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Aloe Socotrina - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Socotrine Aloes, Aloes, Aloe.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Aloe Socotrina in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Constriction, with periodic pressure and squeezing in the chest, especially in the right half (second day),

Dyspnoea and dull stitches in the lower part of the chest,

Every stitch is scarcely an inch long and very severe.

After a few minutes, its place is changed, it seems more in front and higher up; twenty to thirty minutes later, similar stitches in the right chest in the same place, though less severe (after three to four hours),

Pressure on the chest as if she would choke,

The forepart of the chest is also painful on deep inspiration.

The abdomen is also painful in the same manner, especially the umbilical region, painful of itself, and worse on touch, still more in the deeper tissues, or in the intestines themselves, and for the most part, in the morning.

The abdominal muscles are painful for many days on rising up from lying.

On moving the arms, the muscles which go from the chest to the arms are painful at their costal attachments (continuing eight days),

Weakness of the whole chest, now and then (second, third, and following days),

Weakness of the chest on bodily exertions (fifth and eighth days),

Weakness of the chest,

Severely pressing pains behind the upper part of the sternum, alternating with the same pains under the right ribs,

Immediately on rising, sensitive, pressive pains, as if sprained, behind the middle of the sternum, only on moving the arms, on stooping and crouching together, relieved by stretching the chest out straight and throwing it forward (whole of thirteenth day),

Pressure behind the sternum,

Stitches in the right side of the chest, under the mamma,

Stitches through the left chest,

Pains from the epigastric region into both sides of the chest,

Sticking pains through the left chest when crouching on account of pains in the abdomen,

Around armpit

Pressive pain in the right ribs, under the axilla, extending into the region of the right shoulder, towards the back,


The anterior portions of the chest and the sides up into the axillae are painful to the touch, as if beaten, as if the pains were seated between the bones and the flesh.

Coldness through the body, with weak pulse,


Jerking stitches through the chest, also in rest, in lying, impeding respiration, with some palpitation (eighteenth day),

Cutting, tearing, sticking jerks in the chest, which suddenly stop the breath, especially if he would recover himself from a stooping or twisted posture; many days (fifteenth day); in the epigastric region, also,

On bending to the left side, short, pinching stitches, deep within at the back part of the left chest and under the left nipple; at one time impeding respiration, at another permitting deep respiration,

Severe stitches in the forepart of the middle of the left chest, in the region of the sixth rib, so that, on attempting a deep respiration, he must give it up (evenings at nine; fourth day),

Stitches from the liver into the chest, interrupting the respiration,

On stretching in the morning a sticking-drawing in the left chest, from the region of the sixth and seventh ribs, only superficial but preventing respiration (fifth day),

Scraping in the larynx,

Trembling and shocks in the larynx and tongue for some minutes,

Scraping in the larynx, with tickling in the fold of the neck,

Raw pain in the larynx when spitting,

Stitching in the right side of the larynx with each paroxysm of cough,

In a dream at night he was in danger; he would have screamed out, but could not, from hoarseness; in the morning he awoke with hoarseness low down in the fauces, which disappeared after breakfast (third day),

Voice husky; hawking, coryza-feeling in the nose, with chilliness (twenty-fourth day),

Raw voice, morning,

Scraping in the throat, producing cough,

A scraping feeling in the throat shows itself sometimes in the morning hours, and forces a not entirely dry hacking many times,

A tickling irritation to cough in the fauces, without expectoration, but with the taste in the mouth of ink or iron (evening of fourteenth and morning of fifteenth and sixteenth days),

Dry cough, especially troublesome towards evening,

Hoarse, crepitant, deep-sounding cough, as if the whole trachea was raw, dry, and full of mucus,

Dry cough, sometimes provoked by determination of blood to the chest (second day),

Cough, followed by expectoration of a substance the size of a bean; it is composed of mucus, yellow, tenacious, and difficult to break up,

Constant expectoration, caused by tickling and scraping in larynx,


Whistling in the throat, as if something had fallen into the trachea and embarrassed respiration,

Whistling and labored respiration,

Difficult respiration,

Restricted respiration and haemoptysis,

Wheezing, panting inspiration; evenings, after smoking tobacco,

Asthma and wheezing (Dioscorides).

Free respiration,

Heart and pulse

Pain in the praecordial region, which extends through to the left scapula,

In bed, the heart beats quicker, and frequently it gives a very strong beat, which shakes the whole body; for the most part, after midnight, after 2 o'clock,

Palpitation, with stitches in the chest,

Strong beat of the heart (a. a).

Sufficient doses frequently accelerate the pulse,

Pulse fuller, much accelerated,

Pulse more accelerated than usual,

Pulse 104, with sensation of internal fever and want of appetite,

Pulse diminished from 4 to 8 beats a minute (after three hours, from 8 to 10 grains),

Pulse sunken,

Pulse very slow, 55 beats, weak and suppressed, with coldness, especially through the legs; half an hour later, the pulse is still irregular in force and frequency; the sensation of hunger increases; an hour later, more frequent, 60, weak, sometimes intermitting a beat (soon after taking),

Pulse before eating, 60; after the midday rest, 70, sluggish and weak; at halt-past three in the afternoon, scarcely 60; at nine in the evening, regular (first day),

In the morning, after rising, pulse only 60, weak, and suppressed; in the afternoon, over 60 beats (second day),

In the morning, the pulse scarcely 70; at 3 P.M. 62 (third day); at 2 1/2 P.M., 62; at 10 P.M., 70 (fourth day); at 9 A.M., 75 (fifth day),

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