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Alumina - General symptoms - Nash

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


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HPUS indication of Alumina: Constipation

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


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GENERAL

General

Inactivity of the rectum; even the soft stool requires great straining.

Anaemia in women, who are hungry for starch, chalk, rags, Carbo Veg charcoal, cloves and other ridiculous unnatural; things; potatoes disagree, profuse leucorrhoea.

Great heaviness in lower limbs, weak, has to sit down; numbness of heels; sense of hot iron thrust through back.


The chief characteristic leading to the use or Alumina is found in its peculiar constipation. "Inactivity of the rectum, even the soft stool requires great straining." Like Bryonia Bryonia, there is no desire for stool and the constipation seems to depend upon dryness of the mucous follicles. Again it is adapted to dry, spare subjects. There are other points of resemblance between these two remedies and they complement each other well. There are both excellent in infantile constipation, which is often a very obstinate affection to treat. Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium, Sepia Sepia, Silicea Silicea and Veratrum Album Veratrum album are nearest of kin in this lack of expulsive power in the rectum.

Alumina has also a sensation of constriction in the throat and oesophagus. It hurts to swallow. Alumina is recommended for the following symptoms, which often appear in locomotor ataxia "Great heaviness in the lower limbs.