Homeopathy treatment for Dysentery from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Dysentery…

Aconite [Acon]

WHEN THE DAYS ARE WARM AND THE NIGHTS COOL. Scanty, loose, frequent stools with tenesmus; smelling brown, painful, at last bloody, or pure blood passes without faeces;rheumatic pains in head, nape of neck and shoulder, s or violent chill, head and unquenchable thirst; fear and restlessness.

Aloe [Aloe]

Aggravation by acids; SHOOTING OF BORING pains in the region of the navel, INCREASED BY PRESSURE; the lower part of the abdomen swollen and sensitive of pressure the digestion and movements in the abdomen are more in the LEFT SIDE and along the track of the colon, INCREASED AFTER FOOD; FAINTING WHILST AT STOOL OR AFTER; frequent stools of bloody water; bloody, jellylike mucus involuntary while passing flatus, great repugnance to fresh air which, notwithstanding, ameliorates the suffering; hunger during the stool; cutting and pinching pains in the rectum and lions, heaviness, weariness and numbness in the thighs; with the stools escape large quantities of flatus; when urinating urging to stool; sickness of stomach and great prostration; constant headache and some nausea; dryness of the mouth; thirst discharge of a few drops of foul-smelling, bloody mucus, with violent tenesmus, which may continue after he dysentery.

Alstonia-const [Alst-c]

Dysentery complicated with symptoms of malaria or caused by DRINKING SWAMP-WATER IMPREGNATED WITH DECAYING VEGETABLE MATTER.

Alumen [Alumn]

PUTRID DYSENTERY; violent pains going from rectum down the thighs;during stool dyspnoea; pains in rectum, tenesmus; after stools scarcely endurable pain (scirrhus in rectum).

Apis-mell [Apis]

Chronic dysentery, frequent discharge of gelatinous mucus with slight tenesmus; general soreness of abdomen, especially over transverse and discarding colon more urging than actual pain, throbbing in rectum with sensation in anus as if it were stuffed full; rawness of anus; tongue dry, white; urine frequent, profuse, or strangury; skin hot, dry, yet little thirst; disturbed sleep, with muttering. Infantile dysentery with frequent, painless, bloody stools, (<) mornings; prolapsus ani.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Dysenteric stools consisting of masses of Epithelial substance, connected by muco-lymph, red or green, shreddy, frequent, with severe bearing down in the hypogastrium; CRAMP OF THE RECTUM; thin, unshapely strips pass in masses, with burning, constriction and soreness in left side of the abdomen; for an hour or two; frequent urging to stool, with sore, bruised feeling in abdomen excessive pain and discharge of pure blood and mucus; dysentery with ischuria, or tenesmus of neck of bladder with fruitless urging; pain in ischuria, or tenesmus of neck of bladder with fruitless urging; pain in anus as if it were bruised; offensive flatulence, like bad eggs; putrid breath; nausea with constant sense of fulness and satiety in stomach;hard swelling of right side of abdomen, with pain as if cutting into a wound when touched, (>) by escape of flatus; chill on back and front of thighs.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Watery stools at the beginning of the disease very offensive; involuntary discharges from BOWELS OF A FOETID FOUL SMELL, LIKE FOUL ULCERS, WITH GREAT PROSTRATION; stools containing more or less pus, sometimes fluid faecal matter, nearly always fluid or coagulated blood; evacuation of dark blood preceded by violent screaming; sensation as of the abdomen would burst before stool; sensation of contraction just above the anus, during stool; tenesmus and burning in rectum, with trembling of limbs, after stool. Great exhaustion after stool; face sunken, pale and features distorted; burning thirst and yet intolerance of water; foetid, greenish urine;sticky perspiration.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Dynamic dysenteria, PROSTRATION MUCH MORE PROFOUND THAN THE LOSS OF BLOOD OR PAIN WOULD JUSTIFY brown tongue, low fever, rigors, pain in limbs and small o back; stools small, all blood, not very dark, inflammation of lower part of bowels in hot weather or in the fall; rejects all solid food.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Stools of a jellylike appearance. with blood and NO PAIN whatever; discharge every 15 or 20 minutes; round and pinworms pass with the stool; dysentery after suppression of humid tetters; paleness and emaciation.

Belladonna [Bell]

TENESMUS so severe as to cause shuddering; cutting tearing pains; of anus; tongue dry, very red at the tip, or two white stripes in a red ground; urine profuse or suppressed; dry, hot skin or hot sweat stripes on a red ground; urine profuse or suppressed; dry, hot skin or hot sweat; yet averse to drink; starts in sleep; stupor; sensitiveness of the abdomen constant pressure to the anus and genitals, as if everything would be pushed out; pains of a constricting character, relieved by being forward and by pressure.

