Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Gastric Derangements in an easy question-answer format. …

What are the grand characteristics of Nux vomica in Dyspepsia?

When it is caused by mental overwork where there is distress in. the stomach, coming on an hour or so after meals, and where the patient is cranky and irascible and where he has a dull frontal headache in the morning. There is often nausea, empty retching and sour eructations.

What drugs have distress which commences immediately after eating


Lycopodium, Nux moschata and Abies nigra.

What drugs beside Nux are often indicated in the flatulent dyspepsia of drunkards and those who use alcoholic stimulants?

Carbo veg. and Sulphur.

What is the characteristic drug for Dyspepsia of beer drinkers?

Kali bichromicum.

What is an indicating symptom for Nux vomica in an attack of Dyspepsia?

Abnormal hunger, which precedes the attack for several days.

What drug has the symptom that vomiting occurs three or four hours after the patient eats?


What drugs have pain and tenderness in the pit of the stomach, with aggravation at eleven o’clock in the morning?

Sepia is the characteristic tongue of Nux in dyspeptic troubles It is usually coated white, especially on the posterior part.

What are the special desires nd aversions of Nux?

There is strong desire for beer and bitters and as aversion to coffee.

What are the characteristic symptoms of Carbo veg. in dyspepsia?

There is a slow and imperfect digestion. a weight in the stomach and a faint, gone feeling, which is not relieved bye eating; after eating a few mouthfuls there is a sense of repletion. There is a great deal of burning on the stomach which extends to the neck. Thee is a distention of he stomach nd bowels, which is temporarily relieved by belching. There is heaviness, fullness and sleepiness after eating, and the flatulence causes asthmatic breathing and dyspnoea. the patient may even desire to be fanned.

What are some of the causes of Dyspepsia that would especially indicate Carbo vegetabilis?

Dyspepsias from overeating or high living; useful in the chronic dyspepsias of the aged. or in stomach troubles from abuSE of Alcohol.

How does the flatulence of carbo veg. differ from that of Lycopodium?

Carbo veg. flatulence is more of the stomach, while that of Lycopodium is more of the intestines.

What other drugs have heaviness, fullness and sleepiness after eating?

Nux moschata and Lycopodium.

How does Carbo veg. differ in general from Sulphuric acid?

Carbo veg. is a putrid remedy and indicated in puriec dyspepsia. Sulphuric acid is a sour remedy and indicated in acid conditions.

In the pressure caused by flatulence, how does Carbo veg. compare with China and Nux vom?

It has more upward pressure on the diaphragm, causing oppression of breathing, while China has not so much downward pressure as Nux vomica

Give another distinguishing feature between Carbo veg. and Lycopodium

Under Carbo veg. there is a tendency to Diarrhoea, Under Lycopodium the tendency is to constipation.

What are he symptoms China in Dyspepsia?

Thee is distention of the stomach, momentarily relieved by belching. Thee are sour or bitter eructations. There is slow digestion, and the patient faints easily. there is a sensation s if the food had lodged in the oesophagus behind the sternum. The food seems to lie a long time in the stomach and causes eructations, and is a long time in the stomach and causes eructations, and is finally vomited undigested. The distention after tearing a little characteristic.

What other drug has the sensational s if the food had lodged in the oesophagus behind the sternum?


What drug has a sensation as if a hard boiled egg lay in the stomach?

Abies nigra.

How is China distinguished from Carbo veg.?

Although useful in cases where there is depression of the vital powers, it does not have the belching nor the burning which Carbo veg. has.

What are the symptoms of Lycopodium in Dyspepsia?

The patient has a vigorous appetite. After eating a small quantity of food,. he feels so full and bloated that he has to force himself to take another mouthful.?the distress is felt immediately upon tearing. the patient is very sleepy after eating. There is a great deal of flatulence in the stomach and intestines, which presses upward and causes difficulty of breathing. Ravenous hunger, which if not satiated causes headache, sour taste, sour belching and sometimes sour vomiting.

What drugs have a distress which comes on about two hours after eating

Pulsatilla, Nux vomica and Anacardium.

Under what drugs is this sensation of satiety after eating good?

Arsenic, Carbo veg., China, Sepia and Sulphur.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.