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Materia Medica by Kent



ALETRIS FARINOSA

(alet)

This most useful and neglected remedy has been frequently indicated in the complaints of women, especially in those predisposed to hemorrhages; uterine hemorrhages particularly whether it be after an abortion or in connection with menstruation. Copious bleeding from the uterus is characteristic; hemorrhages when the uterus fills with blood until it becomes distended, and its contents are expelled in large clots, followed by copious hemorrhage with or without painful contractions.

 

A copious menstrual flow followed by watery oozing during the intermenstrual period, now and then dilating into copious gushing flow with black clots; this remedy is useful at the critical period when it is attended with hemorrhage.

 

The hemorrhages of this medicine are particularly due to a relaxed or debilitated state of the uterus. Weakness of the reproductive organs may be said to be the guiding feature; atony. Weakness of the uterus with repeated abortion or hemorrhages with debility of the individual. Bruised feeling in the region of the ovaries, particularly in the right. Bearing down in the region of the uterus as if the contents of the pelvis would escape. Much worse while walking.

 

An attack of hemorrhage that came on with great violence in the middle of the night, the patient waking, unable to speak, so exhausted from the flow: was cured by Aletris 45m. This patient lost her urine when coughing, sleeping or walking, and this symptom which has been present many years was entirely cured by Aletris. This involuntary escape of urine was always brought on by catching cold.

 

Disgust for food; nausea; obstinate indigestion.

 

The patient has a pale sickly chlorotic face, would like to lie down all day and do nothing but rest. Such debilitated patients, when they become pregnant, suffer from vomiting and colic; the stomach seems to be in the same weak condition as the reproductive organs.

 

Most inveterate constipation.

 

Until this remedy was known, Kreosote was the most promising remedy for copious frothy eructations with vomiting; this remedy must take the place of Kreosote in the vomiting of pregnant women, when the symptoms agree.

 

There are violent pains in the rectum and anus. Stool very large and hard, most difficult to expel. Painful constipation.