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Aloe Socotrina - General symptoms

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HPUS indication of Aloe Socotrina: Diarrhea

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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.



(Morning), *Usually awakes in the morning with severe urging to stool, etc.

before 5 o'clock, aroused and excited in the head.

stool. 5 A.M., swelling in the throat.

6 o'clock, thin stool.

tormina in the umbilical region.

7 o'clock, hunger on waking, after waking, pains in the bowels, and pappy stool, etc.

after rising, a stool.

on rising, urgency to urinate.

8 to 9 o'clock, swelling in the throat.

a crowd of thoughts busy him and prevent his falling asleep again.

stool and headache. nasal pains.

dryness in the nose. fruitless inclination to sneeze.

nose bleed. stitch in the tongue.

rawness in the fauces.

mucous expectoration. bitter taste.

little appetite. abdomen pains.

pain in bowels (also evening).

flatulent troubles. passage of flatus.

offensive flatus. thin stool.

diarrhoea. yellow diarrhoea, etc.

itching near the anus.

hoarseness. dry hackings.

drawings in the chest.

cracking of the cervical vertebrae.

cold hands and feet. weak pulse.

(Afternoon), Afternoon generally the time of aggravation, especially of the symptoms of the mucous membranes.

ill-humor worse. excited.

pain in forehead. suppurative pain in the upper part of the head.

sudden fluent coryza. coryza.

blood blow from the nose.

hunger. thirst. cutting abdominal pains.

offensive flatus. diarrhoea.

four stools. stool. at 3 P.M., itching of the haemorrhoids.

drawing in the urethra at midnight.

increased urgency to urinate.

pain in the neck. burning in the sacrum.

drawing in the finger joints.

pain in the toes. the legs and hands cold at midday.

at 3 o'clock, the feet warm.

at 4, the hands. cold feet.

cold legs. at noon, sluggish.

also in the afternoon, without sleep.

chilliness. pulse slower.

(Evening), The symptoms appear in the evening, particularly.

towards evening, dry cough.

increased ill-humor and pain in the loins.

indifferent and sleepy.

shootings in the head (and the following morning).

pressure in the eyes. coldness of the tip of the nose.

earache. twingeing in the ear.

cracking in the maxillary joint.

dryness in the mouth with thirst.

swelling of the throat.

little appetite. itching of the navel.

copious passage of flatus.

offensive. urgency to stool.

stool. stool at 10 P.M.

stool late. diarrhoea.

crawlings in the anus.

itching of haemorrhoids (and in the morning).

stitches in the haemorrhoids.

urgency to urinate. sexual desire.

tickling in the throat, forcing cough (and mornings).

stitches in the chest.

pain in the phalanges.

hands swollen and hot.

attacks of distress, and heating over the hips, into the loins.

pain in tendo Achillis.

cold feet. into the calves.

wrenching pains (and in the morning).

yawning and hunger..

(Night), Toothache.

stitches in spleen, awaking one.

throbbing in the abdomen on lying.

pains over the loins waking one.

passage of flatus through the whole night.

urgency to stool. urgency with urinating.

shocks that force him to rise upright out of bed.

waking with chill. waking with chill and pain of the great toe.

offensive perspiration.

excessive perspiration..

(After midnight), Bellyache and diarrhoea.

sexual desire at 1 A.M.

chill at 1 to 2 A.M. disappearing toward morning.

at 2 A.M., stool awake, with urgency to urinate.

after 2 A.M., palpitation, in bed.

at 3 o'clock, swelling in the throat.

awake at 3 A.M. with dreams.

for a thin stool. stool, with chilliness.

at 4 A.M., stool. sexual desire.

sleepiness, from midnight until 5 A.M.

(Motion), Exercise increases the headache.

pain in the nose, only on motion.

nausea. the cutting abdominal pains.

pain from flatulence. the pains from the stomach to the chest.

on motion, particularly of the arms, pain in the breast-bone.

cracking of the cervical vertebrae.

pain in the neck. the great toe feels as if sprained..

(Walking), On walking, it shakes in the head.

jerks in the left hypochondrium.

stitches in the anus. cracking of the hip-joint.

stitches in right knee-joint.

pain in left ankle-bone.

shiverings. vertigo on going upstairs and turning quickly.

at every step, the stitches in the temple are much worse.

on making a misstep, pain at the pit of the stomach.

on bodily exertion, pain in chest..

