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Colocynthis - Mouth symptoms - T.F. Allen

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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General Mouth.

Burning pain in the right corner of the mouth,

Bitterness in the mouth, for four hours,


Drawing in the upper teeth of the right side, with feeling as if the upper lip was swollen,

Gums and teeth

Painful looseness of one of the lower incisors,

Feeling of the teeth being on edge, which appeared in the evening, and was very annoying the next day,

Heat and swollen feeling in the roots of the right lower teeth,

Pain in all the upper teeth,

Violent pain in a hollow tooth,

Frequently repeated aching in an upper hollow tooth,

Toothache on the left side,

Toothache on the right side,

Drawing in the lower incisors; twitching pain from the left lower molars into the left arm, as far as the elbow,

Violent drawing pain in all the teeth of both jaws, in the afternoon,

The teeth of the lower jaw are painful, as if the nerves were torn and stretched,

Sensitiveness of the incisor teeth,

Sticking-throbbing pains in the right lower back teeth, as from a beating with a wire,



Collection of saliva in the mouth,



Tongue red,

Tongue coated white, with a sensation of rawness on it, as from too much smoking,

Rough tongue, as if sand were scattered upon it (after thirty-six hours),

Burning on the anterior surface of the tongue,

Burning upon the tip of the tongue, continuing several hours,

Every exacerbation of the symptoms, without exception, began with burning at the apex of the tongue,

Sensation on the tongue as if it had been scalded with a hot fluid, during the whole day,

Sensitiveness of the borders of the tongue while eating,

Persistent, severe biting in the middle of the tip of the tongue, as if it were sore,

Beating pain in the mouth, in the right cheek, and on the side of the tongue,


Tasteless saliva, like water, in the mouth,


Insipid taste in the mouth, after dinner, for an hour and a half,

Nauseous, had taste, more in the throat than in the mouth,

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

Bitter taste in the mouth, immediately, ; (soon),

Bitter taste in the mouth, after drinking beer,

Intensely bitter taste in the mouth, for some minutes,

The disagreeable bitter taste of the drug remained for several minutes in the mouth,

Nauseous bitter taste,

Persistent bitter, disgusting taste,

Salt taste of the mucus hawked up,

The mucus raised had the bitter taste of the drug,

Beer tastes remarkably bitter, at noon,

The taste of Colocynth. seemed very disgustingly bitter; it continued the whole day,


Scraping sensation in the palate, even when not coughing,

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