External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Plumbum metallicum 0.4% ointment (Weleda)

Lead ointment
Weleda Switzerland: Plumbum 0.4% unguentum
10 g. contain:  Plumbum metallicum trit. D1 0.4 g., ointment base: Viscous paraffin, Protegin® WX, yellow vaseline, ceresin, hydrogenated castor oil, glycerol monoisostearate, polyglycerol-3-oleate, purified water.
Weleda (note: the 0.1% ointment is no longer on the market)

Guiding principle

Lead has the ability to form boundaries. It has a structuring and ordering effect in the human organism. Another characteristic of lead is its connection to warmth. It does not conduct warmth, it retains warmth within it.

Lead processes and spleen activity show a similar ability to differentiate and form structures. Lead serves as protection against radiation.

Indications and application

Allergic diseases




Chronic fatigue syndrome

Convalescence during cancer treatment

Flatulence in connection with poorly tolerated food

Intestinal and stomach pain