A homeopathic remedy for acute constipation. It acts as a natural laxative with a gentle action.
A useful remedy in treating constipation in children and for those who suffer from constipation when traveling away from home.
|Remedy||Symptoms covered by specific remedy|
|Alumina 4C||Sluggish bowel movements, little desire to pass stool, when it does occur stool is hard & dry, itching & burning at anus, may bleed. Straining to pass stool, constipation of infants, the elderly & those with sedentary habits.|
|Chelidonium majus 4C||Constipation presenting with hard, round balls, may be yellow or clay colour. Constipation alternating with diarrhoea.|
|Graphites 6C||Constipation with large stools, difficult to pass with strings of mucus. Excessive, offensive flatulence and distention of abdomen. Painful anus with rectal itching and burning when passing stool, may bleed.|
|Lycopodium clavatum 6C||Inactivity of bowels, stools hard, small, difficult to pass and incomplete, ineffectual urge with feeling of stool left behind. May result in painful haemorrhoids. Constipation in children, constipation when traveling away from home.|
|Natrum muriaticum 6C||Difficult, painful passing of stool, which is dry and crumbling. Ineffectual urging, anus burning and itchy. Constipation can alternate with diarrhoea.|
|Phenolphthalein D6||Homeopathic form of drug, exerts a peristaltic action on the bowel.|
|Plumbum metallicum 4C||Constipation with urging and spasm of anus resulting in hard, black stools.|
As a general rule, if a positive response has not been seen within 24-48 hours, please consult with your homeopathic practitioner or your General Practitioner.
One dose is 3-5 pillules sucked under the tongue in a clean mouth.
This applies to adults, children and animals alike.
In acute constipation, dose every 4-6 hours until bowel movement occurs.
Dose on an as needed basis only, and not continually.
See Dosing Guidelines for further details.
Diet plays an important role in preventing constipation.
Drink an adequate amount of water on a daily basis and include foods with roughage in the diet.