Posted on 11/15/2019 at 03:17 PM by Tom Swegle
Here at Rhus Toxicodendron, one of the questions we are most frequently asked is if Rhus Toxicodendron is safe or has age restrictions. This is a fair question as many medications are considered unsafe for children under a certain age, while others are considered unsafe for senior citizens past certain ages.
"Over five million adults and 1 million children use [homeopathic solutions] on a regular basis." -National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
The truth is that homeopathic solutions, like Rhus Toxicodendron, tend to have a larger window of inclusion for those who can use them without harmful side effects. Rhus Toxicodendron has been proven to be a safe solution for both children and senior citizens of all ages. The bottom line is that medications and homeopathic solutions affect users differently.
The primary reason that other drugs are deemed too risky for children under two years old and senior citizens is that these two age groups typically do not have the immune system strength that those in other age groups do. As a result, their immune system may be incapable of fighting off side effects or diseases. Homeopathic solutions are natural remedies. As a natural supplement made from the extract of the poison ivy plant, Rhus Toxicodendron can be used to treat a variety of ailments. In babies, Rhus Toxicodendron has been proven helpful in treating colic, diaper rash, and even teething! Our senior clients have reported that Rhus Toxicodendron can help with arthritis, joint pain, and backaches. Similar ailments can be treated by Rhus Toxicodendron in any age group.
"By using the extracts from poison ivy plants, you build up an immunity to poison ivy rashes. When using Rhus Toxicodendron for this purpose, you would adjust the dosage based on age. For example, a 2-year-old child would take two drops of Rhus Toxicodendron during each scheduled dosage whereas a 5-year-old would take 5 drops per dosage. These dosage guidelines are merely suggestions, and you should always follow the instructions of the solution you have purchased as your dosage guide."- Rhus Toxicodendron FAQ
We suggest that you take the solution before you go to sleep or in between meals. Also, keep in mind that you should not take Rhus Toxicodendron with mint-flavored foods. You also should wait at least 30 minutes to take the solution after you have taken other medications.