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Homeopathic Approach

If the diarrhea is sudden in nature, then an acute homeopathic remedy is given to deal with the sudden manifestation of the diarrhea. The acute prescription is based on the current symptomatology of the patient giving more stress to characteristic (unique) symptoms of the patient rather than to common symptoms of diarrhea.

If diarrhea is long lasting, then a constitutional homeopathic medicine is given. The constitutional remedy is based on the totality of symptoms related to the present, past, emotional and the general symptoms of the individual.


It is recommended that these homeopathic medicines should be administered only after consulting a qualified homeopathic physician.

Constitutional homeopathic medicines for diarrhea may include :

  • Aloes, Argentum nitricum, Arsenic album, Carbo Veg, China, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Mercurius cor, Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Podophylum, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Veratrum album

Diarrhea in general

  • Aconite, Aloes, Antimonium crud, Argentum nitricum, Arsenic album, Calcarea carb, Carbo veg, Chamomilla, Gelsemium, Ipecac, Kali bichromicum, Mercuirus sol, Nux vomica, Petroleum, Podophylum, Sepia, Silicea, Sulphur, Veratrum album

Chronic diarrhea in general

  • Argentum nitricum, Arsenic album, Calcarea carb, Cuprum ars, Ferrum met, Graphites, Kali bichromicum, Mercuirus, Phosphorus, Phosphoric acid, Podophylum, Sulphur

Diarrhea with vomiting

  • Antimonium crud, Arsenic album, Ipecac, Sulph, Veratrum album

Diarrhea with nausea, inclination to vomit

  • Ipecac, Rhus tox, Sulphur

Diarrhea with convulsions

  • Chamomilla, Mercuirus sol, Sulphur

Diarrhea in children

  • Aconite, Arsenic album, Belladonna, Borax, Calcarea carb, Chamomilla, Cina, Ipecac, Mercuirus cor, Nux vomica, Phosphoric acid, Silicea, Sulphur

Painless Diarrhea 

  • Apis, China, Gelsemium, Graphites, Hepar sulph, Phosphoric acid, Podophylum, Pulsatilla, Sulphur

Stools changeable

  • Chamomilla, Podophylum, Pulsatilla, Sulphur

Diarrhea with 

  • Burning in anus during stool
    • Aloes, Cantharis, Muraticum acid, Ratanhia, Veratrum album
  • Fainting during stool
    • Arsenic album, Nux moschata
  • Debility and exhaustion after stool
    • Argentum nitricum, Arsenic album, Camphor, Carbo veg, China, Colchicum, Conium,  Phosphorus, Podophylum, Veratrum album

Diarrhea from emotional excitement, fright

  • Aconite, Argentum nitricum, Ignatia, Opium, Phosphoric acid