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Oxide of Aluminum, Argilla, Aluminium Oxydatum, Aluminum

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HPUS label indication: Constipation

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

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Alumina
T.F. Allen  
Boenninghausen - no Alumina
BoerickeBogerClarkeHahnemannHeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Alumina
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Alumina
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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.

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WORSE, periodically; in afternoon; from potatoes. WORSE, in morning on awakening; warm room.


BETTER, in open air; from cold washing; in evening and on alternate days. BETTER, damp weather.

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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.

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Low-spirited; fears loss of reason

Confused as to personal identity

Hasty, hurried

Time passes slowly

Variable mood

Better as day advances

Suicidal tendency when seeing knife or blood.

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

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; as to own identity

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; weakness of mind; after period

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

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of evil; evening

Talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable)

Talking, conversation; obstinate

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

Pressure in forehead as from a tight hat

Inability to walk except with eyes open

Throbbing headache, with constipation

Vertigo, with nausea; better after breakfast

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; recurring headache

Pain, headache; sides; one side

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; while standing

Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; brain

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Objects look yellow

Eyes feel cold

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



Lids; thickening of lids

Lids; stuck together; night


Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Itching; corner

Itching; inner

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

Tears; daytime only

Ulceration; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)


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

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Humming; roaring

Eustachian tube feels plugged.

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Pain at root of nose

Sense of smell diminished

Fluent coryza

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

Scabs with thick yellow mucus

Tettery redness

Oxaena atrophica sicca

Membranes distended and boggy.

Discharge from nose; blood

Skin or lining of nose; cracks; tip

Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness

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Feels as if albuminous substance had dried on it

Blood-boils and pimples

Twitching of lower jaw

Rush of blood to face after eating.

Lips; chapped

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Bad odor from it

Teeth covered with sordes

Gums sore, bleeding

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

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Chapped and dry tettery

Brittle nails

Intolerable itching when getting warm in bed

Must scratch until it bleeds; then becomes painful

Brittle skin on fingers.

Itching; without visible out-break on skin

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DRY, sore; food cannot pass, oesophagus contracted

Feels as if splinter or plug were in throat

Irritable, and relaxed throat

Looks parched and glazed

Clergyman’s sore throat in thin subjects

Thick, tenacious mucus drops from posterior nares

Constant inclination to clear the throat.

Dryness; evening

Pain; swallowing; on swallowing

Scraping; evening

Scraping; from dryness

External throat; itching

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Oppressed feeling; bending head forward

Pain; night

Pain; pressing; night

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Dry cough

Dry cough; almost constant

Hacking cough


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Cough soon after waking in the morning

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

Cough on talking or singing, In the morning

Chest feels constricted

Condiments produce cough

Talking aggravates soreness of chest.

Difficult (dyspnea); with cough

Interrupted; coughing

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Gnawing pain, as if from hot Iron

Pain along cord, with paralytic weakness.


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)

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

Heartburn; feels constricted

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

No desire to eat

Can swallow but small morsels at a time

Constriction of oesophagus.

Colic, like painter’s colic

Pressing in both groins toward sexual organs

Left-sided abdominal complaints.

Pain; from lead poisoning

Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow)

Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow); morning on waking

Bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must press; a long time before able to start

Bladder; urination; delayed, difficult; must press; morning

Stomach; appetite; reduced

Stomach; indigestion

Stomach; indigestion; after potatoes

Stomach; vomiting; on coughing

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Constipation; difficult stool

Constipation; difficult stool; soft stool

Constipation; inactivity of rectum

Diarrhoea; urinating

Pain; burning; during stool

Pain; cutting

Pain; soreness; during stool

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Hard, dry, knotty; no desire

Rectum sore, dry, inflamed, bleeding

Itching and burning at anus

Even a soft is passed with difficulty

great straining

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

Diarrhoea on urinating

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

Like balls

Like balls; like sheep dung




Knotty, nodular, lumpy

Small (see long and narrow)


Thin, liquid

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

Pain in kidneys, with mental confusion

Frequent desire to urinate in old people

Difficult starting.

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Male; Excessive desire

Involuntary emissions when straining at stool

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

Relieved by washing with cold water.

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

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Extremities, limbs

Pain in arms and fingers, as if hot Iron penetrated

Arms feel paralyzed

Legs feel asleep, Especially when sitting with legs crossed

staggers on walking

heels feel numb

Soles tender; on stepping, feel soft and swollen

Pain in shoulder and upper arm

Gnawing beneath finger nails

Brittle nails

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

Spinal degeneration and paralysis of lower limbs.

Hands and feet; corns; stinging

Heaviness; lower limbs

Heaviness; lower limbs; while sitting

Heaviness; leg

Heaviness; leg; while sitting

Heaviness; foot

Movements and positions; incoordination

Movements and positions; incoordination; ataxia

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; as if sprained; shoulder

Pain; as if sprained; shoulder; raising the arm

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; knee

Pain; tearing; lower limbs

Pain; tearing; thigh

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


Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping)

Skin; itching; toes; toes that had been frozen

Skin; out-break on skin; foot; herpes

Weakness; tottering

Weakness; lower limbs

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Sleep and dreams

Restless; anxious and confused dreams

Sleepy in morning.

Dreams; anxious

Dreams; robbers

Sleepiness, tiredness

Waking; frequent

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Fever and chill


Evening; in bed

In bed

After sleep

On waking

Perspiration with heat


One-sided; right

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Physical exertion

Faintness, fainting; while standing

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; inclination to lie down

Pain; pressing; together

Periodic, recurring

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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