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Top Homeopathic Remedies for Hernia

The immediate reaction on seeing any abnormal swelling or lump in the body, particularly one that does not subside and is located in a sensitive part, is to go in for surgery and have it removed. In case of Hernia too, surgery is often considered the only option by the patients. Homeopathic remedies for Hernia, can effectively treat the condition and that too without any side effects.  homeopathic remedies for hernia

What is Hernia?

In medical terms, the protrusion of an organ or a part of an organ through an abnormal opening in the wall of the cavity that normally contains it is referred to as Hernia. The main cause of Hernia is the weakness of the abdominal muscles. This can either be congenital or acquired. The congenital weakness of abdominal muscles is present since birth and the acquired muscle weakness results from various factors like surgical incisions, repeated pregnancy, excess fat in abdomen, chronic cough, constipation and even excessive weight lifting. Homeopathic medicines, which are sourced from natural substances and are completely safe with zero side effects, are of great help in curing various types of Hernia.

Types of Hernia

Inguinal Hernia: This is the commonest type of Hernia. It can occur in infants or adults and since the swelling is in the groin, the panic button is pressed quite early. In InguinalHernia, a part of abdominal contents, mainly intestines, protrudes through the inguinal region of the abdominal wall. The inguinal region is present in the groin.

Umbilical Hernia: This Hernia is more common in females than males and also in infants. In Umbilical Hernia, the abdominal contents bulge out from the umbilicus or navel of abdomen.

Femoral Hernia: This Hernia is also more common in females and very uncommon in children. In Femoral Hernia, the abdominal contents protrude through the femoral canal present in the upper inner thigh region.

Obstructed/Incarcerated Hernia: In this type of Hernia, the lumen of intestine (colon) gets obstructed, leading to intestinal obstruction.

Strangulated Hernia: In this type of Hernia, the arterial supply of the contents of Hernia stops along with intestinal obstruction. Femoral Hernia is most liable to get strangulated.

Symptoms of Hernia

The main symptom of Hernia is swelling or formation of a lump. In Inguinal Hernia,the swelling appears in the groin.In Femoral Hernia, the swelling appears in the upper inner thigh region and in Umbilical Hernia, the swelling is apparent around the navel. Swelling is often accompanied by discomfort or a dragging type of pain around the swelling. In case of obstructed or strangulated Hernia, abdominal colic, vomiting, distended abdomen and constipation are the main symptoms.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Hernia

1. Nux Vomica: Top Remedy for all Types of Hernia

Nux Vomica is a natural medicine which is of great help in treating all types of Hernias — be it femoral, inguinal or umbilical. It can be given to patients of Hernia in whom the abdominal muscles have been weakened due to long-standing constipation. The patient complains of a constant urge to pass stool or poop but scanty unsatisfactory stool is passed. Such a patient also usually feels very cold. There’s also an excessive craving for stimulants like alcohol or coffee.  Weakness and soreness in the abdominal muscles are always experienced. For treatment of Umbilical Hernia in infants, Nux Vomica is very beneficial.

2. Calcarea Carbonica: For Hernia in obese people

Calcarea Carbonica is a top medicine for treating Hernia. It is mainly prescribed for obese people with weak abdominal muscles due to excessive fat in the abdomen. Such patients cannot bear tight clothes around the waist. Calcarea Carbonicaalso gives excellent results in treatment of Hernia in children who sweat excessively on the head. The patients requiring this medicine are sensitive to cold air. There is alsoan unusual craving for boiled eggs or chalk or lime.

3. Lycopodium Clavatum: For Hernia with Weak Digestion, Excessive Flatulence

Lycopodium Clavatum is of great help to patients of Hernia who suffer from weak digestion and excessive flatulence in the abdomen. The patients requiring this medicine loveto eat sweets and have a craving for hot food and drinks.

4. Rhus Toxicodendron: For Hernia due to Excessive Weight lifting

Rhus Tox is very beneficial for treatment of all such cases of Hernia where the abdominal muscles become weak due to excessive strain by lifting heavy weights. Rhus Toxicodendron helps the patients by strengthening the abdominal muscles.

5. Silicea: For Hernia with Excessive Perspiration on Feet

Silicea is a medicine of great help for patients of Hernia who experience excessive and offensive perspiration on the feet. The patient always feels very chilly and desires warm clothing. Silicea is also a very helpful remedy for the treatment of Hernia in children who are weak, very obstinate and headstrong.

