Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Colocynthis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Severe oppression of the chest as from a pressure from without, on inspiration, when there are also stitches in the chest.
Pressive tightness of the chest, everything seems too tight, with a compression on the sides, especially when sitting bent forward, and in the evening, for six days.
When inspiring, a wheezing on the chest, in the morning (in 1 ¾ h.).
When inspiring, obtuse stitches, when expiring, a slight pressure on the chest, for six days.
Pressure in the middle of the sternum, as if something lay upon the lungs.
Single stitches in the chest and under the ribs, here and there, every day.
Palpitation of the heart.
Griping pain in the right costal muscles.
Muscular twitching in the right costal muscles, going off when the raised himself up.
Running and crawling, as of insects, on the skin of the left side of the chest and abdomen.
Slow, full pulse (the first 10 h.).
Quick, full pulse.
When he lies still, he feels his heart-beat, and the pulsation of the arteries all through the body.
Breathing twice a short as usual, for several days, without asthma and without heat.
Fit of asthma, at night, with slow, heavy respiration, compelling him to cough.
Pressive pain with dull stitches in the scrobiculus cordis, which compels to quick breathing, the lungs feel as if they could not properly expand.≡ more ...