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Colchicum Autumnale

Meadow Saffron, Colchicum, Colchicine, Colchicinum, Colchicum automnale

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Below are the strongest indications of Colchicum Autumnale based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

Affects markedly the muscular tissues, periosteum, and synovial membranes of joints. Has specific power of relieving the gouty paroxysms. It seems to be more beneficial in chronic affections of these parts. The parts are red, hot, swollen. Tearing pains; worse, in the evening and at night and from touch; stubbing the toes hurts exceedingly. There is always great prostration, internal Coldness, and tendency to collapse. Effects of night watching and hard study. Shocks as from electricity through one half of body. Bad effects from suppressed sweat. Dreams of mice.
BETTER, stooping.
WORSE, sundown to sunrise; motion, loss of sleep, smell of food in evening, mental exertion.
Antidotes: Thuja; Camph.; Coccul.; Nux; Puls.
Compare: Colchicine (intestinal catarrh with shreddy membranes; convulsive jerkings of right hand; rheumatic fever, gout, endo and pericarditis, pleurisy, arthritis, deformans in early stages; Intense pain of rheumatism 3x trit.). Also, Carbo; Arnica; Lilium; Arsen.; Verat.

    MIND (click for more)

mind; memory; forgetful;
mind; memory; weakness of memory;

    HEAD (click for more)

head; cerebral haemorrhage;
Headache chiefly frontal and temporal, but also occipital and in nape of neck, worse afternoon and evening.

    EYE (click for more)

Dim vision after reading
Lachrymation worse in open air; violent tearing pain in eyes
Pupils unequal; left pupil contracted
Spots before eyes.
Variations in visual acuity

    EAR (click for more)

Itching in ears; sharp, shooting pains below right tragus.

    NOSE (click for more)

nose; smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to strong odours;
nose; smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of broth;
nose; smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of cooking food;
nose; smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of eggs;
nose; smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of food;

    FACE (click for more)

Pain in facial muscles, moving about
Tingling and oedematous swelling; cheeks red, hot, sweaty
Very irritable with the pains (Cham.) Pain behind angle of right lower jaw.

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Distention of abdomen, with gas, inability to stretch out legs
abdomen; bloated; trapped wind;
abdomen; flatulence; obstructed;
abdomen; inflammation;
abdomen; kidneys; inflammation; with bloody, ink-like, thick urine;
abdomen; kidneys; pain;
abdomen; pain; after stool;
abdomen; stomach; appetite; lacking, no appetite; at smell of food;
abdomen; stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; smell of;
abdomen; stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); after eating;
abdomen; stomach; fullness; after eating;
abdomen; stomach; loathing of food (see nausea);
abdomen; stomach; nausea; from odours;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; from odours; any food;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; from odours; eggs;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; from odours; fish;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; from odours; soup;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; on looking at food;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; thought of food;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; thought of soup;
abdomen; stomach; retching; after vomiting;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; violent;
abdomen; stomach; without thirst;
abdomen; tension;
Burning or Icy coldness in stomach and abdomen
Caecum and ascending colon much distended
craving for various things, but is averse to them when smelling them, seized then with nausea
Fullness and continuous rumbling
Gouty gastralgia
Pain in transverse colon.
Pain over liver
Profuse salivary secretion
Stomach; Dry mouth, tongue burns, gums and teeth pain
The Smell of food causes nausea even to fainting, especially fish
Thirst for effervescent, alcoholic beverages
THIRST; pain in stomach and flatulence
Vomiting of mucus, bile and food; worse, any motion; Great coldness in stomach

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; diarrhoea; in autumn;
rectum; dysentery;
rectum; pain; during stool;
rectum; pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during dysentery;

    STOOL (click for more)

