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Alumen - General symptoms

Common Potash Alum, Alumen Crudum, Alumn.

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HPUS indication of Alumen: Constipation

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



The pain in my head was worse than any other symptom (worse in the morning when getting awake).

at one time it was acute, shooting from one temple to the other.

at another, heavy, and pressing on the top of my head, as if a great weight were placed thereon, with nausea.

this continued all day without cessation, but the sickness of the stomach left me, and returned at intervals only.

it was accompanied by chilliness and feeling as if cold water were poured down my back.

at another time great heat throughout my body in fact I felt exactly like I did the time I was attacked with small-pox,.

Wakes in the morning with pressing headache over the eyes, which lasts until 10 A.M.

headache is relieved by drinking cold water.

the following morning the same symptom (first and second days).

in the evening, at half-past nine, the same headache as in the morning, with vertigo, lasts until bedtime.

lessens after lying down to sleep,.

At times quite well as if nothing ailed her, then, when beginning to think about her disease, she feels the heart beating, so that it seems to move the whole chest.

and yet, when she places her hand over it, it seems to beat very little stronger than natural, and at other times its motion in scarcely perceptible.

sometimes the contractions are frequent, sometimes seldom. The contraction seems to end with a snap, as if the valves of the heart were jerked suddenly shut,.

this was also attended by faintness and flashing to the head, which made assistance necessary to remove me to a chamber. I think the symptoms lasted a full hour, and were succeeded by partial loss of voice, soreness of throat, and occasional throbbing of the heart,.

The next day at noon, just as she returned from school, she was seized instantaneously with the most acute pain in the stomach.

her mother saw her looking perfectly well, and in less than five minutes, found her sitting drawn together with her knees against her breast, and a face like a corpse.

she complained of being very cold, but did not shudder.

great weakness, as after long illness, with headache lasting all afternoon,.

they were quite cold. her sight grew dim, and she became so faint that she expected every moment to fall from her seat.

In frequent attacks, first hard, then soft stools, and after it, for three hours, the most violent pains, burning, shooting, and particularly cutting in the rectum upwards, lasting from morning till noon.

with the stool passes a great deal of blood, without any relief.

sometimes a sensation as if the anus would protrude. After the patient had carried a piece of Alumina Alum in his breeches pocket, he never had it again. (Reported to Dr. Neidhard).

Severe pains in the anus and rectum, appearing several minutes after stool.

stinging and tearing up the rectum, relieved by bending forward and sitting bent forward.

particularly worse when lying on the side.

not so much when lying on the back.

burning and throbbing in the anus.

after five days better, but then a stitching pain from the upper part of the left chest through to the back, between the shoulder-blades.

worse at night in bed.

it wakes him. increases when lying on the left side.

not increased by taking a long breath.

at the same time, sudden attacks of flutterings at the heart, disappearing as quickly as they came. A man with chronic asthma (Dr. J. Husmann),.

Had had several days three or four diarrhoea discharges, and while damp weather favored this state, after taking Alumina Alum in solution, no stools appeared.

the next day only one scanty, consistent evacuation.

the following day, in the morning, a copious, mushy stool. After omitting the Alumina Alum, soon a light looseness returned four or five times a day,.

After a week, repeated the proving with precisely similar though less violent effects, except that her voice was entirely lost for a full week, and the soreness of the throat became so troublesome, as apparently to give her doctor some uneasiness.

he called repeatedly and administered medicine several times during the ensuing fortnight. This aphony lasted for months,.

Between three and four o'clock I felt a pain in my right arm as though a cord were drawn tightly around it, just below the shoulder, occasioning great fulness of the bloodvessels and deprivation of strength. The pain was dull and heavy, not general throughout the arm, but rather in lines, extending in different directions from the ligature which apparently bound it.

the weakness was such that I could scarcely hold the needle which I was using when the pains commenced.

it began suddenly, continued for a few moments, and then abated, although it did not leave me entirely, and returned at irregular intervals during the remainder of the day and evening. Renewed doses increased the pain in the arm, which is this evening quite severe,.

Sensation as if a cord were tied around the leg, under the right knee.

the pain extends downward and upward, but is confined to the lower leg. To-night a similar feeling, though much slighter, in the lower limb on the same side, as though a cord were bound round it below the knee, the pain extending both below and above, on the under part of the limb only,.

Wakes at night, with nausea and violent headache.

lay awake about a quarter of an hour, when he went to sleep again.

next morning, when he was called, he was unable to attend to his business on account of nausea, with violent headache.

now sharp stinging, from temple to temple.

now heavy pressure on the vertex, as of a heavy weight lying on it.

continued all day long,.

In the night, half waking, half dreaming, she hears what happens around her, but dreams on, of dead bodies, that her father had died.

with it great fear. would like to turn on her side, but cannot do it, feels so heavy in her bones.

in her dream it seems to her as if the dream would soon pass over if she could turn on her side, but she is not able to do it (at 4 A.M., fourth day),.

Chill. metallic taste, slight nausea, palpitation.

pain striking from the heart across to the lower extremity of the right lung.

a sensation as of cold water poured down the back, and numbing coldness of the feet, though covered warmly in bed (returned repeatedly after taking the 12th).

in the last attack the chill was general.

I was immediately sensible of a metallic taste, and slight nausea, but soon feel asleep, being greatly fatigued, and slept heavily until near five.

I arose without more effort than usual, and about six, while standing at a table making some arrangements for breakfast, was suddenly seized with the most overpowering nausea, as though my whole stomach were rising to my throat.

I tottered to a chair, when a cold sweat broke over me.

the effort to vomit ceased, though the nausea continued, attended by a flushing to my head, extreme faintness, and a disposition to shiver.

