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Alumina

Relieving gastroenterological, dermatological and ophthalmological disorders with Alumina

Alumina is a homoeopathic remedy that is mainly used to treat gastroenterological diseases, skin conditions and certain ophthalmological disorders. It is important to respect the dosage prescribed by health-care professionals to ensure that the treatment’s efficiency is optimized.

Overview of the remedy

Alumina is a homoeopathic remedy made from alumina or aluminium oxide, a chemical compound extracted from alum by the German chemist Andreas Sigismund Marggraf in 1754. It should be noted that certain rocks, such as bauxite, contain some alumina in its natural state, which makes them targets for industrial exploitation of aluminum. Alumina comes in several forms: granules, doses, drops, phials, trituration (oral powder) and suppositories. The most common and most widely used forms are the granules and the doses which are essentially made up of sucrose and lactose. The drops and phials are hydro-alcoholic formulas. The triturations are only lactose-based and sucrose does not enter their composition.

Main indications in gasto-enterology

Alumina is mainly prescribed to people suffering from extreme fatigue and to sedentary individuals who spend a lot of time seated or lying down. It is also widely used to treat constipation resulting from rectal inertia, an affection that causes the patient difficulties to evacuate stool properly, even in tiny quantities. In addition, it is prescribed for anal fissures linked to constipation.

Main indications in dermatology

Alumina is also used to treat certain skin conditions like lecherous eczema, which is often accompanied by tugging sensations, skin dryness, and skin eruptions resembling a spider web or dried out egg white. It also helps treat lichen planus, although in that case it must be used as preventive treatment.

Main indications in ophthalmology

In ophthalmology, Alumina is recommended for dry eye syndrome or intolerance to contact lenses. The therapist may also prescribe this product in the event of dizziness, disorientation, mental confusion or loss of motor coordination.

Recommended dosage in case of gastroenterological disorders

In case of constipation, 5 granules of Alumina 5 CH should be taken in the morning and evening during 2 months. For anal fissures, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Aluminia 5 CH three times a day, while waiting to consult a specialist.

Recommended dosage in case of dermatological disorders

In case of lichenified eczema, it is recommended to do a cure of Alumina 9 CH for 3 months by taking 5 granules per day. In case of lichen planus, it will be necessary to consult a specialist to determine the treatment’s dosage and duration.

Recommended dosage in case of ophthalmological disorders

In case of dry eye syndrome, it will be advisable to take 5 granules of Alumina 9 CH in the morning and evening during 6 months.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “Alumina”

Associated treatments

  • Arsenicum Iodatum
  • Belladonna
  • Bryonia Alba
  • Calcarea Fluorica
  • Thereof, Condurango
  • Graphites
  • Luesinum
  • Magnesia Carbonica
  • Nitricum Acidum
  • Nux Moschata
  • Ratanhia

Associated pathologies

  • Constipation
  • Eczema
  • Anal fissure
  • Lichen Planus
  • Disorders of the eye

Good to know: Alumina 15 CH may also be indicated in case of behavioural disorder.  

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.