Frequent hiccup (aft. 1.1/4 h.). [Lr.]

A disgusting putrid taste, stronger in the fauces than in the mouth. [Gn.]

Bitterness in the mouth, for four hours (immediately). [Fr.H-n.]

After drinking beer, bitter taste in the mouth, which increases for several minutes (aft. 27 h.). [Gn.]

55. Anorexia. [ALIBERT, l. c.]

Diminished appetite, though the food tastes all right. [Fr.H-n.]

Much desire to drink, without thirst; the mouth is always watery, the liquid drunk tastes very good, but immediately after every draught a flat taste comes into the mouth.

Feeling of thirst in the gullet. [L. Rkt.]

Eructation of a bilious fluid.

60. Empty eructation. [Hbg.]

Nausea. [SCHNEIDER, l. c.]

Nausea for two hours (immediately). [Fr.H-n.]

Nausea for six hours, until he falls asleep at night; in the morning after waking the nausea returns. [Fr.H-n.]

Nausea for eight hours. [Fr.H-n.]

65. Vomiting twice of food only, without anusea and without bad taste (aft. 10 m.). [Fr.H-n.]

Very frequent vomiting. [J. M. HOFFMANN, in Ephem. Nat. Curios., Cent. x, Obs. 30. (Poisoning by a whole apple.) ]

A pressure in the stomach, as from a stone. [Hbg.]

Violent stomach-ache, precordial pressure (immediately). [HOFFMANN, l. c.]

After eating particularly, an aching sensation in the gastric region, with sensation as of hunger, not relieved by eating more – everyday. [L. Rkt.]

70. Cutting pressure in the epigastrium, as from flatulence, on inspiring. [L. Rkt.]

Transient cutting in the epigastrium, as from flatulence, on inspiring. [L. Rkt.]

Single stitches under the last ribs. [L. Rht.]

Pressure in the bowels, which seems to come sometimes from emptiness, but is rather increased than diminished by eating, especially by bending forwards when sitting, for about six successive days, particularly in the evening. [L. Rkt.]

Great distension of the abdomen occasionally.

75. Pressure as from fulness in the abdomen. [Hbg.]

Along with some distension colic-like pain in the abdomen and discharge of flatus. [Stf.]

Colic. [TULPUS, Obs., Lib. iv, Cap. 25.(Poisoning.) – ALIBERT, l. c.]

Continued pain in the abdomen through al the bowels, compounded of bruised pain and aching.

In the hypogastrium, a sore cutting pain, which commenced when walking and increased in violence at every step )aft. 5 d.). [L. Rkt.]

80. Cutting pains in the abdomen. [ Breslauer Sammlunge, 1727, p. 148. (Nothing about colocynth can be found here.) ]

Continued cutting in the hypogastrium, at last so violent that he must walk in a bent- forward attitude; at the same time weakness in the whole body, so that walking was a trouble to him, with dread of the work he had to do. [Gn.]

The most violent pains in the abdomen. [HOFFMANN, l..c]

Indescribable bell-yache. [STALPAART VAN DER WIEL, Cet. I, Obs. 41. (Poisoning.) ]

Excessive pain in the abdomen, on a small spot below the navel, which, after the night-sweat, spread through the whole abdomen. [Fr.H-n.]

85. At each attack of pain in the abdomen, restlessness in the whole body, whereby a kind of shudder rushes through both cheeks, which gradually rises up from the abdomen, and after a more severe pain immediately goes off.[Hbg.]

Movement in the abdomen, as if he were still fasting, in the afternoon (aft. 8 h.). [Lr.]

Emptiness in the abdomen, as if there were nothing in it (aft. 10 h.). [Hbg.]

An emptiness in the abdomen, as though he had had a severe diarrhoea. [Stf.]

Pains in the abdomen, as if from catching cold, or from having eaten a variety of incongruous articles of food. [Hbg.]

90. Alleviation of the violent belly-ache by smoking tobacco, but a sensation long remains in the abdomen as if he had taken cold. [Fr.H-n.]

Pinching sensations in the abdomen, which terminate above the pubes. [Hbg.]

Pinching and grasping pains in the abdomen (aft. 21 h.). [Hbg.]

Acute pains, as if severely clawed in the abdomen – a grasping in the bowels; on account of these pains he can neither lie quiet nor sit, and can only walk bent double; by lying still these pains were not allayed, but they were when he had moved quickly or tossed about (aft. 6 h.). [Hbg.]

95. Shooting pain in a small spot in the umbilical region, which compels him to bent and stoop forwards, and is increased to the severest degree by lifting anything, for eighteen hours (aft. ¾ h.). [Fr.H-n.]

Belly-ache, which compels him to crouch and bend together. [Fr.H-n.]

Dull tensive pain in the abdomen, which went off by pressure,. [Gn.]

Pains as if the bowels were squeezed in and pressed; at the same time cutting pain towards the pudendum; below the navel the pains were so violent that the facial muscles were much distorted and the eyes closed; this pain was only allayed by pressing with the hand on the abdomen and bending in the abdomen (aft. 8 h.). [Hbg.]

