ColocynthisBitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Colocynthis in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Often indicated in the transition season when the air is cold, but the sun is still powerful enough to heat the blood. Develops most of its symptoms in the abdomen and head, causing intense neuralgias. It is especially suitable for irritable persons easily angered, and ill effects therefrom. Women with copious menstruation, and of sedentary habits. Persons with a tendency to corpulency. The neuralgic pains are nearly always relieved by pressure. Cramps and twitching and shortening of muscles. Constrictions and contractions. Cystospasm following operations on orifices ( Hyper.) Urinous odor or perspiration (Berb.; Nit-ac.) Agonizing pain in abdomen, causing patient to bend double, is most characteristic. Sensations: Cutting, twisting, grinding, contracting and bruised; As if clamped with Iron Bands.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, from anger and indignation.
BETTER, doubling up, hard pressure, warmth, lying with head bent forward.≡ show all authors ...
Antidote: Coffea; Staphis.; Cham. Colocynthis is the best antidote to lead poisoning ( Royal).
Compare: Lobelia Erinus (violent cork-screw-like pains in abdomen). Dipodium punctatum (writhing. Twisting like a dying snake. Intractable insomnia.) Dioscor.; Chamom.; Coccul.; Merc; Plum.; Mag. Phos.
Becomes angry when questioned
Mortification caused by offense
Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with indignation
Ailments after death of part of body
Restlessness, nervousness≡ more ...
Vertigo when turning head To the left
Lateral cutting headache, with nausea, vomiting
Pains (better pressure and heat), with soreness of SCALP
Burning pains, digging, rending, and tearing
Frontal headache; worse, stooping, lying on back, and moving eyelids.
Pain, headache; recurring headache
rheumatic≡ more ...
Pains sharp, boring, Better pressure
Sensation on stooping, as if eye would fall out
Gouty affections of eyes
Violent pain in eyeballs which precede the development of glaucoma.
Lids; spasmodic closure≡ more ...
Tearing, shooting, and swelling of face; left side great soreness
Get relief from pressure ( China.) Neuralgia, With chilliness; teeth seem too long
Sounds re-echo in ears
Pain in stomach, always with pain of teeth or head.
burning (see heat); left
sudden, sharp; left
extending to ear≡ more ...
Pain; with breath
while lying down; on back
dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right
pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right
pulling; lumbar (lower half of back); lying on back
piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back)
while lying down; on back
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement≡ more ...
Stomach; Very BITTER taste
Tongue rough, as from sand, and feels scalded
Feeling in stomach as if something would not yield; drawing pain.
Agonizing cutting pain in abdomen Causing patient to bend over double, and pressing on the abdomen
Sensation as if stones were being ground together in the abdomen, and would burst
Intestines feel as if bruised
Colic with cramps in calves
Cutting in abdomen, especially after anger
Each paroxysm is attended with general agitation and a chill over the cheeks, ascending from the hypogastrium
Pain in small spot below navel
Dysenteric stool renewed each time by the least food or drink
Pain; must bend double
during diarrhoea (colic)
drinking (including certain drinks); after drinking coffee
after eating (including certain foods); after eating fruit
after intense emotions; after stress
from lead poisoning
comes on suddenly
extending to other parts; pubic region
navel; bending double
navel; region of navel
cramping, griping; bending forward
cramping, griping; after drinking water
cramping, griping; pressure
pressing; before stool
pressing; after stress
pressing; region of navel
after eating fruit
cutting; bending double
cutting; after eating
cutting; like electric shock darting through the anus
cutting; lead colic
cutting; before stool
cutting; after stool
cutting; navel; around navel
gnawing, biting; forcing to bend forward
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides; between ribs and hip
Bladder; catarrh mucous-pus (see urine, sediment containing pus)
Stomach; nausea; on compressing abdomen; when in pain
pain; after anger
pain; bending double
pain; after excitement
pain; cramping, griping, constricting; bending forward
pain; cutting; bending backward; double
pain; tearing; after anger
vomiting; after anger≡ more ...
Constipation; after abuse of drugs
Diarrhoea; from emotions; after anger
after certain foods or drinks; fruit
Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); after eating (see diarrhoea)≡ more ...
Intense burning along urethra during stool
Vesical catarrh, discharge like fresh white of egg
Viscid ( Phos
ACID) Fetid; small quantities, with frequent urging
Itching at orifice
Red, hard crystals, adhering firmly to vessel
Tenesmus of bladder
Pains on urinating Over whole abdomen.
Thick; when standing up
Thick and sticky≡ more ...
Female; Boring pain in ovary
must draw up double, with great restlessness
Round, small cystic tumors in ovaries or broad ligaments
Wants abdomen supported by pressure
Bearing-down cramps, causing her to bend double ( Opium.)
Female; period; suppressed; from anxiety
pain; cutting; ovaries≡ more ...
Contraction of muscles
All the limbs are drawn together
Pain in right deltoid ( Guaco.) Cramp-like pain in hip; lies on affected side; pain from hip to knee
Spontaneous luxation of the hip-joints
Stiffness of joints and shortening of tendons
Sciatic pain, left side, drawing, tearing; better, Pressure and heat; worse, gentle touch
Contraction of the muscles
Pain down right thigh; muscles and tendons feel too short; numbness with pains ( Gnaph.) Pain in left knee joint.
Contraction of muscles and tendons
Diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip)
Pain; during chill
lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh)
pulling; thigh; while walking
tearing; lower limbs
Weakness; knee; while walking≡ more ...
Eating and food; after eating
Lying down; lying on side; on painless side
Pain; cutting; internally
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Tension; externally≡ more ...