Rheumatism - It often begins after exposure to damp or cold with fever, coated tongue and scanty urine which deposits a reddish sediment. The pain generally comes on in one of the larger joints which is highly inflamed and red and swollen, so that it cannot be moved and even slightest touch cannot be tolerated; frequently some joints are affected one day and then others are suddenly attacked, the first joint growing comparatively better. There are also frequent characteristic sour perspirations, which do not give any relief. NP 3x alone 4 times daily for a long time. Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x; failing which CS 3x.
Rhus Tox 6 and Bryonia 6 -1 pill of each alternately every three hours is often useful. Their potency may be raised higher and higher.
For rheumatism from suppressed gonnorrhoea Sarsaparilla 30 is useful. Pulsatilla 6 or 30 is good if rheumatic pain travels from one joint to another - one pill twice daily- Aconite 6 is good at the beginning of the attack 1 pill 3 times daily. 1 pill of Colchicum 6 or 30 twice daily for a few days; if no improvement give Ledum Pal 6 or 30.
Garlic is useful for rheumatism and high blood pressure. Take two beads of garlic. Peel it off and take it before meal twice daily.
For local application - Take 1 pao (1/2 lb) garlic, grind it and put it in 1 seer mustard oil. Boil the oil till the garlic becomes black. Then throw away the garlic and apply locally the oil once
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