Homeopathic Medicines (Treatment) of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Important note:

Every case calls for a detailed study of the patient individually. There are no disease-specific medicines in homeopathy. The exact treatment is determined only by an "in-depth" evaluation of the individual case. The medicines described below are commonly indicated in Lichen Planus, only for the purpose of information. The readers are advised not to indulge in any self-medication.


Sulphur is one of the commonly indicated homeopathy medicines for a range of gastrointestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome. It is a true polychrest remedy having an influence on various systems of the body like the digestive system, skin, urinary system, respiratory system, reproductive organs, etc.

In patients with irritable bowel syndrome, Sulphur is frequently prescribed for the following symptoms:

The frequent, unsuccessful desire for stools. Stools are hard, knotty, and insufficient. Constipation alternates with diarrhea. Early morning diarrhea where the patient has to rush to pass stools. Heaviness in the abdomen as of a lump. The abdomen is sore and sensitive to pressure.

This remedy is more suited to thin and weak individuals who are very sensitive to heat. Mentally suited to people who are nearly always irritated and depressed. They are very forgetful. They are either too busy or they dare lazy and do not feel like doing work. Some of them may have a feeling that they are immensely wealthy when in reality the situation is the opposite.


This drug is prepared from a plant called a windflower. It is known as the weather-cock amongst homeopathic remedies due to the changeability of symptoms seen in this drug.

Pulsatilla is a deep-acting constitutional remedy affecting multiple systems of the body and having a varied presentation of symptoms. It is in the true sense a polychrest remedy, which has a broad spectrum of action, useful for a wide range of disease processes. It is one such remedy, which is useful for acute as well as chronic complaints.

Pulsatilla positively influences the gastrointestinal tract, mind, respiratory system, reproductive system, veins, skin, eyes, urinary tract, etc. It is a frequently used medicine for complaints of irritable bowel syndrome, recurrent styeschalazion, asthma, urticaria, lichen planus, vitiligo, trigeminal neuralgia, etc. It is one of the best remedies for gynecological and pregnancy-related complaints. A few of its common digestive symptoms are as follows:

Painful distension of the abdomen with rumbling and pressure in the abdomen. Tightness in the abdomen after a meal. Watery, rumbling stools; no two stools alike.

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Nux Vomica

Nux Vomica is one of the most frequently prescribed remedies in homeopathy for various conditions incident to modern life. It is prepared by the potentization of the seeds of a plant commonly known as "poison nut" After undergoing the process of potentization, the hidden curative powers of this drug are brought to the surface.

Nux Vom positively influences multiple systems of the body such as the digestive system, reproductive organs, nerves, respiratory organs, etc.

Its frequently prescribed for complaints of irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, liver affections, asthma, recurrent colds, spasmodic pains, etc.

A few of its common indications are as follows:
Constipation alternating with diarrhea, after abusing purgatives. Frequent ineffectual urging for stools. Strains hard on stools. Unfinished sensation after stools. Flatulent colic in the abdomen. Passes small quantities of stools at a time.


This is a wonderful remedy prepared by the potentization of inorganic phosphorus. After undergoing the process of potentization, the latent healing powers of this drug are brought to the surface and it proves to be a wonderful remedy capable of curing a wide range of diseases.

Phosphorus predominantly acts on the gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system, blood, kidneys, bones, lungs, nervous tissue, etc.

It is frequently used in the homeopathic treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, nephrotic syndrome, hepatitis, cirrhosis, hemorrhagic tendencies, respiratory infections, osteomyelitis, paralytic symptoms, etc.

Some of the common indications of this drug are:

Highly sensitive to external impressions such as light, sound, odors, touch, thunderstorms, etc. Restless, excitable, nervous individuals. Affects the kidneys causing albuminuria and haematuria; the patient has profuse, pale, watery urine with intense weakness. There is increased susceptibility to colds amongst children. In IBS, the patient complains of constipation alternating with diarrhea. Stools are offensive and there is much urging for stools when lying on the left side. Marked weakness after stools.

Lycopodium clavatum

Lycopodium is a drug that is prepared from the spores of a fungus called club moss. It is an inert substance until it undergoes the process of potentization to reveal its latent curative powers. Lycopodium is a deep-acting, constitutional remedy having a very wide sphere of action. It positively affects the nutrition, gastrointestinal system, urinary system, reproductive system, lungs, skin, etc. It's frequently used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, nephrotic syndrome, urinary infections, dyspepsia, pneumonia, liver diseases, ascites, skin complaints like eczema, abscesses, acne, urticaria, etc.

A few common indications of this drug are: 
Treat weakness of digestion. Immediately after a meal, the abdomen feels distended and bloated. Sour eructations. Indigestion due to foods like cabbages, beans, etc. Constant sensation of fermentation in the abdomen, ineffectual urging for stools. The stools are hard at times and require much straining; at times the patient has diarrhea. Much pressure and tightness in the abdomen.


It is one of the splendid acts of homeopathy that substances labeled as inert can also be used effectively to treat a large variety of disorders. Silica is the example of one such substance, which is chemically inert in its natural form, but after undergoing the process of potentization it gets transformed into a wonderful, deep-acting remedy. Silica is in a true sense called a polychrest remedy as it has a broad spectrum of action, useful for a wide range of disease processes. In fact, this remedy has helped Homoeopaths the world over to treat so-called surgical conditions gently without requiring a knife. Silica positively influences bones and joints, mucous membranes, skin, cellular tissue, nerves, glands, lungs, digestive system, etc. Silica is a frequently used medicine for complaints of IBS, fissure, vitiligo, eczema, lichen planus, herpes, urticaria, asthmatic bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, styes and chalazion, trigeminal neuralgia, complaints of nails, tonsillitis, etc.

A few common indications of this drug are:

Loss of appetite and disgust for meat and warm food in general. Bloated feeling in the abdomen. Colicky pain in the abdomen with constipation. The stool is hard and comes with great difficulty. On the other hand, the patient may also develop diarrhea that has an offensive odor. Silica positively influences nutrition as well and hence its one of the prominent remedies used for rickets in children.

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Argentum Nitricum

This is a drug that is prepared from the nitrate of silver. This remedy has curative effects on the affectations of the digestive system, nervous system, reproductive system, respiratory organs, musculoskeletal system, etc. It also affects the mind causing neurotic effects. A few common indications of this drug in IBS are:

Gastric ailments with a lot of belching. Flatulence with painfulness of the pit of the stomach. The patient makes ineffectual efforts at eructations. A lot of distension of the abdomen with a great desire for sweets, cheese, and salty foods. Much prone to diarrhea. Noisy, flatulent diarrhea with much offensiveness of stools. Frequent stools due to anticipatory anxiety. Colicky pain in the abdomen. Urging for stools immediately after eating or drinking anything.

The patient is very nervous and impulsive by nature; extremely hurried in whatever he does. Physical symptoms of anxiety are also very marked such as trembling of hands and feet, palpitations in the chest, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, dryness of mouth, stammering, excessive sweating, etc.

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