Homeopathy Treatment for indigestion / upset stomach

When indigestion occurs in adulthood, it is usually a symptom of dyspepsia. Like all disturbances of well-being that are associated with functional complaints, dyspepsia also belongs to the psychosomatic group of forms.

The aim of homeopathic treatment is to alleviate symptoms such as flatulence, belching, a feeling of fullness, pressure or pain. In addition, homeopathic remedies should harmonize the mental state. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for indigestion/upset stomach that best suits your situation.

Vegetable carbon

sour-putrid belching and severe flatus. Sluggish digestion with a great feeling of fullness, stomach pressure and loose, smelly stools. Aversion to fatty foods, milk and alcohol.


In the treatment and aftercare of worm infestation in the gastrointestinal tract, especially roundworms, which is manifested by cravings for food, nausea, vomiting and navel pain, accompanied by inexplicable emaciation and bluish-shaded signs of exhaustion on the face, especially under the eyes and in the mouth region.

Benzoic acid

Thin, sour-smelling diarrhea, sometimes bloody or white foam. Acid flatulence and heartburn. Burning pressure in the stomach.


Periodically wandering stomach pains, retching and nausea. Bilious reflux and foreign body sensation in the esophagus. Slimy, brown diarrhea lying on the water. Loud flatulence when sitting before voluminous bowel movements, followed by burning in the abdomen. Symptoms as in worm infestation.


Heartburn, nausea, bloated, oppressed upper abdomen, goosebumps at the same time

Stone flower

Quite soft, yellow-colored stools, often very bulky. heartburn after eating.

Hemlock virosa

It burns and pulsates hot in the stomach area. The stomach is distended. The symptoms appear after eating and are accompanied by great tiredness. This leads to rush of blood in the head and dizziness.

Iberis amara

Fullness with pressure in the upper right abdomen and constricted chest. There is soft, sometimes watery-slimy stool. The symptoms increase in stress and anxiety situations, often in exam situations.

Spiraea ulmaria

Warmth and burning when swallowing, as if the esophagus was constricted, with belching. Forced straining to have a bowel movement, causing irritation and soreness in the rectum. As a result, often smelly diarrhea after decomposition.

Metallic silver

Sticky, tenacious stools, grey. One has the feeling of having to excrete half-dried sand. Sometimes suffused with pus. The bowel movements are irregular, one suffers from flatulence, feels squeezed. The complaints are more left-leaning. Desire to urinate at night, with cloudy, foul-smelling urine.

Alternating constipation and diarrhea


nausea to the point of vomiting together with a feeling as if there was a stone in the stomach immediately after eating. Constipation and diarrhea alternate. Dry mouth and great thirst.

Antimony raw

Immediately after eating, you feel blown up like a balloon. Nausea and nausea, alternating constipation and diarrhea. The tongue shows a thick white coating.


Inflammation of the stomach and ulcers in the stomach and duodenum. The stool is greyish, sometimes bloody, greasy, there is diarrhea and/or massive constipation.


Nausea after fatty food. Putrid bad breath. Yellow stool. Alternating constipation and diarrhea.

Stomach cramps

Magnesium carbonicum

Colic cramps in stomach and intestines with acid eructation and bitter vomiting. Watery, sometimes bloody or creamy-green diarrhea that smells sour. You don’t like fat or meat. The flow of bile is impeded, there are stabbing cramps in the liver area, which extend backwards to below the right shoulder blade.

Dioscorea villosa

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


Burning in the stomach, independent of food intake. Accompanied by intestinal spasms.


Nux vomica

sour-bitter belching, spasmodic flatulence or stomach pain about half an hour after eating. Nausea and retching without being able to vomit. Triggers are heavy food, excessive alcohol or nicotine consumption.


Foul-smelling flatulence unrelated to food intake. In the morning great nausea up to nausea. Defecation is only possible when leaning back, the anus is very red, itches or burns inflamed.

Food-related indigestion


with vomiting and diarrhea because fish, acid, fruits and cold drinks are difficult to digest. Also in case of vomiting due to spoiled food. Frequently with cold sweats, trembling and  great thirst.


Heartburn, flatulence and indigestion after eating too much carbohydrate. Tightness around the stomach is not tolerated. Great craving for sweets and nocturnal hunger.


with nausea, rancid belching, and vomiting after eating fat, ice cream, or messing about. Aversion to warmth and heat, craving fresh air, little to no thirst.


Heartburn, nausea and bloating with diarrhea or constipation from food intolerance or spoiled food. Patient feels loss of appetite, weak and tired. Very suitable when travelling, can also be taken preventively.

Abies nigra

For burning stomach and feeling of fullness. Symptoms appear immediately after eating. You feel like your stomach is filled with stones. Digestion is sluggish. Loud bowel noises, there is a burning in the rectum.


Hydrastis canadensis

Dull pressure in stomach with feeling of weakness. Digestion is generally sluggish and slow, and constipation is common. Liver and bile function are disturbed and congested.


Recurring constipation with gray or yellow bulbous stools.

Magnesium chloratum

Hard constipation, stool comes off in lumps, is dry. Difficulty swallowing, as if something had caught in the throat. Frequent hiccups. The upper abdomen is hardened and bulging. You belch on rotten eggs or onions, sometimes have to vomit. Salt and milk make the symptoms worse.

Causes of indigestion

As with all diseases of the digestive tract, psychosocial factors play a major role in causing them. This includes

  • Age-related life crises (puberty, starting a family, changing careers),
  • existential loss situations,
  • special professional stress (shift work, bullying, burn out),
  • overload,
  • constant time pressure,
  • long-term fear or
  • disgust and
  • feelings of disgust.

Also responsible for indigestion and upset stomach can be:

  • bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites,
  • excessive consumption of fatty foods,
  • excessive consumption of sweets,
  • Coffee,
  • alcohol and
  • Cigarettes (nicotine). 

Symptoms of indigestion

  • Upper abdominal pain (spasmodic, burning)
  • stomach pain
  • nausea 
  • Vomit
  • acid regurgitation/ heartburn
  • difficulties swallowing
  • bloating
  • bloated belly
  • Diarrhea
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • gas
  • loss of appetite

More tips and advice on treating indigestion

Be used in addition to the purely symptomatic treatment with conventional pharmaceutical drugs

  • herbal medicines,
  • from homeopathy and
  • of traditional Chinese medicine.

In addition to drug treatment, other treatment methods can also be used:

  • Acupuncture
  • relaxation techniques
  • massages
  • psychotherapeutic procedures

Prevention of indigestion

To prevent indigestion, one should

  • stress girls,
  • indulge in relaxation
  • consciously plan time
  • eat a balanced and healthy diet and
  • Refrain from cigarettes and alcohol.


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