It is one of the important
remedies which we prescribe in our routine practice for
the following ailments:-
CHRONIC AND ACUTE DIRRHOEAS- including
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
Psora. "Aloe has the anti-psoric property of throwing
out internal complaints to the skin." "It is undoubtedly
a deeply acting anti-psoric remedy and of great value in
chronic diarrhoea." "Has been used successfully in the
treatment of consumption by giving the pure juice."
Persons of a lymphatic and hypochondriac temperament.
Indolent, "weary" persons. Old people. Old beer
drinkers. Sedectary life. Averse to either mental or
physical labour. Mental labour fatigues. Women of
relaxed phlegmatic habit. Extreme prostration, with
Notes and features:-
Prolapse of the rectum. Piles prolapseing;
protruding like bunches of grapes, very painful, sore
tender, hot, relieved by cold wter. Sphinters are
relaxed. There is insecurity in the rectum, as if
stool would escape when passing flatus or urine.In
point of face, there is involuntary evacuation of soft
stool, while passing wind. Involuntary urination.
Diarrhoea early in the morning, drinving him out of bed
Hurry to cloet immediatley after eating or drinking (Crot
Fullness is a strong feature. Fulness,
distention and rumbling with reference to stomach state.
Violent sudden urging; heaviness in rectum.
stool gurgles out with a noisy rumbling, like water out
of a bung hole."
Veins become varicose.
It is a strong feature of Aloe, and.the symptoms
pertaining to this featue are very uncommon and for tht
matter highly characteristic. Hard lumps mingled
with a watery stoolo. Little hard lumps looking like
marbles or sheep dung.
the constipation the stool is lumpy, like marbles.
Sometims these little nodules remain in the rectum a
long time without any urging to stool, and finally
escape unconsciously, being found in the clothings.
Entire loss of sensation in the anus in anaesthesia; no
feeling during the passage of the stool."
Aversion to labout. Gret disinclinatin to mental labour;
it fatigues. Seems to have a presentiment of approaching
is a burden."
Dissatisfied and angry with himself or his complaints,
especially when constipated.
people, repels every one."
Disinclined to move. Cannot get a sleep for a long time,
thoughts crowd uon him and keep him awake.
Headache alternates with lumbago, with intestinal and
uterine affections. Disinclination to mental labor-Acne
above forehead, with heaviness in eyes, mut partially
close them. . Headache after stool. Dull, pressive
pain; worse from heat.
One is compelled to partially close the eyelids from
pain in forehead. Yellow rings moving before the eyes.
Pain deep in the orbits.
:Redness of the nose in the open, cold air. Marked
redness of lips. Face becomes pale during cloudy
weather. Lkips dry, peeling off, cracked, bleeding.
Dr. Bhanja says,"If
you find a pataient who is complelled to make the eyes
small, enquire if he or she has pain in forehead and if
the answer elicited is in the affirmataive, then
remember that he needs Aloe.
Cracking when chewing. Sudden explosion and clashing in
left ear. Tinkling as of some thin, shivered, metallic
globe in head.
Coldness of tip. Bleeding in morning on awakening. Full
Taste bitter and sour. Tasteless eructations. Lips
cracked and dry.
Thick lumps of tough mucus. Varicose condition of veins
in pharynx. Dry, scrapy feeling.
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.
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 feeling, as if diarrhoa would come on. Great
accumulation of flatus, pressing downwards, causing
distress in lower bowels.Sensation of plug between
symphysis pubis and os coccyxis., with urging to
stool. Colic before and during stool. Burning, copious
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. Much of the Aloe
trouble is dyseneric in character with a sharp
inflammatory condition of the rectum and lower portion
of the colon, bloody discharge and yellow, jelly-like
mucus. Sometimes Aloe patient will pass nothing but
large quantities of this jelly-like mucus. .A lot of
mucus, with pain in rectum after stool..
Hæmorrhoids protrude like grapes; very sore and
tender; better cold water application. Burning in anus
and rectum A common feature of Aloe is that ointments
increase these burningsensations in the anus and
rectum.. Constipation, with heavy pressure in lower part
of abdomen. There is weakness of the sphincter ani even
in case of Constipation. Dr. Nash says
it is a curious symptom and I would not believe it until
I had seen it with my own eyes-Solid stool passing
involuntarily , passing unnoticed."
He described a case when he was called to tret a child
five years of age suffering from birth with a most
obstinate form of consitpation. He had to be forced and
held to the stool cyring and screaming all the while
being totally unable to pass any faeces even after an
enema. After trying severeal remedies in vain, he asked
the mother to turn the child over (he was in bed) to
let him examine the anus and rectum. As she turned down
the bed clothes to do so, a large chunk of sold faeces
appeared in the bed."There,"
is the way it is. Nowtwithstandinghis inability to pass
stool when he tries, we often find these things in the
bed, and he does not know when they pass, nor do we."
He was then given a few doeses of Aloe 200th.
and cured the whole trouble quickly and permanently.
Diarrhoa from beer(Kali bich).
Incontinence in aged, bearing-down sensation and
enlarged prostate. Scanty and high colored.
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.
Aloes like Podophyllum has also
prolapsus uteri, and the feeling of heat, heaviness and
fullness in the abdomen, pelvis and rectum guides to its
selection. Climacteric hæmorrhage. Menses
too early and too profuse.
coughs, with itching. Difficult respiration, with
stitches from liver to chest.
Pain in small of back; worse moving. Stitches through
sacrum.Lumbado alternating with headache and piles.
Lameness in all limbs.Drawing pains in joints.
Soles pain when walking.
early morning; summer; heat; in hot, dry weather; after
eating or drinking.Better After cold water, in
headache, hæmorrhoids, etc., and cold weather; open air;
discharge of flatus.
compare:Kali bich; Lyco; Allium
Sixth potency and higher. In rectal conditions, a few
doses of the third, then wait.
Summary of Indications:-
CHRONIC AND ACUTE DIRRHOEAS- including Amoebiasis
FIVE CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOMS
OF ALOE SOCOTRINA ARE:
1. A feeling of
weakness in the abdomen, as if diarrhoea would result.
2.Diarrhoea with want of
confidence in the sphincter ani. The rectum seems full
of fluid which feels heavy as if it would fall out.
3.Passing involuntary stools
while urging to urinate.
4.Stools lumpy and watery,
or composed of lumps of jelly-like mucus.
5.Hemorrhoids protrude like a bunch of
grapes, with, constant bearing down in the rectum.