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7 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Ulcerative Colitis

Homeopathy medicine is a reliable alternative to modern medicine in treating autoimmune disorders including ulcerative colitis. Homeopathic medicines for ulcerative colitis moderate the overactive immune system. The extent of improvement and benefit will depend on a large number of factors including the duration and intensity (mild/moderate/severity) of disease, stage at which Homeopathy medicines are started and individual body response.    Homeopathic Medicines for Ulcerative Colitis

Homeopathic Medicines for Ulcerative Colitis

Homeopathic medicines for ulcerative colitis can help manage symptoms, reduce the severity and frequency of flare-ups and even treatment ulcerative colitis based on individual case analysis. Some well-recognized medicines for ulcerative colitis are – Merc Sol, Merc Cor, Colchicum Autumnale, Aloe Socotrina, and Phosphorus.

1. Merc Sol – For Loose Stool and Bleeding from Rectum

Merc Sol is one of the top grade medicines for ulcerative colitis and is best indicated for cases of loose stools with excessive bleeding. The stools are very frequent. However, even after passing stool a number of times, there is no satisfaction. Such persons tend to feel chilly all the time.

2. Nux Vomica – For Constant Urge to Pass Stool with Marked Tenesmus

Nux Vomica is a most useful medicine for ulcerative colitis with frequent, scanty stool and marked tenesmus. Tenesmus refers to the ineffectual urge to pass stool almost constantly. The stool is scanty. Abdomen pain before passing stool may be observed. Nux Vomica also offers great help in cases where taking spicy food or alcohol worsens symptoms.

3. Merc Cor – For Loose Stool with Mucus and Blood

For ulcerative colitis with loose stool, mucus, and blood, Merc Cor is a very suitable medicine. The stool is hot and offensive. Burning in the rectum while passing stool may arise. There may be cutting, colicky pains in the abdomen as well.

4. Phosphorus – For Bloody Diarrhea with Marked Weakness

Phosphorus is a significant medicine for treating ulcerative colitis cases with bloody diarrhea attended with weakness. The stool is copious, gushing, and watery. The character of the blood is bright red. The person feels exhausted after passing stool. Cramping pain in the rectum may arise on passing stool. Phosphorus is majorly indicated in case of inflammation of rectum i.e. proctitis.

5. Aloe Socotrina – For Marked Urgency to Pass Stool

Aloe Socotrina is one of the best medicines for ulcerative colitis with urgency to pass stool as the predominant symptom. The urgency to pass stool is markedly present in the morning; also soon after eating or drinking. There is constant bearing down in the rectum. Burning in the anus and rectum may also be intense. Another characteristic feature for use of Aloe Socotrina is the passage of jelly-like mucus in stool.

6. Nitric Acid – For Intense Pain in Rectum on Passing Stool

Nitric Acid is the best choice of medicine in ulcerative colitis cases where there is intense pain in rectum while passing stool. The pain may be tearing or cutting in nature. It may continue for hours after stool is passed. Profuse, bright red bleeding may be noticed along with stool in such cases.

7. Colchicum Autumnale – For Joint Pains and Gastric Complaints

Colchicum Autumnale is an excellent medicine for ulcerative colitis where joint pains appear along with gastric symptoms. Gastric symptoms include stool with mucus and pain in the rectum. The pain in rectum continues for long after stool is passed. Highly offensive flatus may attend the above symptoms. As for the joint pains, the joints may be swollen, stiff and in great pain; slightly touching the joints may worsen the pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is one among inflammatory bowel disease of autoimmune origin, the other being Crohn’s disease. The lesions in ulcerative colitis mainly involve the rectum and may spread to the sigmoid colon. In rare cases, the entire colon may get involved, a condition called pancolitis. Ulcerative colitis runs a relapsing and remitting course with periods of flare-ups and remission.

2. Why does ulcerative colitis arise?

The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not yet known, but it believed to be a disease of autoimmune origin. Autoimmune disorders refer to a group of diseases where the immune cells of a person start destroying its own tissues out of a misdirected immune response. In ulcerative colitis, the body’s immune cells, that are meant to be activated while fighting an infection, get activated in the absence of a real infection out of a misdirected response. As a result, they start to destroy the lining of the colon, resulting in inflammation and ulcers in the colon and a set of other symptoms.  A positive family history of ulcerative colitis puts a person at a higher risk of the disease.

