDUM


      Pains, changing location; affection particularly the small joints, fingers, toes, wrists and ankles, (<) evening when sitting. Bruised pain over the whole body. Emaciation of the limbs. Pains in the joins, (<) motion. Intolerance of the warmth of the bed on account of heat of the limbs, hands and feet., (<)evening.


      Discontentment, misanthropic, morose.


      Headache, with intolerance of covering the head. Brain feels shattered on making a false step.


      Clinical. External ecchymoses, intra-ocular hemorrhages.


      Alternate redness and paleness. Eruption of dry pimples. with stinging pains as from brandy drinking.

Sexual Organs

      Menstruation early, profuse, bright red.

Respiratory Organs

      Dyspnoea, with spasmodic double efforts to breathe, a kind of sobbing. Cough, which threatens to suffocate. Tightness of the chest from constriction when walking; cannot go up steps. Cough violent, with expectoration of bright red blood. Spasmodic cough, shaking the head and chest. Asthmatic constriction of the chest. Sore burning pains in the chest.


      Painful stiffness in the shoulders,(<) motion. Painful stiffness of the small of the back and loins when rising from seat.


      Pains in the small joints, even knees and wrists, (<)motion. Paralytic pain in joints on moving at night in bed. Sticking in the shoulders or raising the arm. Pain in the elbows, (<) motion. Gouty nodes on the finger joints. Tearing pains in the hip, knee and ankles. Gouty inflammation of the toes. General aggravation from warmth of bed. Pain in the ankles, as if sprained. Ball of the great toe swollen and painful.


      Itching tetter, dry burning in the open air. Papular eruption on the face, especially forehead. Violent itching, (<)warmth of the bed. Petechial spots.


      Sleep restless, with uneasy dreams.


      Predominating coldness of the limbs, even with heat of the face. Heat in the hands and feet in the evening and at night. Sweat on the hands and feet.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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