Homeopathy Treatment for Gastrointestinal complaints

Many people suffer from gastrointestinal problems. The range of symptoms is long: heartburn, belching, flatulence, a feeling of fullness and cramps are just a few. The symptoms range from uncomfortable to very painful. Since good digestion makes a significant contribution to well-being, those affected are often impaired in their lives and in shaping their lives. 

Homeopathic remedies are helpful in relieving acute gastrointestinal problems. They work gently and without side effects. Affected people feel well again very quickly. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for gastrointestinal disorders that best suits your situation.

Sodium carbonicum

Great thirst and sour or bitter taste in the mouth. Feeling unwell after eating, with palpitations and anxious mood. Aversion to milk, meat and fat. Diarrhea after eating milk.


Upset stomach with nausea and belching of acidic liquid.


Foetida wing

after eating, feeling of pressure in the stomach up to the chest with foul-smelling flatulence and belching. The stool is also foul-smelling and soft. The symptoms worsen at night.


after eating, feeling of pressure in the stomach up to the chest with flatulence and belching. The symptoms worsen at night. Unlike Asa Foetida, Lycopodium is indicated for non-smelling flatulence.

Nux moschata

colicky abdominal cramps with strong formation of gas and painful flatulence. The abdomen is bloated, resulting in a strong feeling of pressure that radiates to the heart and can lead to anxiety. Patient has dry mouth but little thirst, disgusts food, and feels tired. Often alternating with constipation and diarrhea.


Distended abdomen, feeling of an ice lump in the stomach and severe stomach pain that forces you to double up. Eating relieves the symptoms. Tight clothing on the stomach is not tolerated.


Allium sativum

Meat cravings followed by depressed mood, belching, feeling full.

Abies canadensis

The patients have a large appetite and feel nagging hunger. They have a craving for pickled vegetables and meat. They tend to overeat and then suffer from bloating, burning stomach pain and palpitations.


Patients have cravings and eat hastily. They belch and vomit food or greenish water. They are also plagued by foul-smelling flatulence, in which stool with undigested food residue is passed.


Sodium sulfuricum

For inflammation of the intestinal tract with severe morning diarrhea and severe flatulence, but also to support gastric or duodenal ulcers. Patients complain of nausea on fasting or immediately after eating.


Inflammation and ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. Stomach pain occurs when fasting, improves after eating. Excitement/ nervousness leads to stomach pain and constipation. Also for mental eating disorders such as bulimia.


Gastrointestinal flu or acute intestinal inflammation with right-sided abdominal cramps. Stinking diarrhea, large amounts of urine and profuse sweating occur.

Veratrum green

Acute gastrointestinal inflammation with vomiting and diarrhea. First, the patients vomit the previously ingested food. As the disease progresses, only mucus, blood and bile are regurgitated. Patients have severe stomach and intestinal cramps. Stomach discomfort worse after drinking warm beverages.

Stomach pain

Nux vomica

colicky stomach pain after eating with a feeling of fullness, heartburn or flatulence often with nausea and vomiting. Triggers are too fatty and too much food as well as little exercise and stress, excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Patient has a quick temper, does not tolerate contradiction, and has restless sleep.


sensitive stomach with stomach cramps. When you eat, you feel as if every bite gets stuck in your throat. Frequent flatulence and ineffectual urge to defecate. Patient suffers from mood swings, is irritable and tearful, everything upsets his stomach. Aggravated by emotional stress such as fear and/or grief.

Iris versicolor

Heartburn with excessive salivation and cramping abdominal pain in the upper abdomen. Often accompanied by severe, migraine-like headaches that occur primarily at weekends. Nausea to the point of nausea with sour, stringy mucus.


Stomach colic and a feeling of pressure in the stomach area. You vomit bile, have severe flatulence and a bad taste in your mouth. Diarrhea and constipation alternate.


Severe stomach pain with vomiting associated with a headache. Nocturnal cravings. Alternating diarrhea and constipation. Diarrhea occurs early in the morning at around five o’clock, leading to violent outbursts of sweat. In children, the diarrhea can last for weeks. Tolerance to smoked meat, otherwise violent dislike. Physical wasting from persistent diarrhea.

Angelica archangelica

Crampy stomach pain, stuck flatulence, feeling of fullness

Calcium sulfuricum

Abdominal colic and painful flatulence after eating.


Occurs two to three hours after eating, associated with a feeling of fullness. Sweet foods, fat and alcohol worsen the symptoms. Also with fasting pain in the stomach, which is improved by eating and bending backwards.

Metallic Platinum

Nausea and stomach cramps, as if the stomach were constricted. Cramping pains around the navel that pull down. Increased vomiting, yet great appetite. The remedy is also suitable if the symptoms occur after unfamiliar food or food hypersensitivity.


Severe burning in the stomach, nausea and foul-smelling belching after drinking coffee or cold beverages. One reacts sensitively to greasy food, has no appetite and is thirst. Stomach feels bloated. For bleeding stomach or duodenal ulcers.

Barium chloratum

Fluffy feeling in the stomach associated with retching and vomiting. Stomach pain immediately after eating.


Patients suffer from nausea, burning stomach pain and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. They are very thirsty and always hungry.

