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Trying To Lose weight …Homeopathic Remedies can work Wonders

Infographic on Homeopathy for Weight Loss

Infographic on Homeopathy for Weight Loss

Obesity is one big health issue that is a reason for distress for people of all age groups. If the popularity of slimming centers and continued patronage of weight loss pills and diet plans is any indication, then obesity is a huge problem. There is no miracle treatment for obesity, though homeopathy has been successfully employed as a mode of treatment for many years now in Europe and South Asia. The homeopathic treatment for losing weight is constitutional. It requires a detailed case history of the patient and its evaluation for selecting a suitable constitutional remedy. The main causes of weight gain include hypothyroidism, depression, the slow activity of intestines, and a sedentary lifestyle. Women with polycystic ovarian disease and those around menopausal age are prone to weight gain. In this article, various  medicines to loose weight are mentioned, but again the selection depends solely upon the constitution of the patient. There are no such things as homeopathic supplements for weight loss, neither is there any homeopathic diet for weight loss.

Do I need to Exercise and Control My Diet while using Homeopathic Medicines for Weight Loss ?

Exercise is very essential for weight loss. Homeopathic medicines are no substitute for exercise. In Fact, exercise along with medicine can accentuate weight loss. controlling diet is a must for weight loss. Low Carb diet is suggested can be beneficial.  Please note that these medicines are not ” fat dissolving ” by nature. They work by stimulating your body’s metabolism to burn more fat.

Top 5 Homeopathic Medicines to Lose Weight

1. Calcarea Carbonica – It tops the list of homeopathic weight loss medicines. This medicine is mainly given when there is excess fat in the abdomen and the metabolism is working at a very low pace, resulting in obesity and weight gain. A patient requiring this medicine is fatty and flabby. In order to be eligible to use this medicine to lose weight, the constitutional symptoms shown by the patient are given utmost importance. For instance, the patients who require this medicine usually have a tendency to perspire profusely, especially on the head. These patients cannot tolerate cold air. Certain peculiar eating habits are also found in these patients. The eating habits include craving for boiled eggs, and strange things like chalk, clay, pencils, lime, etc. Due to a sluggish metabolic activity, the patients are almost always constipated. This medicine can also be considered if the excess weight gain is due to thyroid problems.

2. Natrum MurNatrum Mur is also a significant remedy that is employed to lose weight. This medicine is recommended when there is an excess of fat mainly in the thighs and buttocks as compared to other parts of the body. This medicine gives wonderful results if the person has gained excess weight due to long-continued stress or depression. The constitutional symptoms are always considered in the case of this medicine as well. The important constitutional symptoms include excessive heat in the patient’s body and intolerance towards the heat of the sun. The patients who require this medicine usually suffer from anemia. Another important symptom seen in patients suited to this medicine is the craving for extra salts in the diet. In essence, a person eligible for this medicine comes across as a person with weeping tendencies, especially when alone, worsens when someone consoles him/her and reserved nature.
3. Lycopodium: It is one of the most useful homeopathic remedies for fat loss . This is also used mainly when the thighs and buttock areas have excess fat, just like the above-mentioned medicine Natrum Mur. But again the constitutional symptoms that are unique to using Lycopodium differentiate between these two. The patients who require Lycopodium are chronic sufferers of gastric troubles like flatulence and constipation. They have a tendency to crave for sweet foods. They also indulge in hot drinks and hot food. They show a tendency to eat far beyond their capacity with resulting bloated abdomen and weight gain. Mentally, the person requiring this medicine is very irritable and easily roused to anger, especially on being contradicted.
4. Nux Vomica: Nux Vomica is recommended for persons who have gained excess weight due to sedentary habits. The first important symptom in persons requiring this medicine is that they are chronic sufferers of the most obstinate constipation. Such a person has a continuous urge to pass stool, but only a little stool is ejected at a time. The second symptom is intolerance to cold air. The third most important symptom is the eating habit – a person in need of Nux Vomica  for losing weight likes spicy food, fatty food, and stimulants like coffee or alcoholic drinks. Mentally, the person is extremely sensitive to external impressions and gets angry to an extreme degree too.
5. Antimonium Crudum: This is mainly a  prescribed for obese children in order to help them lose weight. A suitable candidate for this medicine is a child who possesses extreme irritability, very cross nature, and an aversion to being touched or be looked at. These children also have a marked aversion to cold bathing. The significant indicator of using this medicine to lose weight is craving for acidic things like pickles in the child. The child’s tongue in this case is usually thickly white-coated and the stomach is deranged with alternate diarrhea and constipation due to a habit of overeating.