Autumnal dysentery; stools contain White shreddy particles in large quantities
Ineffectual pressing; feels faeces in rectum, but cannot expel them.
Painful, scanty, transparent, jelly-like mucus; pain, as if anus were torn open, with prolapse
stool; bloody;
stool; like scrapings of intestines;
stool; membranous;
stool; mucous, slimy;
stool; mucous, slimy; bloody;
stool; mucous, slimy; jelly-like;
stool; mucous, slimy; transparent;
stool; thin, liquid;
stool; watery;
stool; white; shreds particles;

    URINE (click for more)

Dark, scanty or suppressed; bloody, brown, black, inky; contains clots of putrid decomposed blood, albumin, sugar.
urine; colour; black;
urine; colour; black; like ink;
urine; colour; dark;
urine; scanty;
urine; urine heavier than usual;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Cold feeling in thigh after period
Female; Pruritis of genitals
Sensation of swelling in vulva and clitoris.

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; heart; fluid build up around heart;
chest; heart; palpitations;
chest; lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema);
chest; oppressed feeling;
chest; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp;
chest; pain; tearing;
Heart; Anxiety in region of heart
Impulse not felt
Pericarditis, with severe pain, oppression and dyspnoea, pulse threadlike
Sound of heart becomes weaker, pulse of low tension.

    BACK (click for more)

Aching in lumbar and lumbo-sacral region
back; pain; on movement;
Backache, better, rest and pressure.
Dull pain across loins

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Tingling in the finger nails
extremities, limbs; coldness;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; lameness;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; lameness; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; lameness; lower limbs; from suppressed perspiration;
extremities, limbs; pain;
extremities, limbs; pain; fingers; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; forearm;
extremities, limbs; pain; forearm; paralytic;
extremities, limbs; pain; hand; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; hip;
extremities, limbs; pain; hip; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; joints; gouty;
extremities, limbs; pain; joints; in damp, cold weather;
extremities, limbs; pain; joints; movement;
extremities, limbs; pain; joints; paralytic;
extremities, limbs; pain; joints; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; on movement;
extremities, limbs; pain; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; rheumatic; acute;
extremities, limbs; pain; rheumatic; in warm weather;
extremities, limbs; pain; shoulder; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; tearing; paralytic;
extremities, limbs; pain; upper limbs;
extremities, limbs; pain; upper limbs; movement;
extremities, limbs; pain; upper limbs; paralytic;
extremities, limbs; pain; upper limbs; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; wet weather;
extremities, limbs; paralysis; upper limbs; sensation of paralysis;
extremities, limbs; swollen; hand;
extremities, limbs; swollen; joints;
Inflammation of great toe, gout in heel, Cannot bear to have it touched or moved
Joints stiff and feverish; shifting rheumatism; pains worse at night
Knees strike together, can hardly walk
Limbs, lame, weak, tingling
Oedematous swelling and coldness of legs and feet.
Pain in front of thigh
Pain worse in evening and warm weather
Pins and needles in hands and wrists, fingertips numb
Right plantar reflex abolished
Sharp pain down left arm
Tearing in limbs during warm weather, stinging during cold

    CHILL (click for more)

chill; autumn;
chill; chilliness (see also whole body; temperature);
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors;

    FEVER (click for more)

fever; autumn;
fever; continued fever;
fever; continued fever; abdominal;
fever; night;

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

perspiration; from suppressed complaints;
perspiration; odour; sour;

    SKIN (click for more)

Blotchy papular rash on face
Pink spots on back, chest and abdomen
skin; dry;
skin; dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity);
skin; itching; crawling;

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; eating and food; sight of all food;
generalities; eating and food; smell of all food;
generalities; evening;
generalities; faintness, fainting; from odours; of cooking food;
generalities; fluid build up; external;
generalities; fluid build up; internal;
generalities; formication (like insects crawling around); external parts;
generalities; formication (like insects crawling around); internally;
generalities; movement;
generalities; movement; movement of affected part;
generalities; night;
generalities; pain; paralytic;
generalities; pain; tearing; externally;
generalities; pulse; imperceptible;
generalities; sitting;
generalities; symptoms from suppression of perspiration;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather;
generalities; touch;
generalities; walking;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness);
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.

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