Bismuth Subnitrate in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Bismuth subnitrate?

Bismutum subnitricum is a typical homeopathic remedy for the stomach and intestines. It is used for stomach pain, gastritis, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, nausea, flatulence, diarrhea and intestinal cramps. Bismutum subnitricum is also used for complaints caused by hiatal hernias (diaphragmatic hernia).

Leading symptoms

  • Complaints with great anxiety and desire for company
  • Great thirst for cold drinks
  • Vomit as soon as the water reaches the stomach

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Bismutum subnitricum?

The stomach is acidic. Spontaneous vomiting immediately after eating, often pure liquid, is typical. You have a bitter taste in your mouth and you have a headache at the same time. The gums are often swollen and the tongue has a stubborn white coating.

Bismutum subnitricum adults report an ever-changing general sense of well-being. They cannot stand loneliness, long for company, and are dissatisfied with their living situation.

Bismutum subnitricum- Children have great fears, especially when they are alone. They have a strong desire for company. Loneliness is unbearable for them. The children are very affectionate and cling to their mother’s hand. Bismutum children are nervous and restless. They are constantly on the move and do not stay in one place for long. They look very exhausted, with bruises around their eyes, pale faces and tongues thickly coated with white.


Bismutum subnitricum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen by the following modalities:Improvement:

  • drinking cold water
  • stretch
  • backward bends
  • society
  • back massage


  • protein foods
  • In summer

What are typical areas of application for Bismutum subnitricum?

  • nausea
  • Vomit

Areas of application in detail

Gastric acidity

Pressing pain radiating to shoulders. Stomach burning and nausea, mainly after a heavy, protein-heavy meal. Even with known Helicobacter.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Nausea and vomiting

Pressure pain in the upper abdomen and heartburn occur immediately after eating. You vomit copious amounts of fluid and have a headache.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

Application information

Dosage form of Bismutum subnitricum

Basic bismuth nitrate is taken in low potency in the form of globules or tablets. Higher potencies should not be administered as self-medication.

Bismuth subnitrate dosage

In the case of acute symptoms, five globules or one tablet D6 or D12 are given every hour, changing to a two-hour rhythm if there is improvement. Chronic complaints are treated with D12 and three doses of five globules or one tablet per day. It is advisable to dissolve the globules/tablets in cold water and drink them in small sips.

Higher potencies and other intake frequencies should be adjusted to the individual clinical picture by an experienced homeopath.

Bismuth subnitrate in pregnancy

Therapy with Bismutum subnitricum can be used for heartburn during pregnancy and vomiting after eating. The drug has no side effects for pregnant women in the medical sense.

Bismuth subnitrate side effects

A temporary worsening of the symptoms can be observed, but these should subside after the first intake.
The product is only suitable to a limited extent for infants and small children. A suitable potency determination should be carried out by a homeopath.

Similar means


Child attachment in Bismutum subnitricum is even greater than attachment in Pulsatilla. Children who require Pulsatilla only want their mother, while Bismutum subnitricum children do not care who in the family is with them.

Typical potencies: D2 to D12

fabric type: Metallic substance, mineral salt


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