3. How do I know I have ulcerative colitis?

The presence of a set of symptoms such as diarrhea with mucus and blood, abdominal cramps, pain in rectum while passing stool, an urgency to pass stool and tenesmus of the rectum (constant, ineffectual urge to pass stool) may point to ulcerative colitis. Anemia and weight loss may accompany. This clinical diagnosis underlines the need for further investigation with tests like a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and biopsy.

4. What does the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis involve?

In case ulcerative colitis is suspected on the basis of clinical symptoms, further laboratory investigations are advised. These include colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and biopsies of the mucosa taken from the colon. A biopsy, while aiding diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, also helps to differentiate it from Crohn’s disease.

5. I have been passing blood in stool. Is it due to ulcerative colitis?

Blood in stool is a major indication of ulcerative colitis. However, blood in stool is also noted in other conditions such as piles, anal fissures, and peptic ulcers, cancer even. Blood in stool appears in upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding or lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding as well. Further investigation in terms of stool examination, endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy needs to be conducted before the exact cause can be established.

6. My stool contains mucus. Could it be ulcerative colitis?

Passing small amounts of mucus in stool is normal. But, passage of large amounts of mucus in stool may hint at an inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Mucus in stool could mean ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, malabsorption disease, anal fistula, parasitic infections or even cancer. You need to get the stool tested and further investigations such as endoscopy and colonoscopy done.

7. What complications can ulcerative colitis lead to?

Ulcerative colitis can lead to complications such as perforation of the colon, osteoporosis, severe bleeding, joint inflammation, eye inflammation, colon cancer, and toxic mega colon.

8. I take Mesacol for my ulcerative colitis. Can I stop taking it once I start my Homeopathy medicine?

At the start of Homeopathy treatment for ulcerative colitis, it is not advisable to stop taking Mesacol as the body is used to this medication. Stopping it abruptly could do the body more harm than good. In the initial stages of Homeopathy treatment, both Mesacol and Homeopathy medicines could be taken simultaneously. Gradually, as the body starts responding to Homeopathy medicines, Mesacol can be tapered.

9. Can Homeopathy Treatment completely treatment it?

Homeopathy medicines are highly effective in treating ulcerative colitis. However, the extent to which a patient will show recovery depends on the intensity of disease, duration of disease and individual response of the patient. Mild to moderate cases of ulcerative colitis recover wonderfully well under Homeopathy mode of treatment. In severe cases, Homeopathy medicines can provide great symptomatic management and support. Symptomatic management means controlling symptoms such as loose stool, mucus, blood, tenesmus, abdominal cramping and rectal pain arising in ulcerative colitis.

10. What is a perforated colon in ulcerative colitis, can Homeopathy treat it?

A hole, cut or tear in the colon is referred to as a perforation. In ulcerative colitis, the inflammation and ulcer weaken the colon wall and may lead to a tear or perforation in it. The condition is life-threatening. Intense pain in the abdomen, fever, vomiting, swollen abdomen are indications of a perforated colon.  A perforated colon in ulcerative colitis is a case of medical emergency and needs to be managed urgently with conventional allopathic medicine. Homeopathy is of no help in such cases.

11. What is toxic megacolon, can Homeopathy treatment for Ulcerative Colitis treat this condition?

Toxic megacolon is a serious complication of ulcerative colitis where the colon distends enormously and may rupture. The rupture of colon leads to blood infection (septicemia) and is life-threatening. Abdominal pain, high fever, and rapid heartbeat are symptoms of toxic mega colon. Homeopathy is of no use in toxic megacolon cases and it needs to be addressed on an urgent basis under the conventional mode of treatment.

12. I have ulcerative colitis and my hemoglobin is low. Are the two related?

Anemia is not uncommon in ulcerative colitis cases due to excessive blood loss in stool. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common.

