ELATERIUM OFFICINARUMSquirting Cucumber
(ELATERIUM - ECBALIUM)
This is an invaluable remedy in violent vomiting and purging, especially if the evacuations are copious and watery. It is a very efficient remedy in certain forms of dropsy. Much yawning and stretching. Beriberi; choleraic conditions; urticaria and mental disorders coming on as a consequence of suppressed malaria. Irresistible desire to wander from home at night. Effects of damp weather.
Stomach.--Nausea and vomiting, with great weakness. Griping pains in bowels.
Stool.--Watery, copious, forceful. Squirting diarrhoea; frothy, olive green, with cutting in abdomen.
Extremities.--Sharp pains in fingers and thumbs, knees, toes, and instep. Gouty pain in great toes. Pain extends down extremities; pain in hip-joints with diarrhoea. Arthritic nodules.
Skin.--Smarts, stings, and burns. Dropsical. Urticaria from suppressed intermittent. Skin, orange color.
Fever.--Chill comes on with much yawning and stretching, lasting all through chill. Pain in extremities, darting into fingers and toes. Chills and fever, with spurting diarrhoea.
Modalities.--Worse, from exposure on damp ground.
Relationship.--Compare: Bry; Croton; Gambogia.
Dose.--Third to thirtieth potency. As a hydragogue cathartic to produce free discharge in dropsies, Elaterin 1-20 of a grain. Palliative only.