Other Important Remedies

Lycopodium Clavatum is an excellent Inguinal hernia remedy, specially benefcial for treating Inguinal Hernia of right side. The main symptoms for using this medicine are excessive flatulence in abdomen. Excessive craving for sweets and hot drinks is usually experienced by patients requiring this medicine. For treating left-sided Inguinal Hernia, Cocculus Indicus is of great help. For prescribing Cocculus Indicus, the symptoms are distended abdomen due to flatus with relief when lying on the side and a craving for cold drinks. Nausea is almost always felt by patients requiring Cocculus Indicus. For left-sided Inguinal Hernia in children, Nux Vomica gives best results. The child is usually very angy and suffers from chronic constipation.

1. For Umbilical Hernia

Calcarea Carbonica is considered the best Umbilical hernia remedy. It is of particular help for treatment of Hernia in patients who also have an abundance of fat in the abdomen. The abdomen is sensitive to the slightest pressure. An unusual craving for eggs may be felt and milk always makes the condition of such patients worse. Nux Vomica is a natural remedy which can help in treating Umbilical Hernia which is accompanied by constipation of long duration. Strangulated hernia of umbilicus can also be treated with this medicine. For treating Umbilical Hernia in children, Chamomilla gives good results. The children requiring this medicine usually complain of intense pain in the umbilical region. Irritability of the utmost degree is always noticed in such children.

2. For Femoral Hernia

Both Nux vomica and Lycopodium Clavatum are equally good medicines for treating Femoral Hernia. The patients requiring Nux Vomica feel very cold and sufferfrom chronic constipation. They have a craving for fatty food, alcoholic drinks or coffee. The patients requiring Lycopodium Clavatum are weak, emaciated and suffer from excessive flatulence in abdomen. They crave for warm drinks and warm food. The complaints are always worse between 4pm and 8pm in patients requiring Lycopodium Clavatum for Femoral Hernia.

3. For Treatment of Obstructed Hernia

Opium is the top medicine for treating patients of Obstructed Hernia. The patients requiring Opium have an extremely bloated abdomen, which is hard to touch, with retention of faeces in intestines. There is also no desire to pass stool and vomiting containing faecal matter is always experienced. Tabacum is of help to patients of Incarcerated Hernia in whom the abdomen is distended and is painful to touch. Such a patient wants to uncover the abdomen. The patient also experiences excessive nausea along with constipation. Vomiting of faecal matter occurs as well.

4. For Strangulated Hernia

Plumbum Metallicum is an excellent medicine for the treatment of Strangulated Hernia. This is prescribed when the patient complains of extreme colic in abdomen with obstruction of stool and flatus. The patient  feels as if a string is pulling the abdominal wall towards the spine. Colocynthis can help in relieving the colicky pain in abdomen in Strangulated Hernia where the patient is relieved by bending double or by applying pressure on the abdomen.

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  1. dr arjumand iftikhar says:

    my husband 50 years old otherwise no medicall illness no cough constipation no obesity or weight lifting history.he a month ago after sex felt pain in left surgeon told him it is indirect inguinal hernia in early stage.kindly prescribe some medicine and exercise

  2. My mother is suffering from umbilical hernia for last three years. Wanted to ask if homeopathy can give some relief.

    Thanks n regards

  3. Socorro Rebello says:

    Hi doctor, what is the best homeopathic medication for left side inguinal hernia…. Kindly advice

  4. Meghana says:


  5. Hi. Almost 2 weeks ago I noticed little swelling in my groin area. Waiting for scan but may be it is hernia. No pain. But I am regular gum goer and stress cycling and weight lifting regularly including cross trainer. It seems might be by lifting bit heavy weight. Can inguinal hernia be cured in homoeopathy? If any tissue damaged can it also be cured? What could be other possibility of this swelling which is bit less since I started homeopathic medicine from Dr. Sometimes it feels almost very little swelling. Sometimes I feel my stomach is being squeezed inside after I started this medicine


    my father is 84 years old and he has recently developed inguinal hernia in his groin. Surgical doctor suggested for operation. We are not ready as he is weak and having multiple disease e.g. arithmea, cardio vascular diseased requiring permanent pacemaker, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, Benign prostate enlargement (BPH), Hepatitis B carrier, various orthopaedic problems etc.
    Can his swellings beside right groin be removed with the help of homeopathy medicines ? Please guide.

