ALOE SOCOTRINA


Homeopathic remedy Aloe Socotrina drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….


      Socotrine Aloes. HELBIG. Liliaceae.

Mind

      Lassitude, alternating with great mental activity.

Great disinclination to mental labor; it fatigues him; general languor.

Anxiety.

Ill-humored; hypochondriacal, worse in cloudy weather.

Hates people, repels everyone.

Restlessness, with ebullitions of blood.

After a nocturnal emission, fright at slight noises.

Sensorium

      Vertigo : as if everything whirled with her, worse on going up stairs or turning quickly; with anxiety when moving; everything seems insecure; better after nasal catarrh sets in.

Inner Head

      Congestion to head, compelling one to sit up.

Headache across forehead, with heaviness of eyes and nausea; must make the eyes small.

Obtuse frontal headache, incapacity for all mental work.

Weight on the vertex; pressure in the forehead and occiput.

Dull, pressive pain : in supraorbital region; in sinciput.

Pressing outwards to the temples, with periodic heat of the face and flickering before the eyes.

Stitches in the temples aggravated by every footstep.

Headache after insufficient stool; with abdominal pains.

Headaches with gastro-intestinal irritation and with coldness of lower limbs from afflux of blood to the cerebral centres; headaches better from cold applications.

Outer Head

      Sensitiveness of the scalp in spots.

Alopecia with chronic headaches.

Eyes

      Eyes glittering, somewhat red, prominent; unsteady anxious look.

Flickering before the eyes, with heat of face; scotoma. Yellow rings move before the eyes.

Dimness before the eyes while writing.

Pain deep in orbits as if in muscles, worse on right side.

Ears

      Cracking in the ears when moving in jaw.

Sticking pain in the left ear, later in the right.

Nose

      Nosebleed in bed after awaking.

Coryza, with burning and pain in the nose; on sneezing, stitches in the umbilical region.

Face

      Heat of the face with the headache or when excited.

Face : pale during cloudy weather, sickly, sunken.

Lower Face

      Lips : redder than usual; dry cracked; moist, soreness of the borders; white scaly.

Teeth

      Sensitiveness in a hollow molar; worse when eating; later a pustule appears on the gum near the diseased tooth.

Tongue etc.

      Taste : bitter, sour, like ink or iron; metallic.

Tongue : coated yellowish-white; stiff; dry, red.

Severe fine stitches, from behind forward, in the under part of the tongue when moving it.

Yellow ulcers on tongue.

Inner Mouth

      Inflamed sore spots in the mouth, on the tongue, inside of cheeks.

Sickening smell from the mouth.

Increase of saliva.

Palate and throat.

      Fauces raw, hot, as if burned.

Palate swollen : arches of the velum palati pain on chewing hard food, or on yawning, worse in the evening, and in the morning on awaking; worse on empty swallowing.

Hawking of thick, jelly-like mucus, in lumps, from fauces and posterior nares; rawness and swollen feeling in pharynx.

Desires Aversions

      Aversion to meat.

Longing for juicy articles;fruits, especially apples.

Thirst : with dryness of mouth; awakens at night.

Eating and Drinking

      Hungry during the diarrhoea; hungry after the morning stool.

Sour food does not agree.

Beer relieves pains in anus; drinking vinegar the colic.

Water causes pains in the stomach.

Has to hurry to the closet immediately after eating or drinking.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations : bitter; acrid; or sour.

Rising of flatulence toward the throat, with sensation as if vomiting were coming on.

Nausea : with frontal headache; with empty feeling in the stomach; with pain at the umbilicus.

Vomiting of blood.

Scrobiculum and Stomach

      Pain in the scrobiculum on making a false step.

Fullness in stomach, followed by distension of epigastrium.

Hypochondria

      Painfulness in the hypochondria, with chilliness and diarrhoea; painful weakness of the legs.

Stitches from spleen into chest, or drawing into the loins.

Hepatic region : burning; uneasiness, heat, pressure and tension; dull pain; worse on standing, bends forward.

Stitches from the liver into the chest, obstructing respiration.

Abdomen

      Pulsation in the region of the navel.

Distension of the abdomen, especially the epigastrium, with flatus moving about; worse after meals; during menstruation; on motion.

Gurgling of flatus in descending colon; worse after eating.

Abdomen painful, especially about the navel; twisting, griping about the navel, must sit bent forward; urging to stool, with passage only of offensive flatus.

The abdominal muscles pain when rising from a recumbent posture, or when touched. When standing erect, or when pressing to stool.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.