I reached my chamber with much difficulty, and on lying down felt some relief, chiefly in the faintness, and after taking some Ipecacuanha Ipecacuanha was able to rise and attend to my family, though feeling very weak.

strong palpitation of the heart, intermitting pulse.

the pain shoots from the heart to the region of the lower right lung,.

Potassic-Aluminic Sulphate. Potash Alumina Alum. K2 SO4 Al2 S04 24H2O, Trituration of the pure crystals.

haemorrhages of various kinds.

relaxed mucous membranes.

relaxed uvula. hoarseness and bronchial affections.

diarrhoea. Catarrhal conditions prevail throughout the remedy. The Alumina Alum. patient is very sensitive to cold.

exposure to air roughens and chaps the skin. Slight scratches bleed. Bleeding after tooth extraction. There is a tendency to indurations whenever inflammations occur, hence scirrhous indurations.

indurated glands. Pains are insupportable. Attacks come and go suddenly.

periodic. Many complaints come on during sleep. There is nightmare. Turning on r. side amel. vertigo. Lying on r. side brings on palpitation. There is sensitiveness to all sorts of weather changes, and especially to cold. W. P. Wesselhoeft has cured bronchitis characterised by scraping from upper sternum to throat, with free expectoration of thick, yellow mucus, paroxysmal cough, morning cough with gagging, aching in chest and in the lower part of the back in region of lower ribs. A peculiarity was the profuse expectoration with the scraping, for scraping coughs are usually dry. Allium Cepa Cepa had helped the preliminary sneezing and coryza.

Weakness. This medicine, like Alumina Alumina, seems to produce a peculiar kind of Paralytic weakness of the muscles in all parts of the body, a sort of lack of tone.

The extremities are weak. This weakness is felt especially in the rectum and bladder. The stool becomes impacted from want of ability of the rectum and colon to expel their contents.

The bladder is also slowed down in its action, and it is with great difficulty that the urine is voided. After urinating, the bladder often remains half full. The urine is very slow to start, and when the patient stands to urinate the urine falls down perpendicularly, as in Hep Sulph Calc Hepar From this we see the sluggish action. The paralytic condition extends also to the veins producing a vaso-motor paralysis.

Induration. Another peculiar condition running through the remedy is the tendency to induration wherever there is an inflamed surface.

Ulcers are common in Alumen, and this induration underlies the ulcer; ulcers with indurated base. Or little scales may appear upon the skin where the circulation is feeble, over cartilaginous portions for instance and a great thick indurated mass forms.

Infiltration takes place under this crust, the crust keeps coming off, and a lack of healing follows because of the weakness of the tissues from a vaso-motor paralysis.

Glands. There is also in this medicine a tendency to induration of the neck of the uterus and the mammary glands.

Glands become slowly inflamed, and do not stop with ordinary congestion and hardness, but become as hard as bullets.

Alumen induration extends to the various glands of the body, but is especially noticeable in the tonsils.

For those who have a tendency to colds which settle in the throat, especially singling out the tonsils and indurating these.

those who keep on taking cold and the tonsils keep on growing, and indurating, we have in Alumen a medicine that fits the whole process, the hardening and infiltration, and it cures these cases according to the law of similars, when the symptoms agree.

It cures young children growing up with enormously enlarged and very hard tonsils in whom every cold settles in the throat.

If we can find symptoms which picture the constitutional state we have no trouble. When the symptoms have been well gathered the case is as good as cured; it is easy then to find a remedy.

Partially proved. Alumen is imperfect from the fact that it is only partially proved. I do not care to dwell upon partially proved remedies, but when they have a number of striking features that fit into everyday life it is important to know them. The mental symptoms of Alumen are very few.

The remedy, Alumen, should be proved in the higher potencies upon sensitive persons in order that the mental state may be brought out.

"Doctor, it burns right there like fire, and it presses as if my skull would be crushed in, and the only relief I get from pressing hard upon it and from an ice cold cloth pressed upon it."

She wants the cloth changed and made cold every few minutes. It is a queer thing that a pressing pain is made better from pressing upon the part. This is like Cactus Grandiflorus Cactus, pressing pain on vertex relieved from pressure.

The rubric of remedies with that symptom is very small, and hence Alumen fills a place.

There are some strange, rare and peculiar symptoms for which paucity of remedies, and we have to work in other channels and along sidetracks in getting the constitutional state of the patient.

Alumen cured the pressing pain on the vertex in one patient in whom it alternated with the most troublesome chronic, irritable bladder.

" Vertigo lying on his back, with weakness in pit of stomach; better opening eyes; better turning on right side."

It would strike anyone as something very singular, because palpitation is generally worse lying on the left side.

A heart that is fluttering, enlarged or disordered is generally worse while lying on the left, as the heart has less room then, but it is strange, rare and unique when these symptoms are worse lying on the right side.

When this condition is present in a patient it is necessary to find a remedy having just exactly that symptom, and very often it will be seen that the rest of the symptoms of the case fit into the remedy that has produced this peculiar state.

There is one more feature that you must add to these things, viz. slowness and sluggishness of the muscles throughout the body, a slowing down of all the muscles, a sense of weakness in the arms and legs.

Alumen is a very strong feature in an Alumen constitution.

Catarrhal conditions prevail throughout the remedy.

The veins become varicose and bleed, so that there may be bleeding from any of the inflamed or catarrhal areas and bleeding from the ulcers.

Alumen will often overcome this tendency and enable them to go back to their business. Etc,

He is kept awake at night by a sensation as if the blood rushed through the body. Many complaints come on during sleep. Night mare. He is sensitive to weather changes and very sensitive to cold.