Colocynthis is one of the wonderful remedies in homeopathy useful in treating colic, it is an indispensable remedy that works more promptly for colic, proved and incorporated in Homeopathy by Dr.Hanemann.
Colocynthis is commonly known as bitter or squirting cucumber, it is from the family Cucurbitaceae.
The crude substance is prepared from the fresh pulp of the fruit plant that is native to Turkey.
The tincture is made with spirit and undergoes the process of dynamization, only then its dynamic curative power is aroused by homeopathy only, making Colocynthis an important, remedy in treating a variety of diseases like Sciatica, Dysentry, Colic, Vertigo.
Colocynthis is especially suitable for irritable persons, they are easily angered, and ill effects from getting angry and indignation. It is suited to women who get copious menstruation, and people with sedentary habits. Persons with a tendency to corpulency.
It is suited to persons with a pale face and wasted face, with downcast or sunken eyes.
Guiding symptoms of Colocynthis
Colocynthis is used by many homeopaths mainly in the treatment of dysentery, cholera, and abdominal colic, it is indicated when there is terrible colic with agonizing pain in the abdomen compelling the patient to bend double.
It is of great use when the colic is relieved by motion, and hard pressure, only the motion is kept up steadily by the patient while the pains remain.
It is indicated when there is a sensation in the abdomen as if cutting, twisting, grinding, contracting, and bruised feeling in stomach; as if clamped with iron bands.
It is a great remedy for neuralgias that develop mostly in the abdomen and head, causing intense neuralgias.
It is indicated when the neuralgic pains are always relieved by pressure, then there are cramps and twitching, and shortening of muscles leading to constrictions and contractions.
It is one of the top listed remedies in treating rheumatic conditions affecting the joints, the pains are aggravated by motion and better by rest and pressure.
It is a wonderful remedy for rheumatic affections when the pains are sharp, shooting, and worse at 4-9 p.m.
It is highly indicated when complaints are with shooting pain like lightning shocks down the whole limbs, left hip, thigh, knee, and popliteal fossa. There is crampy pain in the thighs as if screwed in a vise. The lies on the affected side to get relief, usually left side is commonly affected.
It is a wonderful remedy for vertigo, which occurs on quickly turning the head with confusion and pressive pain in the orbits of the eyes,
It is a wonderful remedy for headaches with constant dullness, and giddiness at the beginning of colic, accompanied by pressive frontal headaches.
It is a wonderful remedy for various gastric and neuralgic disorders brought on by anger, indignation, mortification, vexation, and exposure to cold.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Colocynthis patient has anxiety and inquietude, with an inclination to run away, easily gets angry, mortified, and tendency to vexation.
It is indicated in mental dejection with taciturnity and there is an aversion to talking the patient is disinclined to answer questions.
The patient is emotionally inclined to get angry easily, and this causes various physical ailments.
It is indicated when a patient tends towards lachrymose humor there is a want of religious feeling and the patient is disinclined to occupy himself and is even averse to visit his otherwise by his well-liked friends.
Colocynthis is indicated when there is a peculiar sensation in the head leading to vertigo when turning the head to the left side.
There is a lateral cutting headache, accompanied by nausea, and vomiting.
It is a great remedy for headaches, pains in the head better by pressure and heat, with soreness of the scalp. Burning pains, digging, rending, and tearing
It is a great remedy for headaches that are characterized by frontal headaches that are worse, on stooping, lying on back, and moving the eyelids.
Colocynthis is a great remedy in homeopathy for, gouty affections of eyes with a violent pain in eyeballs which precede the development of glaucoma.
It is a wonderful remedy for glaucoma with pains that are sharp, boring, and better by pressure.
It is a wonderful remedy for paralytic neuralgia of eyelids in which there is a sensation of stooping as if the eye would fall out.
Colocynthis is a wonderful remedy for otitis media there is warmth in the right ear and obstruction before the left ear. It is indicated in otitis media when there is itching, sticking deep in-ear the, extending from the Eustachian tube to the tympanum, and is better by boring in ear with a finger. There is crawling within the ear relieved by a boring ear with a finger.
