HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. Symptoms usually develop over time, rather than suddenly.
It is often caused by bacterial infection ( Entamoeba histolytica )which destroys the intestinal wall leading to ulcerative colitis or amoebic colitis. Patient often has lower abdominal pain with passage of blood mucous and urging of stools soon after eating , because pressure of food or gas formed in the congested colon cause frequent urging of stools
Second common cause is Giardiasis caused by micro organism called Giardia. This condition is common in children throughout the world , especially in Asian countries . Common symptoms are nausea, loss of appetite , abdominal pain, slimy stools mixed with indigested food
SULPHUR 200- Start treatment with this remedy.
MERCURIOUS SOL 30-Merc sol is one of the top remedies for ulcerative colitis. The stools are bloody slimy with a constant desire to pass stool. A never get- done feeling is present.
ARGENTUM NITRICUM 30- Argentum nitricum is another excellent remedy for colitis. Membranous stools and the flatus expels with noise. There is pain in the region of the spleen
ALOE SOC 30-Aloes is also a useful remedy for colitis. There is a constant bearing down sensation in the rectum. Bleeding is present. Rectum feels sore and hot , and is relieved by cold water. Lot of mucus and wind is expelled with stools and the pain in remains in the rectum after passing stools. There is a gurgling sound in the rectum.
ALLIUM SATIVA 30-Allium sativa is effective in high fevers and fleshy persons. It is useful when colitis with stools containing shreds of intestinal mucous membrane is present. Great hunger is another prescribing point
COLOCYNTHIS 30- Colocynth is another effective remedy for colitis. It is indicated when severe cutting pain in abdomen is present forcing the patient to bend double. Pains wores from anger. There is bitter taste in mouth
MERCURIUS DULCIS 30-Merc. Dul. Is also useful for colitis. Here the stools are scanty mixed with blood, mucus and bile. Anus sore and burning
MERC COR 30- Great urge to pass stool, even immediately after defaecation. The stool is hot, bloody , slimy and offensive. The abdomen feels bruised and is bloated and very painful to the slightest pressure
LACHESIS 200- Lachesis is one of the leading remedies for colitis when colitis with offensive diarrhoea alternating with constipation is present. Here the abdomen is very sensitive to touch.
COLCHICUM AUTUM. 30—Colchicum is another effective remedy for colitis. There is distension of abdomen with wind. Also the patient feels pain in the region of liver. The stools contain shreds.
ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM 30- Diarrhea alternates with constipation.Stool is slimy with much mucus, but also contains hard lumps. Tongue coated thick white. Cravings for acids and pickles
CANTHARIS 30-Cantharis is also a useful remedy in colitis. The smell of food causes nausea and vomiting. Stools are membranous. The patient experiences colic and there is flatulence
CHINA OFF.30- Colitis after eating fruits or ice water , milk. There is yellow watery stools with flatulence . Another key point is absence of pain. Worse after eating.
FICUS IND Q- Haemorrhage before evacuation. Stools are bloody with pure red blood and colic.
HAMAMELIS Q- Hamamelis is useful for controlling the bleeding of the disease
FERRUM PHOS 30, FERRUM MET 30- These remedies are used for correcting anaemia due to colitis.
MAGNESIA CARB. 30- The abdomen is distended Another leading symptom is in diarrhea the stool is green and forced out.
SEPIA 30-In Sepia there is entero- colitis. The leading symptom the choice of this remedy is always worse after taking milk.
KALI BICHROMICUM 30- There is chronic ulceration and perforation with cutting pain, soreness and burning.
SELENIUM MET. 30- Selenium is prescribed when colitis is caused by tuberculosis of peritoneum.
STAPHYSAGRIA 200- Ulcerative colitis after insults and injuries like after rape.
TEREBINTHINAE 30- Entero- colitis with haemorrhage and ulceration of bowels
THUJA OCC. 200—Thuja is prescribed when colitis occurs on account of amoebic dysentery .