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Colocynthis - Relationships - Hering

Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth, Coloc.

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HPUS indication of Colocynthis: Colic-like pain

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Colocynthis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Large doses are counteracted by tepid milk, infusion of galls, Camphora Camphor., Opium.

Staphysagria Staphis. is very similar with regard to mind symptoms and pains in abdomen.

Smoking relieves pain in bowels.

In aggravations of colic, give a cup of coffee to palliate, and repeat Coloc. if necessary.


Coloc. antidotes Causticum Caustic.

Antidotes to Coloc. Camphora Camphor., Coffea Tosta Coffea, Staphysagria Staphis.


These are relationship sections of other remedies that refer to Colocynthis. Where the text is greyed out, a relationship with that remedy is already described above.

Ammonium Muriaticum > relationship
Similar to its relatives and to Antimonium Crudum Ant. crud. (mucus membranes); Aloe Socotrina Aloe soc. (abdominal symptoms); Arsenicum Album Arsen. (catarrhs); Arg. nitr. (mucus in throat); Calc Carb Calc. ostr. (fat people; coldness between scapulae; profuse menses); Conium Mac Conium (night cough); Causticum Caustic. (stiff joints, contractions of muscles; burning hoarseness); Carb. veg. (hoarseness; burning on chest, etc.); Colocynthis Coloc. (in colic); Hep Sulph Calc Hepar; Iodium Iodine; Kali Bich Kali bichr. (stringy mucus, etc.) Kali Chloricum Kali chlor. (catarrh); Causticum Kali hydr. (pimples on the back; etc.) Merc Viv Mercur.; Merc. corr.; Magnesia Muriatica Magn. mur. (especially bloody sputum; crumbling stool; atonic bladder); Nat Mur Natr. mur. (catarrh); Nux Vomica Nux Vom.; Phosphorus Phosphor.; Rhus Tox Rhus tox. (sprains; joints worse sitting, etc.); Senega Seneg. (fat people; mucus secretions; stitches in scapula with lung affections, etc.); Sepia Sepia (blisters about joints; atonic bladder, etc.); Silica Marina Silic.; Sulphur Sulphur.

Bryonia > relationship
Conjunctive relation Colocynthis Coloc.

Causticum > antidotes
Antidotes to Caustic. Asa Foetida Asaf., Coffea Tosta Coffea, Colocynthis Coloc., Nux Vomica Nux vom., Spir. nitr. dulc.

Chamomilla > antidotes
Antidotes to Chamom. Aconite Acon; Alumina Alum, Borax Borax, Camphora Camphor., Cocculus Indicus Coccul., Coffea Tosta Coffea, Colocynthis Coloc., Ignatia Ignat., Nux Vomica Nux vom., and especially Pulsatilla Pulsat.

Coffea Tosta > antidotes
Coffea Cruda Coffea antidotes Chamomilla Chamom., Colocynthis Coloc., Nux Vomica Nux vom., Psorinum Psorin.

Dioscorea Villosa > compare
Compare with Colocynthis Coloc. (in latter colic is less continuous and is better from pressure and bending double).

Gnaphalium > compare
Compare Chamomilla Chamom., Colocynthis Coloc. When either the genito-crural, or the anterior crural nerve is affected, Xanthoxylum Fraxineum Xanthox. is usually the remedy.

Magnesia Carbonica > compare
Compare Ipecacuanha Ipecac. (nausea and grass-green stools), Colocynthis Coloc. (cutting, griping, better after stool).

Rheum > antidotes
Antidotes to Rheum Camphora Camphor., Chamomilla Chamom., Colocynthis Coloc., Merc Viv Mercur., Nux Vomica Nux vom., Pulsatilla Pulsat.

Staphysagria > relationship
Colocynthis Coloc. and Staphis. act well after each other.

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