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Pure Clay Al2O3

Adapted to persons who suffer from chronic diseases; "the Aconite of chronic diseases.".
Constitutions deficient in animal heat (Cal., Sil.).
Spare, dry, thin subjects; dark complexion; mild, cheerful disposition; hypochondriacs; dry, tettery, itching eruption, worse in winter (Petr.); intolerable itching of whole body when getting warm in bed (Sulph.); scratches until bleeds, then becomes painful.
Time passes too slowly; an hour seems half a day (Can. Ind.).
Inability to walk, except with the eyes open, and in the daytime; tottering and falling when closing eyes (Arg. n., Gels.).
Abnormal appetite; craving for starch, chalk, charcoal, cloves, coffee or tea grounds, acids and indigestible things (Cic., Psor.); potatoes disagree.
Chronic eructations for years; worse in evening.
All irritating things - salt, wine, vinegar, pepper - immediately produce cough.
Constipation: no desire for and no ability to pass stool until there is a large accumulation (Melil.); great straining, must grasp the seat of closet tightly; stool hard, knotty, like laurel berries, covered with mucus; of soft, clayey, adhering to parts (Plat.).
Inactivity of rectum, even soft stool requires great straining (Anac., Plat., Sil., Ver.).
Constipation: of nursing children, from artificial food; bottle-fed babies; of old people (Lyc., Op.); of pregnancy, from inactive rectum (Sep.).
Diarrhoea when she urinates.
Has to strain at stool in order to urinate.
Leucorrhoea: acrid and profuse, running down to the heels (Syph.); worse during the daytime; > by cold bathing.
After menses: exhausted physically and mentally, scarcely able to speak (Carbo an., Coc.).
Talking fatigues; faint and tired, must sit down.
Relationship. - Complementary: to Bryonia.
Follows: Bry., Lach., Sulph.
Alumina is the chronic of Bryonia.
Similar: to Bar-c., Con., in ailments of old people.
Aggravation. - In cold air; during winter; while sitting; from eating potatoes; after eating soups; on alternate days; at new and full moon.
Amelioration. - Mild summer weather; form warm drinks; while eating (Psor.); in wet weather (Caust.).
Alumina is one of the chief antidotes for lead poisoning; painter's colic; ailments from lead.

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