Colocynthis also known as: Bitter Cucumber. Cucumis coloeynthis. B liter apple. Citrullus colocynthis. N. O. Cucurbitaecae. Tincture is made of pulp of fruit. Historical dose: All potencies. Guernsey notes that “The strongest characteristic calling for the use of this remedy is an agonizing pain in the abdomen causing the patient to bend over double. The pain is worse by eating or drinking the least amount
The Leading Characteristics of Colocynthis
- Neuralgic (nerve) pains better from pressure and heat.
- Pains of iris and glaucoma (hardness of eyeball leading to blindness), when they extend to the head and are better by pressure.
- Sciatica: Shooting pain, lightning-like shocks, down the whole left lower extremity, left hip, left thigh, left knee into popliteal fossa (depression, on thigh bone near knee); crampy pain in hip, as though screwed in a vice; lies upon the affected side; better from heat and pressure.
- Colic : Better from bending double or pressing something hard against the abdomen; from anger; from eating cheese; from gastric disorders; griping pains; spasmodic pain; alternates with vertigo; with cramps in calves; with diarrhoea; worse at night and after eating.
- Diarrhoea from grief, indignation or anger.
- Diabetes with milky, gelatinous or colloid (glutinous) urine.
- Ailments from anger: Colic, diarrhoea, suppressed lochia, vomiting, suppressed menses.
- Ailments in extremely irritable and impatient persons, who become angry or are offended on being questioned; irritable; throw things away out of the hand.
Medicinal range of benefits; Uses/application of Colocynthis
|Acidity||Specifically relieves colic, as well as spasms and pains that emanate from the stomach, gallbladder, intestines and urethra. It also relieves stomach-related symptoms, such as a continued bitter taste in the mouth, frequent regurgitation, burping, bloating, flatulence, irritability and excitability. Check Adel 5 drops|
|Diarrhea||Dysenteric stools with violent intestinal spasms. Check Reckeweg R4 drops|
|Liver & gallbladder||Cramp like pains in abdomen, cannot stand pressure of clothes. At the time a pain occurs, improvement is obtained through strong pressure on abdomen and through bending over. Check Reckeweg R7 drops.|
|Teething||Excited conditions; throbbing pains; agitation; fits of violent anger. Check Reckeweg R35 drops|
|Gynae Sacroiliac complaints||Sharp pains in the sacral region, radiating in the legs. Check Reckeweg R50 drops|
|Pain between the Ribs||Flashlike neuralgic or neurotic pains. Intercostal pains. Check Reckeweg R69 drops|
|Neuralgia||Cramping and tearing pains, frequently experienced below the orbit radiating to the eye itself, predominantly left sided. Check Reckeweg R70 drops|
|Sciatica||Violent pains that are aggravated by slightest movement, cold or even touch. Cramp like drawing pain along the sciatic nerve. Check Reckeweg R71 drops|
|Has a long lasting action on nerves, especially trigeminal, facial, sciatica, spinal nerves. Neuralgic pains. Pain down right thigh, muscles and tendons feel too short, with numbness. Check Allen A29 drops|
|Cramps and twitching and shortening of muscles, sciatic pain, left side. Check Dr.Bakshi B69 Scaitica drops.|
|Pancreas||Spasmodic pain of the abdomen relieved by bending double. Check Reckeweg R72 drops|
|Intestinal Colic||Agonizing, violent, cutting, cramping, griping, tearing, clutching, or radiating pain, comes in waves. Colic with cramps in calves. Pains are accompanied by nausea, vomiting and diuresis. Check Allen A17 drops|
|IBS||Brown, watery stools after eating or drinking. Jelly like stools with musk like odour. Pain in the abdomen. Check Allen A70 drops|
|Abdominal Pain||Agonizing, violent, cutting, cramping, griping, tearing, clutching, or radiating pain, comes in waves. Intestines feel squeezed between stones. Sensation as of being encircled with an iron band. Colic with cramps in calves. Pains are accompanied by nausea vomiting and diuresis. Check Allen A64 drops|
