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Colocynthis - Mouth symptoms - Hahnemann

Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth, Coloc.

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HPUS indication of Colocynthis: Colic-like pain

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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Fine stitches in the throat, as from the awn of an ear of wheat, on the upper part of the velum pendulum palati.

Bitterness in the mouth for four hours (at once).

Gums and teeth

The teeth of the lower row ache as if the nerve was jerked and stretched.

Shooting, throbbing pain in the right lower molars, as if struck with a metal wire.

Painful looseness of one of the lower incisors.


In the mouth, on the right cheek and on the side of the tongue, a smarting pain.

White tongue, with feeling of roughness upon it, as from too much smoking of tobacco.

Rough tongue, as if sand had been strewn on it (aft. 36 h.).


Saliva in the mouth, tasteless as water.

Metallic, astringent taste on the upper part of the tip of the tongue.

Loathsome, putrid taste, more so in the fauces than in the mouth.

Bitter taste in the mouth after drinking beer.


Fine smarting stitches in the fauces, not observed in deglutition.


On the palate, a scrapy feeling, also outside of coughing.

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