13. Can lifestyle changes help to better manage ulcerative colitis?

Reducing stress levels and avoiding certain foods can work wonders on ulcerative colitis. Therefore, invest in a meditation, exercise, yoga class or take regular walks to bring down stress and stay calm. The food products that need avoiding are spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, dairy products, and high fiber diet. In ruling these out of the diet, one is essentially preventing the symptoms from flaring up as often as before. It needs mention here that stress can increase these flare-ups manifold and must be avoided at all cost.

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  1. Minu Devi says:

    I am now under homeo treatment in ulcerative colitis . Dr prescribed medicines 1) Amebic Dysentry-15. 2) Colitis-28 . 3)Holarrhena antidysenterica . 4) Live gain 5) Two liquid drops bottle (no name). The treatment goes on almost twenty days but blood and mucous is still continue with blood. My stool is no hard or loose and hardly I go to latrine two times. Under this treatment may I get free from ulcerative colitis.

  2. ajay sareen says:

    Esteemed Dr Sharma,

    I am a 55 yr old M patient of Ulcerative colitis from 16 years. Steroid dependent, on azoran and mesalamine. I pass 4-5 semi formed stools with blood when there is flare up. I never have loose motions though. There is pain on my lower left side always and I do get crampy pains before passing stools. I dont have a very strong rush to go to the toilet. I can control. I am a non smoker non alchoholic and strictly vegetarian, i dont take eggs . I have lost all hope in allopathy.
    I am confident that you are a God sent Doctor who could heal me of my pain of UC. Would you suggest a few remedies which i could buy In India? I am a modest primary school retired teacher. Kindly advise me.
    With deep regards
    Ajay Sareen
    Gurgaon Haryana

    • Michael kurbah says:

      I am from meghalaya having left side ulcerative colitis for 3 years taking mesacol 2*2 .symptoms under control but still having soft stool with bright red blood and urgency. I’m fed up with allopathic medicine please help

  3. बृजेश कुमार says:

    मै सन 1984 से कोलाइटिस रोग का रोगी हूँ |मै अब भी इससे पीड़ित हूँ टकृपया होम्योपैथिक दवा बताए |

  4. Ashok Nayak says:

    I am a u c patient dinosed in 2013 left side u c
    Take sulphasalazine 4000 per day and life style change remmision but from 2017 I am in bad condition like constipation ibs infection inbody aso positive eye infection burning feet anus with abdomen autoimmune deficiency .For aso positive taking la 12 injection burning urine with foami
    Kindly advice me please to recovery

  5. Dinesh Jhamb says:

    Sir I feel pain just after passing stool. Pain is come down slowly slowly after 2-3 hours. In between if I again go for pass still. Pain increase. Muscus like jelly comes in stool. Even sometimes during passing air muscus is also discharge. Please suggest me for medicine.

  6. Hassan jamil says:

    What is the dose of merc sol for chronic ulcerative colits

    • Dr George Allibone MD says:

      What strength of Merc Sol and Phosphorus should I start off and what should I graduate to as

      symptoms improve

  7. Surendra Kumar Srivastava says:

    Ihave ulserative colitis from last 04 years in rectam , now cure with the treatment of Mesacol suppository, Mesacol tab 2gram.medcines are now creating problems.I take regular 2gram Mesacol Enima at present.please tell me homeopath medicines.thanks

  8. Krishna Kumar says:

    Hi ,
    I am suffering from inflammatory bowel disease is there cure for that disease. Could you please help me .
    It’s getting pain in abdomen.

  9. Jennifer Rushing says:

    Hello, I have ulcerative proctitis, my symptoms are: feeling of need to go but nothing there, if I go sit on the toilet, it will bleed. My number one problem tho is the inability to go every day. I frequently skip 1-3 days before needing to go again. My stool is ALWAYS soft. I never have hard stool, it alternates between log like & a little looser but never extremely loose or diahrea. I have constant gas & frequent bloating. I also suffer immensely from hydradenitis supprativa Which I have researched & understand there is a correlation between my gut condition & the skin problem. The skin problem is bad. I cannot wear white or light colored shirts/underwear anymore due to the sores constant oozing. I avoid dairy, gluten, soy & eat a healthy diet (ie: only organic food, grass fed/pasture raised meats, we drink good filtered water, use only “clean” cleaning products/cosmetics & body products etc). I believe an MMR shot at age 28 (I am now 47) was the catalyst to my development of ulcerative colitis. (I have 8 silver/mercury fillings still in my mouth & have not wanted to remove them because of my inability to eliminate regularly). I have been I believe that all my issues are being caused by my ulcerative proctitis. Please advise how I can deal with the root problem to begin to clear up everything! Thank you for any help you can offer! (I am very familiar with homeopathy & use it exclusively to treat my family)
    Jennifer Rushing

