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HPUS label indication: Constipation

Below are the strongest indications of Alumina in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

A very general condition corresponding to this drug is Dryness of mucous membranes and skin, and Tendency to paretic muscular states. Old people, with lack of vital heat, or prematurely old, with debility. Sluggish functions, heaviness, numbness, and staggering, and the characteristic constipation find an excellent remedy in Alumina. Disposition to colds in the head, and eructations in spare, dry, thin subjects. Delicate children, products of artificial baby foods.
BETTER, in open air; from cold washing; in evening and on alternate days. BETTER, damp weather.
WORSE, periodically; in afternoon; from potatoes. WORSE, in morning on awakening; warm room.
Compare: Aluminum chloridum ( Pains of loco-motor ataxia. Lower trit. in water. Slag silico-sulphocalcite of Alumina 3x (anal itching, piles, constipation, flatulent distention); Secale; Lathyr.;Plumb. Aluminum acetate solution ( Externally a lotion for putrid wounds and skin infections. Arrests hemorrhage from inertia of uterus. Parenchymatous hemorrhage from various organs 2-3% solution. Hemorrhage following tonsillectomy is controlled by rinsing out nasopharynx with a 10% sol.
Complementary: Bryonia.
Antidotes: Ipecac.; Chamomile.

    MIND (click for more)

Hasty, hurried
Better as day advances
Time passes slowly
Variable mood
Confused as to personal identity

Low-spirited; fears loss of reason

Aversions, dislikes; cannot look at blood, or a knife

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; morning; on waking

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; of conscience (as if guilty of a crime)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of evil; evening

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; as to own identity
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; weakness of mind; after period

Talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable)
Talking, conversation; obstinate

Suicidal tendency when seeing knife or blood.

    HEAD (click for more)

Inability to walk except with eyes open

Falling out of hair; scalp itches and is numb.

Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after eating
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; while standing
Pain, headache; recurring headache
Pain, headache; sides; one side
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; brain

Pressure in forehead as from a tight hat

Stitching, burning pain in head, with vertigo, worse in morning, but relieved by food

Throbbing headache, with constipation

Vertigo, with nausea; better after breakfast

    EYE (click for more)


Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Itching; corner
Itching; inner

Lids; stuck together; night
Lids; thickening of lids

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

Tears; daytime only

Ulceration; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Eyes feel cold

Lids dry, burn, smart, thickened, aggravated in morning; chronic conjunctivitis

Objects look yellow



    VISION (click for more)

Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; yellow; halo around the light

    EAR (click for more)

Eustachian tube feels plugged.

Humming; roaring

    NOSE (click for more)

Membranes distended and boggy.

Point of nose Cracked, nostrils sore, RED; worse touch

Tettery redness

Oxaena atrophica sicca

Scabs with thick yellow mucus

Fluent coryza

Discharge from nose; blood

Skin or lining of nose; cracks; tip
Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness

Pain at root of nose

Sense of smell diminished

    FACE (click for more)

Blood-boils and pimples

Lips; chapped

Feels as if albuminous substance had dried on it

Rush of blood to face after eating.

Twitching of lower jaw

    MOUTH (click for more)

Bad odor from it

Gums sore, bleeding


Teeth covered with sordes

Tensive pain in articulation of jaw when opening mouth or chewing.

    THROAT (click for more)

Looks parched and glazed

Thick, tenacious mucus drops from posterior nares

Clergyman’s sore throat in thin subjects

Constant inclination to clear the throat.

DRY, sore; food cannot pass, oesophagus contracted

Feels as if splinter or plug were in throat

Irritable, and relaxed throat

Dryness; evening

External throat; itching

Pain; swallowing; on swallowing

Scraping; evening
Scraping; from dryness

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Heartburn; feels constricted

Colic, like painter’s colic

Constriction of oesophagus.

No desire to eat

Can swallow but small morsels at a time

Left-sided abdominal complaints.

Bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must press; a long time before able to start
Bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must press; morning
Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow)
Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow); morning on waking

Pain; from lead poisoning

Stomach; appetite; reduced
Stomach; indigestion
Stomach; indigestion; after potatoes
Stomach; vomiting; on coughing

Aversion to meat ( Graph.; Arn.; Puls.) Potatoes disagree

Pressing in both groins toward sexual organs

Stomach; Abnormal cravings - chalk, Charcoal, dry food, tea-grounds

    RECTUM (click for more)

Constipation; difficult stool
Constipation; difficult stool; soft stool
Constipation; inactivity of rectum

Diarrhoea; urinating

Pain; burning; during stool
Pain; cutting
Pain; soreness; during stool

    STOOL (click for more)

great straining

Itching and burning at anus

Constipation of infants (Collins.; Psor.; Paraf.) and old people from inactive rectum, and in women of very sedentary habit

Rectum sore, dry, inflamed, bleeding

Evacuation preceded by painful urging long before stool, and then straining at stool.

Even a soft is passed with difficulty

Hard, dry, knotty; no desire

Diarrhoea on urinating




Knotty, nodular, lumpy

Like balls
Like balls; like sheep dung

Small (see long and narrow)


Thin, liquid

    URINE (click for more)

Pain in kidneys, with mental confusion

Difficult starting.

Frequent desire to urinate in old people

Muscles of bladder paretic, Must strain at stool in order to urinate

    GENITALS (click for more)


Prostatic discharge.

Female; Menses too early, short, Scanty, pale, followed by great exhaustion

an.; Coccul.) Leucorrhoea Acrid, profuse, transparent, ROPY, with burning; worse during daytime, and after menses

Female; vaginal discharge
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; sharp mucous or pus
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; yellow
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; yellow; chronic

Involuntary emissions when straining at stool

Male; Excessive desire

Relieved by washing with cold water.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chest feels constricted

Condiments produce cough

Cough on talking or singing, In the morning

Cough soon after waking in the morning

Hoarse, aphonia, tickling in larynx; wheezing, rattling respiration

Difficult (dyspnea); with cough

Interrupted; coughing

Talking aggravates soreness of chest.

    COUGH (click for more)



Dry cough
Dry cough; almost constant

Hacking cough



    CHEST (click for more)

Oppressed feeling; bending head forward

Pain; night
Pain; pressing; night

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); spine
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; tearing; lumbar (lower half of back)

Skin; itching; neck

Tension; neck (see spasmodic pulling)

Gnawing pain, as if from hot Iron

Pain along cord, with paralytic weakness.


    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Gnawing beneath finger nails

Inability to walk, except when eyes are open or in daytime

Soles tender; on stepping, feel soft and swollen

Brittle nails

Arms feel paralyzed

Hands and feet; corns; stinging

Heaviness; foot
Heaviness; leg
Heaviness; leg; while sitting
Heaviness; lower limbs
Heaviness; lower limbs; while sitting

Movements and positions; incoordination
Movements and positions; incoordination; ataxia

Pain; as if sprained; shoulder
Pain; as if sprained; shoulder; raising the arm
Pain; fingers; nails; under the nails
Pain; gnawing, biting; fingers; under nails
Pain; sore, bruised; foot; sole
Pain; sore, bruised; foot; sole; while walking
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; knee
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder
Pain; tearing; knee
Pain; tearing; knee; extending to other parts; downward
Pain; tearing; knee; knee cap
Pain; tearing; leg
Pain; tearing; leg; extending to toes
Pain; tearing; lower limbs
Pain; tearing; thigh


Skin; itching; toes; toes that had been frozen
Skin; out-break on skin; foot; herpes
Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping)

Weakness; lower limbs
Weakness; tottering

heels feel numb

Legs feel asleep, Especially when sitting with legs crossed

Pain in arms and fingers, as if hot Iron penetrated

Pain in shoulder and upper arm

Spinal degeneration and paralysis of lower limbs.

staggers on walking

    SLEEP (click for more)

Restless; anxious and confused dreams

Dreams; anxious
Dreams; robbers

Sleepiness, tiredness

Waking; frequent

Sleepy in morning.

    CHILL (click for more)

After sleep

Evening; in bed

In bed

On waking

    FEVER (click for more)

One-sided; right

Perspiration with heat

    SKIN (click for more)

Must scratch until it bleeds; then becomes painful

Intolerable itching when getting warm in bed

Brittle nails

Brittle skin on fingers.

Chapped and dry tettery

Itching; without visible out-break on skin

    GENERALITIES (click for more)


Faintness, fainting; while standing

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; inclination to lie down

Open air

Pain; pressing; together

Periodic, recurring

Physical exertion

Pulsation; internally

Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth

Walking; in open air


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from talking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air

Weariness (see weakness)
Weariness (see weakness); after talking
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.