We have all experienced the grim reality of nausea, vomiting, or simple indigestion. Whether you're at home or traveling, homeopathy can help relieve these symptoms and restore health.
Here is a great list of remedies to consider when a member of the family is down for the count with indigestion, nausea, or vomiting:
- Arsenicum: Often restless and chilly, with intense thirst for small amounts of water. Can have burning pains in abdomen relieved by heat. Can also have vomiting and stool simultaneously as well as cramping – colic pains. Anxious and wants company. Often a great remedy to consider for patients suffering from food poisoning.
- Bryonia: After eating – pressure in the stomach. Vomiting of bile or of what has been eaten. Thirst for large quantities at long intervals. Irritable. Can be worse from motion and worse sitting up in bed.
- Carbo vegetabilis: Great distention of the abdomen with gas. Much belching and flatulence. Gets relief from belching. Chilly and craves fresh moving air and being fanned. Can complain of a sour stomach.
- Chamomilla: Spiteful and irritable disposition. Very oversensitive to pain. Restlessness with a desire to be carried. Vomiting of bile. Can complain of obstructed gas. May have greenish stool.
- Colocynthis: Frequent vomiting. Vomiting caused by pain. Severe cutting abdominal pain causing the person to double up; pain is worse from anger or indignation; better with strong pressure and warmth.
- Ipecac: The most characteristic symptom of a person needing the homeopathic remedy Ipecac is constant and continual nausea which nothing relieves; profuse saliva; cramping intestinal pains; tongue clean; usually a great deal of vomiting, sometimes continuous; can also have diarrhea with nausea.
- Nux vomica: Chilly and worse from cold. Bitter, sour belching; abdominal bloating a few hours after eating; inclination to vomit; no appetite, contractive squeezing stomachache, headache; irritable; easily offended or angered; sometimes used for hangovers. “Wants to but can’t”: hard to vomit or pass a stool, despite urging.
- Phosphorus: Nausea, vomiting, burning in the stomach. Excessive thirst for ice cold water. May vomit as soon as water gets warm in the stomach. May have a sense of emptiness and weakness in abdomen. Can have diarrhea simultaneously.
- Pulsatilla: Dry mouth with putrid taste. Thirstless. Heartburn with frequent belching; queasiness; sensation of sickness after eating. Worse – warm room. Better in cool open air. Loves sympathy. Indigestion due to improper diet, especially rich, fatty foods, ice cream.
- Veratrum album: Coldness is a hallmark of this remedy. Person feels very cold and is cold to the touch. Cold sweat, especially on forehead. Person may feel exhausted and also may feel as if they will faint from the violent vomiting and diarrhea that often can be simultaneous.
Dose with either a 30C or 200C potency to start - placing one pellet under the tongue or one pellet in water, stirring vigorously and taking teaspoon doses as needed. Always cease dosing when relief begins and only redose if symptoms again worsen. Keep the your patient as well-hydrated as possible. As with any medical condition, consult with your physician if you have any concerns about the severity of your illness as it may first require medical diagnosis and/or intervention and monitoring.