  10. Aswini Kumar padhi says:

    Sir I am feeling pain in stomach and passing mucus in stool with m8xing when I will take dairy product and sugar product and chilly any dry and green product item then passing mucus in heavily like water and gas problem no heart burn . feel IMG constipation then how it will cure .i am 40 years old I am also lean and thin how my health condition will will come to sound

  11. Manvinder singh says:

    I am taking nux vomica and mark cor and mother tiencher for ulcer colitis start two months before filling good but today felling mounting plz tell the medicine thanks

  12. Asiya I Qazi says:

    I have a chronic constipation problem. But now from last 1 month I am facing colitis problem with nausea and whole stomach pain. Which homeopathic remedy you will recommend for me?

  13. Ajay kumar Aggarwal says:

    I am suffering from colitis ,however it is not ulcerative. Becaise thete no blood and mucas in my stool. On taking alophatic medicine I feel easy for some times and
    after sometimes it ahain colitis
    Please advise me proper homeopathic medicine for permanent cure.Due to colitis I am regularly loosing weight.

  14. Bhakti Kanani says:

    My 6 yr old is dealing with ulcerative colitis since 9 months now we have been in rounds of steroids to Mesacol and has had flare ups several times he is a gifted nd talented kid with extraordinary skills and was accepted at a school where admissions are possible with an IQ test grades only he is emotional and anger holding kid even on little things how can I help him to stay calm and control his anger and let go off things we are doing homeopathy medicine for a month now

  15. Kv subramanyam says:

    My daughter age 12years is diagnosed with non specific ulcerative colitis with the symptoms like fever stomach pain,no apitate and loose motions. Sir please advise me homeo medicine for the permanent cure.

  16. Wojtek bochanak says:

    Dr. Sharma

    How are you and great site! Was diagnosed 2.5 years ago with ulcerative colitis. Started in lower portion and 2.5 years later has inflamed almost my full colon. Is there anything I can do from a homeopathy said to bring it a bit to normal.

    Never been hospitalized and function daily. I do have to go to the bathroom quiet a bit and do have accidents from not being able to make it to the bathroom

  17. Amruta Dhaumal says:

    Hello sir, Iam Amruta from Pune Age 33 yrs i am suffering from mild side of ulcerative colitis . I have been treated by Dr. Lavate past 8 months. When i have started medicine 3 months i had no problem of sickness. But in month of feb i was in down depression i have missed my medicine more than 15 days .. I have consumed lot of meat n spicy n alcohol too some time. Now i am suffering from abdominal pain after passing of stool. I feel i dont have any enery in my legs after motion. It was never before this. I am very worried
    Medicine i take – Mesacol od , Rafacol 9 mg and entofoam enema.
    Please suggest something which i can get good relief for long lasting

  18. Asim Guha says:

    I am having mild pain in both sides of my lower abdomen. Previously also I suffered from these conditions around 7 years back. And prior to that around five years back.At present I am 65 years of age. My Gall Bladder has been removed in 2014. Kindly suggest homeopathic remedy.

  19. Dear Sir,

    I have been diagnosed with colonoscopy. Result says that there is mild inflammation in anus and superficial erosion. Also the conclusion part says that that it has mild left colitis and features suggesting early signs of mild ulcerative colitis. Does this mean I have ulcerative colitis or is it a inflammation. I have been advised vegaz OD, inbalanse tablet and rifiximine tablet. Please tell me can it be cured completely.

  20. K Narsimha says:

    Sir, I have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, now what are fibre less food I can take, as well as remedy to cure my disease in homeopathy. The report in colonoscopy says that ‘Superficial ulcerations with bleeding’
    Can I have plain rotis in night, as I am diabetic fasting 140, can I play as I am Keen to sports and activities,
    Can my UC be cured with one dose of homeopathy.
    Thank you sir

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