Constriction of the bowels in the hypogastrium always gradually increasing every ten to twenty minutes, which goes off by strong pressure with the hand (aft. 24 h.). [Hbg.]

100. Forcing together of the abdominal intestines, especially round about the pudendum. [Hbg.]

Sensation in the whole abdomen as if the bowels were squeezed between stones and threatened to burst out, sometimes so severe that the blood mounted to the upper parts, the face and head, with outbreaks of perspiration on these parts; the face and head felt as if a cool air blew on them when the cramp-like pains declined (aft. 7 h.). [Hbg.]

Cramp-like belly-ache, so that he can neither sit still, not lie, nor walk; after a meal there ensued immediately an almost resultless urging to stool, tenesmus (aft. 10 h.). [Hbg.]

A forcing from both sides of the hypogastrium towards the middle of the pelvic cavity, like flatulence which will not come away )compelling emission of semen).

Boring pain in the left illiac region, close to the bones of the pelvis (aft. 12 h.). [Gn.]

105. Digging. Tearing pain in the umbilical region, more violent when expiring and laughing loud. [Gn.]

All the abdominal pains from colocynth went off on drinking a cup of coffee; but he must then go immediately to stool. [Hbg.]

After eating a single potato, violent pain in the abdomen and hurried evacuation of the bowels. [Fr.H-n.]

Violent urging to stool, which consisted of copious yellowish-brown, semi-fluid faeces, as from a purgative, of sourish-putrid smell: after this evacuation the belly-ache seemed to disappear, but soon returned (aft. 9 h.). [Hbg.]

Greenish-yellow diarhoeic stools, with sensation as if he had taken cold. [Fr.H-n.]

110. Quite thin, frothy stool of saffron-yellow colour and mouldy smell, almost like burnt grey blotting-paper (aft. 12 h.). [Hbg.]

Diarrhoea; fifteen motions in eighteen hours, by which the bellyache was gradually allayed (aft. 1 h.). [Fr.H-n.]

Day and night, diarrhoea with nausea, without being able to vomit. [Fr.H-n.]

Frequent urgent call to stool; at the same time sensation at the anus and in the lower part of the rectum, as if these parts were weakened by long-continued diarrhoea and had lost their tone. [Hbg.]

He must keep back the evacuation by a great effort, in order that it should not come away involuntarily before reaching the night-chair (aft. 10 h.). [Hbg.]

115. Small faecal evacuatiwhich was viscid and slimy. [Hbg.]

Hard stool with little evacuation which was viscid and slimy. [Hbg.]

Hard stool with little pressing (aft. 48 h.). [Gn.]

Very hard stool, which comes away in pieces. (Secondary effect.) (aft. 5, 6 d.). [L. Rkt.]

First watery and slimy, then bilious, at last bloody stools. [HOFFMANN, l. c.]

Bloody stools. [HOYER, in Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. iii, A.., 7, 8, Obs. 178; (From the decotion.) and Bresl. Samml., l. c. ]

120. Haemorrhage from the anus. [TULPIUS, l. c.]

Excites dysentery. (From a whole gourd macerated in wine.) [PLATER, Obs. Lib. iii, p. 858.]

Haemorrhage from the anus, some hours after death. (From a drachm in a clyster. (Administered for apoplexy.) ) [SCHENCK, Obs., Lib. vii.]

Pain in the lower part of the rectum from swollen haemorrhoidal venous lumps, when sitting, walking, and during stool.

125. Blind haemorrhoids.

A constant grumbling and croaking in the abdomen, as if frogs were in the bowels.

Grumbling and creaking in the abdomen, with cutting pains. [Hbg.]

Frequent noisy discharge of flatus (aft. ½ h.). [Lr.]

Illusory desire to discharge flatus fro some minutes; after that some came away with great violence. [Hbg.]

130. In the whole abdomen, flatulence., which is not discharged.[Hbg.]

Retained flatus. ((Apparently secondary action.) [Hbg.]

Pain above the hips with nausea and chilliness (aft. 3 h.). [Fr.H-n.]

Tensive shooting pain in the right loin only felt on inspiration, and most violent when lying on the back. (Note to 132 and 133. This lumbago, which colocynth is apt to produce in the healthy, explains how DALBERG (Konigl. Vetensk. Handl., 1785, p. 146) was able to effect such happy homoeopathic cures with this plant in some kinds of lumbago,. The symptoms 184, 185, point to the curative power of colocynth in affections of some parts near the hip.)(aft. 54 h.). [Gn.]

Constant pressure in the pubic region (aft. 8, 10 h.). [Hbg.]

135. Tensive pain in the right iliac region worse when pressed on. [Gn.]

Samuel Hahnemann
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases.

Hahnemann's three major publications chart the development of homeopathy. In the Organon of Medicine, we see the fundamentals laid out. Materia Medica Pura records the exact symptoms of the remedy provings. In his book, The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure, he showed us how natural diseases become chronic in nature when suppressed by improper treatment.