Bryonia [Bry]

Often after Aconite, especially during hot summer and from taking cold drinks; the least motion of the body, raising the arms, or even bending the toes, produces a disposition to stool.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Chronic dysentery; pressure r straining in rectum; constant desire for stool;heaviness and burning in lower portion of rectum; discharge of blood or bloody mucus from rectum.

Cantharis [Canth]

Colic, urging and pinching before stool; pressing outward pain in intestines and anus, extorting cries, with cutting and burning in anus during stool, tenesmus after stool, but alleviation of colic; passage of white or pale-red tongue mucus with stool, like scraping from intestines, with streaks of blood; passage of pure blood from anus and urethra; chilliness as through water were poured over one, with internal warmth; dryness as though water were poured over one,. with internal warmth; dryness of lips and thirst during pains and yet loathing of drinks; vesicles and cankers in mouth and throat; collapse, small pulse, coldness of hands and feet. TENESMUS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSURIA (Mercurius cor).

Capsicum [Caps]

DYSENTERY IN MOIST WEATHER, (<) from any current of air, even when warm; violent tenesmus of rectum and bladder at the same time (Merc cor) bloody mucus, shaggy stools, (>) at night. Cutting, flatulent colic, twisting pains about navel, before stool; cutting and twisting, tenesmus, during stool, tenesmus, burning at anus; drawing pains in back, after stool. Thirst, but drinking causes shuddering, stool after drinking suits stout, flabby persons best.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Frequently involuntary stools of PUTRID CADAVEROUS ODOR; burning pains deep in abdomen, usually in one or the other bend of the colon; abdomen tympanitic with much putrid flatus; fauces escape with flatus; abdomen tympanitic with much putrid Flatus;faeces escape with flatus collapse;l pulse weak and intermittent, cold breath.

Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]

Bloody and mucous discharge, appearing like scraping of mucous membrane (Canth) tenesmus;l tenderness over transverse colon; tongue dry and coated with thick, yellow fur; great thirst and high fever.

Chamomilla [Cham]

After Aconite Mental symptoms decide.

China [Chin]

DYSENTERY IN MARSHY DISTRICTS, with intermittent symptoms or when Arsenicum and Carb.v. fail to remove the putrid symptoms, stools become gradually more and more water, pale, pinkish, with rapid emaciation, (<) after eating and drinking, at night; cold hands and feet.

Cistus-canad [Cist]

CHRONIC DYSENTERY, desire for acid food and fruit, but they cause pain and cold feeling in stomach, with increase of stools.

Colchicum [Colch]

Very painful urging to stool, at first only a little faeces pass, afterwards transparent, gelatinous and very membranous mucous, with some relief of a pain in abdomen watery, jellylike mucus passes from anus with violent spasms in sphincter; bloody stools, with scrapings from intestines and protrusion of anus; forcing, pressing pain in rectum with frequent scanty discharge;long- lasting agonizing pain in rectum and anus after stool, causing screams and crying; BLOODY STOOL WITH DEATHLY NAUSEA FROM SMELLING COOKING; great weakness and exhaustion as after exertion, cannot move head from pillow without help; keeps legs bent on abdomen to avoid move head from pillow without help; keeps legs bent on abdomen to avoid distress when straightening them out; frequent shuddering down the back: cramps in calves of legs; burning or icy coldness of stomach. AUTUMNAL DYSENTERY.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Dysenteric diarrhoea, (<) after least food or drink, with compressive, griping pains, commencing at navel and passing down to rectum; stools bloody, full of mucus, passing even half hour, with great straining and burning of anus, TEMPORARILY CEASING AFTER STOOL AND BY WARMTH IN BED; weakness, paleness and prostration after stool; colicky cutting and squeezing pains (>) by bending forward and accompanied by disposition to stool; burning along urethra during stool; chills proceeding from abdomen.

Conium [Con]

CHRONIC DYSENTERY, slime mixed with greenish substances and containing blood specks; stools mall, offensive, e with tenesmus and discharge of flatus during the passage, followed, by weak, trembling feeling; no pain; (<) at night; appetite poor, craving for salt things.

Cornus-circinata [Corn]

Dysentery with INACTIVITY OF THE LIVER; stools dark, bilious, very offensive, bearing down pains in rectum and bowels, with urgent desire to go to stool; ulceration of mucous membrane of rectum.

