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Homeopathic Treatment for Slow Digestion

What is Slow Digestion?

Slow digestion refers to a delay in the functioning of the stomach and intestines. There is a slow down of the movement of food through the digestive tract. This slow down leads to various signs and symptoms. Slow digestion affects the daily life of a person. Homeopathic treatment for slow digestion is gentle and efficient, and helps by increasing the appetite by improving digestion. These natural medicines decrease the intensity and frequency of symptoms caused by slow digestion like nausea, constipation, and abdominal fullness. Homeopathic medicines, along with lifestyle and dietary changes, not only give symptomatic relief to the patient but also help in treating the underlying cause of slow digestion. Therefore, a detailed case taking of the patient is essential. It helps in finding the cause as well as in the selection of the most suitable homeopathic medicine for Slow Digestion.

Reasons for Slow Digestion

The gastrointestinal tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, and the anus. Digestion of food occurs with the muscular movement of the stomach and intestines, along with the help of enzymes and hormones. These movements assist in the breaking down and movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract. The muscular movements are under the control of the vagus nerves. Any damage to the vagus nerve due to illness or injury reduces this movement leading to slow digestion.

Why You Get Slow Digestion?

The exact cause of slow digestion is not clear. But certain factors can contribute to this condition. Diet is a major factor in regulating the pace of digestion. Unhealthy eating can lead to slow digestion. Food low in fiber and rich in fat, refined or processed food, also causes slow digestion. Low water intake is another contributing factor in slow digestion. Another important reason is a sedentary lifestyle or lack of physical activity. Stress can also make a person prone to slow digestion. Certain medication like antidepressants, narcotics, and iron supplements can also increase the risk of slow digestion. Slow digestion also associates with medical conditions like hypothyroidism, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, nervous disorders including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, scleroderma, amyloidosis, and gastrointestinal disorders like diverticulitis, or as a complication of Crohn’s syndrome. Apart from above causes, slow digestion may develop after surgery on the digestive tract.

How Will You Know That You Have Slow Digestion?

The signs and symptoms of slow digestion may differ from person to person. Even the intensity and frequency of symptoms may vary in the same individual at different times. Symptoms may be mild to severe. Symptoms may also depend on the part of the digestive tract involved. It includes lack of appetite, nausea, and a burning sensation in the food pipe or stomach. There are belching and a sense of fullness even after eating a small amount of food, as well as pain and distention in the stomach or abdominal area. Vomiting usually occurs after a few hours of the last meal, and consists of undigested food. There is bloating in the abdomen, gas formation, and constipation.

Homeopathic Treatment for Slow Digestion

Beneficial homeopathic medicines for slow digestion are Abies Nigra, Pulsatilla, Carbo Veg, Ipecachauna, Lycopodium, China, Alumina, and Nux Vomica. These are natural homeopathic medicines and have no side-effects. They are safe to use for all age groups.

1. Abies Nigra – Homeopathic Medicine for Slow Digestion with Lodging of Food in the Food Pipe

Abies Nigra is a beneficial homeopathic medicine for slow digestion in cases where food is lodged in the food pipe or the stomach. The patient may describe it as a sensation of a hard lump in the stomach region, which he feels like coughing up. In most cases, the symptoms may get worse after eating or drinking tea.

2. Pulsatilla – Homeopathic Medicine for Slow Digestion with Belching

Pulsatilla is an effective homeopathic treatment for slow digestion accompanied by belching. There may be a bitter taste with frequent eructations, heaviness in the stomach, and the taste of food in the mouth remains for a long time. In most cases, the complaints get worse after eating fatty food.

3. Carbo Veg – Homeopathic Medicine for Slow Digestion with Heartburn

Carbo Veg is a highly recommended homeopathic medicine for slow digestion where heartburn is the chief complaint. There may be burning and an empty feeling in the stomach which is not relieved by eating. The patient may get symptoms even after eating a small portion of simple food. Digestion is so slow that food ferments before it can be digested. In most cases, pain gets worse on lying down.

4. Ipecacuanha – Valuable Homeopathic Medicine for Slow Digestion with Constant Nausea

Ipecacuanha is a beneficial homeopathic treatment for slow digestion with nausea and vomiting. There is persistent nausea with profuse salivation in such cases. Vomiting may occur immediately after eating and may contain undigested food or water. Even vomiting doesn’t give relief to the patient. In most cases, nausea may get worse after drinking cold water.

