Homeopathic Medicine :: Colocynthis – Squirting Cucumber

Indicated in neuralgic affections (sciatica with relief from hard pressure and lying on affected side; in ovarian pain (dysmenorrhoea); in rheumatism; particularly valuable in intestinal affections (colic, dysentery), with severe colicky pain causing him to bend double and press against some hard substance of relief. There is always present much irritability and protestation of great suffering. Useful in troubles caused by anger or indignation.

Vertigo as if he would fall when quickly turning head to the left.

Neuralgia, better from motion, chilliness.

Violent colic, making him bend double, occurring in paroxysms every few minutes, with restlessness and whining, better for a short time from emission of flatus and stool.

Colic better from hard pressure upon chair, table or other hard substance.

Pain in the whole abdomen as though the bowels were squeezed between stones; as though stones were being ground together in the abdomen, working upon soft parts; intestines feel sore and bruised.

Pain in the left temple, left malar, left cheek and shoulder; digging, tearing, pulsating.

Cramp-like pain in the hip, vise-like; lies on the affected side.

Boring pain in the ovary, better from presure.

Diarrhoea (dysentery) of bloody, slimy stools, worse from food or drink.

Urine viscid, like thin glue.

Worse on the left side; from anger (colic, dysmenorrhoea); from mortification.

Better from hard pressure; from bending double.

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

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