What is Aloe socotrina?
The homeopathic remedy aloe is given as an acute medication for gastro-intestinal complaints. These include constipation, diarrhea and severe flatulence. Aloe has particular effects on the colon and liver. It is used to treat intestinal inflammation, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids and acute stomach upset. It is often given to elderly female patients.
Stool is watery, slimy and bloody
Stool passes like a stream early in the morning
Involuntary passage of stool when urinating or when passing gas
Bloated belly with gurgling and flatulence
Hemorrhoids that bleed easily
Diarrhea immediately after eating
Lower back pain with stitches
Information about the remedy
How do you recognize patients who need Aloe socotrina?
Aloe is characterized by urgency: the blood drifts into the head, hot flashes occur, emptying of the bladder and intestines occurs spontaneously and in an uncontrolled manner. The typical aloe patient is disgruntled and inefficient, with a restless look and a tendency to hypochondria. He has a great aversion to meat and a keen craving for fresh fruit, especially apples. The patient is very thirsty and wakes up at night due to it.
People who need Aloe are characterized by a sluggish lifestyle and prefer to sit. This results in venous congestion, tired limbs and a general feeling of heaviness. They suffer from severe, smelly flatulence with involuntary stool and diarrhea that shoot out in a large stream, usually after eating. During the diarrhea they feel very hungry, after which they feel weak.
The symptoms mostly occur between 5 and 10 a.m. In the afternoon, there is a strong urge to urinate, which can hardly be stopped. One suffers from grape-shaped, bluish hemorrhoids that are very itchy and burning.
Aloe adults are moody and dismissive. When they are in pain, they are extremely irritably. They often feel exhausted and are then very indifferent to many things and people.
Aloe children are stubborn, moody, disapproving, and contentious. They do tasks meticulously for fear of doing something wrong.
Aloe is indicated for all typical symptoms that are improved or worsened by the following modalities:
In the morning
What are the typical areas of application for Aloe socotrina?
Aloe socotrina in pregnancy
Aloe helps in varices and hemorrhoids during pregnancy when there is severe constipation and anal sphincter weakness. However, the product is rarely used during pregnancy, ideally as an alternative to millefolium. Self-medication during pregnancy is not advisable.
Side effects of Aloe socotrina
Aloe can cause diarrhea. Abortions were observed in isolated cases. The product should therefore not be taken independently by pregnant women. A Qualified, licensed Homeopathic Doctor should be consulted before taking Aloe.
Aloe and China are similar in the drug picture with regard to diarrhea. In China, bowel movements are painless and the stool contains undigested components. The stool does not come off as gushingly and urgently as with aloe.
Podophyllum is indicated when the belly is not as bloated as with aloe. The diarrhea in Podophyllum is very profuse, smells bad, and is worse in the morning.