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Homeopathic medicine for Diarrhea

homeopathy remedies for diarrhea treatment

Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for diarrhea? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of diarrhea along with the best homeopathic medicine for acne treatment.

Diarrhea means there are frequent, loose or liquid stools. There may be a gripey abdominal pain (colic) which is less after a stool is passed. It is quite common and usually not very serious. In this frequency increases and stools are unformed. Looseness of stool varies it could be soft or watery. Diarrhea usually lasts for 2-3 days, but sometimes can lasts for weeks. In many cases diarrhea goes away without any treatment.

Acute diarrhea – comes on suddenly and lasts a short time.
Chronic diarrhea – affects someone over a long period of time.
Some people pass frequent, small solid stools with a sense of urgency. This is not true diarrhea and occurs when the rectum is irritable as in the irritable bowel syndrome or inflamed as in colitis.

Criteria for Diarrhea

Diarrhea – Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic medicine for diarrhea treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines for diarrhea are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc.

A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The homeopathic medicine for diarrhea given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition.

The symptoms listed against each medicine may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a homeopathic remedy for diarrhea. To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit our Materia Medica [1] section. None of these homeopathic medicine for diarrhea should be taken without professional advice.


Arsenicum. Stools in small quantities. Restlessness, anguish and intolerance of pain. Thirst for small quantities and often. The prostration and weakness are out the stool, of all proportion to stool.

The grand characteristics of Arsenicum in diarrhea , therefore, are:

  1. The small quantity.
  2. The dark color.
  3. The offensive odor.
  4. The great prostration following.

Another grand feature is the burning in the rectum, which almost amounts to a tenesmus. The stools of arsenicum are dark yellow, undigested, slimy or bloody ; they are often dark green and very offensive; they are worse at night and after eating or drinking. An additional indication, is chilling of the stomach by cold food, ice water or ice cream. It is also the remedy for diarrhea from tainted food and so-called ptomaine poisoning. It hardly seems possible that arsenicum with these characteristics could be misprescribed.

Veratrum album

The characteristics of Veratrum album are no less well marked than are those of Arsenicum. They are as follows:

  1.  A profuse watery stool, forcible evacuated.
  2. Pain in the abdomen preceding stool.
  3. Great prostration following stool.
  4. Cold sweat , coldness and blueness of the body generally.

The stools of Veratrum are watery, containing therein flakes, and are commonly called rice-water discharges. Preceding the stool is a severe pinching colic in the abdomen , and this pain is apt to continue during the stool. Nausea,too, is often an accompaniment. Cramps in the feet and legs may also be present.
Among the prominent general symptoms of Veratrum is the great thirst for very cold water in large draughts.

Cinchona officinalis

Arsenicum and Veratrum in a certain case having been excluded, perhaps the next remedy coming to mind is Cinchona. Indeed, it may come to mind at once if the diarrhea be a painless one. Or, if the stool be undigested.The characteristic Cinchona diarrhea is a painless one, of a cadaverous odor. It is slimy, bilious, blackish and mixed with undigested food; it is worse at night and after eating , with a rapid exhaustion and emaciation, and this exhaustion, emaciation and debility at once distinguish the remedy from Phosphoric acid, which is similar, lacking the debility , but having the following:

  1. Rumbling in abdomen.
  2. Perspiration of the whole body.
  3. Thin watery painless stools.
  4. Much thirst.

The Cinchona diarrhea is worse after eating. If it be caused or made worse by fruit, it is an additional characteristic indication for its use. It is a great favorite in summer diarrhea. Cinchona has a similar thirst to Arsenicum, the patient drinks little and often , but it lacks the burning to Arsenicum. Diarrhea coming on after attacks of acute illness are often met by Cinchona. It also corresponds to the chronic diarrhea of aged persons.


