Aloe socotrina

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Aloe Socotrina in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977….


      It affects ABDOMINAL VEINS, causing congestion relaxation in RECTUM; liver, colon, and pelvis. It establishes physiological equilibrium when disease and drug symptoms are much mixed. Periodic headaches which alternate with lumbago. It is remedy for bad effects from sedentary life or habits. Adapted to weary people, aged, old beer-drinkers. there is a sensation of fulness in The parts. HEAVY, DRAGGING, as of a load. Drawing, downward sensation. Discharges; gelatinous; post nasal, stools etc. Sense of insecurity. General weakness and weariness. Heat external and internal. Children, much emotional, chat and laugh.


      HEAT, hot damp weather; summer. Early morning. After dysentery. Yawning or mastication. Stepping hard. Evening. After eating and drinking.


      Cool open air. Cold application. Passing flatus. Closing eyes. Taking tea or stimulants.


      Dissatisfied and angry about himself. Disinclination to mental labour. Hates people, repels everyone. Ill humour worse in cloudy weather, or with constipation. Thinks, that she would die in a week. Life is a burden. Trembling from musical sounds and other noises. Imagines that persons are stepping hard or quickly.


      Aches above forehead, with heaviness in eyes, must partially close them. Vertigo with a sense of insecurity. Head alternating with abdominal or lumbar symptoms better closing eyes. Heavy pressure on vertex. Clinking in as of some thin shivered glass, extending to ears.


      Pain deep in orbit. Flickering, before the eyes. Closes eyes partially from pain in forehead.


      Cracking in, when chewing.


      Tip cold. Bleeding from me nose after awakening, in bed.


      Lips markedly red, dry, cracked; bleeding. Pain while yawning or chewing.


      Taste bitter and sour. Tongue, mouth dry.


      Hawking of thick lumps of jelly-like mucus. Raw and swollen feeling in.


      Desire for juicy things, fruits, especially apples, salty food. Pain in pit, when making false step. Aversion to meat. Eructations, with oppressions in stomach. Hungry after stools.


      Feels; full, heavy, hot, bloated. Pain from navel to rectum. Sensation of a plug between symphysis pubis and coccyx, with urging to stool. Heaviness; in hypogastrium; in rectum; dragging down in the abdomen. Prolapsus recti. Rumbling, gurgling in bowels; sudden urging; SENSE OF INSECURITY then hurriedly passes a gushing watery stool. Uncertain whether gas or stool will come. Diarrhoea; with pain in the rectum after stool; lienteric. ANUS WEAK, oozes mucus. Stools escape with flatus or when urinating. Stools; mushy, lumpy; watery, gelatinous; bloody; solid stools passed involuntarily, urging to stools with passing flatus only. Piles, like a bunch of grapes, prolapsing better cold bathing. Burning and stitching in anus and rectum, from piles, preventing sleep. Stool and flatus hot. Burning in rectum. Pulsation in rectum after eating. The child goes around the house, dropping little hard round marble-like stools. Diarrhoea; after eating oysters; in hot season, or of beer drinkers. A lot of mucus is passed, with pain in rectum, after stool lumpy, watery stools.


      Incontinence in aged. Prostate enlarged. Everytime on passing urine, feeling as if thin stool would escape with it. Urine hot.


      Sexual irritability, after eating; after awakening (in children). Involuntary emissions during siesta.


      Heavy congested uterus, with labour-like pains, felt in groins and hips worse standing and during menses. Climacteric haemorrhage. Menses too early and last too long. Leucorrhoea of bloody mucus, preceded by colic. Dysentery, after parturition.


      Winter cough, with itching. Difficult respiration, with stitches, from liver to chest. Cough, when she would sit down, standing, or stand up, after sitting, with tears.

Neck and Back

      Lumbago alternating with headache and piles. Pain in sacrum worse while sitting, better moving about.


      Drawing pain in the joints. Lameness in all the limbs. Soles are painful when walking on the pavement.


      Dreams of soiling himself.


      Internal heat.


      Lil-t; Podo; Sep; Sulph.



S.R. Phatak
A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.