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Rhus Tox – Homeopathic medicine its uses indications and dosage

Rhus Toxicodendron is a top grade homeopathic medicine very often for varying types of pains. Also called as Rhus Tox, finds its usage in pains including joint pains, muscle pain, backache and general body aches. Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is a highly effective medicine for getting quick relief in general body aches. It also has marked action on ligaments and tendons. It is very useful in all cases of over-stretching, overexertion and overstraining.

Clinical Indications for the use of Rhus Tox:

Rheumatoid Arthritis , Body aches, Backache, Joint Pains, Muscle pains, Sprains, Injuries, Ligaments and tendons complaints, Over lifting, Fever blisters, Herpes zoster, Drenching in rain complaints, fever.

1.Body aches: General body aches, Body aches during fever, Body aches with restlessness, muscle pains.

2. backache: a Backache with stiffness.

3.Joint Pains: Joint pains as in rheumatism, gout, frozen shoulder.

4.Muscle pains: Pain in muscles, muscle pull, overstretched muscles, muscle pains following exertion.

5.Sprains: Stretching or tearing of ligaments due to falling or twisting.

6.Injuries: Injuries to muscle, tendons, and ligaments.

7.Ligaments and tendons complaints: Ruptured, torn, overstretched ligaments; Tendonitis.

8.Over lifting: Complaints due to over lifting, overstraining and overexertion.

9.Fever blisters: Fever blisters around mouth and chin.

10.Herpes zoster: Herpetic eruptions with much burning and intense nerve pain.

11.Drenching in rain complaints: Complaints from getting wet in rain including fever, cough, cold, body aches.

12.fever: Fever with chills and shivering, Body aches with fever.


Guiding Features for the use of Rhus tox:

1.Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox must be considered in any or every kind of body aches including general body aches, joint pains and back pain. It has great power to relieve the body aches quickly.

2.In cases of injuries to tendons, ligaments, and muscles Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox should be considered as the first line of treatment without a second thought for prompt and speedy recovery.

3.Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox must be used in all cases of sprains, strains, overstretching and over lifting to get excellent results.

4.Rhus Tox should be considered as the first homeopathic prescription in complaints after getting wet in rain including cold, cough, fever, body aches.

5.In most persons needing Homeopathic medicine, Rhus Tox restlessness accompanies the majority of complaints and continued motion seems to give relief. First motion is painful. 

6. Rhus tox leads the homeopathic table for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, especially when morning stiffness and pain are the most predominant symptoms


Dose: Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox can be used in 30C to 1M potency depending upon the severity of the disease and can be repeated frequently.

Caution: Although Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is safe to use without any side effects but advice from homeopathic physician must be considered and self prescription be avoided.

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  1. Jignasa Patel says:

    I have frozen shoulder on my right side. I want to use rhus tox 30c. How many pellets should I take at a time and how frequently should I repeat it?

  2. Melissa says:

    I have a fully torn ACL and partial torn meniscus. What doses should I take.

  3. Muhammad Shafique Mehr says:

    Respected Doctor, Hi. I have severe pain in my back bone as two lower discs are slightly dislocated. Also I have severe pain between my shoulders. Can I take Rhus Tox n pls advise aboutits dosage as well. I would be more than obliged for this kind favour… Regards,

  4. Mallica Mishra says:

    Dear Dr
    Sharma, my mother is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. ( 470). Her ESR is 80 and CRP is 38. She takes rhus tox 200 3-5 drops daily one time. Also takes wysolone 5mg for pain and Rabekind 20mg for acute gas. . Kindly advice. She cannot walk and is much pain.

  5. Is Rhus Tox good for lymphedema in the legs? What other medications are good for this type of condition?

  6. Gagandeep Singh Nagra says:

    Hlo sir/mam. I have back pain from the last 10 years when i was in 11 standard . Even i don’t know the exact time or incident from it had started . I have done every single treatment for this back pain. I did 3 time MRI BUT NOTHING COMES IN THAT.
    I feel heavy stiffness mostly when i awake up and when i do some work it started . I don’t feel very high emergency pain , i only feel stiffness like someone beated me. A doctor said me to take three Homeopethic medicine together 2 drops 3 times a day that are (Rhis tox 30 , Ruta 30, and bellis perennis 30 ) would u please tell me thease medicines are alright for me to take .

