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Colocynthis - Generalities symptoms - Hering

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.



Yawning and sleepiness.

Sleeplessness and restlessness, with the pains.

Dreams disturbing sleep; vivid; anxious.

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea arising from the stomach.

Vomiting of bitter tasting, yellow fluid.

Eating and drinking

After the least food or drink, diarrhoea.

Potatoes cause bellyache; coffee relieves the colic.


Rheumatism, with all sorts of pains, with formication and numbness.

Contact, Injuries, etc.

Touch relieves pain in temples 3; in ear 6; increases faceache; stomach sensitive to it Hard pressure relieves 17, 19. Pressure relieves, but after is worse.


Great tendency of the muscles of all parts of the body top to become painfully cramped.

Sensation of weakness, of faint feeling.

Temperature and weather

Warm applications 8. Warmth of bed 20. Open air 7.

Chill, Fever and Sweat.

Chill and coldness of the whole body, frequently with heat of the face.

Coldness of hands, of soles, of the feet, rest of body warm.

Chill and shivering, with the pains.

External dry heat.

Internal sensation of heat, with external flushes.

Sweat at night, smelling like urine, causing itching of the skin.

Sweat principally of the head and extremities.


Increasing gradually 3.


Right 3, 5, 18, 19, 26, 31, 32, 33. Left 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 19, 23, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33.

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