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Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth

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HPUS label indication: Colic-like pain

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Below are the strongest indications of Colocynthis in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Colocynthis
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarkeHahnemannHeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Colocynthis
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Colocynthis
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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.

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WORSE, from anger and indignation.


BETTER, doubling up, hard pressure, warmth, lying with head bent forward.

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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.

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Extremely irritable

Becomes angry when questioned

Mortification caused by offense

Anger, with indignation ( Cham.; Bry.; Nux.)

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

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Vertigo, dizziness

After drinking; alcohol; liquor

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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

Pain, headache; rheumatic

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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

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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.


Pain; burning (see heat); left

Pain; stinging

Pain; sudden, sharp; left

Pain; tearing

Pain; tearing; left

Pain; tearing; touch

Pain; tearing; extending to ear

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Taste; bitter

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Pain; with breath

Pain; while lying down; on back

Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right

Pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right

Pain; pulling; lumbar (lower half of back); lying on back

Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); breathing in

Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); while lying down; on back

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement

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Stomach; Very BITTER taste

Tongue rough, as from sand, and feels scalded

Canine hunger

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

jelly-like stools

Musty odor



Constriction; navel

Contraction; navel

Pain; must bend double

Pain; bending double

Pain; during chill

Pain; during diarrhoea (colic)

Pain; after drinking

Pain; after drinking; when overheated

Pain; drinking (including certain drinks); after drinking coffee

Pain; after eating (including certain foods); after eating fruit

Pain; after intense emotions; after stress

Pain; bending limbs

Pain; from lead poisoning

Pain; comes on suddenly

Pain; pressure

Pain; extending to other parts; pubic region

Pain; navel; bending double

Pain; navel; region of navel

Pain; navel; region of navel; after dinner

Pain; cramping, griping; bending forward

Pain; cramping, griping; after drinking water

Pain; cramping, griping; pressure

Pain; pressing; before stool

Pain; pressing; after stress

Pain; pressing; region of navel

Pain; pressing; region of navel; bending forward

Pain; pressing; region of navel; after dinner

Pain; pressing; region of navel; after eating fruit

Pain; cutting; bending double

Pain; cutting; after eating

Pain; cutting; like electric shock darting through the anus

Pain; cutting; lead colic

Pain; cutting; before stool

Pain; cutting; after stool

Pain; cutting; navel; around navel

Pain; cutting; navel; around navel; after stool

Pain; gnawing, biting; forcing to bend forward

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides; between ribs and hip

Pain; tearing

Bladder; catarrh mucous-pus (see urine, sediment containing pus)

Stomach; nausea; on compressing abdomen; when in pain

Stomach; pain; after anger

Stomach; pain; bending double

Stomach; pain; after excitement

Stomach; pain; cramping, griping, constricting; bending forward

Stomach; pain; cutting; bending backward; double

Stomach; pain; tearing; after anger

Stomach; vomiting; after anger

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Constipation; after abuse of drugs

Diarrhoea; from emotions; after anger

Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit

Diarrhoea; after eating


Haemorrhoids; internal

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); after eating (see diarrhoea)

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Pasty, mushy

Like scrapings of intestines

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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.


Sediment; like jelly

Thick; when standing up

Thick and sticky

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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

Female; pain; ovaries

Female; pain; cutting; ovaries

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Extremities, limbs

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


Cramps; upper limbs

Cramps; lower limbs

Cramps; thigh

Cramps; leg

Cramps; calf

Diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip)

Pain; during chill

Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh)

Pain; hip

Pain; pulling; thigh; while walking

Pain; tearing; lower limbs

Perspiration; foot

Weakness; knee; while walking

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Fever and chill

With pain

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Constriction; internally

Eating and food; after eating

Eating and food; fruit

Lying down; lying on side; on painless side


Pain; cutting; internally

Pain; pulling

Pain; pinching; internally

Pain; pressing; internally

Symptoms not symmetrical; right

Tension; externally

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