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Gambogia - General symptoms

Garcinia Morella, Gummi Gutti, Gamboge, Gamb.

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HPUS indication of Gambogia: Backache

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

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Violent chronic sneezing, only in the daytime, generally in the forenoon.

excited to an intense degree by strong smells, with irritation in the right nostril above the wing of the nose.

dryness of the right nostril.

pressure in the internal canthus of the right eye, as from a foreign body (obliging him to rub frequently).

occasional dimsightedness of the right eye, as if looking through a gauze, without any catarrhal feeling, without stoppage of the nose, without bleeding at the nose, or diminution of smell. . relieved her somewhat, but the lady gave up the treatment..

Fecal diarrhoea, stools evacuated with great force, with long-continued burning in the anus, preceded for half an hour by violent cutting in the abdomen, waking him from sleep about midnight, and relieved by firmly compressing the abdomen, which is small, as if eviscerated.

after he had fallen asleep again, he was awakened by a pain in the small of the back.



The use of Gambogia in Homeopathy has been confined to its action on the alimentary tract. It produces a diarrhoea very similar to Croton Tiglium Croton. From its pathogenesis, it is very evident that it has very intense and definite action especially on the gastro-enteric tract.

Gamboge. Gummi Gutti. N. O. Guttiferae. Tincture of the resinous gum obtained from a tree (Garcinia morella) native to China China.

The chief reputation of Gamboge among homoeopaths is as a remedy for diarrhoea. "Profuse watery diarrhoea, particularly with old people," is characteristic. Stool preceded by excessive cutting about navel.

stool expelled all at once after considerable urging.

and is followed by a feeling of great relief. Stools yellow (the colour of the drug).

green. bloody. lienteric. Burning in anus after stool.

anus sore and excoriated. Frightful vomiting and purging, with fainting. But this action by no means exhausts the range of Gamb.

it has a number of symptoms in the eyes and throat.

and also rheumatic symptoms. Pain in small of back, as if bruised or sprained. Pain in sacrum, resulting from a blow, was cured in one case of mine. Gnawing in coccyx. Burning pains are prominent. Burning in the liver. (Like many other yellow, bile-like drugs, Gamb. acts markedly on the liver.) Most symptoms are amel. by motion.

cough amel. sitting up.

amel. in open air. agg. towards evening or at night. There is periodicity in the symptoms. General soreness over the body.

Gamboge. Hering. Guttiferae.

Stools watery, slimy, undigested, without smell.

with pain in ileo-coecal region, which is sensitive to touch.

during stool bearing down and colicky pain.

prolapsus ani and cold sweat on the limbs.

copious, watery, yellow, or like curdled milk, of offensive, sickening smell, expelled forcibly.

dark green mucus, offensive and corrosive, discharged with a single somewhat prolonged effort.

great relief after stool, as though an irritating substance were removed from the bowels.

profuse, watery, with colic and tenesmus.

diarrhoea, with burning pain and tenesmus.

bloody, dysenteric.


Third to thirtieth potency. Gambogia painted on the chest in lung tuberculosis is considered by Abrams specific and incipient cases are symptomatically cured in several weeks.


Anus, affections of. Backache. Blow, effects of. Coccygodynia. Colic. Diarrhoea. Eyes, inflammation of. Lienteria. Throat, sore. Typhlitis.

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