Actaea spicata

Cramping pains in the upper abdomen with vomiting and shortness of breath. Patients feel suffocated. After eating, they suddenly become very tired.

Animal carbon

Stomach ulcers and gastric mucosal inflammation with burning stomach pain. Aggravated by cold food and drink. Severe exhaustion and weakness. Patients suffer from flatulence, heartburn and are very exhausted after eating.


Stomach pain, better lying on left side. Great thirst for cold drinks, drunk in small sips. Oppressive feeling in the stomach.

Irritable stomach

Valerian officinalis

Nervous stomach cramps with ravenous hunger and heartburn. Flatulence and diarrhea with an unpleasant smell.

Avena sativa

Irritable stomach associated with loss of appetite. Even with a chronic lack of appetite, as occurs with mild anorexia nervosa. Psychosomatic constipation. Applies as prophylaxis of colon carcinoma. Diabetes: Lowering of the blood sugar level in diabetes mellitus type I and II. Suitable as a positive accompanying agent.


Robiniaacid regurgitation and a burning sensation behind the breastbone. The symptoms occur mainly after eating, bending over or lying down. The taste in the mouth is sour. The stool also often has an odor.

Sodium phosphoricum

Heartburn caused by increased acid production in the stomach can increase to nausea. Often associated with acidic diarrhea. Fat, butter, milk, sweets and cold drinks are not tolerated and can trigger the symptoms.

Sulfuric acid

Heartburn and inflammation of the gastric mucosa with cold in the stomach, the symptoms arise from hasty eating and/or after alcohol consumption.

Gentiana lutea

Patients suffer from acid reflux, heartburn, food cravings, nausea, bloating and stomach pain. The abdomen is bloated and tender to the touch.

Quassia amara

Heartburn, stomach pain and belching of food. Often after the flu or a gastrointestinal infection. The tongue is dry and coated brown.


The patients have no appetite. You suffer from heartburn, belching and a feeling of pressure in your stomach. Heartburn is relieved by eating larger amounts. Putrid taste in the mouth after eating. Patients crave acidic food or drink but otherwise have no appetite.

Acetic acid

Inflammation of the gastric mucosa with severe heartburn and violent thirst.

Lactate acid

Morning sickness with choking, heartburn and stomach pressure. Eating relieves the nausea. Smoking makes the symptoms worse.

Nausea and vomiting

Metallic Platinum

Nausea and vomiting: the stomach burns, you have to vomit convulsively. A feeling of emptiness and weakness in the middle of the body follows. Symptoms tend to appear with unfamiliar food. Constant hunger.

Ivy helix

Patients experience nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain on an empty stomach. The symptoms are relieved by eating.

Magnesium sulfuricum

Patients often have to belch as part of an inflammation of the gastric mucosa (gastritis). You have a taste of rotten eggs in your mouth. When you burp, water rises up into your mouth. Patients suffer from severe vomiting. They have a great aversion to meat and fatty foods.


Inflammation of the gastric mucosa with loss of appetite, increased salivation, feeling of fullness, nausea and flatulence. Patients have a sour or bitter taste in their mouth.

Ammonium chloratum

Bitter and sour eructations, nausea and upper abdominal pain immediately after eating. Patients have a craving for lemonade.


Nausea and vomiting with excessive drooling or dry mouth. The patients are disgusted by greasy meat, green vegetables and sauerkraut. However, they eat and tolerate bread and lean meat. Thirstlessness and burning stomach pains. Slimy and bloody diarrhea.

Mercury is corrosive

Patients vomit continuously. The vomit is green and bilious. Pain and tenderness in the upper abdomen.


China officinalis

Inflammation of the gastric mucosa as well as a constant feeling of fullness and frequent hiccups.


Constant feeling of fullness after eating. Burning and pain after drinking water.


One has a constant feeling of fullness, regardless of food and drink, even when sober. Already when swallowing it burns in the esophagus, what has been eaten seems to get stuck. Drinking at the same time does not bring relief.


Bloating, pain, nausea and vomiting, and severe diarrhea from unfamiliar food when traveling.


Burning pains from tongue to stomach. sensation of a stone in the stomach. Symptoms get better after eating.

There are numerous forms and causes of gastrointestinal complaints. A distinction must be made between acute and chronic complaints.

Prevention of gastro-intestinal complaints
For the prevention of acute as well as chronic complaints are above all

  • proper nutrition and
  • a healthy rhythm of life
  • lots of exercise recommended. Acute symptoms
  • Stomach pain,
  • stomach pain
  • gas,
  • bloated belly
  • gastrointestinal spasms,
  • Nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • Diarrhea
  • constipation and
  • heartburn.

Causes of acute complaints

can be: 

  • The virus infection,
  • lack of exercise
  • excessive mental stress,
  • Stress,
  • wrong diet.

The symptoms can usually be treated with rest, home remedies and common medication. In the event of severe symptoms, a doctor should always be consulted.

Chronic ailments

Chronic complaints are to be taken very seriously, as they severely limit the quality of life of those affected and can even become life-threatening. Chronic diseases range from

  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • chronic gastrointestinal infections and
  • Inflammation of the gastric mucosa (gastritis) up to
  • Crohn’s Disease.

These must be treated by a doctor.


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