Immediately after a meal, he sat down by himself, without speaking, without any desire for mental or physical exertion.

meditating, wrapt up in himself, as after a sickness or a fit of anger, which still gnaws internally, which one cannot express. Nothing can engage his attention, he is averse to and disgusted with everything. From one till after four in the evening, already an opposite condition sets in.

he is not at all angered about an accident which otherwise probably would have angered him,.

Very peculiar vertigo each day, after taking the third trituration.

during motion, he feels as if he ought to lie down.

whilst standing and walking, an inner sensation which makes everything seem insecure, and which makes him very anxious.

then nasal catarrh, first on the left side, then on the right, with copious secretion of mucus, which soon becomes thick.

afterwards, no more vertigo,.

After 11 o'clock A.M., sense of dull pressure throughout the whole head when walking, a shaking as if the brain lay loose therein, considerably aggravated in fresh, cold air, also on laying the head down, then and awhile after rising up, a beating, thumping pain, like pulsating, especially in the occiput.

better awhile after eating (the first day, after having taken the medicine five times, less the second day; disappearing the third day),.

A lower, hollow back tooth becomes sensitive, especially when eating (second day).

on the afternoon of the third day it is still sensitive, on the fifth day he cannot bite them.

on the sixth day, it is still more sensitive, it even pains without touching it.

it is more sensitive on the ninth day.

on the tenth day, a pustule appears on the front part of the gum, under this same tooth,.

Sensation as if the palate were swollen (three o'clock in the morning).

when rising and during the forenoon in the fauces, increasing in the afternoon, continuing in the evening. On empty swallowing and yawning the arches of the palate are painful (the fourth and following days). The sensation in the fauces only on forced empty swallowing.

but it increases a few hours after rising, and is noticeable even without swallowing, but not on swallowing food. On chewing, the sides of the soft palate pain, as if sore, or as if burnt with hot food, aggravated in the evening (fifth and sixth days),.

Five drops of the tincture were given for pressure in the abdomen, with pain in the loins and weakness in the legs.

then followed apprehension, the breath will stay away on going up stairs.

could not work, became anxious, with paralysis in all the limbs.

the cutaneous veins disappeared.

must sit and sleep. at first, he felt better walking than sitting.

after a few hours these symptoms and those of the disease were much relieved,.

*Urging to stool at nine o'clock in the morning.

after half an hour, a small, thin stool, then griping in the bowels for a few hours, as after taking cold, and subsequent headache.

the next day, without repetition of the dose, stool repeated at the same hour, pappy, and less than the urging seemed to indicate, with subsequent pain in the bowels.

the third day, slight urging to stool the whole day, until the ordinary urging to stool follows at evening (after the 1/10th taken five times),.

Chill at 3 o'clock, on rising.

throughout the day, very sensitive to the cold.

chilly in the open air and in the room.

more severe in the afternoon.

the cold runs through the skin of the whole body, with some confusion, especially of the forehead.

at evening, cold legs as far as the knees, in spite of lying on the sofa in a warm room (ninth day),.

A young girl, suffering from amenorrhoea, took daily three grains of the watery extract.

thereupon, pappy taste, loss of the previous good appetite, congestion to he head, headache, relieved by cold applications, alternating with pains in the loins, gripings.

three soft stools a day.

the periods, which had stayed away three months, came on at night, with severe pain in the loins,.

An excellent remedy to aid in re-establishing physiological equilibrium after much dosing, where disease and drug symptoms are much mixed. There is no remedy richer in symptoms of portal congestion and none that has given better clinical results, both for the primary pathological condition and secondary phenomena. Bad effects from sedentary life or habits. Especially suitable to lymphatic and hypochondriacal patients. The rectal symptoms usually determine the choice. Adapted to weary people, the aged, and phlegmatic, old beer-drinkers. Dissatisfied and angry about himself, alternating with lumbago. Heat internally and externally. Has been used successfully in the treatment of consumption by giving the pure juice.

