(Common Potash Alum)

Alumn. is a remedy primarily known for its impact on bowel symptoms, addressing issues like persistent constipation and bleeding in the bowels, such as during typhoid. It also helps with muscular weakness throughout the body and tends to promote tissue hardening. This hardening tendency is notable in various body parts, including the tongue, rectum, uterus, etc., leading to ulcers with indurated bases. Alumen is particularly suitable for elderly individuals, especially those dealing with bronchial catarrhs. Common sensations include dryness and constriction.


  • Eases burning head pain, as if a weight is on top (relieved by hand pressure).
  • Addresses vertigo with stomach pit weakness.
  • Associated with alopecia.


  • Alleviates relaxed throat, red, swollen mucous membrane.
  • Addresses cough, tickling, and tendency to throat colds.
  • Effective for enlarged and indurated tonsils.
  • Relieves burning pain down the esophagus.
  • Addresses complete aphonia.


  • Targets severe constipation, including no desire for stool for days.
  • Addresses violent, ineffectual urging to stool.
  • Relieves inability to expel stools.
  • Eases itching after stool and in the anus.
  • Effective for hemorrhoids and rectal pain after stool.


  • Addresses tendency to induration of the uterus and mammary glands.
  • Useful for chronic yellow vaginal discharge and gonorrhea.
  • Relieves aphthous patches in the vagina.
  • Effective for watery menses.


  • Addresses hemoptysis and weakness of the chest.
  • Eases difficulty in expelling mucus.
  • Effective for copious, ropy, morning expectoration in the elderly.
  • Useful for asthma.


  • Alleviates palpitations when lying on the right side.


  • Addresses weakness in all muscles, especially arms and legs.
  • Eases constricted feeling around limbs.


  • Effective for ulcers with indurated bases.
  • Considered for indurated glands, epithelioma, and varicose veins.
  • Useful for alopecia, scrotal eczema, and penile dorsum issues.


  • Generally worsens with cold (except for headache, which improves with cold).


  • Recommended from first to thirtieth potency; high potencies can be efficacious.
  • Powdered alum (10 grains) on the tongue is claimed to halt asthma attacks.Alumen


  • Bowel Symptoms: Alumen proves beneficial for obstinate constipation and hemorrhages from the bowels, especially in the course of typhoid. It also addresses paralytic weakness in muscles throughout the body.

  • Tissue Induration: There is a marked tendency towards induration, involving a low form of tissue making. This is evident in the hardening of tissues in the tongue, rectum, uterus, etc., and the presence of ulcers with indurated bases.

  • Suitability for Old People: Alumen is well-suited for elderly individuals, particularly those dealing with bronchial catarrhs.

  • Dryness and Constriction Sensations: Individuals may experience a sensation of dryness and constriction, contributing to mental paresis and dysphagia, especially for liquids.

  • Head Symptoms: Burning pain resembling a weight on the head, with relief through pressure of the hand. Vertigo and weakness in the pit of the stomach are also notable.

  • Throat Afflictions: Symptoms include relaxed throat, red and swollen mucous membranes, cough, tickling, and a tendency to throat colds. Enlarged and indurated tonsils are common.

  • Rectal Manifestations: Alumen addresses severe constipation, with no desire for stool for days, violent urging, and difficulty expelling stools. Itching after stool, hemorrhoids, and long-lasting pain in the rectum are also observed.

  • Female Issues: There’s a tendency towards induration of the neck of the uterus and mammary glands. Chronic yellow vaginal discharge, chronic gonorrhea, and aphthous patches in the vagina are indicative.

  • Respiratory Symptoms: Alumen is relevant for hemoptysis, chest weakness, difficult mucus expulsion, copious morning expectoration in older individuals, and asthma.

  • Cardiac Indications: Palpitations may occur, particularly when lying down on the right side.

  • Muscular Weakness: Weakness affects all muscles, especially in the arms and legs.

  • Skin Conditions: Alumen is associated with ulcers having indurated bases, varicosed veins with bleeding, and indurations resulting from prolonged inflammatory irritations.

  • Modalities: Symptoms worsen in the cold, except for headaches, which are relieved by cold.

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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