Aloes socotrina

Aloes is a remedy whose chief action is on the rectum. It produces a constant desire to stool, and the passages are accompanied with a great deal of flatus. The great characteristic of the drug feeling of uneasiness, weakness, and certainly about the rectum; there is a constant feeling as if stool would escape, the patient dares not pass flatus for fear of the escape of faeces. This condition is met with in children sometimes, they pass faeces when passing flatus. It is worse from eating but it seldom continues during the day. The weakness of the sphincter ani. The Aloes patient will also pass stool when urinating. Haemorrhoids which are characteristically swollen and sore accompany the Aloes stool. The stool themselves are yellow and pasty or lumpy and watery, and before the stool there are griping pains across the lower part of the abdomen and around the navel. These pains also continue during stool and passage usually relieves them. The essentials are:

  1. The lumpy, watery stool.
  2. The intense griping across the lower parts of the abdomen before and during stool, leaving after stool.
  3. The extreme prostration and perspiration following.

Croton tiglium

Croton tiglium is one of the great homoeopathic medicine for diarrhea , which might readily be imagined from the prompt action of the drug in the minutest doses of the crude substance in the intestinal canal. Its characteristics are a yellowish, watery stool pouring out like water from a hydrant, and especially associated with nausea and vomiting and aggravated by eating and drinking.
This has a stool expelled “all at once”, with much relief following. Stools thin and watery. The characteristics of the stool of Croton tiglium are:

  1. The yellow, watery stool.
  2. The sudden expulsion.
  3. The aggravation from drink and food; and to this we may add the quite common accompaniment of nausea, preceded by a little pain in the abdomen.



Podophyllum, as we have seen, has an early morning diarrhea. The stools are watery, yellow, profuse,forcible and occur without pain any time from three o’clock to nine in the morning, and a natural stool is apt to follow later in the day.

It occurs, too, immediately after eating and colic, which is relieved by warmth and bending forward. Sensation of great weakness in the abdomen and rectum, this weakness of the rectum being a great characteristic of the remedy. The rectum prolapses before the faeces are evacuated; here it differs from the prolapses of rectum.
Podophyllum has proved useful in the diarrhea of dentition when cerebral symptoms are present. Sometimes a headache will alternate with the diarrhea.

The great characteristics of Podophyllum may be thus summed up:

  1. Early morning stools.
  2. Watery, pasty yellow or undigested stools, forcibly expelled.
  3. Painless.
  4. Weakness in the rectum following stool.




Argentum nitricum


What causes Acute Diarrhea?

What causes Chronic Diarrhea?

A wide range of problems can cause chronic diarrhea; some of the most common causes include-

Irritable bowel syndrome — Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common causes of

chronic diarrhea.

Inflammatory bowel disease — Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis. These conditions may develop when the body’s immune system attacks parts of the digestive tract.

Infections — Intestinal infections are a cause of chronic diarrhea. Intestinal infections can develop after eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water or unpasteurized milk or in people who travel or live in tropical or developing countries.

Endocrine disorders — An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can cause chronic diarrhea and weight loss. Diabetes can cause chronic diarrhea if the nerves that supply the digestive tract are injured.

Food allergy or sensitivity — Food allergies and hypersensitivity can cause chronic diarrhea. People with celiac disease are sensitive to gluten, a major component of wheat flour which can cause diarrhea and weight loss.


The workup for diarrhea includes a detailed patient history (e.g., recent travel), physical examination, and laboratory tests to assess severe cases.

Symptoms of diarrhea

Symptoms depend upon the cause and can vary between acute and chronic diarrhoea.

Laboratory tests for Diarrhea

Laboratory tests are usually not required in acute cases and but needed in diagnosis of severe or chronic disease.

Conventional treatment for Diarrhea

Most cases of acute diarrhea are self-limited, treatment is symptomatic, focusing on oral rehydration, and rarely requires medication.

Supportive treatment includes

Medication includes

The above information about homeopathy treatment of diarrhea is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for diarrhea. 

Diarrhea Cases Cured with Homeopathic Medicine

An Acute Case of Diarrhoea – by Chetna Rochani [3]

Two Acute Cases – Otitis Media and Diarrhea – by Petr Zacharias [4]

A Case Of Chronic Diarrhoea In A 29 Year Old Man – by E. Semmalar [5]

A Case of Vomiting – by Tricia Feijo [6]

Homeopathy Eases Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Frees Teen to Follow Her Dreams – by Nancy Gahles [7]

A Case of Chronic Bronchitis and Pneumonia in a Young Boy – by Edgar Mednis [8]

A Case of Mesenteric Adenitis – by A.P. Sivakumaran [9]

A Case of Tear Gas Poisoning –  by Arden Wong [10]

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