Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc)

Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc)Homeopathic Medicine Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc)

[Materia Medica Keynotes of Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc) Health benefits, uses, warnings, safety precaution, side effects, interaction, complementary and dosage]

Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc), COMMON NAME: Bitter Cucumber,  also known as ‍ Badi indrayan, Ghorumba, Indarayan in Hindi,

Kingdom:  Plants;

Stage: Acute;

Side: Right, U.Rt.Low Lt.;

Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic;

Thermal State: Chilly;

Action : OnlyPolycrest;

Thirst: Thirsty, Thirstless, Small Quantity;

Appetite: Increased, Easy satiety, Reduced;

Sensitivity: Low, High;

Moon Phases: First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon;

Time Phases : Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Forenoon, Evening, Night.

Easily angered and ill effects therefrom. Intense neuralgias, with chilliness > pressure. Agonising pain in abdomen, causing patient to bend double. Cramps, contractions, twitching, shortening of muscles. Sensations-Cutting, twisting, grinding, contracting, bruised, as if clamped with iron bands.

A/F [ Aliment from/ Causation ] :

– Anger

– Indignation

– Chagrin

– Vexation

– Mortification

– Grief

– Overheated

MODALITIES of Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc) :

[ < – Aggravation ]

< From anger and indignation

< Lying on painless side

< Night

< In bed

< Drafts

< Taking cold

< After eating, cheese

< Before and after urination potato, starchy food (flatus)

< After eating, drinking least amount

< 4-9 p.m.

< Rest

[ >– Amelioration ]


> Heat

> Gentle motion

> After stool

> Doubling up

MIND symptom of Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc) :

– Ailments after anger and silent grief.

– Greatly affected by the misfortunes of others.

– Anger easily, vexed during pain.

– Want of religious feeling.

– Screams with pain; wants to walk about, disinclined to talk, to answer.

– Impatient.

– Does not want to meet the friend.

– Morose; becomes offended at everything.

– Irritable; throws things out of his hand.

– Mortification, caused by offense.

– Confusion trom beer; after wine.

– Restlessness before menses.

GUIDING INDICATIONS of Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc) :

– It is left sided drug, except sciatica which is on right side. All symptoms are 4-9 p.m.

– Suited to easily angered, irritable persons, with tendency to corpulency, to women of sedentary habits, with copious menstruation.

– It is useful in acute affections of digestive tract and intestines but it has a long lasting action on nerves, especially trigeminal, facial, sciatica, spinal nerves.

– Different types of pain > PRESSURE > WARMTH.

– Colicky pain.

– Pains come suddenly, go suddenly.

– Spasmodic.

– Crampy, tearing part.

– Neuralgic pains, cutting, pinching, clamping, gnawing or boring.

– Pains with numbness.

– Pains like electric shocks.

– Throbbing throughout the whole body.

– Constrictions, cramps and twitchings.

– Vertigo-When quickly turning head, especially to the left, as if he would fall.

– Vertigo from stimulants.

– Head-Lateral cutting headache with nausea, vomiting.

– Pains with soreness of scalp.

– Pain < stooping, lying on back and moving eyelids.

– Eyes -On stooping feeling as if eyes would fall out.

– Violent pain before development of glaucoma.

– Ears-Sounds re-echo in ears.

– Face-Left side affection of face.

Trigeminal neuralgia.

– Tearing shooting and swelling of face > from pressure.

– Neuralgia with chilliness, teeth seems too long.

Prosopalgia with eye symptoms and chilliness.

– Face distorted, cheeks cold.

– G.I.T.-Bitter taste in mouth.

– Agonizing, violent, cutting, cramping, griping, tearing, clutching, or radiating pain, comes in waves. Pain compels patient to cry out and wriggle for relief, or double up and particularly press something hard against abdomen.

– < Least food or drink, except coffee and tobacco smoking.

– Intestines feel squeezed between stones.

– Sensation as of being encircled with an iron band.

– Colic with cramps in calves. Pains are accompanied by nausea vomiting and diuresis.

– Each paroxysm is attended with general agitation and a chill over the cheeks, ascending from the hypogastrium.

– Pressure ameliorates pain in abdomen in acute stage, but when pain remains for a long time, parts become tender, then the pressure aggravates the pain.

– Stools-frothy, watery, shreddy, yellow or gelatinous with flatulence and pain.

– Slippery bubbles escape from anus.

– Dysenteric stool, renewed each time by the least food or drink.

– Jelly-like stool, musty odour.

– During colic, infant lies on abdomen and screams when he is moved slightly.

– Urinary system-Pain on urinating over the whole abdomen.

– Cysto- spasm after operation on the orifices.

– Burning along urethra during stool.

– Urine-viscid, foetid, small quantities with frequent urging.

– Red, hard crystals adhering to the vessel.

– Urine milky white coagulates on standing, diabetes.

– Female genitalia-Boring pain in ovary, must draw up double, with great restlessness.

– Ovarian cyst with pain > flexing thigh on pelvis.

– Suppression of menses or lochia from indignation.

Dysmenorrhoea < eating.

– Menses copious in women with sedentary habits.

– Extremities-Contradiction of muscles. All the limbs are drawn together.

– Sciatica, cramps like, shooting electric-like pain in hip, lies on affected side. Pain from hip to knee.

– Pain < gentle motion > pressure and heat.

– Pain down right thigh, muscles and tendons feel too short, with numbness.

– Stiffness of joints, with shortening of tendons.

– Spontaneous subluxation of the hip joint.

– Perspiration- Urinous odour of perspiration.


1. Cystospasm after operation of orifices.

2. Urinous odour of perspiration.


– Useful in irritable persons, easily angered and ill effects therefore.

– Not only is it useful in acute affection of digestive tract and intestines, but it has a long lasting action on nerves especially trifacial, sciatica and spinal.

– In abdomen, produces sudden, atrocious, cramping, griping, tearing pain which makes the patient twist and turn, cry out and bend double.

– Pains are accompanied by nausea and vomiting from intensity of pain.

Neuralgic pains are cutting, pinching, cramping, gnawing or boring, followed by numbness > pressure.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS of Citrullus Colocynthis (Coloc) :

1. Left sided affection.

2. Pain in abdomen < least food < anger, vexation > hard pressure > doubling up.

3. Neuralgia pains- cutting, shooting, electric shock-like, followed by numbness.

4. Trigeminal neuralgia alternates with chilliness and colicky pain in abdomen.

5. Sciatica pain with contraction of muscles, shortning of muscles and tendens < gentle motion > pressure.

CLINICAL Condition :

 In menstrual colic, Causticum will cure after the failure of Colocynth.

 In the beginning cases of paraphimosis, you may give Colocynth which will sometime relieve the spasm- Dr.Farrington.

 Best antidote to lead poisoning- Boericke.


Complementary      : Merc.

Compare                  : Ars, Bell, Bry, Caust, Cham, Chel, Cocc, Coff, Dios, Lyc, Merc, Nux-v, Puls, Stann.

Antidoted By           : Camph, Caust, Cham, Coff, Op, Staph.

It Antidotes              : Caust, Mag.

Duration Of Action  : 1-7 Days.

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