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Alumina - General symptoms - Hahnemann

Oxide of Aluminum, Argilla, Aluminium Oxydatum, Aluminum, Alum.

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



(Oxide of aluminum.)

To secure quite pure clay, a matter of some difficulty, we may use the following process Pure muriate of lime which has been thoroughly dried by heating in a porcelain bowl is pulverized while still hot, and dissolved in as much alcohol as is required. Half an ounce of white Roman alum from Solfatara is dissolved in five parts of distilled water and to remove any adherent earth is filtered. The Sulphuricum Acidum sulphuric acid contained in its is precipitated in the form of gypsum, by dropping in the alcoholic solution of muriate of lime until the solution of alum is no longer rendered turbid thereby. The clear watery fluid on top then contains muriate of alumina, from which this earth is precipitated by means of alcoholic spirits of ammonia. It is then well washed and then thoroughly heated in order to completely remove the ammonia. The powder is then, while warm, preserved in a well-stoppered glass vial, and is pure alumina. One grain of this is then triturated in the well-known manner with thrice one hundred grains of sugar of milk. Through solution and further dilution with alcohol, it is then brought to the decillionth potency, in the manner directed at the conclusion of the first volume with respect to dry medicinal substances. Alumina has proved itself an important antipsoric. It proved itself excellent when it was otherwise homoeopathically suitable to the case, when one or several of the following states were present

I am sorry to say the significance of the use of medicines as given in the preface to most of the remedies, and which have often been unreliably reported, has been now and then misunderstood, having been regarded as determining the choice of remedies in the treatment of diseases (as ); this they cannot and should not be.

they are not names of diseases healed, but only of separate symptoms which, in treating a disease with the specified medicine, were either diminished or removed . To use them otherwise is a deceptive procedure which we leave now as before to our allopathic step-brothers. They are, on the contrary, only to serve to furnish occasionally a little confirmation of the correct choice of the homoeopathic remedy, already found out from their pure peculiar medicinal effects, as according to the similarity of the symptoms of disease of the special case under consideration.


Moroseness. solicitude.

timidity. dislike to work.

difficulty in recollecting and reflecting.

. headache as if the hair was pulled out, with nausea.

pressure on the forehead.

rush of blood to the eyes and nose, with epistaxis.

itching of the forehead.

heaviness of the face, tumor-like swellings in the face, sensation of coldness in the eyes while walking in the open air.

pressure, every evening, in the corner of the eye as from a grain of sand.

closing of the eyes from pus, and lachrymation.

buzzing before the ear.

redness of the nose. tearing, lancinating pain in the cheek-bone.

dryness in the mouth.

many years' tendency to rising from the stomach.

acid risings. disordered appetite, now strong, now wanting.

. pains in the scrobiculus cordis and the hypochondria while stooping.

colic the morning. inactivity of the rectum.

. urinating at night. discharge of prostatic juice during difficult stools.

excessive sexual desire.

scanty menses. pains during the menses.

. proneness to frequent colds of many years' standing.

coryza and cough. rawness in the throat.

catarrh of the throat and of the chest.

dyspnoea. asthma. cough.

itching in the breasts.

pain in the thyroid cartilage on touching it.

palpitation of the heart.

shocks of the heart. , while at rest.

paralytic . pains in the arms, while they are hanging down or while they are stretched out in bed.

stitches in the wrist while working.

chapping and excoriation of the hands.

paronychia. at night the legs go to sleep, are stiff and numb.

painful weariness of the articulations of the feet while sitting.

cold feet. burning sensation in the toes.

twitching and trembling in the limbs.

frequent stretching and extension of the limbs while sitting.

disagreeable lack of vital warmth.

ill effects of vexation.

falling asleep late. the sleep is too light.

dreamy sleep. stupor, unrefreshing sleep.

chilliness in the evening.

fever and ague, the chills appearing immediately after the warm soup at dinner-time. According to , Bryonia Bryonia is an antidote to the excessive fever-effects of alumina. Others mention Chamomilla Chamomilla and Ipecacuanha Ipecacuanha as antidotes.

