Author: Jan Scholten
644.75.11 Momordica charantia
Name: Momordica charantia.
English: Bitter Gourd.
Names: Karavella, Kathilla, Sushavi.
Botany: monoecious climber; slender stem; yellow flowers.
Content: lectins, charantin and momordicine.
Pressure of internal emotions which are too much.
Fear and anxiety.
Sensation: contracting, constricting, band.
Weather: > warmth.
Desire: drinks, thirst; food, ravenous appetite.
Aversion: food, appetite totally wanting.
Food: > ice cold water.
Physical: > pressure, bending double; < touch.
Energy: weak, prostration.
Head: headache, throbbing, with heat on the vertex.
Eyes: vision dimness.
Ears: vacant sounds.
Stomach: gone; pain; nausea; vomiting, bilious, frothy, sour.
Abdomen: cramps, colic; pain, stitching, piercing, burning, red hot iron ball was rolling from one side to the other, cutting, intense; flatulence, rumbling, > icy cool water; gallbladder symptoms; diabetes mellitus.
Rectum: burning; stool yellow, watery, fluid, mucus, bloody; diarrhoea, explosively, forcible; cholera; prolapseus.
Lungs: dyspnoea, respiration slow, difficulty; constriction.
Urinary: urine suppressed, scanty, high coloured.
Female: colic, menses, painful, gushes of blood.