Homeopathic Remedies for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Here are the best Homeopathic Remedies for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which is a chronic condition having squeezing of intestinal muscles either faster or slower than normal.

IBS is also found in dogs, cats and other some other animals. But listed homeopathic remedies for IBS are practiced and tested in humans only.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can affect adults, teens or children even toddlers. It can occur in any gender, but is reported more frequently by women than men.

IBS roots more commonly arises from psychological reasons like stress, depression and our thoughts. So it is a mind-body connection.

Homeopathic Remedies for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Treatment of IBS not only requires considering the symptoms but also requires keeping in view the causes and triggering factors behind it. Irritable bowel syndrome also known as IBS affects 20 % population and it commonly rules in women. Indications which sort it from other similar diseased conditions are constant abdominal pain, uneasiness, bloating and alteration of bowel habits.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Causes

Possible causes for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) include emotional stress, a low-fiber diet, and use of laxatives, infectious diarrhea, or other temporary bowel inflammation. People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) also may be sensitive to certain foods with artificial sweeteners, chemical additives, red meat, dairy products, chocolate, alcohol, carbonated drinks and gluten. Level of the serotonin which is a brain chemical,  usually is low among them. The body of such patients lacks the ability to absorb nutrients.

IBS Dietary Recommendations

  1. Decrease intake of Alcohol and Fizzy drinks.
  2. Have Gluten free diets.
  3. Increase intake of Soluble fiber.
  4. Take water and herbal teas.
  5. Avoid Fried food and Red meat.

IBS Treatment in Homeopathic Medicine

Our intestinal muscles contract and relax in wave in normal condition, known as peristalsis. In IBS patients nervous system fails to communicate effectively with muscles that directs the gut muscles and thus the normal rhythmic movement is affected.

A well selected homeopathic remedy is helpful to maintain equilibrium between limbic system of CNS that controls the behavior and emotion and enteric nervous system that controls the peristalsis movement of GI tract.

Some of the remedies for IBS patients are:

Argentum Nitricum

This remedy is suggested to patients with great nervousness and anxiety along with digestive complaints. They had symptoms of rumbling, flatulence, bloating, nausea. There is a diarrhea immediately after drinking water.


Colocynthis is recommended to patient with cutting pain and cramps which tends the person to bend double or to lie down to press the abdomen. Cramps are mostly in pubic area. Pain aggravates with drinking water, having fruits and also just before the diarrhea. The condition is worse by unexpressed anger.


There is feeling of fullness and bloating in stomach soon after having a meal. It is effective in gastrointestinal complaint with worried facial expressions. The patient has a craving for sweet things and preferred to have warm drinks.

Natrum Carb

The people who need natrum carb have intolerance to some food items as due lack of digesting ability. So they remains restrict to specific diet plan. They have intolerance towards milk and other dairy products. They also have sometimes aversion to sweet things and potatoes. And if they take unsuited diet it causes indigestion, heartburn and also the ulcer in long run. Such patients want to be alone if they fail to keep themselves cheerful.

Nux Vomica

Bowel problem along with pain in abdomen, irritability,  and  constricting sensation need for this remedy. Person with craving of spicy food, alcohol, Coffee and other stimulants need this remedy. And their complaints are aggravated after having food they crave for.


A person who needs this remedy experience muscular and joint stiffness along with abdominal complaints. There is a cramp, gurgling, empty and sinking feeling in stomach with watery diarrhea alternating with constipation. Patient feels weak, faint and have headache afterward.


The person show a strong emotional and hysterical symptom when this remedy is needed. It is mainly due to severity of the bowel complaints. The patient feels that a bubble is stuck in throat or feeling of a lump in stomach. The abdomen feels as inflated and digestive tract feels like constricted.

You can also check out gold standard medications used for IBS treatment in United States.

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