But it is hardly to be excused that the Homoeopathic public should be expected to give absolute credit to an unknown person designated merely with the two letters N-g in this most important and serious work which requires circumspection, acuteness of the senses, subtle gift of observation and strict criticism of one's own sensations and perceptions, as well as a correct choice of expression, in prosecuting a work which is an indispensable foundation of our healing art.

The pathogenesis of Alumina resembles that of Agaricus Muscarius Agaricus, in appearing for the first time in the second edition, but being made up almost entirely of already published provings. Hahnemann's own symptoms may be included in this description.

for Hering writes ( sub voce) Hahnemann had proved the pure earth when Hartlaub and Trinks edited a collection of 975 symptoms, obtained from four provers," -the Hartlaub, Ng., SchréTerebinthina ter and Trinks of the above list- "in their in 1829. The year after, Hahnemann published his own observations in Stapf's Archiv.

viz. 215 symptoms obtained from a much better preparation. Hartlaub simply purified his preparation by washing it, which never can suffice but Hahnemann subjected his to a red heat." No information is given as to the subjects and doses of his provings (it provings they were).

but with Hartlaub and Trinks the 1st trituration and 9th dilution were employed. Of the source of Bute's symptoms we have no information.


Alumina note of Hahnemann had led to a good deal of mistrust of the symptoms of the anonymous observer in question, which has been increased by their excessive number. Dr. Roth having counted more than eleven thousand in the several contributions to our Materia Medica made by him between 1828 and 1836. The same critic also says, that he has fount great sameness in his pathogenetic lists. Dr. Hering, however (Allen's Encyclopaedia III, 640) had explained why "Ng." -the surgeon Cajatan Nenning- had to keep his name concealed.

and has shown that his symptoms were obtained by genuine provings on healthy subjects. Nenning himself has given in the for 1839 a similar account to explain the copiousness of his symptom lists. "A number of persons in part related to me and in part friendly (they were millinery pupils of his wife's) were gathered together by me, and in consideration of board and payment, made experiments. Along with them were also my two daughters.

and with complete reliance on the honesty of them all, I gave one medicine to one and another to another, writing down all that they reported. It was as matter of conscience on my part not to omit the smallest particular, and that thereby frequent repetitions have arisen, I grant readily, but I thought that just in that way the sphere of action of the medicine could be best recognized."



When he has lightly closed his eyes in bed, they often contract spasmodically and painfully with a jerk, and if he wishes to open his eyes at night, even in the dark, they ache violently, with pressive pains as if from a most bright sunlight suddenly admitted, and they contract again.

he can get but little sleep at night, and during the day there is frequent quivering in the right upper eyelid.;.

Gnawing pain in an anterior molar of the lower jaw with tearing behind the ear and a sensation as if it would tear it out.

worst at 9 P.M., then slowly decreasing, somewhat alleviated by sitting up in bed, and after midnight there is merely a gnawing pain in the tooth. The pain is unchanged under all circumstances, during the day it merely mutters.;.

Violent attacks of colic after dinner, during the afternoon, improved by a short nap, but soon returning, as it seemed, through motion with violent tenesmus and frequent passage of excrements until the evening, so that the anus pains with stitches as if sore, and he cannot sit down without pains.

on the following day involuntary discharge of fluid mucus from the anus (aft. 14 d.).;.

Acrid leucorrhoea with burning in the genital organs and still more in the rectum.

these parts were, inflamed and excoriated so that she found walking difficult, relieved by washing with cold water.

the leucorrhoea was frequent and almost flowed over her feet.

at the same time appeared blood like bloody water 3 days after the catamenia had ceased (22d d.).;.

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Bryonia Bryonia is an antidote to fevers caused by Alumina.