Dioscorea Villosa in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Dioscorea villosa?

The homeopathic remedy Dioscorea villosa is used for cramps and severe pain in the stomach and lower abdomen. It is used for navel, biliary and renal colic, for cramping, nervous menstrual pain and severe flatulence, as well as for gastrointestinal flu and diarrhea. Dioscorea villosa is given for erectile dysfunction and sexual overstimulation.

Leading symptoms

  • Intestinal cramps better by bending backwards
  • biliary colic
  • Bad smelling gas
  • Diarrhea after changing diet

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Dioscorea villosa?

There are grueling, unbearable spasms of pain throughout the abdomen, shooting in suddenly and getting worse at intervals, accompanied by loud bowel noises and a feeling of soreness in the intestines.

The patients are nervous, have a yellow-white coated tongue, a bilious smell in their nose, and brittle fingernails. The abdomen is full of air and distended, one has to belch a lot and loosen one’s clothes. Flatulence occurs after heavy meals and after drinking tea and must be squeezed out with great effort. One doubles over in pain, experiencing no relief, only by stretching. It comes to morning, wasting diarrhea without improvement of symptoms. The male genitals are cold, the sex drive weak. One is easily excitable, often has permanent erections, feels weakened. There is aching pain in the groin that radiates into the testicles. Strong-smelling, cold, sticky sweat is secreted at the scrotum.


Dioscorea villosa is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen through the following modalities:


  • backward bends
  • straighten up
  • Move
  • print
  • burping


  • writhe

What are typical areas of application for Dioscorea villosa?

  • indigestion
  • menstrual cramps

Areas of application in detail


Severe flatulence after eating. You have to double up in pain.

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


Morning diarrhea, hot, yellow slimy, smells of bile.

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

Menstrual cramps

Persistent abdominal cramps during the menstrual period.

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

Indigestion/ upset stomach

Spasmodic pains in the stomach, colic in the navel region, rumbling in the intestines, accompanied by belching and hot, damp flatulence.

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

Dosage forms of Dioscorea villosa

Tablets are given in potencies D3 or D4, ampoules from D3.

Typical potencies: D3 to D12

fabric type: plant root


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