Relaxation and VENOUS CONGESTION, worse abdomen

Parts seem full

HEAVY DRAGGING, as of a load Downward sensation

Drawing Gelatinous secretions post-nasal, stool, etc

Mental effects, worse cloudy weather (Phosphorus Pho---- ) or constipation

Heavy pressure on vertex

Head, alternating with abdominal, or lumbar symptoms; better closing eyes

Pain from navel to rectum

Heavy hypogastrium; rectum

Prolapsus recti

A plug seems wedged in pelvis

Rumbling, gurgling in bowels, sudden urging, SENSE OF INSECURITY, then hurriedly passes a gushing, watery stool (Kali Bich Kali-bi)

Diarrhoea; with rectal pain

ANUS WEAK; oozes mucus

Stool escapes with flatus (Old---- ) or when urinating; mushy; solid stool passes unnoticed; urging to, passes flatus only; lumpy; gelatinous

Piles, prolapsing; like a bunch of grapes; better cold bathing

Internal heat; not stool, flatus, urine, etc

Burning in anus, rectum, piles, etc

Sexual erethism (in children)

Heavy, congested uterus

Aloe socotrina. Common Aloes. N. O. Liliaceae. Trituration or solution in spirit of the gum.

Aloe is one of the oldest and most famous drugs.

It is in worldwide use as a purgative at the present day, and forms a leading ingredient in a large number of patent medicines for regulating the bowels and menstrual functions.

The habitual use of these medicines leads to all kinds of pelvic ailments, and the fact that Sulphur Sulphur antidotes Aloe accounts for the success of Sulphur Sul. as a medicine to commence with in many chronic cases where purgatives have been used.

Aloe resembles All. s. somewhat closely.

It causes congestion of various parts, especially abdomen, pelvic organs, and head.

A periodicity enters into many of its complaints.

There is a periodic headache which alternates with lumbago.

As winter approaches each year itch manifests itself.

Aloe has the antipsoric property of throwing out internal complaints to the skin.

Among the leading mental symptoms are Bad humour, especially in cloudy weather.

Dissatisfied and angry with himself agg. when constipated.

Aversion to labour. Lassitude alternating with great mental activity.

Among the other head symptoms are Darting pains in left temple agg. every step.

Carroll Dunham cured a heavy frontal incapacitating headache in an old man occurring in winter and alternating with a diarrhoea which occurred in summer when he was free from headache.

A peculiar dull, heavy, pressing pain in forehead, but which indisposes to, or incapacitates for, all exertion, especially intellectual.

Heaviness in the eyes as with All. s. Pressure in vertex and forehead as from a weight.

Compelled to make the eyes small during pain in forehead.

There are yellow rings moving before eyes.

As there are illusions of sight, so there are cracklings in the ears.

One symptom is very peculiar just after getting into bed, sudden explosion and clashing in left ear, as from breaking of glass; the clink of the glass was heard at the bottom of the head and extended thence toward the right ear.

Aloe exerts its most marked influence on the abdominal and pelvic organs.

It causes uneasiness and pains in liver region.

Fulness, heaviness, heat and inflammation.

The whole abdomen is painfully sensitive to touch.

Rumbling. Feeling as of a plug wedged in between pelvis and coccyx.

Sudden and continued desire to go to stool.

Desire for stool after each meal (Arsenicum Album Ars., China Chin., Lycopodium Lyc., Podophyllum Peltatum Pod., Trombid.; while eating, Fer.).

Rumbling and cramp in abdomen before and during stool.

The hard stool falls out without being noticed, urging to stool whilst passing water; every time on passing water feeling as if stool would pass.

A hard stool may be passed involuntarily.

A child, constipated from birth, screams all the time he is being held to stool, cannot pass it, even after enema; yet when not trying passes solid pieces in bed without knowing.

Cured with Alo. 200 (Nash).

Involuntary soft stool while passing wind.

With the diarrhoea, flatulency, pinching in abdomen, pain in back and rectum and chilliness.

Flatus offensive, burning, copious; much flatus with small stool.

Burning in anus with passing of flatus.

Stools like mush, bright yellow, grey, hot, undigested.

Mucus and blood in faeces.

Profuse with jelly-like lumps.

Watery stools agg. standing or walking.

Watery stool containing lumps "like frog-spawn." Bilious yellow faecal, bright yellow diarrhoea, great rumbling in bowels and escape of much wind, agg. morning; evening; in damp weather; from overheating; after cold taken in damp room; after chagrin.

Diarrhoea driving one out of bed very early in morning (Sulphur Sul).

Diarrhoea with sense of insecurity (Phosphorus Phos.) Faintness after stool; with cold sweat.

