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

What is Okoubaka?

Okoubaka, the homeopathic substance obtained from dried branch wood or the bark, is used as a digestive aid after heavy meals or during a change in diet, against food intolerance and tropical diseases or to prevent diarrhea on long-distance travel; however, it has not yet been very well tested in all the areas of application mentioned.

Leading symptoms

  • food poisoning
  • diarrhea after eating unfamiliar food (e.g. when travelling)
  • food intolerance
  • susceptibility to infection
  • loss of appetite
  • Allergic skin reactions
  • hay fever

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Okoubaka?

Okoubaka is characterized above all by complaints in the gastrointestinal tract or abdominal area. His skin may be prone to rashes, itching, and eczema; the mind is equally angry and irritable as it is depressed.


Okoubaka is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or aggravated by the following modalities:


  • Not specified


  • tobacco

What are typical uses for Okoubaka?

  • gastrointestinal infections
  • food poisoning
  • food intolerance

Areas of application in detail

Intestinal cleansing

Long-term intestinal rehabilitation after antibiotic therapy and in neurodermatitis. Constipation after drug abuse. Constipation as an allergic reaction after taking medication.

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

Food poisoning

Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after eating spoiled food. Okoubaka supports the detoxification process in food poisoning by promoting the elimination of toxins contained in the spoiled food. Tobacco makes the symptoms worse.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

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

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

Motion sickness

Possible consequences of a change in diet when traveling are heartburn, nausea, vomiting, belching, gas, diarrhea or constipation. The patient feels tired and listless. Prophylactic use of Okoubaka against indigestion and digestive problems when travelling, as well as quick help in acute cases.

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

Indigestion/ upset stomach

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.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Okoubaka

Okoubaka bark in the potency D2 is used as a prophylactic agent; in the case of complaints that have already occurred, usually between D6 and D12.

Okoubaka dosage

For acute symptoms, Okoubaka is given in low potencies (3X or 6X). Five globules are given every hour on the first day until there is a clear improvement. Dosing is continued every two hours on the second day of illness, with three doses of five globules each on the third day. It is advisable to dissolve the globules in water and take them in sips.

In case of vomiting during pregnancy, the remedy can be given three times a day in the potency D6. However, it should not be taken continuously for more than three weeks. After a break of seven to ten days, treatment can be continued for another three weeks.

Okoubaka effect

Okoubaka acts primarily on the gastrointestinal tract and skin.

Okoubaka in pregnancy

Okoubaka is used during pregnancy for gastrointestinal complaints, especially nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The remedy is indicated when these symptoms are triggered by a food intolerance or spoiled food. Okoubaka is also recommended for persistent morning sickness.

Okoubaka for the baby

Okoubaka is a helpful remedy for treating persistent fatigue and weakness after undergoing gastrointestinal infections.
The remedy is used for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating spoiled food or heavily sprayed food (insecticides).

Okoubaka for horse, dog and cat

Okoubaka is used on horses after colic surgery when the horses are responding with persistent diarrhea.
It is a helpful remedy for treating nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in animals after eating spoiled food.

Side Effects of Okoubaka

There are no known side effects or contraindications of Okoubaka. At the beginning of the therapy, however, a short-term initial aggravation can occur.

Typical potencies: Okoubaka is usually used in the 3X potency.

fabric type: medicinal plant


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