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Colocynthis - Abdomen symptoms - Clarke

Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth, Coloc.

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HPUS indication of Colocynthis: Colic-like pain

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



Inflation of the abdomen, as from tympanitis.

Feeling in the whole abdomen as if the intestines were being squeezed between stones.

Cramp-like pain and constriction in the intestines, esp. after a fit of anger.

Excessively violent colic, with incisive, cramp-like, or contractive pains, which compel the patient to bend double (agg. in any other position), with restlessness in the whole body, and with a sensation of shuddering in the face, which seems to proceed from the abdomen.

Pain in the abdomen when walking (navel).

Colic, with cramps in the calves of the legs.

Colic, as if from a chill.

Pinching, and sensation of clawing in the abdomen, mitigated by violent exertion.

Cuttings and shootings in the abdomen, as from knives, with shiverings and tearings along the legs.

Great sensibility, soreness, and sensation of emptiness in the abdomen.

Grumbling in the abdomen.

Inguinal hernia.


Colic after a meal.

The colic and abdominal pains are relieved by bending double, by violent exercise, by coffee and tobacco-smoke; every other food or drink causes an aggravation.

Bitter taste in the mouth, and of all food and drink.

Pains in the stomach sometimes after a meal.

Vomiting of food, or of greenish matter.


Constant nausea with risings.


Vomiting, with diarrhoea.


Diminished appetite, without thirst, though accompanied by a strong desire for drink, with a sickly taste in the mouth.

Colic and diarrhoea, however little is eaten.

Painful sensitiveness of the epigastrium to the touch.

Violent pressure on the stomach (with sensation of hunger), and in the precordial region.

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