 Ignatia and Natrum Mur – for losing weight when depression has lead to obesity and excess weight gain.

Ignatia works effectively to decrease the weight in an overweight person when depression is the cause of weight gain. The persons requiring Ignatia usually eat to a great extent due to sadness and consequently gain weight. They have a very fickle mood that changes from sadness to happiness and from laughter to tears. Natrum Mur is prescribed to those overweight patients who weep a lot in depression and have an increased appetite.

Calcarea Carb and Lycopodium for weight loss in persons who have gained excessive weight due hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism refers to a condition in which the thyroid gland of the body that controls the metabolism becomes under-active. As a result, various problems arise in the body owing to a sluggish metabolism; weight gain is a major health concern out of these problems. Weight loss in persons with hypothyroid through homeopathy depends on the basic constitution. The above-mentioned medicines can be of great help in reducing weight. The constitution of persons requiring Calcarea Carb is fatty and flabby. Such persons are sensitive to cold and have profuse sweating, especially on the head. The patients requiring Lycopodium, on the other hand, have weight problems along with gastric troubles. The gastric troubles may include constipation or excessive flatulence in the abdomen. Such patients may also show a strong craving for sweets and hot drinks.

 Alumina and Nux Vomica-   for Obesity  when Intestinal Functioning could be the Reason

In this case, all the medicines mentioned above efficiently aid weight loss but the selection of the proper medicine depends upon the individual symptoms presented by the patient. The persons requiring Alumina have constipation and they go many days without passing stool. In fact, they do not have an urge to pass stool for many days. This is because their intestines work at a slower pace. The second medicine Nux Vomica suits those overweight persons who are constipated but the urge to pass stool is very frequent. The stool passed out of the body is insufficient and unsatisfactory.

 Graphites and Sepia- for weight loss in women who have gained excess weight around menopause.

Menopause is a stage where the monthly cycles end in a woman; this period basically marks a cessation of reproductive ability in women. The Hormonal changes that take place at this stage are responsible for weight gain in menopausal women. The women experience bulkiness and heaviness in their bodies. Graphites and Sepia are both natural medicines that help menopausal women lose weight without any side effects. Graphites for weight loss -Graphites mainly suits women who remain sad, cannot tolerate cold air, and suffer from chronic constipation. Sepia suits women who are irritable and indifferent in behavior towards their family. These women may also complain of hot flushes. A prominent feature that serves as a clear indicator that Sepia is required for treatment is a bearing down sensations in pelvic organs of the woman.

 Calcarea Carb, Natrum Mur, Pulsatilla and Sepia for weight loss in obese women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Disease

Women suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease mainly face problems such as suppression of the periods and weight gain. Calcarea carb, Natrum Mur, Pulsatilla, and Sepia can all be used as medicines for weight loss in this case. The medicine is selected after proper evaluation of the case history provided by the patient.

 Natrum Mur and Lycopodium- Remedies for weight loss in overweight persons having excess fat in thigh and buttock area

Both Natrum Mur and Lycopodium are  for weight loss that help overweight persons with excess fat deposits in thigh and buttocks. The constitution of the patient suggests the selection of the medicine out of these two. Some important features that stand prominent to select Natrum Mur are excess heated sensation, craving for salted food, and reserved nature. For the selection of Lycopodium, the few guiding symptoms are excessive flatulence in the abdomen, craving for sweets and hot drinks, and irritable nature.

Ammonium Carb and Antimonium Crudum for weight loss in overweight persons having excess fat in the upper body as compared to legs that are usually thin.

Ammonium Carb works well for obese persons who are sluggish and always feel tired and weak. These people usually have a sedentary lifestyle. They also show marked sensitivity to cold air.  Antimonium Crudum suits people with a habit of eating far beyond their capacity. They usually suffer from gastric troubles. Alternate loose stool and constipated stool are often their commons complains. Thickly white coated tongue is a prominent symptom in persons requiring this medicine.

Antimonium Crudum, Baryta Carb and Calcarea Carb-  for weight loss in obese children

To select the suitable medicine out of above mentioned medicines for overweight children, the entire constitution of child is taken into consideration.  Antimonium Crudum suits those obese children who are very irritable and cross. Such children are in a habit of over eating and generally crave pickles in diet. The next medicine, Baryta Carb, suits those obese children who are timid and dull. They are mentally and physically dwarfish, and also have tendency to catch cold easily and suffer from recurrent throat infections. The last homeopathic medicine, Calcarea carb, is mainly given to fatty and flabby children. The constitutional symptoms indicating its use are sensitivity to cold environment and excessive perspiration on head. Another prominent guiding feature indicating the need of this medicine is a craving for boiled eggs and indigestible things like chalk and pencils.

