ALUMINA – Homeopathic Medicine

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ALUMINA homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy ALUMINA

General Action

      Very little can be said of the physiological action of Alumina, but particular attention should be directed to a quite general catarrhal inflammation, characterized by scanty secretions or dryness, and also to the paralytic symptoms, particularly of the lower extremities.

General

      Weariness (especially from talking), unconquerable disposition to lie down. Tremulousness. Involuntary movements like palsy; portions of the body feel larger than normal; general feeling of constriction of internal organs. General aggravation in the afternoon while sitting. General relief during moderate motion, in the evening and in the open air.

Mind

      Connected thought difficult. Memory weak. Changing moods; depressed or peevish as soon as one opens the eyes mornings.

Head

      Vertigo on opening eyes in the morning. Constrictive headache.

Eyes

      Squinting (both eyes), (paralytic?). Lids agglutinated mornings; burning, itching and dryness of inner surface of lids; upper lids difficult to raise as if powerless; feeling of adhesion of lids to eyeball. Photophobia mornings on waking.

Ears

      Purulent discharge; crackling in ears on chewing; stitches in the ears; one ear red and hot in the evening.

Nose

      Nostrils sore, even ulcerated, with scabs. Tip of nose swollen, with internal soreness and scabs. Nasal catarrh with scanty secretion and obstructed nostrils; diminished smell.

Face

      Tension of the skin of the face as if white of egg had dried on it. Nodules or boils on the face and nose.

Mouth

      Teeth feel elongated. Toothache on chewing. Aphthous sore mouth, with increased saliva, though the mouth feels dry.

Throat

      Constriction on swallowing. Dryness. Feeling of something sharp sticking in the throat. Difficult swallowing of food. General relief from warm food and drink. Throat worse evenings and nights; frequent clearing; dryness; rawness; feeling of a lump. The oesophagus feels contracted; pain as from a lump in the middle of the chest after swallowing food.

Stomach

      Appetite variable; aversion to meat; distress after eating potatoes. Craving for chalk and other indigestible substances. Nausea; faint-like mornings, while talking. Heartburn and acid eructations. Vomiting, with a hacking cough. Constriction extending to chest and throat.

Abdomen

      Seems to hang down, heavy, when walking (<) afternoon. Sticking pains from below upward. Cutting pains (>) warmth. Lead colic. Soreness over the liver, extends to pit of stomach on stooping. Stitches in the region of inguinal ring (has relieved strangulated hernia); the pains extend up to the chest.

Stool

      Scanty, dry in small bits. The rectum seems dry, inactive and constricted. Excoriations and bleeding after a hard, dry stool. Strains to evacuate the bowels and bladder.

Urine

      Cannot urinate without straining at stool. Urine usually copious and pale, evacuated with burning.

Sexual Organs, Men

      Increased sexual desire, followed by loss of power. Emissions while straining at stool. Numerous troubles after emissions.

Sexual Organs, Women

      Menstruation early, short, scanty; preceded and accompanied by colic. Leucorrhoea, before and after the menses, corrosive, transparent, albuminous, profuse.

Respiratory Organs

      Dry hacking cough, from tickling in the throat (elongated uvula) or irritability of the larynx (<) early morning (sometimes sudden in the evening) (<)using the voice. Cough sometimes loosens, and there may be expectoration after coughing mornings. Cough at times associated with dyspnoea, vomiting or even involuntary escape of urine. Sudden hoarseness, not relieved by clearing the larynx, especially afternoons and evenings. Constriction of chest (see under stomach also).

Back

      Pain as of a hot iron thrust through the lower vertebrae. Bruised pain in the small of the back while at rest.

Upper Extremities

      Paralytic heaviness of the arms. Pains tearing, or as of a hot iron, from shoulder to fingers. Gnawing beneath the finger nails, which are brittle.

Lower Extremities

      Heaviness with rigidity and numbness, staggering. Insensibility of the nates, of the sole of the foot, of the heel. Tearings extending through the whole leg to the toes. Tension.

Skin

      Tension. Rhagades. Itching in the evening. Nails brittle.

Sleep

      Sleeplessness fore part of night. Sleep unrefreshing with anxious dreams.

Fever

      Chilliness even by the stove, internal.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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