    • Ram Rishi says:

      Dr Saheb, l am having inguinal hernia on the right side. I don’t want to go through surgery because I am on the blood thinning medications. Would you please suggest some homeopathic treatments for hernia!

  7. M. G. JOHN says:

    Dr. Good morning. A month ago while wearing my shoes I had to bend putting severe pressure on abdomen. After a few days I feel discomfort in my stomach – as if there is something roaming around the umbilical area and also severe discomfort including nausea occasionally. I had consulted gastroenterologists and taken medicines but there is no improvement. The discomfort is intermittent. No lump or any other sign seen outside. Highly grateful for your advice…..

  8. Darshan Dayal says:

    Dr. I have umbilical Hernia.I want to know Homeopathic medicine.Please reply.

  9. Shubha Mishra says:

    Sir I have been suffering from Umbilical hernia ,as the symptons suggest, since last 1 year. Swelling around naval and gastric problem often. I want to avoid surgery. Need your suggestion.

  10. Patricia Dykema says:

    What about a hiatal hernia and GERD? This has come on after bad stomach (NSAID use) over 10 yrs ago and a tummy tuck surgery that increases the pressure on the and alot. (bad choice)

  11. C. N. Rajan says:

    Dr, I have pain in left & right of pelvic bone /groin region, but no buldge at all time, normally or coughing.
    I am taking 4pellets Nux vormica in morning, 4 pellets of Lyco podium in afternoon & 4 pellets calcarea carb at night as per prescription of homeo consultant here at Chennai. Still I have pain on both sides of groin but no protrudes

    Kindly suggest me best treatment to be followed

  12. Suffering from Inguinal hernia since last 1 year. Discomfort and want to avoid surgery. Right side below abdomen. Need your suggestion.

  13. My father 70 is diagnosed with bilingual hernia(bilateral) along with mild enlargement of prostate. Doctor has prescribed medicines for prostate but suggested surgery for hernia.
    He doesnt want to go for surgery and he is having allergic cough(on and off).
    Kindly confirm if there is a permanent cure to treat his hernia.

  14. Majeedullah says:

    Medicines for inguinal hernia??

  15. zubair ahmed says:

    My age is 50 yrs, I am facing Inguinal hernia, from the last two years, often the pain starts, and remain around about 6-8 hours, I want to avoid surgery, please guide me for treatment of this hernia.

  16. Kajal pathak says:

    I am suffering left side inguinal harniye suffering from 8 years. After 4 years I have been ot but not clear then few day’s ago I am ot but not clear so I am very tence if you told me that my harniye how I cleane

  17. Giritanaya Rath says:

    Hello Sir, my son is 4.5 year old and he is having hernia. Though it’s not painful for him but it has increased a bit in 10 months of time when it started . Now doctors are saying there is no medicine to cure this and only option is surgery. I am really scared to do this surgery for my son. Please suggest. Your help is much more needed.

  18. Debabrata Mukherjee says:

    Right side inguinal hernia.below abdomen mild pain. Sometime need advise.

  19. Good evening doctor Sharma, my name is Joseph and I have had an inguinal hernia since I was 16 years old. I am terrified of surgery in my testicular area and the only solution for me right now is surgery. I haven’t taken care of this problem mainly because I’m petrified of surgery. When I was a child I used to lay on my abdomen and put objects under my belly to feel pleasure. I have the hernia on my right side and it is affecting my sex life with my partner. I can physically push my hernia inside my abdomen depending on what I ate the night before and make it stay inside during sex. It’s a horrible cycle, I have to starve myself to have sex and I drink too much beer. I need immediate help.

    • Nazar Hussain says:

      Hi Sir,

      I have right side hernia. Take lycopodium 30 (4 drops 3 times ia day) and BM-246 (15 drops 3 times in a day)….
      Whether these two medicines are useful for hernia. Whether disease will be controlled and in how many periid….?

      Nazar Hussain.

    • Rohit Jaswal says:

      i have inguinal herina in the scrotum.. But it goes normal size.. When i lay down.. So how can i treat it with homeopathic.

  20. To dr sharma I have a large epigastric upper abdominal midline hernia also a small inguinal hernia I have been offered surgery but comes with a risk of bowel damage ending up with stoma formations and recurring hernia can you help me as I don’t want to take the risk of surgery and risk stoma

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