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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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