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Podophyllum Peltatum - Abdomen symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Podophyllum Peltatum: Diarrhea
Common symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Sour belching, Vomiting.

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



Twisting pain in the right hypochondrium, with the sensation of heat in the part,

Sensation of weight and dragging in the left hypochondrium, close under the ribs,

Stitches in the right hypochondrium, worse while eating,

Abdomen swelled almost to bursting (next morning), (in the elder),

Violent colic, followed by liquid stools, which were repeated until 9 o'clock (second day),

Griping pains (second day),

Some griping pains with the stools (second day),

Some wandering pains in the abdomen, at 5 P.M.,

Pain in the bowels, at daylight in the morning, which is relieved by external warmth, and by bending forward whilst lying on the side, but is aggravated by lying on the back,

Pain in the transverse colon, at 3 A.M., followed by diarrhoea,

Severe pain in the bowels (after five hours),

Pain in the bowels occasionally, but not so severe (fourth day),

Pain in the ascending colon,

Sensation of heat in the bowels, accompanying the inclination to go to stool,

After supper, sensation as if there would be an evacuation of the bowels. This sensation came and went at short intervals, until going to bed, when it ceased (first day),

Awoke at 2 A.M., with slight stitching pains in bowels, with desire to go to stool; did not sleep well the remaining part of the night, on account of occasional stitching pains in the bowels; the pains were mitigated by flexing the thighs on the abdomen (second night),

The symptoms generally, but especially the abdominal symptoms, are aggravate in the morning and better in the evening,

Tenderness and some bloating of lower bowels (fifth day); still very tender over lower bowels (sixth day),

Pain had extended into the lower bowels and right ovary, in the afternoon (fifth day),


Indifference to food,

After breakfast, had a violent burning in the stomach, as if caused by hot steam; same sensation after dinner (first day),


Fulness in the right hypochondrium, with flatulence,

Sensation of flatus in the left hypochondrium,

A good deal of flatulence was caused, in the evening (first day),

Flatulence (second morning), ; (second day),

Rumbling of flatus in the ascending colon,


The stomach contracted so hard and rapidly, in efforts to vomit, that the wrenching pain would cause them to utter sharp screams, one after another, for five minutes at a time,


Appetite and Thirst.

Appetite much impaired, with unusual thirst for cold water (first morning),

Loss of appetite, ; (second day),

Desire for something sour,

Great thirst, ; (fourth and fifth days),

Increased thirst after eating (first day),

Thirst, towards evening,

Epigastrium and entire abdomen tympanitic and very tender (in the elder girl),

Tenderness over the stomach (second day), (in the younger),

Great tenderness over the stomach and bowels, scarcely bearing the pressure of the bed-clothes (fourth day),

Tender over stomach and bowels, increased by the least motion; could scarcely bear to be touched (fifth day),

Sensation of hollowness in the epigastrium,

Had an empty feeling in the stomach, before supper, but did not feel hungry (first day),

Had a feeling of weakness in the epigastric region, at 2 A.M., which continued until the next morning (second night),

Awakened by violent pains in the stomach and bowels; the pains were of a griping, stitching character, and were relieved for a short time by pressure on the bowels, at 3 A.M. (first night),

Soon after eating some toast, pain commenced in the stomach, extending into the bowels; increasing with such severity that she could not resist screaming at every breath (fifth day),

In the night felt pain in the stomach, which continued to increase in severity, and was attended with much thirst and burning sensation, and great sense of prostration (first night),

Cold water does not agree, it causes much oppression and uneasiness in the stomach; small quantities of it were ejected, which tasted very bitter, and caused much burning in the oesophagus (first day),

Heat in the stomach,

Throbbing in the epigastrium, followed by diarrhoea,

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