Griping may (Nux Vomica Nux v.) or may not (Merc Viv Merc.) cease after stool.

Heaviness, heat, pressing, burning in rectum.

Itching, burning in rectum.

Itching, burning, pulsating as from fissures at anus.

After stool cutting feeling as if more would come protruding piles.

Haemorrhoids protrude like a bunch of grapes constant bearing-down in rectum bleeding; sore; tender, hot; amel. by cold water.

Carroll Dunham has cured incontinence of urine in an old man with enlarged prostate with the Aloe diarrhoea.

Increased sexual desire in males, with erections.

Penis shrunk and testicles cold.

In females pain in hypogastrium as if menses coming on.

Labour-like pains drawing into legs.

Menses too early and too profuse.

During menstruation headache amel. by application of cold water; earache; pain in small of back; pressing down in rectum.

Fulness in pelvis. Leucorrhoea of bloody mucus preceded by colic.

Pain in small of back, agg. sitting or awaking at night, amel. moving about.

Lumbago alternating with headache.

There is agg. in afternoon, especially of symptoms of mucous membranes.

Many symptoms, again, appear in the evening agg. yawning, or masticating.

There is a diarrhoea agg. in the early morning (like Sulphur Sulph).

Diarrhoea agg. immediately after eating; agg. walking (Aesculus AEsc., Thuja Thuj.), or standing (Sulphur Sul.).

Like Phosphorus Phos., it has feeling of insecurity on passing wind or before stool.

Symptoms are agg. from heat; in hot, damp weather; amel. from cold applications; in cold weather. amel.

From passing flatus. It is suited to old people; to women of relaxed phlegmatic habit; to persons of lymphatic or hypochondriac temperament.

Socotrine Aloes. Helbig. Liliaceae.

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Aloe, much like Aesculus Glabra Aesculus, has a peculiar engorgement of the veins, causing stiffness and fullness throughout the body, but the greatest disturbance is in the veins of the portal system, with great fullness in the region of the liver, and abdominal, rectal and intestinal fullness.

Aloe Socotrina is associated with hemorrhoids. It has abdominal pains that drive him to stool like Nux Vomica Nux vomica, cutting, cramping pains around the navel.

Pains about the navel that shoot down towards the rectum, cutting like knives. Dysenteric and diarrheic troubles. In the attacks of diarrhea there is gushing of thin, yellow, offensive, excoriating feces, which burn like fire, and the anus is sore.

With the Aloe diarrhea the abdomen is distended with gas, causing a feeling of fullness and tightness, and he must go often to stool. Little ones, soon after they begin to walk, will drop all over the carpet, involuntarily, little yellow drops of mucus and faeces. The mother sometimes punishes the little ones, but they cannot help it, they cannot hold the stool, as it is passed involuntarily.

There is a lack of control of the sphincter. This state is not always confined to diarrhea, because sometimes children will go around dropping, involuntarily, little, hard, round marble-like pieces of stool. They do not even know the stool has passed. There is relaxation about the rectum and protrusion of the anus, with bleeding piles. Every mouthful of food hurries him to stool.

drinking water will often hurry him to stool.

Diarrhoea from eating oysters out of season. You might be disposed to give Lycopodium Lycopodium because in the text books poisoning from oysters is laid down under Lycopodium Lyc. I do not know that you would be justified in saying poisoning from oysters in season is Lycopodium Lyc, and out of season is Aloe, but there is a tremous poisoning effect about oysters in the hot weather and in the breeding season that is not found at any other time.

A great many people become nauseated, bloat up, purge tremendously, vomit everything for several days after eating oysters.

Now, when that group of symptoms is present Lycopodium Lycopodium will cure it and will remove the tendency to get sick from oysters.

But if you notice those who get sick have a cholera-like trouble from eating oysters in the hot season, you will find that that is where Aloe is the remedy.

Very little is brought out by which we can distinguish it; only a few things common to many remedies are given.

He wants to be in a cool room; feels hot and flushed; the skin is often hot and dry; he wants to be uncovered at night in bed; burning of the extremities, hot hands and cold feet, or cold bands and hot feet; these alternate. The head feels hot and he wants something cool upon it. This is from the heat of the surface, not fever.

Sensation of heat in the surface, feeling of congestion and fullness of the surface of the body; fullness and engorged veins all over the body. Bleedings are common in Aloe Socotrina, venous oozings from the nose, the bowels, the bladder; bleeding in general. The veins become varicose and the skin is hot.

