Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Diarrhoea  

What is Diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea can be defined as frequent passage of loose, watery stool more than two or three times a day. It is commonly referred to as ‘loose motions’. Diarrhoea may be accompanied by abdominal pains, which go away once stool is passed. Diarrhoea is characterised by a sudden urgency to pass stool. Classified mainly as acute diarrhoea, which lasts a few days or chronic diarrhoea, lasting many weeks and leading to serious complications, the condition is common to every age group though children and elderly are more vulnerable.

Causes and Symptoms of Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is caused by viral or bacterial infections, parasite infections or intestinal disorders. In some cases, anxiety may lead to diarrhoea. However, diarrhoea mainly occurs when the food or fluid consumed is not digested and absorbed well in the colon. The main symptoms of diarrhoea are sudden, frequent loose, watery stool. Abdominal pain and cramps are often present. The stool is very offensive and may contain mucus. In certain cases, diarrhoea may alternate with constipation; a person may suffer sudden passage of stool or no passage of stool at all, alternately. In women, diarrhoea may set in before or during menses. Diarrhoea often causes great weakness and can lead to serious dehydration.

 Advantage of Homeopathic treatment of Diarrhoea

Homeopathy is a wonderful mode of treatment for both acute and chronic diarrhoea. Homeopathic medicines, which are made from plant sources are safe and have no adverse side effects. They can, therefore, be administered to young children, infants and even elderly suffering from diarrhoea. The main benefit of opting for Homeopathic medicines is that they act at the root to stop recurring tendency of the disease. They set off the body’s own restorative processes and help it heal faster. Homeopathic medicines also aid quick recovery from weakness and other complications associated with diarrhoea, especially chronic diarrhoea.

Homeopathic Medicines for Diarrhoea

Veratrum Album, Podophyllum and Elaterium are highly recommended Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea. Veratrum Album acts well in diarrhoea with large stools passed with much straining and followed by great prostration. Podophyllum is one of the most helpful Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea that starts early in the morning and during dentition. Elaterium is well indicated for diarrhoea with watery and copious stools coming out in a gush.

Aethusa and Magnesia Carbonicum – Top Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea in children

Aethusa and Magnesia Carbonicum are two well recognised Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea in children. Aethusa acts well for diarrhoea in children during dentition, when they are breaking out teeth. The child has marked inability to digest milk during this phase. Magnesia Carbonicum, on the other hand, is an established Homeopathic prescription for diarrhoea in nursing children. Stools – green, watery and frothy – followed by griping, colicky pains are also treated well with Homeopathic medicine Magnesia Carbonicum.

Carbo Vegetabilis and Gambogia – Effective Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea in elderly

Carbo Vegetabilis and Gambogia rate among the best Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea in elderly people. Carbo Vegetabilis acts well in painful diarrhoea with much flatus in older people. Gambogia is the most helpful among Homeopathic medicine for diarrhoea with thin, yellow-green, watery stool mixed with much mucus, in the elderly.

Carbo Vegetabilis, Arnica and Eucalyptus – Best Homeopathic medicines for offensive diarrhoea with abdominal pain

The most effective Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea which is offensive and accompanied by abdominal pains are Carbo Vegetabilis, Arnica and Eucalyptus. Carbo Vegetabilis is of great help in offensive and painful diarrhoea. The person complains of frequent, involuntary and cadaverous smelling stools along with crampy pains in the stomach. Arnica acts well in diarrhoea characterised by much straining, with a constant urge to pass stool (tenesmus). The person experiences unbearable pain in the abdomen with the flatus smelling of rotten eggs. Eucalyptus, on the other hand, is one of the most useful Homeopathic medicines for acute diarrhoea with sharp pains in the abdomen.

Nux Vomica and Antimonium  Crudum – Top grade Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea alternating with constipation

Leading Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea alternating with constipation are Nux Vomica and Antimonium  Crudum. Nux Vomica acts well for diarrhoea with constipation resulting from an abuse of purgatives. Frequent small evacuation of stool with ineffectual urging at each attempt is observed together with constipation. One of the best Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea alternating with constipation in elderly persons is Antimonium Crudum. Diarrhoea with watery stools, cutting pains and urgent inclination to pass stool is also treated well with Homeopathic medicine Antimonium Crudum.

Arsenic Album and Pulsatilla – Popular Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea due to food poisoning

In case of food poisoning, Arsenic Album and Pulsatilla are the most appropriate Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea. Arsenic Album is very helpful for diarrhoea due to food poisoning where it is attended with nausea and vomiting. Diarrhoea from alcohol abuse or spoiled meat is also best treated with Homeopathic medicine Arsenic Album. Pulsatilla is the most effective among Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea, especially in food poisoning, where no two stools are alike. Diarrhoea sets in from rich, greasy, fatty foods. Vomiting results after taking fruits, fats and pastry, with frequent urging as if suffering from diarrhoea, in cases where Pulsatilla will show fast recovery.

Argentum Nitricum and Gelsemium – Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea due to anxiety

The most recommended Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea due to anxiety are Argentum Nitricum and Gelsemium. Argentum Nitricum acts well for diarrhoea from anxiety in anticipation of upcoming events, performances. Diarrhoea sets in, especially when going for an examination or interview. Gelsemium is one of the most popular Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea due to anxiety over anticipation of an unusual ordeal – preparing for church, theatre or a meeting, for example. Diarrhoea from sudden upsurge of emotions such as grief, fright or bad news is treated well with Homeopathic medicine Argentium Nitricum.

China and Veratrum Album – Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea with great weakness

China and Veratrum Album are rated among the most effective Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea with great weakness. In case of diarrhoea with loose stools, brownish in colour, painless with a feeling of great exhaustion and debility, China is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea to take. Traveller’s diarrhoea is also treated well with China. Veratrum Album serves well where diarrhoea is accompanied by dehydration. Profound weakness, collapse with extreme coldness, blueness and prostration along with diarrhoea is also treated well with Homeopathic medicine Veratrum Album.

Sulphur and Aloes – Super effective Homeopathic medicines for morning diarrhoea

For persons who suffer morning diarrhoea, Sulphur and Aloes are the leading prescriptions. Both Sulphur and Aloes act fast on painless morning Diarrhoea. Diarrhoea drives the person out of bed with a prolapsed rectum in such cases. There’s a hasty desire to pass stool.

Ammonium Carbonicum and Bovista – Known Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea during menses

Two well-known Homeopathic medicines for diarrhoea during menses are Ammonium Carbonicum and Bovista. Both Bovista and Ammonium Carbonicum act well on diarrhoea occurring before or during menses. Intense, sharp pains in abdomen, along with heaviness, are observed.

Iodoformum and Chaparro – Top rung Homeopathic medicines for chronic diarrhoea

Top rung Homeopathic medicines for chronic diarrhoea are Iodoformum and Chaparro. Iodoformum is very useful in chronic diarrhoea with stools that are greenish, watery and contain undigested food. The person suffering chronic diarrhoea is irritable and tends to lose his temper fast. Chaparro is one of the most useful Homeopathic medicines for chronic cases of diarrhoea with much mucus in stools.


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