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 Mind
 Vertigo, Dizziness
 Head
 Eye
 Vision
 Ear
 Hearing
 Nose
 Face
 Mouth
 Throat
 Abdomen
 Rectum
 Stool
 Urine
 Genitals
 Respiration
 Cough
 Expectoration
 Chest
 Back
 Extremities, Limbs
 Sleep
 Chill
 Fever
 Perspiration
 Skin
 Injuries And Accidents
 Generalities
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Colocynthis

Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth


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

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.
BETTER, doubling up, hard pressure, warmth, lying with head bent forward.
WORSE, from anger and indignation.
Relationships
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.

    MIND (click for more)

Anger, with indignation ( Cham.; Bry.; Nux.)
Becomes angry when questioned
Extremely irritable
mind; ailments after death of part of body; ;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with indignation;
mind; restlessness, nervousness;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; anger;
Mortification caused by offense

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

vertigo, dizziness; after drinking; alcohol; liquor;

    HEAD (click for more)

Lateral cutting headache, with nausea, vomiting
Burning pains, digging, rending, and tearing
Frontal headache; worse, stooping, lying on back, and moving eyelids.
head; pain, headache; recurring headache;
head; pain, headache; rheumatic;
Pains (better pressure and heat), with soreness of SCALP
Vertigo when turning head To the left

    EYE (click for more)

Sensation on stooping, as if eye would fall out
eye; lids; spasmodic closure;
Gouty affections of eyes
Pains sharp, boring, Better pressure
Violent pain in eyeballs which precede the development of glaucoma.

    FACE (click for more)

Pain in stomach, always with pain of teeth or head.
Sounds re-echo in ears
face; pain;
face; pain; burning (see heat); left; ;
face; pain; stinging;
face; pain; sudden, sharp; left; ;
face; pain; tearing;
face; pain; tearing; extending to ear; ;
face; pain; tearing; left; ;
face; pain; tearing; touch;
Get relief from pressure ( China.) Neuralgia, With chilliness; teeth seem too long
Tearing, shooting, and swelling of face; left side great soreness

    MOUTH (click for more)

mouth; taste; bitter;

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Agonizing cutting pain in abdomen Causing patient to bend over double, and pressing on the abdomen
Dysenteric stool renewed each time by the least food or drink
abdomen; bladder; catarrh mucous-pus (see urine, sediment containing pus);
abdomen; constriction;
abdomen; constriction; navel; ;
abdomen; contraction; navel; ;
abdomen; pain; after drinking; ;
abdomen; pain; after drinking; when overheated; ;
abdomen; pain; after eating (including certain foods); after eating fruit; ;
abdomen; pain; after intense emotions; after stress; ;
abdomen; pain; after stool;
abdomen; pain; bending double;
abdomen; pain; bending limbs;
abdomen; pain; comes on suddenly;
abdomen; pain; cramping, griping; after drinking water; ;
abdomen; pain; cramping, griping; bending forward;
abdomen; pain; cramping, griping; pressure;
abdomen; pain; cutting; after eating; ;
abdomen; pain; cutting; after stool; ;
abdomen; pain; cutting; before stool; ;
abdomen; pain; cutting; bending double;
abdomen; pain; cutting; lead colic; ;
abdomen; pain; cutting; like electric shock darting through the anus;
abdomen; pain; cutting; navel; around navel; ;
abdomen; pain; cutting; navel; around navel; after stool; ;
abdomen; pain; drinking (including certain drinks); after drinking coffee;
abdomen; pain; during chill; ;
abdomen; pain; during diarrhoea (colic); ;
abdomen; pain; extending to other parts; pubic region; ;
abdomen; pain; from lead poisoning; ;
abdomen; pain; gnawing, biting; forcing to bend forward;
abdomen; pain; must bend double;
abdomen; pain; navel; bending double;
abdomen; pain; navel; region of navel; ;
abdomen; pain; navel; region of navel; after dinner; ;
abdomen; pain; pressing; after stool;
abdomen; pain; pressing; after stress; ;
abdomen; pain; pressing; before stool; ;
abdomen; pain; pressing; region of navel; ;
abdomen; pain; pressing; region of navel; after dinner; ;
abdomen; pain; pressing; region of navel; after eating fruit; ;
abdomen; pain; pressing; region of navel; bending forward;
abdomen; pain; pressure;
abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides; between ribs and hip; ;
abdomen; pain; tearing;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; on compressing abdomen; when in pain; ;
abdomen; stomach; pain; after anger; ;
abdomen; stomach; pain; after excitement; ;
abdomen; stomach; pain; bending double;
abdomen; stomach; pain; cramping, griping, constricting; bending forward;
abdomen; stomach; pain; cutting; bending backward; double;
abdomen; stomach; pain; tearing; after anger; ;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; after anger; ;
Canine hunger
Colic with cramps in calves
Cutting in abdomen, especially after anger
Distention.
Each paroxysm is attended with general agitation and a chill over the cheeks, ascending from the hypogastrium
Feeling in stomach as if something would not yield; drawing pain.
Intestines feel as if bruised
jelly-like stools
Musty odor
Pain in small spot below navel
Sensation as if stones were being ground together in the abdomen, and would burst
Stomach; Very BITTER taste
Tongue rough, as from sand, and feels scalded

