Acute Gastritis


Homeopathic treatment is constitutional but the remedies listed below are recommended for use in emergencies. Choose the remedy which most closely match your illness. It is not necessary to have every symptom listed in order to bring about a cure.

Take remedies of the 6c potency three times a day until certain improvement, then stop taking the remedy. If symptoms continue despite the repetition of the remedy, then try an other remedy or consult a homeopath.

Take remedies in a clean mouth, 30 minutes before or one hour after food or drink, try not to touch and allow it to dissolve under the tongue. Remember not to use mint : toothpaste, chewing gum, chocolate, cough drops, etc.


Remedy Cause Stomach Concomitants Generals
Nux Vomica Overeating, excess stimulants, overwork. Irritability, sensation of weight and pain in stomach
< morning, some time after eating
Sour, bitter belching, nausea and sour or bilious vomiting,
> evenings
Impaired appetite, ravenous hunger a day before an attack of indigestion. Sour, bitter, metallic, or putrid taste in mouth, but food and drink taste normal.
Frontal headache in morning,
Sensitive to noise, odour, light etc.,
to pressure and tight clothing.
Dizziness. Constipation.
Absence of all desire for defecation is a contra-indication for this remedy.
Chilly. Angry , oversensitive, , easily offended. Irritable.
Hints: better when given in the evening..
Arsenicum Album Vegetable diet: melons and watery fruits. Vinegar ice-cream, ice-water, tobacco Irritable, seems raw, as if torn. Burning pain from slightest food or drink > heat. Anxiety in pit of stomach. Craves acids, coffee, milk.
Dry mouth, great thirst: drinks little at a time.
Nausea, retching, vomiting after eating or drinking
< touch, cold drinks, eating or drinking
heat (except to head), warm drinks
Fear and/or difficult respiration with stomach pain.
Faintness, icy coldness, great exhaustion with restessness.
Irritable weakness.
Fear fright and worry.
Carbo Vegetablis After an illness, accident or surgery from which the patient never fully recovered. Abdominal gas in stomach with constricting and cramping pains from distention Fullness, heaviness. Sour belching after eating and drinking with temporary relief only.
Faint "gone" feeling in stomach, not relieved by eating. Distress at half-hour after eating.
Aversion to milk, meat and fat
< lying down, motion, 4-6 p.m
>belching, fanning with cold air
< fat, fish, oysters, ice cream, vinegar, cabbage, milk, wine.
Cold, chilly, air hunger, wants to be fanned.
Cannot bear tight clothing around waist and abdomen
Hint: Useful in old people cases.
Sluggish, lazy
Lycopodium Seafood, fermentable, farinaceous food, cabbage beans, etc. Over-eating Full and bloated filling. Gnawing, burning pains. Food tastes sour, Pressure in stomach after eating, bitter taste in mouth. Sour belching, often with a mouthful of gastric contents.
Voracious appetite, especially at night Aversion to bread. Craves sweets. Desired hot food, drink
> small, frequent meals, warm drinks
< 4-8 p.m., after eating, cold foods, pressure
Copious abdominal gas.
Must loosen clothing after eating.
Diarrhea, or
Stool hard, difficult, small, incomplete
Ineffectual urging
Noisy rumblings
Patient has a vigorous appetite, but becomes full and bloated after eating just a little.
Natrum Muriaticum Particular intolerance for fibrous food like salads Tthrobbing in pit of stomach. Churning "kicking" sensation after meals. Unquenchable thirst.
Craving for salt, bread. Aversion for fats.
Heartburn with rapid, strong heartbeating,.
Constipation with dry crumbling stool, or painless, copious diarrhea
Eat a lot, yet loose weight
Gelsemium Anticipation, emotional upsets. Sensation of emptiness and weakness in the pit of the stomach, or of oppression, like a heavy load.
As a rule, no thirst
< evening
Sudden diarrhea from nervous anticipation, emotion, fright, bad news. Stool painless or involuntary Tired feeling, apathy, dullness,
dizziness, trembling.
Phosphorus Ice cold food or drink.
Bad effects of eating too much salt.
Burning pains. Pressing, tearing distention. Stomach region tender to touch or painful on walking
Rumination and sour regurgitation, belching of food or gas. Hunger soon after eating, at night, sudden hunger at 11 a.m.
Characteristic craving for cold food and drinks, however, cold things relieve only for a few moments and are regurgitated as soon as they become warm in the stomach
< evening, warm things, touch, physical and mental exertion, lying on left painful side.
> cold things (food, open air, washing with cold water), short sleep, lying on right side
Characteristic burning sensation between the scapulae
Great weakness after stool
Painless, copious debilitating diarrhea
Tongue may demonstrate erectly projecting papillae
Tall, slender persons, narrow chested, weakened by loss of fluids, with great nervous debility, emaciation.
Sulphur   Burning, with sensation of a weight in stomach after eating.
Bitter or sour taste. Food tastes too salty. Putrid belching.
Sour vomiting, great acidity. Complete loss or excessive appetite. Empty, weak feeling in the stomach at 11 a.m , must eat or will faint. Drinks much, eats little
Craves sweets, spicy food, meat, alcohol
< after eating , 12 a.m, 12 p.m, heat
Faint and weak if does not eat
Intolerant of clothing and its weight
Early morning diarrhea, drives him from his bed, painless.
Itching, burning, redness of anus.
Ebullitions of heat, dislike of water, dry and hard hair and skin, red oriffices.
Sepia Pregnancy, tobacco Feeling of emptiness not > by eating. Sour or putrid taste in the mouth. White coated tongue. Everything tastes too salty. Disposition to vomit after eating.Nausea at smell or sight of food. Desires: vinegar, acids, pickles. Aversion: fat.
< after milk, especially when boiled, < lying on side
< morning before eating
Sour belching
Bearing down pains in abdomen or pelvis.
Chronic diarrhea with jelly-like, lumpy stools. Diarrhea from milk.
Feeling of a ball in rectum
Hates fuss and sympathy
Flashes of heat with sweat and faintness
Phosphoric Acid Acute disease, excesses, grief, loss of vital fluids. Tongue swollen, dry, with sticky, frothy mucous. Pressure as from a weight, with sleepiness after eating. Nausea, heartburn
Craves juicy things. Thirst for cold milk.
< sour food and drink.
Diarrhea with much abdominal gas. Not especially exhausting.
Abdominal distension, rumbling.
Weakly, rickety children.