Homeopathic Remedy Colocynthis from Keynotes and Characteristics by H C Allen…

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.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.