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Homeopathic Materia Medica



ELATERIUM

(elat)

ECBALIUM (Squirting Cucumber) 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.