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; constipation; after abuse of drugs;
rectum; diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit; ;
rectum; diarrhoea; after eating; ;
rectum; diarrhoea; from emotions; after anger; ;
rectum; dysentery;
rectum; haemorrhoids; internal;
rectum; urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); after eating (see diarrhoea); ;

    STOOL (click for more)

stool; bloody;
stool; green;
stool; like scrapings of intestines;
stool; membranous;
stool; pasty, mushy;

    URINE (click for more)

Viscid ( Phos
ACID) Fetid; small quantities, with frequent urging
Intense burning along urethra during stool
Itching at orifice
Pains on urinating Over whole abdomen.
Red, hard crystals, adhering firmly to vessel
Tenesmus of bladder
urine; sediment;
urine; sediment; like jelly;
urine; thick and sticky;
urine; thick; when standing up; ;
Vesical catarrh, discharge like fresh white of egg

    GENITALS (click for more)

Round, small cystic tumors in ovaries or broad ligaments
Bearing-down cramps, causing her to bend double ( Opium.)
Female; Boring pain in ovary
genitals; female; pain; cutting; ovaries; ;
genitals; female; pain; ovaries; ;
genitals; female; period; suppressed; from anxiety; ;
must draw up double, with great restlessness
Wants abdomen supported by pressure

    BACK (click for more)

back; pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right; ;
back; pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); ;
back; pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); breathing in; ;
back; pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); while lying down; on back; ;
back; pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right; ;
back; pain; pulling; lumbar (lower half of back); lying on back; ;
back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement; ;
back; pain; while lying down; on back; ;
back; pain; with breath; ;

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

All the limbs are drawn together
Contraction of muscles
Contraction of the muscles
extremities, limbs; contraction of muscles and tendons;
extremities, limbs; cramps;
extremities, limbs; cramps; calf; ;
extremities, limbs; cramps; leg; ;
extremities, limbs; cramps; lower limbs; ;
extremities, limbs; cramps; thigh; ;
extremities, limbs; cramps; upper limbs; ;
extremities, limbs; diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip);
extremities, limbs; pain; during chill; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; hip; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh);
extremities, limbs; pain; pulling; thigh; while walking; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; tearing; lower limbs; ;
extremities, limbs; perspiration; foot; ;
extremities, limbs; weakness; knee; while walking; ;
Pain down right thigh; muscles and tendons feel too short; numbness with pains ( Gnaph.) Pain in left knee joint.
Pain in right deltoid ( Guaco.) Cramp-like pain in hip; lies on affected side; pain from hip to knee
Sciatic pain, left side, drawing, tearing; better, Pressure and heat; worse, gentle touch
Spontaneous luxation of the hip-joints
Stiffness of joints and shortening of tendons

    CHILL (click for more)

chill; with pain;

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; constriction; internally;
generalities; eating and food; after eating; ;
generalities; eating and food; fruit;
generalities; lying down; lying on side; on painless side;
generalities; movement;
generalities; pain; cutting; internally;
generalities; pain; pinching; internally; ;
generalities; pain; pressing; internally; ;
generalities; pain; pulling;
generalities; pressure;
generalities; symptoms not symmetrical; right; ;
generalities; tension; externally; ;
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Sources
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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