Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for Vomiting
Vomiting is a natural process for the body to rid itself of something it does not want, in the quickest way possible. Nausea is usually the prior warning of this process, although it can be associated with other things too. Vomiting is commonly caused by an infection in the stomach or intestines that may be due to food poisoning or an infection of an unknown origin but can also be due to over indulgence, pregnancy and some medicines including Chemotherapy.
Vomiting is not at all pleasant, it tastes horrible, it smells awful, it can be very violent and it causes much distress. Vomiting is not a disease in itself, it is a symptom and an indication that something is not quite right within the body. Nausea is also a symptom that tells us to be aware that our tummy is not happy.
Whilst vomiting and nausea can be part of a Chronic and long term condition, generally it is dealt with as an Acute where the remedy is selected based on the characteristics of the current occurrence.
The following list shows some of the more common homeopathic remedies which have been proven useful during bouts of vomiting and nausea.
Homeopathic Remedies for Vomiting
1. Arsenicum Album (Ars)
If food poisoning is the cause, then this is the best homeopathic remedy for vomiting. There is a burning sensation in the stomach along with thirst, and small frequent sips of water are beneficial. The person is chilly, exhausted and anxious.
2. Ipecacuanha (Ipecac)
For prolonged vomiting, this homeopathic remedy is a good choice. It works especially well for vomiting in pregnancy which is associated with belching and excessive saliva. This is also a good remedy for motion sickness. There maybe associated abdominal pain in the symptom picture.
3. Carbo Vegetalis (Carbo Veg)
If the vomiting is associated with indigestion, heartburn, flatulence and a bloated feeling, Carbo Veg can be the ideal remedy. Food regurgitation or GERD with a sour taste in the mouth is a good indicator for using this remedy.
4. Ignatia (Ign)
Vomiting is brought on by emotional stressors, associated with depression and grief. The person may be crying, sighing, have mood swings and sleeplessness.
5. Nux Vomica (Nux-V)
In the case of vomiting and diarrhoea, this remedy helps relieve nausea associated with gas and bloating. It is especially useful in pregnancy and where the person is irritable and impatient. There will be morning sickness and vomiting after eating or there is constant retching. Children who have eaten too much food can be treated with this remedy, they may complain of stomach pain, headache and display irritability.
6. Antimonium Crudum (Ant-c)
The tongue is coated with a white layer and vomiting occurs soon after eating or drinking. There could be a history of eating indigestible foods or overloading the stomach.
7. Kreosote (Kreo)
This remedy is indicated when indigested food stays in the stomach for prolonged periods. Also used in vomiting associated with Cancerous growths and kidney disease.
8. Cocculus (Cocc)
The nausea and sickness in this remedy is caused my motion. There maybe vertigo and dizziness.
9. Petroleum (Petr)
This is remedy for Travel sickness, there is usually nausea with pain in the stomach. The person feels worse if they are hungry and much better for eating.
10. Tabacum (Tab)
This remedy will see people going ‘Green’ with nausea. There will be a headache with this nausea and possibly vertigo. This person will be worse for having their eyes open, worse for being hot and therefore feel better in the open air. Great remedy for sea sickness, car sickness, motion sickness, morning sickness and chemo sickness.
There are hundreds of remedies that will have vomiting and nausea in their picture but these 10 are the most commonly used. As with all Homeopathic remedies it is the unique and individual case symptoms that will indicate the most suited remedy so be sure to observe and keep aware.
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