Much heat in the orifices of the body; the eyes, mouth and throat are hot and burn. There is a sensation of dryness, burning and excoriation about the anus.

There are colicky pains in the bowels from eating and drinking when there is no diarrhea, even when there is a state of constipation.

Aloe Socotrina is useful for the complaints of old beer drinkers. Diarrhea brought on from drinking beer. In persons who have a diarrhea every time they drink beer you will most likely find that Aloe will agree with the symptoms, but sometimes it will be Kali Bich Kali bi, for these two remedies are very similar as to their stomach and bowel symptoms.

Insecurity of rectum; rectum feels full of heavy fluid, which will fall out, and does, if he does not go to stool immediately. Diarrhea.

Solid stool, passing (in large balls) away involuntarily and unnoticed.

Great fullness and weight in whole abdomen, with feeling of weight in rectum and haemorrhoids protruding like a bunch of grapes; better by cold water applied.

Aloe Socotrina should be considered alongside of Podophyllum Peltatum Podophyllum because it is one of the so-called cathartics. Although one is as decided a cathartic as the other the characteristics which guide to their choice are very different.

Both are apt to be worse during hot weather.

Both are apt to be worse in the morning.

Both are often well supplemented with Sulphur Sulphur.

But now let us look at some of the more marked and peculiar symptoms of Aloe. Stools yellow, faecal, bloody or transparent jelly-like mucus. Sometimes this jelly-like mucus (Kali Bich Kali bich.) comes in great masses, or "gobs," and drops out of the rectum almost unnoticed. Again the stools are often passed involuntarily when expelling flatus or passing urine. There seems to be not only an actual weakness in the sphincter ani, but a distressing sense of weakness. The rectum feels as if full of heavy fluid which will fall out of escape from the patient, and in fact does so if he doesn't "git there, Eli" This escape of stool with flatus in Aloe finds its counterpart in Oleander Oleander. No two remedies are more alike in this respect, though Muriaticum Acidum Muriatic acid is also similar. Again a very characteristic symptom in the Aloe diarrhoea is "Great rumbling in the abdomen just before stool," and the feeling of weight in the rectum already mentioned is not always confined to the rectum, but is also felt through the whole pelvis and abdomen. Again, the rectum protrudes in Aloe like a bunch of grapes, and is relieved by the application of cold water. Muriaticum Acidum Muriatic acid is relieved by hot applications. Both of these remedies have blue haemorrhoids; the Aloe itching intensely, while those of Muriaticum Acidum Muriatic acid are very sore and sensitive to touch, even of the bed clothes. In addition to the aggravations already mentioned, the diarrhea of Aloe is aggravated by walking or standing, after eating or drinking.

In dysentery there is violent tenesmus, heat in the rectum, prostration even to fainting and profuse clammy sweats. The weakness of the sphincter ani is also found in constipation. It is a curious symptom, and I would not believe it until I had seen it with my own eyes. "Solid stool passing involuntarily, passing away unnoticed." I was called to treat a child five years of age suffering from birth with a most obstinate form of constipation. He had to be forced and held to the stool crying and screaming all the while being totally unable to pass any faeces even after an enema. After trying several remedies in vain, I asked the mother to turn the child over (he was in bed) to let me examine the anus and rectum. As she turned down the bed clothes to do so, a large chunk of solid faeces appeared in the bed. "There," she said, "that is the way it is. Notwithstanding his inability to pass stool when he tries, we often find these things in the bed, and he does not know when they pass, nor do we." I then gave a few doses of Aloe 200th and cured the whole trouble quickly and permanently. Aloe like Podophyllum Peltatum Podophyllum has also prolapsus uteri, and the feeling of heat, heaviness and fullness in the abdomen, pelvis and rectum guides to its selection. Like Podophyllum Peltatum Podophyllum, also, its range of action is not wide, but positive, reliable and satisfactory.


Abdomen, plethora of. Anus, affections of. Bronchitis. Colic. Constipation. Cough. Diarrhoea. Dysentery. Gleet. Gonorrhoea. Haemorrhoids. Hysteria. Lumbago. Onanism, effects of. Phthisis. Proctitis. Prolapsus uteri. Prostate, affections of. Sacrum, pain in. Tenesmus.



Liver Colon


Lumbar region


Female organs