Author: Jan Scholten
644.75.13 Citrullus colocynthis, Colocynthis
English: Colocynth; Bitter apple; Bitter cucumber; Desert gourd; Egusi; Vine of Sodom
Culture: Diana, Hippolytus.
Extremely irritable; impatient; angry < questioned, < offended; throws things.
Affections from anger, with indignation, offended: colic, vomiting, diarrhoea and suppression of menses.
Terrorising others with their changeable mood.
Cannot control his anger, instincts, does not know what he can do.
Shows an image of being serious, chaste, moral.
Dreams: succession of light; imaginative, pleasant; voluptuous, amorous; vivid, anxious, absurd, exciting, confused, connected, frightful.
Dreams: full of difficult thoughts, mental exertion.
Sensation: cutting, twisting, grinding, contracting, bruised; as if clamped with iron bands; cramp, spasm; neuralgic; twitching.
Type: obesity; < sedentary habit.
Weather: > warmth; < transition season, the air is cold but the sun is still hot.
Sweat: urine odour.
Desire: food, canine hunger.
Physical: > doubling up, > hard pressure; > lying with head bent forward.
Vertigo: < turning head to the left, as if he would fall, < stimulants.
Head: headache, burning, digging, rending, tearing, cutting, frontal, lateral, < stooping, < lying on back, < moving eyelids, > pressure, > heat, with nausea, vomiting.
Eyes: pains sharp, boring, > pressure; falling out, < stooping; gouty affections; violent pain in eyeball; glaucoma.
Ears: sounds re-echo.
Face: swelling; pain tearing, shooting, sore, > pressure; neuralgia, with chilliness.
Mouth: teeth seem too long; bitter taste; tongue rough, as from sand, scalded.
Stomach: pain, drawing.
Abdomen: distension; pain agonising, cutting, < anger, > bending double, > pressing; stones ground together; burst; intestines feel as if bruised; colic with cramps in calves, agitation, chill over the cheeks, ascending from the hypogastrium; pain in small spot below navel.
Rectum: dysentery; stool jelly-like, musty odour; stool < eating, drinking.
Urinary: burning along urethra during stool; bladder catarrh; urine discharge fresh white of egg, viscid, foetid, small quantities; frequent urging; itching at orifice; red, hard crystals, adhering firmly to vessel; ineffectual straining of bladder; pains on urinating over whole abdomen; bladder spasm following operations on orifices.
Female: menses copious, suppressed, < chagrin; colic pains, boring pain in ovary, > drawing up double, with great restlessness; round, small cystic tumors in ovaries or broad ligaments.
Limbs: muscles shortening, constrictions, contractions; pain in right deltoid; cramp-like pain in hip, as screwed in a vice; lies on affected side; pain from hip to knee; spontaneous luxation of the hip-joints; stiffness of joints and shortening of tendons; sciatic pain, left side, drawing, tearing; better, pressure and heat; worse, gentle touch; pain down right thigh; muscles and tendons feel too short; numbness with pains; pain in left knee joint; sciatica; shooting pain, like lightning-shocks, down the whole limb, left hip, left thigh, left knee, into hollow of knee.