It is a great remedy for treating tinnitus which is accompanied by difficult hearing; everything heard is accompanied by a roaring noise, the sounds re-echo in the ears.
There is constant roaring and throbbing in both ears, especially the left ear is more affected due to tinnitus.
Colocynthis is a wonderful remedy for nose affections like rhinitis There is fluent coryza with severe burning above the nose. It is indicated when there is throbbing burrowing pain in the nose extending from the left side to the root of the nose.
Colocynthis patient often complains of a toothache, there is a pain in the teeth as if the nerve were pulled or stretched in the teeth and gums. There are pulsative pains in the teeth on the left side.
It is a great remedy for tongue affections, there is burning at the tip of the tongue, and there is a sensation as if the tongue had been scalded by some hot fluid.
It is indicated for the roughness of the tongue, and it is loaded with a white or yellow coating.
It is a wonderful remedy for cramps in the gullet, with empty eructations and palpitations of the heart.
Colocynthis is useful in treating swelling of the face with tearing, shooting, pain on the left side with great soreness. The patient gets relief from pressure.
It is used by many homeopaths in treating facial neuralgia, with chilliness; there is the sensation of teeth seems too long.
It is a great remedy for faceache with tensive, tearing, burning, or shooting pains are known as prosopalgia in the face, often on the left side only, and extending to the ears and into the head.
There is a cramp-like sensation in the left malar bone of the face, the cramps extend into the left eye.
Colocynthis is a wonderful remedy for frequent small dry cough, which is excited by irritation in the larynx, or by tobacco smoke.
It is a great remedy for spasms of the larynx with constriction in the larynx, which induces frequent deglutition with oppressed breathing; laryngeal spasms are better in the open air.
Colocynthis is a great remedy for asthma with the oppression of the chest as if the chest were compressed.
It is a wonderful remedy for fits of asthma at night.
The patient has frequent spells of small dry cough.
Colocynthis is useful when there is pain, and cramps in chest wall muscles with palpitation of the heart.
It is a wonderful remedy for heart agitation with stitches in the cardiac region.
Colocynthis is a wonderful remedy for gastric disorders, there is a very bitter taste in the mouth. The tongue is rough, as from sand, and feels scalded.
It is a wonderful remedy for canine hunger, with a feeling in the stomach as if something would not yield; drawing pain.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Colocynthis is one of the top listed remedies for colics in the abdomen, there is an agonizing cutting pain in the abdomen causing the patient to end over double, and pressing on the abdomen.
It is indicated when there is a sensation as if stones were being ground together in the abdomen, and it would burst.
It is a great remedy for cholera with abdominal colic, when the intestines feel as if bruised, with colic with cramps and cutting pain in the abdomen, especially after anger.
It is a wonderful remedy for when each paroxysm of cramp is attended with general agitation and a chill over the cheeks, ascending from the hypogastrium.
It is used by many homeopaths to treat dysentery, where there is pain in the small spot below the navel. The dysenteric stool is renewed each time by the least food or drink, the stools are jelly-like stools, have a typical musty odor, and are accompanied by distention in the abdomen.
Colocynthis is a wonderful remedy for urinary disorders, there is intense burning along the urethra during stool.
It is a wonderful remedy for vesical catarrh, discharge like a fresh white egg.
It is highly indicated when the urine is viscid and fetid smelling; in small quantities, with frequent urging to urination and there is itching at the orifice.
It is a great remedy for cystitis, there is spasmodic pain of the bladder when urinating.
It is a great remedy for renal colic there are red, hard crystals in the urine, adhering firmly to the vessel causing tenesmus of the bladder, leading to pains on urinating over the whole abdomen.
Colocynthis is a wonderful remedy for treating Complete impotence, there is retraction of the prepuce behind the glans, with a sensation as if everything were flowing towards the genital parts, from both sides of the abdomen, occasioning a discharge of semen.
It is a great remedy for weakness, there is gleet and excitement of sexual desire, as in priapism.
Colocynthis has got wonderful action on female genitals, it is one of the top-listed remedies in treating round, small cystic tumors in ovaries or broad ligaments and wants abdomen to be supported by pressure.
It is indicated when there is boring pain in the ovary the patient must draw up double, with great restlessness.