Post pregnancy Weight Gain – Role of Calcarea Carb in reducing it.

Calcarea carb is very effective in reducing weight gain that has occurred  during pregnancy . Constitutional symptoms indicating the use of Calcarea Carb must be present in the patient for  Calcarea carb to be used. A typical patient of Calcarea Carb is constitutionally sensitive to cold ,  tends to be more obese around waist and is usually slow in movements . They can be emotionally very sensitive .

Can Calcarea Be used for Weight Gain due to Hypo-Fuctioning of Thyroid Gland ?

Yes, Calcarea Carb is also very effective in reducing weight gain that has occurred  due to hypothyroidism . It might also help in setting right the hypo-functioning of thyroid gland

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  1. Dear Dr. Sharma,
    Do you know what could possibly work to lose weight for a nearly 70 year old woman who had weight gain after her only child was born at age 40 and then accelerated gain during menopause. Now 5’2″, 170 pounds. Before 50, had a Coke bottle shape. 135 pounds before baby and 115# up into the 20s. Now rounder shape with a large flabby stomach that protrudes past the breasts. Buttocks and legs putting on good amount of weight too. Good bone structure but having problems with connectives to the bone either hurting or spasming at times. Craves sugar and very occasionally salts. Craves meat and rarely vegetables but eats them, knowing they are necessary and good. Just recently developed higher blood pressure and cholesterol around 220 with bad cholesterol too high. Good cholesterol not high enough. Having memory issues recalling certain words and names of movie stars and trivia, etc after Covid this year. Still working as an elder dementia/hospice caretaker. Work pattern is very diligent and hard working beyond most people, almost never taking breaks in a 10 hour day, which has caused torn rotator cuffs, tendinitis, & problems with feet and knees. Had Covid 10 months ago and severe vertigo for two weeks after surgery three years ago. Some minor neurologic stuff still going on from both of those. Developed debilitating fibromyalgia after birth of premature son nearly 29 years ago. Much, much better now after previous years of natural doctor, but still many times of all-over muscle pain. Endometriosis before birth of son with many large cysts and surgeries before his 29 wk premature birth. Also currently has a difficult trigger finger with appointment coming up for a hand surgeon to look at it. Thank you so kindly. Your response could save from an earlier than necessary death.

  2. Sachin Singh says:

    Hi sir my weight is83kg height is just 5.6inch age33years.specially my upper body abdomen and chest.full upper body.i m vegitarian.fond of sweet after is 3roti 3times.weekly i eat.fastfood. and also i consume beer weekly 2or 3 beer in one time.salt i eat more then others.too early i got angry.have habit of listening other person talk silently and then react to them.please guide me proper medicine so that I reduce fastly.PHYSICAL EXERCISE AND WORKOUT IS NILL.ALWAYS FEEL SLEEPY.kuch kro ya walk b kru stairs chadu SAANS BHT JALDI FULTA HAI HELP ME SOON WITH PROPER MEDICINE

  3. Amy lavata says:

    Hello dr dharma , would like to get homeopathy tx for loosing weight
    I’m 66 yrs old woman, having hard time to loose weight .

    • Sir, I am 32 year old male. Weight 98 kg and height 5.5 feet. Software employee, sedentary life. Cold, headache, sinus, cough are frequent. More fat accumulation at buttocks, thighs and belly.
      I am good at my work, though not very efficient.
      I behave well with outsiders.

      Not married. Most of the time working on computer. Food habits – I like spicy food and also soft Maggi etc. I am vegetarian, no alcohol.
      No physical energy to do exercise, yoga etc. climbing stairs is difficult for me.
      How to reduce weight sir.
      One doctor has suggested Calcaria carb 200 , 3 times a day for 10 days. I used it but no results.

  4. Hi dr sir
    I m mukesh sharma
    Pls suggest me drops for belly fat around waist

  5. Sandra Garcia says:

    Good afternoon. I need to ask you what could I use to loose weight .I am an obese mom of 2 beautiful girls I weight 65 Kg and I am 150 cm tall. I was diagnosed with Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome 12 years ago, and for 2 years doctors prescribed me Glucosamine. It helped a little with my periods but I felt very sensitive. I got pregnant and since then it has been impossible to loose weight, my mom passed when I was nursing my first baby, then after 4 years I got pregnant again and when my second baby was around a year old my uncle (who was my father figure when teenager) passed.
    I went to the doctor and he suggested me to use Wegovy but I don’t feel comfortable with that. I am not very discipline and my life is very sedentary, it is very hard for me to exercise due my knees and hip pain.
    I really appreciate if you could help me finding a way to start controlling my sweet cravings and help my weigh loss goal.

