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Jatropha Curcas

or simply Jatropha

(Purging Nut)

Of value in cholera and diarrhea. The abdominal symptoms are most important. Suppressed measles (H. Farrington).

Stomach
Hiccough, followed by copious vomiting. Nausea and vomiting, brought on by drinking, with acrid feeling from throat. Great thirst. Very easy vomiting. Heat and burning in stomach, with crampy, constrictive pain in epigastrium.

Abdomen
Distended, with gurgling noises. Pain in hypochondria. Pain in region of liver and under right scapula to shoulder. Violent urging to urinate.

Stool
Sudden, profuse, watery, like rice-water. Diarrhea; forced discharge; loud noise in abdomen like gurgling of water coming out of a bung-hole, associated with coldness, cramps, nausea, and vomiting.

Extremities
Cramps in muscles, especially calves, legs, and feet. Coldness of whole body. Pain in ankles, feet and toes. Heels sensitive.

Modalities
Better, by placing hands in cold water.

Relationship
Compare: Camph; Verat; Gambog; Croton; Jatropha urens--Sponge-nettle--(edema and cardiac paresis).

Dose
Third to thirtieth potency.

Reference: "Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory" by William Boericke

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