Osteosarcoma and sarcoma, especially in the jaw, head, or legs
Origin : Volcanic ash from the immediate vicinity of Mt. Hekla in Iceland.
Background : Mt. Hekla last erupted in 2000. Its lava contains aluminum silicate, magnesium, calcium, and iron oxide.
Preparation : Ash is triturated with lactose sugar to make the tincture.
Remedy Profile : Hekla is best suited to people who are rather volcanic in temperament. They usually suppress any anger, but after a certain point they erupt. The remedy is typically used for bone disorders, such as exostosis (benign bony outgrowths) or osteitis (inflammation of the bone). It is considered particularly suitable for treating sarcoma (cancer of the connective tissue) and osteosarcoma (a malignant bone tumor), especially if they occur in the jaw, head, or legs. Glandular swellings, particularly those in the neck, can also be treated with Hekla, as can toothaches.
Symptoms Better : For continued movement; toward 3 p.m.
Symptoms Worse : For pressure on the affected area; for sitting; on beginning to move.