5. Lycopodium – Best Homeopathic Medicine for Slow Digestion with a Distended Abdomen

Lycopodium is an effective homeopathic treatment for slow digestion accompanied by distention of the abdomen. It works well for digestive problems that develop slowly. The intestines are the main organ affected. The key feature in such cases is flatulence. There may also be pain and tension in the lower abdomen. The patient may complain of abdominal bloating immediately after eating a small quantity of food. A sensation of tightness may be present around the waist. The patient may complain of sounds from the abdomen due to gas, and pass wind with difficulty and much noise. In most cases, the patient feels better after consuming hot drinks. Lycopodium works well for chronic gastric complaints in diabetic patients.

6. China – Excellent Homeopathic Medicine for Abdominal Fullness Due to Slow Digestion

China is a beneficial homeopathic treatment for slow digestion with abdominal fullness. The patient may complain of fullness even after eating fruits. In such cases, the abdomen is very sensitive to touch and pressure. The fullness remains for a long time after a meal. The patient may feel as if he had just eaten. There may be an accumulation of gas in the abdomen along with pain. Even passing wind doesn’t give any relief to the patient. In most cases, consuming warm drinks further delays digestion.

7. Alumina – Beneficial Homeopathic Medicine for Constipation Due to Slow Digestion

Alumina is a highly recommended homeopathic treatment for constipation with slow digestion. The intestines are inactive in such cases, and the highlighting feature is excessive strain while passing stool. There may be a painful urge to pass stool long before the actual passing of stool. Even the passage of soft stool is difficult. In most cases, the condition gets worse by eating potatoes.

8. Nux Vomica – Suitable Homeopathic Medicine for Slow Digestion Caused by Sedentary Lifestyle

Nux Vomica is a good treatment in cases where a sedentary lifestyle leads to slow digestion. In such situations, patients feel weight and pain in the stomach. The stomach is very sensitive to touch, and there is a sour taste in the mouth. There is an urge to vomit, and vomiting relieves the symptoms. There is also a constant urge to pass stool, and the patient can pass only a little stool each time. Also, after passing stool, an uneasiness is felt in the rectum along with an unsatisfactory feeling. In most cases, the complaint gets worse after alcohol or coffee intake.

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  1. Asit Sengupta says:

    Sir. I amsuffering fom low digetion problem for many years. After eating any thing some times stomac behave abnormal and headec begins. Aftet drinking penalty of water finger in mouth and vomiting and some small undigiedt food comes out. Then aftet 10miniutes relief from stomac abnormal. Pleasesole this and oblised. Thamking you. ASIT SENGUPTA .KOLKATA

  2. Take 1.nux vomic 30… 2 drops ..3 times a day
    2.carbo veg 30 2 drops ..3 times a day
    3. Robinia 30 2 drops ..3 times a day..
    And syrup jondila

  3. Dear Sir,

    Since last 10 days i’m having acute acidity.
    1. Hole stomach gets stretched with gas even in chest and lower left part of stomach get paining.
    2. Sometime feel vomit tendency .
    3. Gas never get pass out and after having antacid tablet it gets release but gain stomach gets filled with gas.
    4. Poor Digestion, digestion of food is slow ie if i eat in morning then i never feel hungry in afternoon .
    5. Heart beat sometimes observed faster.
    6. Motion is not getting clear properly ie constipation .

    Please help me out to clear acidity and weak digestive system for ever.

  4. Wendy Buddinger says:

    My adult son has slow painful bowel movements everyday. It takes him an hour to pass a BM. He has had a colonoscopy and since then he is suffering. Do you have any natural remedy suggestions? Thank you very much.

  5. Meenu Rastogi says:

    Respected Sir

    I have hypothyridsm for the last eight years. I pass the stools everyday but I dont feel satisfied. After taking little food my stomach become full. Please suggest medicine. I am taking Adven digex syrup for the last five days. For how long I can take this syrup. Please suggest medicine for indigestion.

  6. Uddipan Maiti says:

    I have got heartburn and pain on esophagus after launch and dinner. This type of feelings start after one or two hour from taking food. At the time of taking food , i feel that the food do not get down to the stomach freely. After taking little food the belly become full. Sometimes I have got sour bleaching. Loss of appetite.

    • Sahib Said says:

      Hello Sir
      I have a problem of stool passing, i take more than 40 minutes in washroom and i m not satisfying, stool are soft or hard’ intestines can’t push it easily and the stools are inside in the colon, i clean it with finger,, i had done all type of tests such as colonscopy, abdominal C.T scann,x-ray, digital x-ray,thyroid test, H phylory test etc… All test are clear only in stool test there are seen cyst( Giardia Lamblia).
      Sir what will u recommend to me for easy stool passing and clean intestines in 5 minutes. Thanks

  7. Mala Rawat says:

    Hello Doctor
    I feel full with small portion but feel hungry soon. Secondly and biggest problem is of smelly farting all the time which is bothering me all the time. Please suggest me with the medicine to get rid of my digestive problems.

