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Momordica Balsamina - General symptoms

Balsam Apple, Momordica Balsamica, Momordica, Momo.


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HPUS indication of Momordica Balsamina: Colic-like pain

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


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GENERAL

General

Momordica balsamina, Linn.

Natural order, Cucurbitaceae.

(Common in gardens).

Authority. A Mercier, M.D., proving by Mrs. Mercier, with 24 drops of the tincture, Western J. of Hom., 1. p. 42.

GENERAL SYMPTOMS.

General feeling of weakness and sometimes of faintness.

Griping, colic, pain in back and hypogastrium with painful and excessive menses. Accumulation of flatus in splenic flexure of colon. Dropsy.

Momordica balsamina. Balsam Apple. N. O. Cucurbitaceae. Tincture of fresh ripe fruit.

Momordica was introduced by Dr. Mercier, whose wife made the proving with twenty-four drops of the tincture, producing some very well characterised symptoms. Griping and colic declared its relationship to Colocynthis Colocynth. and Elater., as also severe pains in back and hypogastrium with painful and excessive menses. A peculiar sensation is "As if the whole contents of the head had greatly diminished in weight." Farrington gives as a keynote (though it does not appear in the proving) "distension and rumbling in splenic flexure of colon," which he compares with the effects of Lycopodium Lyc. SYMPTOMS.

Dose

Tincture. Used also externally as a liniment and poultice for burns, chapped hands, etc.

Clinical

Colic. Dysmenorrhoea. Flatulence. Leucorrhoea. Menorrhagia.