|It has effect in reducing, pain in the abdominal and pelvic regions, restlessness and bearing down pain specially where the person wants the abdomen to be supported. Check Schwabe magnesium phosphoricum pentarkan|
|Cervical pain||Pains come suddenly, go suddenly. Spasmodic, Crampy, tearing part. Neuralgic pains, cutting and pinching. Check Allen A48 drops|
|Pain and tension in the neck and shoulder-blades. Vertigo on turning the head quickly. Check Sbl drop no 5|
|Diarrhea||Dysenteric stool musty odor distention. Check Dr.Bakshi B3 Diarrhea drops|
|Brown, watery stools after eating or drinking. Jelly like stools with musk like odour. Pain in the abdomen. Check Allen A09 Drops|
|Menstruation||Women with copious menstruation and of sedentary habits. Cramp-like pain in hip; lies on affected side. Check Dr.Bakshi B55 Fem Rheuma drops|
|Pleurisy||Influnces the nervous system, pleurisy. Check Dr.Bakshi B40 Pleurisy drops|
|Constipation||Very bitter taste. Agonizing cutting pain in abdomen causing patient to bend over double and pressing on the abdomen. Check Dr.Bakshi 32 Lax n Liv drops|
|Gives relief from excessive stomach pain. Check Blooume 36 drops|
Coloycnthis as per Boericke materia medica
Cataract, Ciliary (eye part tat controls the shape of the lens), neuralgia, Colic, Colitis. Coxalgia (sensation of pain in the hip area), Cramps, Delirium, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dysentery. Dysmenorrhea, Gallbladder, Glaucoma.
Headaches, Hoarseness, Humiliation, Kidney, colic. Lead, poisoning. Menstrual pains. Nausea, Neural-gias. Ovarian, cysts. Ovary, disorders. Pains, severe. Phimosis (foreskin does not retract). Peritonitis (abdominal swelling). Rheumatism. Sciatica. Toothaches. Tumor. Uterus, pains. Vaginal, pains. Vomiting.
Colocynth was used as a drastic purgative (laxative in effect )in allopathic practice. Colocynthis should be compared to Bryonia as they both have the same general features. It is especially suited to irritable persons who are easily angered and suffer ill effects from them.
Pain in muscles, nerves and joints, gastroenteric disturbance and the same condition in regard to rheumatic joints, worse by movement. Great irritability and ailments from mental emotion, though the latter feature is more marked in Colocynthis.
Colocynthis is useful in acute disorders of digestive tract and intestines. It develops most of its symptoms in the abdomen and head, causing intense neuralgias. Neuralgic pains are cutting, pinching, clamping, gnawing or boring. Neuralgic pains followed by numbness which is better by pressure.It has a long last action on the nerves esp tri-facial sciatic and spincal nerves.
Colocynthis is suited to Diabetics who suffer cloudy milky urine, perspiration may also smell like it. Bitter taste in mouth with strong aversion to food. Easily intoxicated by stimulants , averse to fruits or cold items
Colocynthis Patient profile
Face/Head: The colocynthis patient is irritable, impatient, angered and offended by humiliation, aggravated by question. Children are worst when reprimanded. Restless with suppressed rage. Pain & twitching in eyelids, recho in ears . Cheeks cold , dealthly pale cheeks. Sweats at night, depressed & joyless by nature
Stomach/Digestive: Suffers abdominal cramps with cutting , colicky pain. Intestine feels squeezed. Appetite is oor but may vary, aversion to food in genera. Food & drink taste bitter. Drinks much without thirst, has burning pain in stomach
The colocynthis patient is chilly, sensitive to cold and damp weather esp cold wind. Better in heat, affections on the left side . Women patients feel sharp pain during menses
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Wheezal Gastrolex Tablets
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