Colocynthis - The Homeopathic Remedy

Remedy profile of Colocynthis, Origin, Preparation,  Symptoms explanation and other information

Main Page

Herbal Medicine Information

Herbal Remedy Materia Medica

Homeopathy Information

Homeopathy Materia Medica

Directories:

Aromatherapy

Constituents

Cosmetic effects

Essential Oils

Herbal

Holistic Health

Homeopathy-remedies

Minerals

Properties 

Supplements 

Symptoms

Vitamins

 

 

Shopping:

Aromatherapy

Books

Beauty Therapy

Essential Oils

Flower Remedies

Herbal Remedies

Homeopathy

Minerals

Supplements

Vitamins

Women's Health

All Products

Kosher

Sell your products on Beneforce

Emotional Intelligence

Index, Information FAQ

Search

Links

Contact Us

About Beneforce

Site Map

Used Books

Rare Books

 

 

 

 

Search this site beneforce.com:

Search the Web:

 

Remedy Name/s: Common Name/s: Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
Colocynthis, Coloc. Bitter apple, Bitter cucumber Citrullus Colocynthis

Buy Colocynthis
 

General description and domicile:
Colocynthis is native to Turkey but is cultivated in many dry, hot semi-desert areas around the world. The fruit is an orange sized gourd that contains pulp and seed. The seeds are claimed to be nutritional but the pulp and outer skin of the gourd contains a highly poisonous constituent called colocynthin.

The plant is very similar to the common cucumber plant which is probably where the name Bitter cucumber" comes from.

Warning: Extreme care must be taken when handling this plant.

Part used and extraction:
The gourd is dried and deseeded. All of the seedless gourd is used

Remedy preparation:
Powdered and steeped in alcohol to obtain mother tincture

History:
The medicinal use of this plant goes back to biblical times when it was used as a purgative and to treat mental disorders.

Proved by Hanhnemann

How to use these pages:
What follows below is a profile of the homeopathic remedy. This profile must be compared with the profile of the person to be treated in great detail before treatment can be commenced. See How to Use these Pages

Remedy profile:
Colocynthis people are reserved with a restless and anxious undercurrent which is hard to hide. They tend to bear grudges when humiliated by being disregarded or contradicted and suppress anger and this is normally when the physical symptoms appear.
Colic, abdominal pain and other gastric upsets are the main physical symptoms. They may be accompanied by headaches and neck pain and shooting pains in the limbs.

Key Symptoms:
Suppressed anger, Colic, Indignation.

Used for treatment of:

Neuralgia

Diarrhea (with abdominal cramping)

Headache

Migraine

Colic

Vomiting (abdominal cramping)

Abdominal pain

Cramps

Menstrual cramps

Sciatica

Backache (accompanied with shooting pains in one or more limbs)



General Symptoms Worse for: Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Anger
Eating
Cold
Damp
Windy weather
Movement

General Symptoms Better for: Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
Warmth
Pressure on affected area
Bending double

See also our Herbal page on Colocynthis.

 

How current is this information?

 

 

* Statements made have not been evaluated by American Food and Drug Authority or similar board or authority of any other country.
The content of this website, products offered on the website and any correspondence that we may enter into with you have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Authority. The information and products offered on this website and any website or publication that we may refer to or link to are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent or in any way improve or ease any conditions, disease or symptoms. The content of the website, products and documentation provided is for your entertainment and enlightenment only. None of the content of this website, packaging and documentation provided with products offered on this website or any correspondence entered into is intended or should be construed as a substitute or augmentation of advice from your physician or medical practitioner. You should not use any information provided by us in any form to diagnose or treat any condition or disease. You must consult your healthcare practitioner or doctor before commencing any dietary change, taking or ceasing to take any medication, starting or stopping a treatment of any suspected or diagnosed medical condition or self improvement plan.

Warning!

Read our detailed warning and disclaimer
Home Modalities Symptoms Shopping Contact us
Sell your products Advertise New suppliers Boutiques Links