Ledum is the first remedy thought of to alleviate the effects of bites and stings. The skin around the bite may appear puffy, swollen and purplish, it may feel cold to touch and is better when cold is applied to it.
It is also of use with any other type of penetrating injury, that could be stepping on a nail, falling on broken glass, etc.
It helps to guard against infection in the wound. So it has recorded use as a preventative and treatment for tetanus which can be caused when there is infection in a deep wound. I’ve heard of the remedy having the ability to push venom out and some use it to help with snake bites. It may be of use in safe guarding against the effects of tick bites. Although the remedy has some paralysis in its symptom picture, if this is present, I prefer to use the remedy Conium matriculatum.
This remedy may also be helpful in cases of arthritis or gout.
The concomitant feeling is of tightness or constriction in the part affected.
Disclaimer: This information is supplied for educational purposes only. Sources include published literature and anecdotal experiences of myself and other men, women and animals. The information is not intended for the treatment of any individual person or disease. If you are suffering any particular complaint please consult professional help.