Colchicum AutumnaleMeadow Saffron, Colchicum, Colchicine, Colchicinum, Colchicum automnale
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Colchicum Autumnale in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Affects markedly the muscular tissues, periosteum, and synovial membranes of joints. Has specific power of relieving the gouty paroxysms. It seems to be more beneficial in chronic affections of these parts. The parts are red, hot, swollen. Tearing pains; worse, in the evening and at night and from touch; stubbing the toes hurts exceedingly. There is always great prostration, internal Coldness, and tendency to collapse. Effects of night watching and hard study. Shocks as from electricity through one half of body. Bad effects from suppressed sweat. Dreams of mice.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, sundown to sunrise; motion, loss of sleep, smell of food in evening, mental exertion.
BETTER, stooping.≡ show all authors ...
Antidotes: Thuja; Camph.; Coccul.; Nux; Puls.
Compare: Colchicine (intestinal catarrh with shreddy membranes; convulsive jerkings of right hand; rheumatic fever, gout, endo and pericarditis, pleurisy, arthritis, deformans in early stages; Intense pain of rheumatism 3x trit.). Also, Carbo; Arnica; Lilium; Arsen.; Verat.
Headache chiefly frontal and temporal, but also occipital and in nape of neck, worse afternoon and evening.
Cerebral haemorrhage≡ more ...
Pupils unequal; left pupil contracted
Variations in visual acuity
Lachrymation worse in open air; violent tearing pain in eyes
Dim vision after reading
Spots before eyes.≡ more ...
Smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of broth
Smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of cooking food
Smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of eggs
Smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of food
Smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to strong odours≡ more ...
Pain in facial muscles, moving about
Tingling and oedematous swelling; cheeks red, hot, sweaty
Very irritable with the pains (Cham.) Pain behind angle of right lower jaw.≡ more ...
Blotchy papular rash on face
Pink spots on back, chest and abdomen
Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)
Itching; crawling≡ more ...
Heart; Anxiety in region of heart
Impulse not felt
Pericarditis, with severe pain, oppression and dyspnoea, pulse threadlike
Sound of heart becomes weaker, pulse of low tension.
Heart; fluid build up around heart
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; tearing≡ more ...
Aching in lumbar and lumbo-sacral region
Dull pain across loins
Backache, better, rest and pressure.
Pain; on movement≡ more ...
Stomach; Dry mouth, tongue burns, gums and teeth pain
THIRST; pain in stomach and flatulence
The Smell of food causes nausea even to fainting, especially fish
Profuse salivary secretion
Vomiting of mucus, bile and food; worse, any motion; Great coldness in stomach
craving for various things, but is averse to them when smelling them, seized then with nausea
Burning or Icy coldness in stomach and abdomen
Thirst for effervescent, alcoholic beverages
Pain in transverse colon.
Distention of abdomen, with gas, inability to stretch out legs
Pain over liver
Caecum and ascending colon much distended
Fullness and continuous rumbling
Bloated; trapped wind
Kidneys; inflammation; with bloody, ink-like, thick urine
Stomach; appetite; lacking, no appetite; at smell of food
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; smell of
Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); after eating
Stomach; fullness; after eating
Stomach; loathing of food (see nausea)
Stomach; nausea; from odours
Stomach; nausea; from odours; eggs
Stomach; nausea; from odours; fish
Stomach; nausea; from odours; any food
Stomach; nausea; from odours; soup
Stomach; nausea; on looking at food
Stomach; nausea; thought of food
Stomach; nausea; thought of soup
Stomach; retching; after vomiting
Stomach; without thirst
Stomach; vomiting; violent≡ more ...
Diarrhoea; in autumn
Pain; during stool
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during dysentery≡ more ...
Painful, scanty, transparent, jelly-like mucus; pain, as if anus were torn open, with prolapse
Autumnal dysentery; stools contain White shreddy particles in large quantities
Ineffectual pressing; feels faeces in rectum, but cannot expel them.
Mucous, slimy; bloody
Mucous, slimy; jelly-like
Mucous, slimy; transparent
Like scrapings of intestines
White; shreds particles≡ more ...
Dark, scanty or suppressed; bloody, brown, black, inky; contains clots of putrid decomposed blood, albumin, sugar.
Colour; black; like ink
Urine heavier than usual≡ more ...
Female; Pruritis of genitals
Cold feeling in thigh after period
Sensation of swelling in vulva and clitoris.≡ more ...
Sharp pain down left arm
Tearing in limbs during warm weather, stinging during cold
Pins and needles in hands and wrists, fingertips numb
Pain in front of thigh
Right plantar reflex abolished
Limbs, lame, weak, tingling
Pain worse in evening and warm weather
Joints stiff and feverish; shifting rheumatism; pains worse at night
Inflammation of great toe, gout in heel, Cannot bear to have it touched or moved
Tingling in the finger nails
Knees strike together, can hardly walk
Oedematous swelling and coldness of legs and feet.
Movements and positions; lameness
Movements and positions; lameness; lower limbs
Movements and positions; lameness; lower limbs; from suppressed perspiration
Pain; on movement
Pain; rheumatic; acute
Pain; rheumatic; in warm weather
Pain; wet weather
Pain; joints; in damp, cold weather
Pain; joints; gouty
Pain; joints; movement
Pain; joints; paralytic
Pain; joints; rheumatic
Pain; upper limbs
Pain; upper limbs; movement
Pain; upper limbs; paralytic
Pain; upper limbs; rheumatic
Pain; shoulder; rheumatic
Pain; forearm; paralytic
Pain; hand; rheumatic
Pain; fingers; rheumatic
Pain; hip; rheumatic
Pain; tearing; paralytic
Paralysis; upper limbs; sensation of paralysis
Swollen; hand≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
Shaking, shivering, rigors
Continued fever; abdominal≡ more ...
Eating and food; sight of all food
Eating and food; smell of all food
Faintness, fainting; from odours; of cooking food
Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal
Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally
Movement; movement of affected part
Pain; tearing; externally
Symptoms from suppression of perspiration
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)≡ more ...