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Homeopathic Digestive Remedies

Homeopathy's top digestion remedies by  Genie Rowson

Fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy and author of There's a remedy for that!
Nux Vom (gas, indigestion, nausea) – for digestive disorders such as nausea, vomiting and retching. You may want to vomit but cannot. Heaviness and pain felt in the stomach with lots of gas and indigestion. Great bloatedness. Very irritable and fault-finding. This remedy is excellent after over-indulgence in rich, spicy foods and stimulants. What Genie says about Nux Vom: “Nux Vom is a brilliant hangover remedy for symptoms (whether you have overindulged or not!) such as headache, nausea, dizziness, an upset stomach, constipation, irritability, and feeling stressed and impatient.”

Cuprum (colic, cramps, diarrhoea) – the greatest remedy for nausea with severe colic/cramps, abdominal spasms. Spasmodic, watery diarrhoea. Giddiness often accompanies ailments. What Genie says about Cuprum: “This is an excellent remedy for colic, cramps or spasms anywhere in the body; extremely helpful for nausea and diarrhoea. Helpful where giddiness accompanies ailments. A long-trusted remedy for colicky babies.”

Arsenicum Alb (diarrhoea, vomiting) – the first remedy for vomiting and diarrhoea. For cases of mild food poisoning or gastric flu with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, anxiety, fever with cold sweats, feeling cold, weak, trembling and faintness. Possible burning sensation in stomach. Cannot bear the sight or smell of food. Great thirst for frequent small sips. What Genie says about Arsenicum Alb: “Use for nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever with chills and any symptoms of food poisoning or gastroenteritis. This is a great remedy for heartburn and burning pain in the oesophagus or stomach.”

Carbo Veg (flatulence, distention, burping) – use when the stomach is extremely bloated and you need to burp constantly. You feel faint and short of breath and need lots of fresh air in spite of feeling cold. For constrictive pains in the stomach extending to the chest, with great bloating, flatulence and distention of the abdomen. Burping may give temporary relief. The pain makes you bend over double. Foul flatulence. What Genie says about Carbo Veg: “This remedy is helpful where the upper part of the stomach and abdomen feel bloated You may feel that you must have air, and need to open all the windows. The abdomen is greatly distended/bloated and you cannot bear anything tight around your waist."

Eupatorium (vomiting, diarrhoea) – for nausea, vomiting and purging of bile. Vomiting preceded by thirst. Avoids tight clothing. Frequent, green watery stools. Cramps. Constipated, with sore liver. What Genie says about Eupatorium: “This is a great remedy for gastric flu accompanied by bone pain, vomiting (especially of bile), diarrhoea and great thirst.”

Lycopodium (gas, flatulence) – very helpful where there is bloating of the lower abdomen after only a light meal or pastries, bread or other carbohydrates; you may experience heartburn and much flatulence. Symptoms are usually worse between late afternoon and early evening. What Genie says about Lycopodium: There are many occasions in our home when the girls have to call on the help of Lycopodium – not for themselves, of course, but for the boys in the family! Poor Savannah, our Labrador, is blamed for most of the flatulence, but we girls know better!

All homeopathic remedies boost the immune system by stimulating the body's own healing mechanisms and strengthening the body's natural resistance to dis-ease. Homeopathy is an affordable, gentle, non-toxic and highly effective system of medicine. It is used all over the world and is growing in popularity in South Africa. For more information visit or call our Health Line on 076 130 8058 (South Africa).  

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