Homeopathic Medicine :: Colchicum Autumnale – Meadow Saffron.

Indicated in gout and rheumatic affections of joints with dread of having the parts touched and excessive pain from the slightest touch or knock; in fall-dysentery; in bad effects of night watching.

Great irritability.

Great prostration, with coldness and sense of collapse.

Nausea from the smell of cooking food, even from talking about it.

Gastric indigestion, with drum-like distension of the abdomen.

He craves different things, but when he smells them they excite nausea, even vomiting.

Vomiting of mucus, bile and food, with sense of coldness in the stomach and great exhaustion.

Diarrhoea of scanty, jelly-like stools, with much pain and drum-like distension of the abdomen;; often with painful urging and feeling as though the anus were torn open; stools contain white shreds, scrapings (fall-dysentery).

Rheumatic pains in the joints and toes; redness, heat, swelling; great sensitiveness to touch and motion; worse at night and in warm weather. Pain drawing, tearing, pressing; from left to right.

Anxious distress about the heart; cannot feel impulse of the heart; oppression; pulse thready.

Urine scanty, bloody, very dark.

Skin noticeably dry; no moisture or sweat.

Worse from motion; smell of food; loss of sleep.

Better when quiet; from sleeping; after stool.

(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)

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