It is a wonderful remedy for cramp-like pain in the left ovary, in the uterus; as if parts were squeezed in a vice.
It is a wonderful remedy for an Ovarian cyst, there are stitches in the ovaries with a paroxysm of acute pain in the abdomen, sacrum, and hip, better by flexing the thigh on the pelvis.
It is a great remedy for endo-metritis; metrorrhagia; suppressed menstrual flow with cramping pains better by bending double; all the above ailments are caused by indignation or chagrin.
It is a great remedy for miscarriages when there are bearing-down cramps, causing her to bend double leading to abortion.
It is a great remedy for suppressed lochia and puerperal fever that occurs after vexation.
It is a wonderful remedy for tumors of the breast, indicated when there are painful nodosities in the mammae, causing spasmodic pains.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Colocynthis is a wonderful remedy for, rheumatic and gouty affections of joints all the limbs are drawn together. Pain in right deltoid muscle with the stiffness of joints of hand and shortening of tendons with contraction of muscles of the hand.
It is a great remedy for Sciatica there is cramp-like pain in the hips lying on the affected side; sharp and shooting pain from hip to knee. It is indicated when there is spontaneous luxation of the hip joints. It is used by many homeopaths to relieve Sciatic pain, in the left leg with, drawing, tearing pains better, by pressure and heat and worse, by gentle touch.
There is a contraction of the muscles, with pain down the left thigh, the muscles and tendons of the affected legs feel too short; there is numbness with pains in the left knee joint.
Colocynthis is indicated to treat neck and backaches there is tension in the neck and shoulder blades with drawing pains in the back as if the muscles were stretched.
It is indicated when there is a great weakness in the back, especially in the small of the back, with a pressing headache in the morning.
There is congestion and suppuration of the axillary glands; subsultus of muscles of the neck.
Colocynthis is useful in treating eruptions with troublesome itching, with great restlessness in the whole body, especially in the evening in bed, followed by perspiration.
It is a wonderful remedy for desquamation of the skin over the whole body.
It is a great remedy for Carbuncles, small ulcers, and scabies with continuous burning pain with itching, making the skin hot and dry.
Colocynthis is a wonderful remedy for fevers associated with cholera and dysentery there is cold and shivering, with heat in the face, without thirst.
It is indicated when there is a coldness in the hands and soles of the feet, while the rest of the body is warm. The Pulse is hard, full, and quick, with a strong pulsation in the arteries.
During the heat stage, there is an external dry heat and internal heat, with attacks of flushes of heat.
There is nocturnal sweat, of the smell of urine, on the head, hands, legs, and feet, causing itching of the skin, there is perspiration principally on the head and the extremities.
It is highly indicated when the face is deep red during the fever, the face is puffed, with heat and redness of left cheek, and tearing pains in it.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Colocynthis is worse by motion, from anger, indignation, mortification, touch, any attempt to eat and drink.
The symptoms are worse evening and at night.
The conditions of Colocynthis are better, by bending double, hard pressure, violent exercise, warmth, and discharge of flatus.
Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Colocynthis are Merc. sol.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Colocynthis are Chamomilla and Mag. Phos.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
It is compatible with Bryonia, Chamomilla.
The bad effects of Colocynthis are antidoted by Camphora, Coffee, Causticum, Staph, and Chamomilla.
It antidotes the effects of or is the antidote to Causticum.
Colocynthis Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Colocynthis 30 Uses
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition. It is useful in treating, Diarrhoea, Dysentery and gastric disorders.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
Colocynthis 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Colocynthis match. It is useful for Neuralgia.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
Colocynthis 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Colocynthis and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
Colocynthis Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of Colocynthis is used by many homeopaths to treat Rheumatism and Sciatica by diluting in water.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
Colocynthis 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Colocynthis works well to treat the conditions like Dysmenorrhoea and Diarrhoea.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
Clinical Indication of Colocynthis
- Ciliary neuralgia
- Menstrual colic
- Ovaries affections
- Uterine pains
- Vaginal pains
Side Effects of Colocynthis
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Colocynthis are seen, then it can be antidoted by Camphora, Coffea.