Momordica balsamica, 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 severe 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.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.