Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Sensation of great emptiness in abdomen.
Distension and tension in abdomen, with cramp.
Pinchings and cuttings in abdomen, sometimes, with pressing want to evacuate.
Colic, with diarrhoea, at night, towards morning.
Colic amel. from bending double.
Borborygmi in abdomen, with sensation as if abdomen were entirely empty.
Sensation of coldness in abdomen.
Putrid, mawkish, mucous, or else bitter or acid taste.
Excessive thirst for beer.
Hunger with speedy satiety.
Repugnance to meat and fat, also to hot and cooked aliments; agg. by eating cabbage.
Pain (cutting) in abdomen, shortly after a meal.
Uneasiness during digestion, after almost every kind of food, however little may have been eaten.
After a meal obscuration and vertigo; nausea; heaviness and pressure at stomach; sleep; or colic, with eructations; or sour risings, congestion in head, cramp in chest, &c.
Frequent nausea, esp. in morning, often with accumulation of water in mouth, obstructed respiration, sour risings, tongue dry and white, stitches in hepatic region, heat in face, vertigo, &c.
Nausea from motion of a carriage.
Nausea and vomiting of pregnant women.
Inclination to vomit.
Greenish, bitter vomiting.
Sour (or bitter eructations or) risings and regurgitations.
After eating, vertigo and giddiness.
Heartburn toward evening.
Aching of stomach.
Cramps in stomach.
Pressure on the stomach; colic (at night).
Sensation of emptiness and weakness in stomach.
Diarrhoea from suppressed eruptions.
Pain in epigastrium, as if something were being torn away.
Swelling of epigastrium, with pain when touched.
Sensation of fulness in epigastrium.≡ more ...