Despite serious safety concerns, rusty-leaved rhododendron is used in combination with other herbs for painful conditions such as gout, muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), nerve pain (neuralgia), sciatica, face pain (trigeminal neuralgia), muscle pain, migraine, headaches, and rib pain.
Other uses included treatment of extreme tension of the muscles or arteries (hypertonia), joint disease, hardening of muscles, weak connective tissue, sensitivity to weather change, gallstones, kidney stones, high blood pressure, and aging disorders.
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