Used on stings that are swollen, inflammation within joints, also of assistance with conjunctivitis.
Swelling is the keynote of this remedy. When swellings or urine retention occur, then this remedy is indicated. (Even more strongly indicated is urine retention on account of oedematous swelling, such as may occur after a bad calving.) The remedy induces a type of diuresis, helping to clear pulmonary oedema, ascites, cystic ovaries and mastitis whenever the symptoms suit and are accompanied by a lack of thirst and a desire for fresh air. Patients respond favourably to cold bathing of oedematous areas.