  7. Bruce Burchfield says:

    Hi Dr Kaur,
    Have read about your remedies. I have fibromyalgia for 30 years and am a 73 yr old male. Rhus tox is mentioned often. I have widespread body aches and chronic fatigue. What remedy should I try first and can take more than one and blend several remedies?
    Bruce Burchfield

  8. Elisa Agami says:

    I have been told that I have hives, urticaria. I have a very uncomfortable rash in my whole body, and even if it’s not all the time, I haven’t been able to handle it with antihistamines.

    Someone recommended rhux tox 1M

    Please advise how to take it

  9. Lucie Hobbs says:

    Why do they recommend Rhus Toc for pain in ascending colon?

    • Adriana Guerra says:

      My mother has IBS and has issues using the bathroom. Her stomach hurts her daily and has nausea.
      Therefore, she’s not eating like before. She has parasympathetic nervous issues. Anxiety. She does not leave her bed much except to use the bathroom and twice a week I have a PT come to help her up and exercise.
      She also has dizziness. She has had the dizziness for over 12 years and I have done all from ENT’s to neurologists. She has been going to a Osteopathic doctor for years and she does many things but still has these symptoms. What do you recommend she take or do?

      Thank you so much.

  10. If I take Rhus tax and NAC daily does the sulphur in NAC
    Hinder the effectiveness of the Rhus tax for joint pain?

  11. I am suffering from disc slip from last 3 year plz give your openion for treatment

  12. Susithra.K says:

    How to use rhustak 1m capacity? Directions for using please… Not able to see the answer for my comment.

  13. Susithra.K says:

    How to use rhustak 1m capacity? Directions for using please…

  14. Pam Drobnyk says:

    I have a recurring problem with herpes on both sides of the corner of my mouth. It seems to be exacerbated by saliva accumulating at the corners overnight. I suffer from excessive dryness (eyes, skin, etc). The mouth problem usually occurs in late December/January. I reside in Florida in the winter so cold is not the problem. Am now trying rhus fox 30 and wondering how often I should use?

  15. Melinda Smith says:

    I would like to discuss an alternative to pharm meds for lowering blood pressure. I am seeking a Homeopathy remedy

    • Jo-Kim Sloan says:

      Hi Dr. Sharma, my daughter is 12. She became addicted to “popping” her joints and bsck excessively for a couple of years. She has stopped, but has constant pain and weakness in her back and other areas. Her homeo doctor put her on rhus tox daily at 9c and Calcaria Flouricae 15c every other day. What are your thoughts on this regime?

    • If I take Rhus tax and NAC daily does the sulphur in NAC
      Hinder the effectiveness of the Rhus tax for joint pain?

  16. પ્રફુલ ગજ્જર says:

    મને બને ઘુંટણ મા દર્દ છે ડૉક્ટર ઓપેરઍસ્સ્ં નુ જણાવેલ છે તો હું Rushtox દવા લાઈ સકુ ? કેટલી લેવી તે જણાવવા વિનંતિ

  17. I am feeling pain in left arm & sholder after taking Covi sheld Vaccinne since last one month,.
    I am taking Rkhux Tox 200 and Arnica.
    Is it safe?
    something else ie symptom of Heart Attack.

  18. HUSSAIN SHAH says:

    How to used Rus Tox 1M for psoriasis and Tinea cruises disease. Please Advise the dose.

  19. Dear Doctor
    Twenty years back my daughter had sciatica pain a homeopathic physician gave her Rhus Tox 10M drops two time and she was alright since then.
    There is another similar case please guide me how to recommend and suggest the doses
    Thanks and Regards

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