July 1st, 2009
There is a chance that you have never heard of the term Ledum, much less know what it is used for. Ledum is a shrub that grows in Northern Europe, Canada, and the cold regions of North America. It has dark, narrow leaves that have wooly undersides. The leaves, fresh or dried are used for preparation of the homeopathic remedy. The ability of the shrub to heal tissues from the deepest point and moving up to the surface has made it a great first aid remedy for a number of conditions.
Although, this might be the first time you have heard of Ledum, clearly its benefits are something you should take note of. Ledum is used as a remedy to help in the prevention of infections. It is useful to treat bruises, insect stings, animal bites, and puncture wounds. There are many other uses of Ledum including taking care of the discomfort of painful and stiff joints.