MOMORDICA BALSAMICA: Materia Medica

Balsam Apple – Griping, colic, pain in back and hypogastrium with painful and excessive menses. Accumulation of flatus in splenic flexure of colon. Dropsy.

Head.–Dizzy, contents of head feel lighter; mist before eyes.

Abdomen.–Rumbling, griping, colicky pains, starting from back, spreading over abdomen.

Female.–Painful and profuse menses; labor-like pains, followed by gushes of blood; pain at small of back coming towards front of pelvis.

Relationship.–Momordica charantia-Indian variety–(more sever symptoms-intestines full of yellow watery fluid, discharged explosively-cramps, thirst, prostration. Choleraic symptoms. Similar to Croton, Elaterium. Use 3x).

Dose.–Tincture. Used also externally as a liniment and poultice for burns, chapped hands, etc.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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