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ALOE

(aloe)

(Socotrine Aloes) An excellent remedy to aid in re-establishing physiological equilibrium after much dosing, where disease and drug symptoms are much mixed. There is no remedy richer in symptoms of portal congestion and none that has given better clinical results, both for the primary pathological condition and secondary phenomena. Bad effects from sedentary life or habits. Especially suitable to lymphatic and hypochondriacal patients. The rectal symptoms usually determine the choice. Adapted to weary people, the aged, and phlegmatic, old beer-drinkers. Dissatisfied and angry about himself, alternating with lumbago. Heat internally and externally. Has been used successfully in the treatment of consumption by giving the pure juice.

Head
Headache alternates with lumbago, with intestinal and uterine affections. Disinclination to mental labor. ACHES ABOVE FOREHEAD, WITH HEAVINESS IN EYES, MUST PARTIALLY CLOSE THEM. Headache after stool. Dull, pressive pain; worse from heat.

Eyes
Compelled to make small during pain in forehead. Flickering before eyes. Redness of eyes with YELLOW vision. PAIN DEEP IN ORBITS.

Face
Marked redness of lips.

Ears
Cracking when chewing. Sudden explosion and clashing in left ear. Tinkling as of some thin, shivered, metallic globe in head.

Nose
Coldness of tip. Bleeding in morning on awakening. Full of crusts.

Mouth
Taste bitter and sour. Tasteless eructations. Lips cracked and dry. Throat. Thick lumps of tough mucus. Varicose condition of veins in pharynx. Dry, scrapy feeling.

Stomach
Aversion to meat. Longing for juicy things. After eating, flatulence, PULSATION IN RECTUM, and sexual irritation. Nausea, with headache. Pain in pit when making false step.

Abdomen
Pain around navel, worse pressure. Fullness in region of liver, pain under right ribs. ABDOMEN FEELS FULL, HEAVY, HOT, BLOATED. Pulsating pain around navel. Weak feelling, as if diarrhoea would come on. Great accumulation of flatus, pressing downwards, causing distress in lowei bowels. SENSATION OF PLUG BETWEEN SYMPHYSIS PUBIS AND OS COCCYGIS, with urging to stool. Colic before and during stool. Burning, copious flatus.

Rectum
Constant bearing down in rectum; bleeding, sore, and hot; relieved by cold water. Feeling of weakness and loss of power of sphincter ani. Sense OF INSECURITY IN RECTUM, when passing flatus. Uncertain whether gas or stool will come. Stool passes without effort, almost unnoticed. Lumpy, watery stool. Jelly-like stools, with soreness in rectum after stool. A LOT OF MUCUS, WITH PAIN IN RECTUM AFTER STOOL. Haemorrhoids protrude like grapes; very sore and tender; better cold water application. BURNING IN ANUS and rectum. Constipation, with heavy pressure in lower part of abdomen. Diarrhoea from beer.

Urinary
Incontinence in aged, bearing-down sensation and enlarged prostate. Scanty and high colored.

Female
Bearing down in rectum, worse standing and during menses. Uterus feels heavy, cannot walk much on that account. Labor-like pains in loins; extend down legs. Climacteric haemorrhage. Menses too early and too profuse.

Respiratory
Winter coughs, with itching. Difficult respiration, with stitches from liver to chest.

Back
Pain in small of back; worse moving. Stitches through sacrum. LUMBAGO ALTERNATING WITH HEADACHE AND PILES.

Extremities
Lameness in all limbs. DRAWING PAINS IN JOINTS. Soles pain when walking.

Modalities
WORSE, early morning; summer; heat; in hot, dry weather; after eating or drinking. BETTER, from cold, open air.

Relationship
Complementary: SULPHUR; compare: KALI BICH.; LYCOP.; ALLIUM SAT. Antidotes: OPIUM; SULPH.

Dose
Sixth potency and higher. In rectal conditions, a few doses of the third, then wait.