    • Dr r c minocha says:

      For d last eight years my daughter has persistan nausea and vomiting.almost daily after eating she complains of nausea and ultimately vomits.three times endoscopy was done along with ultrasound and all d test lft and kft was normal.consulted many gastro physician but no suggested it can b due to mental condition and she consulted many pychatrist too and she could take only fludec for three months but no relief.otherwise she can not bear to take any other antidepressent as d first dose causes restlessnes and vomiting.she had lost 20 kg wait eight years back with exercise and ayurvedic medicine and d problem started after that only.she has insignificant enlarged hiatus hernia.she has tried so many homeopathic and ayurvedic medcn with no relief.see if u can help us we will b thankful to u

      • Abdul Patel says:

        Hell Dr.
        I have a digestion problem. If I eat a small piece of bread or a piece of toast it remains in stomach for a long time it gives me a feeling that my digestion has stop. I used to have regular motions but now a days I have to apply pressure to pass
        Stool. Can you please suggest any homeopathy medicine.

  8. Sharon Morris-Addison says:

    I am having a lot of flatulence. I have increased water intake and have no resolve.

  9. Saswati dutta says:

    My gallbladder is removed, I have dyspepsia, acid reflux along with bile reflux for along period, what homeopathy medicine should I take to get relief

    • Meenu Rastogi says:

      Respected Sir

      I have hypothyridsm for the last eight years. I pass the stools everyday but I dont feel satisfied. After taking little food my stomach become full. Please suggest medicine. I am taking Adven digex syrup for the last five days. For how long I can take this syrup. Please suggest medicine for indigestion.

  10. Carrie Simmons says:

    I get heartburn no matter what I eat, drink, or refrain from intake of food or fluids. I’m nauseated all the time. I gained weight and look twenty months pregnant, hair on my head, body, and face all have gotten thin from falling out, I am lucky if I have a bm twice a week. They diagnosed me with GERD, possible hiatial hernia. 51 years old, stress too much, lack of activity, I use baking soda and water all the time, nothing works. I feel burning like a fire is burning me all through my chest and through. My belches are so big that fluid and food come up and fly out my mouth. UGH. Alternative Medicine student. Help

  11. Sandeep bhutani says:

    Sir i have constipation
    Stool posses but after 2 days need pet safa
    This creates cough n obstructions in nasal path
    Also bcos of it there is reflux
    Lot of physical activity i do
    Pls advice

  12. Charles E. Johnson says:


  13. Stephanie says:

    I have sever heartburn no matter if I e eaten or not it feels like it’s just always present. Could this be gastroparesis?

  14. Krishna Ravi says:

    Hello Dr.Sharma.

    I am suffering with Hiatus Hernia GRED probelm, low Digestion since 10 years which leas to Anxiety , Breating disorder (Vegus Nerve problem) plz suggest me a very good Homeo Medicine

  15. Vijay Tamakuwala says:

    Hello dr sharma
    Please tell me slow digestion medicine. after food blotted .stomach heavy for three to four hours.stomach fulnees after food

  16. Doctor, my digestive process is very slow . what should I do to correct it.

  17. Where can one buy these remedies?

  18. Shriya shahi says:

    Hello doctor.. since past 10 months i am going through major gastric problem which came all of a sudden. One day when i was about to have a food.. I felt as if food which was hot is irritating my esophagus and stomach and that night and i had heartburn throughout the next day. I had a feeling of lunp sensation in my throat. And whatever i used to eat it used to get stuck in throat area of food pipe. I used to get acidic water in my mouth and used to face food coming back through mouth. I was on allopathy treatment but it showed very normal results. I had a feeling of have reflux esophagitis problem. After 3 months i had gone through endoscopy and which came out to be non erosive antral gastritis and doctors specifically told me its NOTHING. But i got a problem of inability to burp and that I cannot physically burp. Till now I face this problem and feel very uncomfortable in abdomen after eating. But inability to burp is a major problem as some used to say either its a gall bladder problem. So what could br the best treatment for it. Till now i feel heaviness and pressure on abdomen and moment i about to burp .. it gets trapped and feels like food will burst and will come out

  19. Muhammad Sami ul Qader says:

    dear sir

    please advice me the medicine for high triglyceride level is 268

  20. murthy ysrk says:

    E ndoscopy report shows:Grade-M reflux esophagatis tiny gastric polyp: gastric .mucosal edema;duodenal red spots; RUT test is Positive. Suffering with heavy in stomac. Stomac burning and only taking curd rice… motion is not free even after taking laxative. KINDLY SUGGEST suitable medicine in HOMEO

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