  6. Can you help me, please?
    I am 59 and obese, constipated and suffer from insomnia. I crave sugar and caffeine. I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, depression anxiety and ADHD. I like heat from the sun but not from being hot. I don’t like being cold either.

  7. Sudhanshu Agrawal says:

    can “hydrastis canadensis” ” Balladonna 30C” and kali bichromicum be taken together, i.e. after a gap of 10 minutes.

  8. Debra Colhoun says:

    73 yr female, fit and active, weight gain during covid. No cravings for sweets. Not overeater. Disposition positive but last 2 years have been caregiver to aged parents. One parent passed. Level of stress increased and no self healing time.
    No constipation issues, no cravings but prefers salt and crunch foods. Food choice are always fresh veg and fruit little meat some fish
    Weight is mostly thights and buttocks and swollen ab sometimes. Not a lot of flatulence, occasional sweats usually stress related.
    I am considering antrum Mur as a helpful treatment, 30 minute daily walks, and 20 Pilates at those
    I would like to reduce weight 10 lbs. and release tension and stress
    Your advice is welcome

  9. Divyani khade says:

    I gained weight after c section delivery. Which medicine best for reducing belly fat buttocks fat thigh fat & fat around arms, waist. I m not suffering from thyroid, diabetes, skin diseases, polycystic ovarian. I have not any kind of diseases.

  10. Michelle says:

    I am a heart patient and during my pregnancy with my last child I was on bedrest. As a result I gained a lot of weight. I am not allowed to get my heart rate over 140 and so exercising is difficult to rely on. I have degenerative disc disease in my back and osteoarthritis in my knees. I can now barely walk without pain in my knees. If I lose weight I know it wouldn’t hurt so much. Right now I weigh 317 lbs. I have what people call an apron belly. I want to lose weight that I have tried low calorie, fasting, and even the bariatric diet all at once. I hate food and I’m lucky if my calorie intake is even 1500 at all. I have problems with energy and barely get four hrs of sleep a night. I can’t take diet pills bc of my heart and I don’t like the effects of fat burners. My cardiologist said far burners work but I’m not always near a restroom. I need to know what I can do because nothing else has worked. I do have depression but that’s not my weight problem and I have ADHD which means that some meds have the opposite effect then they are supposed to. Is there something you can recommend to help me? Thank you!

  11. Prithpal Singh says:

    Dr i just want to know can use LACOPODIUM or NATRUM MUR for wait lose and also have to much Glastris problem i am 53 yrs old and weight 87 kg.

  12. Max Jerry says:

    I have a friend who had taken traditional medicine and a diet plan from Nze Njoku Herbal Home on google to treat Arthritis and High Blood Pressure and for some years now he looks normal. From severe pain always a sick guy Now he looks so healthy and enjoying normal productive life😊 Praise God

  13. FAHEEM KHAN says:

    I am glade to find your useful website… I have read a lot and decide to write you my Obesity problem..

    I am 45 years old.. I am nearly 135KG having good height of 6 Feet. I have gained excessive weight especially at my abdomen/Tummy ….
    I used to eat a lot… I can not tolerate hunger… fond of eating sweets and “Lassi” ..
    sleep well…

    during my college life i was sufferings from constipation so I has excessively use Aloes in 1M for couple of years… as a result my stomach got strong and …

    now I am fatty and facing problem in walking .. most of the time I used to travel through Bike….


  14. Hello Dr Sharma, I was diagnosed with POS at 23 and had huge weight gain because of it. I now past the menopause and had the thyroid removed but I am gaining weight in the abdominal and upper body.
    What do u suggest I take?
    Thank you

  15. Hello mam pls suggest a medicine for post pregnecy weight lose pls. My son is 3 years old now but my weight is not lose .

  16. large breasts would rather not have surgery can you help

  17. Hi,
    What is the best for IBS-c please and for Bursa?
    Thank you

    • monica lucas says:

      Could you please share how to use Nat Mur and Lyco? 30c? How many times a day for how long?
      Thank you

  18. Radha Petaru says:

    how long does it take to reduce belly fat with these medicines and also do we need to be on strict diet

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