A tincture is made of the green fruit of Momordica Elaterium, L. (Ecbalium E., Rich.).
A most violent hydragogue cathartic, producing inflammation of the whole gastro-enteric canal.
Allies.- Jatro., Coloc., Gratiola
Generalities, Mind and Head
Sharp, fugitive or dull pains, now here, now there. Pains, (<) l. side. Weakness; on going to bed at 10 P.M. Depressing of spirits. Fear of some approaching disaster. Headache in evening. Aching i n forehead; in region of causality; temples; region of combativeness, r. and l. sides; headache, with constriction of temples and forehead. dullness of head till late at night.
Clinical Sometimes useful in the jaundice of new-born children.
Eyes, Ears and Nose
Sticking in l. inner canthus. Sticking near rim of cartilage of l. ear. Epistaxis.
Mouth and Throat
Tongue coated dirty brown. Unpleasant smell to the breath. Bitter taste; with salivation. Pain in back part of throat as if scalded. Feeling as if choana and upper part of oesophagus were enlarged.
Loss of appetite. Eructations; empty; (>) sneezing, with nausea. Nausea; till after two liquid stools; with frequent vomiting, at first slimy, then colored with bile, with increase of salivation, empty eructations, flatulence, rumbling in abdomen and scraping in throat, these symptoms (>) warmth of bed, but replaced by pain in abdomen, confusion of head and then headache. Vomiting; nearly all night; at 7 A.M. of dark brown fluid mixed with food, with prostration and weak feeling at stomach; frequent, of scanty clear liquid, then difficult V. of copious bilious greenish substance and all the contents of the stomach; violent, and eructations of the odor of bad eggs. Pain in epigastrium; in pit of stomach, with colic. Stricture or oppression of epigastrium.
Retraction. Discharge of flatus. Rumbling in caecum and colon. Cutting like the griping of medicine. Griping Pain; coming on in the warmth of the bed; in r. hypochondrium; over chest of r. ilium, round to back, extending deep into pelvis.
Rectum and Stool
Bleeding of the haemorrhoids. Soreness of anus. Ineffectual desire for stool. Stool liquid, copious (Coloc., Jatro., Gratiola), frequent, at first brown, then whitish yellow; watery, frothy S. Olive-green S. Last part of S. soft. Dirty yellow S. S. of dark masses of bilious mucus. Constipation.
Clinical Stools watery, forcible, frothy, copious, preceded by violent cutting pain in abdomen, with chilliness, prostration, flatulent colic, etc. Stools sometimes olive-green and watery, but always gushing.
Copious; and limpid. Scanty; after dinner; acid, pale; and high- colored, no deposit, with heat. High-colored.
Clinical It as been prescribed for dropsy consequent upon disease of kidney, even for dropsy of pericardium, or in jaundice with high fever of an intermittent character, with violent pain in abdomen, watery stools, dark urine, etc.
Chest and Back
Sharp pain at lower part of sternum, passing through to spine or lower angle of r. scapula. Pain in l. sterno-cleido-mastoideus muscle near its insertion into the sternum. Pain under r. scapula; in region of l. kidney. Fugitive sticking in lumbar region, (<) r. side.
Shooting in l. axilla, near insertion of pectoralis major. Pains in r. shoulder, forearm and hand, extending to fingers; in shoulder, extending to ends of fingers and shooting back to elbow. Sticking in muscular parts of thumb; in l. fingers, out to their tips; in l. thigh, in course of sciatic nerve, extending to instep and out to tips of toes, with dull pains. Pain in r. knee, extending into instep and toes. Arthritic pain in great toe.
Sleep and Fever
Incessant gaping; with chilliness.