by H. C. Allen

Squirting Cucumber. (Cucurbitaceae)

Colocynthis has Agonizing pain in abdomen causing patient to bend double, with restlessness, twisting and turning to obtain relief; > by hard pressure (> by heat, Magnesium phos. ).

Colocynthis Pains: are worse after eating or drinking; compel patient to bend double ( Magnesium phos. – < by bending double, Dioscorea ); menses, suppressed by chagrin, colic pains.

Extremely irritable, impatient; becomes angry or offended on being questioned.

Irritable; throws things out of his hands.

Affections from anger, with indignation – colic, vomiting, diarrhoea and suppression of menses ( Chamomilla, Staphysagria ).

Vertigo: when quickly turning head, especially to the left, as if he would fall; from stimulants.

Sciatica: crampy pain in hip, as though screwed in a vise; lies upon affected side.

Shooting pain, like lightning-shocks, down the whole limb, left hip, left thigh, left knee, into popliteal fossa.

Relations. – Complementary: Mercurius in dysentery, with great tenesmus.

Compare: Graphites intense pain along right sciatic never, darting, cutting, from right hip joint down to foot; < lying down, motion, stepping; > by sitting.

Compare with Staphysagria in ovarian or other diseases from bad effects of anger, reserved indignation or silent grief.

Aggravation. – Anger and indignation; mortification caused by offense ( Staphysagria, Lycopodium ); cheese < colic.

Amelioration. – From doubling up; hard pressure.