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  • ALUMEN [Alumn]


    Obstinate constipation, haemorrhage from bowels in Typhoid.

    Paralytic weakness of muscles. Indurations.

    Dryness and constrictions. Mental paresis, dysphagia especially to liquids.

    COMMON NAME
    : Common Potash Alum.

    SOURCE
    : Double salt of aluminium sulphate and potassium sulphate. Trituration of the pure crystals.

    FAMILY
    : Mineral salt.

    A/F
    : -Bad news [Gels]
    -Operations on eyes; on teeth.

    MODALITIES
    : < During sleep.

    < Lying on right side.

    < Cold (except headache which is relieved by cold)
    < Rest

    > Motion > Open air
    > Pressure > While eating
    > Touch > Drinking cold water.

    MIND
    : -Nervous tremors, from bad news.

    -Lectophobia.

    -Fear of insanity; of losing his reason.

    -Dreams of dead bodies with fear; wishes to end it by turning on side, but cannot.

    GUIDING INDICATIONS
    : -Adapted to old people suffering from bronchial catarrh.

    -PARALYTIC WEAKNESS of the muscles in all parts of the body especially arms and legs.

    -Sensation of Constriction, as of a cord or BAND around limbs, in paralytic states.

    -Sensation of DRYNESS and CONSTRICTION in various parts.

    -Tendency to INDURATION of glands and other tissues.

    Scirrhous indurations. Indurations resulting from long continued inflammatory irritations.

    -Tongue, rectum uterus etc. are hardened; ULCERS WITH INDURATED BASE.

    -Sensitive to cold; exposure to air causes roughness and chaps in the skin.

    -Catarrhal conditions [Throat, lungs, vagina, urethra] Yellow bland discharges.

    -Haemorrhage from bowels in the course of typhoid. Haemorrhage, with large clots.

    -Head-Burning pain, as of weight on top of head, > pressure of cold hand.

    -Headache > drinking cold water.

    -Vertigo-With weakness in pit of stomach > opening eyes, > turning on right side.

    -Eyes-Prolapse of iris after cataract operations.

    -Bleeding after tooth extraction.

    -Throat-Every cold settles in throat.

    -ENLARGED and INDURATED TONSILS from frequent colds uvula elongated, relaxed.

    -Copious ropy morning expectoration in aged persons.

    -Catarrh of chest; chest weak; haemoptysis; and mucus expelled with difficult.

    -G.I.T.-CONSTIPATION of the most aggravated kind, as in cancer of uterus and rectum.

    -No desire for days.

    -HARD, MARBLE-LIKE MASSES passed, but rectum still feels full.

    -Stool as HARD AS STONE.

    -Long lasting pain and smarting in rectum after stools.

    -Male genitalia-Eczema on the back of penis and scrotum.

    -Female genitalia-Induration of cervix uteri; and mammary glands. [Carb-an, Con]

    -C.V.S.-PALPITATION < LYING DOWN ON RIGHT SIDE.

    KEYNOTES
    : -Hears every noise in sleep.

    NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
    : -Paralytic weakness of the muscles and induration of glands or other tissues of the body.

    -Aged persons with paralytic weakness and scirrhous indurations.

    -Yellow bland discharges.

    -Sensation of dryness and constriction.

    -Band-like sensation.

    -Haemorrhages with large dots.

    -Very obstinate constipation.

    CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
    : -Constipation, no desire for stool; marble like masses pass, but rectum still feels full. Long lasting pain and smarting in rectum after stool.

    CLINICAL
    : -Powdered alum, 10 grains, placed on tongue, is said to arrest an attack of asthma.

    REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
    : -Antidoted by-Cham, Ip, Nux-v, Sulph.

    -Antidote to-Lead poisoning, Calomel and other mercurials, Aloe.

    -Similar to-Alumina, Aluminium.

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