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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Colocynthinum may help, unprocessed Colocynthinum may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Colocynthinum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Pain in the right great toe, accompanied by a dull, not easily described feeling, as of heat, on various parts of the right thigh, especially on the posterior side in the course of the sciatic nerve.
at the same time, a similar sensation in the external ball of the little toe of the same side.
after some hours, pressure in the left great toe,.
Great desire to lie down, requiring great exertion to get off the bed,
Unusual debility, towards evening,
All the symptoms were developed when seated, lasted almost two hours, and disappeared entirely on walking,
A cup of black coffee relieved the symptoms, but they did not entirely disappear until I went to bed, which I was glad to do at 7 A.M.,≡ show all authors ...
▲ MODALITIES ETC
(Morning), Depression; early, cough.
(Forenoon), Heartburn; weakness of legs.
(Afternoon), All symptoms; towards evening, depression; towards evening, tension in inguinal region; towards evening, debility.
(Evening), All symptoms; depression; pressure on vertex; urging to urinate; heat.
(Night), Dry heat; towards morning sweat.
(Ascending stairs), Tension in inguinal region, etc.
(Bending forwards), Painfulness of head; tension in inguinal region, etc.
(Bowing head), Aching in eyeballs.
(On coughing), Stitches through cerebellum.
(Movement), Pain in nape of neck.
(Moving eyes), Painfulness of head; aching in eyeballs.
(Riding in rail-car), Headache.
(When seated), All symptoms developed.
(Straining the sight), Painfulness of head; aching in eyeballs.
(Heavy head), Stitches through occiput; pain in testicle.
(Walking), Tension in inguinal region, etc.; stitches in groin.
(While writing), Weakness of forearm.
(Bending over), Pain in testicles.
(Black coffee), The symptoms.
(Rest), All symptoms; pain in testicles.
(On walking), All symptoms disappeared.≡ show all authors ...
Confusion in the left side of the head, especially in the temporal region,
On coughing, exceedingly painful stitches darting through the cerebellum like lightning,
Sides.≡ more ...
It seemed as though vision were sharper than usual, on going out; looking through the ordinary spectacles was rather straining,≡ more ...
Chest somewhat painful and oppressed,
Cough excited by the roughness in the throat, caused no pain in either the chest or abdomen, and was accompanied by a whitish-yellow mucus, expectorated without difficulty,
Frequent cough in the early morning, and easy expectoration of a thick, yellow mucus,
Heart and pulse
Pulse 100,≡ more ...
Pinching and movements in the umbilical region,
Hypogastrium and Iliac Regions.
When walking, stitches from the small of the back to the groin, and a hard tread caused pain in the right testicle, so that at last I feared to move about; at the same time the left testicle became sensitive also. The pain was much ameliorated by rest, and especially by bending over,≡ more ...
▲ MODALITIES ETC
Appetite began to increase a little,
Appetite somewhat diminished,
Transient heartburn, in the forenoon,≡ show all authors ...
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Feeling of moisture at the anus,
Strong, irresistible inclination to stool; a scanty brownish-red evacuation, with painful tenesmus, lasting some ten minutes,≡ more ...
Pulsation in the pit of the stomach, accompanied by prickling stitches on the back, in the neighborhood of the middle thoracic vertebrae,≡ more ...
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Towards 11 P.M., a copious, thin, pappy evacuation, easily and rapidly discharged, without tenesmus,≡ more ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Urine fiery; becomes cloudy on standing, but deposits no sediment,
A pollution at night, a very unusual occurrence with him,≡ more ...
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Slight pains here and there in the left leg and arm,
Cramplike pain in the muscles of the left wrist,≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Uninterrupted, confused dreams,
Profuse sweat, towards morning,