Crot. [Crot-h]

Dysentery of septic origin, from foul water, food, etc., excessive flow of dark fluid blood or involuntary evacuations; great debility and faintness.

Cubeba [Cub]

Discharges colorless, transparent mucus mixed with bright blood and PLENTIFULLY INTERSPERSED WITH SHINING WHITE BODIES THE SHAPE OF RICE KERNELS; before stool severe griping in bowels with backache, during stool the same urging to stool and to micturate, after stool long-lasting tenesmus. followed by relief of pains, except heavy, dull pain in back and bowels; tongue flabby, white, furred; throat dry, little thirst; (<) from food or drink.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Severe retching with the stool; camps in abdomen. upper and lower extremities, finer sand toes; paralytic sensations in arms and feet sweet taste in mouth with sweet stringy saliva; hard abdomen, sensitive to pressure;hiccough, comatose sleep after vomiting;stools watery, bloody, frequent, but not very copious; urine scanty or suppressed; excessive thirst for cold water which relieves.

Dioscorea [Dios]

Just before and during stool severe pain in sacral region and bowels, of a writhing drawing character; the pains radiate upward and downward, until the whole body and extremities, even the fingers and toes, become involved with spasms, eliciting shrieks from the patient; spasmodic pains in the bowels, with unusually severe tenesmus; tools like abdomen, but lumpy, with straining and burning in rectum, and SENSATION AS IF THE FAECES WERE HOT; during the stool nearly fainting.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Dysentery from cold damp weather; increased flow of saliva;burning itching of rectum; heat of skin; thirst; retention of urine; Strangury from a cold, or from cold drinks; great straining at stool;violent cutting around navel; rectum protrudes; stools very slimy.

Erigeron [Erig]

Dysentery, with burning in any part of the alimentary canal. Extreme tenesmus with frequent small stools, streaked with blood or bloody, and great irritation of the urinary; URINATION PAINFUL OR suppressed.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Stools pure blood, bloody mucus, bloody scum-yellowish, whitish brown stools, with blood, like blood fish brine; green, watery or green mucus, with blood; NO PAIN; blood dark or light; dysentery from checked perspiration in hot weather.

Gamboge [Gamb]

(Gummi gutt). Chill and pain in back; bitter taste in the mouth,. burning of the tongue; soreness all over; watery stools attended with colic or green mixed mucus, with burning tenesmus and prolapsus ani;offensive, frequent and copious stools, COMING OUT ALL AT ONCE, giving great relief. (Tromb, no relief).

Hamamelis [Ham]

When the amount of blood in the stools is unusually large in quantity, amounting to an ACTUAL HAEMORRHAGE; blood dark, in small clots or patches, scattered through the mucus.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Suitable for all dysenteries, with violent colic and tenesmus; tongue moist, yellowish or white;stools dark, almost black and fermented like frothy molasses, worse in the evening; tenesmus after stool’; constant nausea and vomiting.

Iris-vers [Iris]

Dysentery, when the patient is cold, skin blue, vomiting with prostration; bilious dysentery stools of blood mucus passed with great straining; pains in the umbilical region and loud rumbling in the bowels; burning in anus and rectum after stool.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Blackish, watery, bloody, jellylike, stringy discharges, with urgent pressure to stool driving one out of bed in the morning; tenesmus during and after stool, with much debility and desire to lie down; dryness of mouth and lips; TONGUE DRY, RED, SMOOTH AND CRACKED; much thirst, vomiting of bitter, sour, glairy fluids. Pericardial return of DYSENTERY IN SPRING OR EARLY PART OF SUMMER (After Canth)

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

Intense pain in abdomen, cutting as if from knives;call to stool every few minutes with tenesmus, extorting cries, stool consisting only of a small quantity of blood, or much blood passing with the slimy sanious stools.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

Putrid stools and foetid urine, accompanied by vomiting; burning pain in bowels; palpitations with anxiety, small pulse, dry tongue humming in ears, nosebleed etc.

Lachesis [Lach]

Dark, chocolate-colored, CADAVEROUS-SMELLING STOOLS OF DECOMPOSED BLOOD, looking like charred straw, stools of mixed blood and slime; stools passed with painful straining and burning in the anus; cramplike pain in the abdomen, which feels very hot; coldness thirst tongue red and cracked at the tip, or black and bloody

Leptandra [Lept]

Black, tarry, bilious, undigested stools, followed by great distress in the liver; mushy with weak feeling in bowels; of mixed mucus, flocculent and watery, with yellow bile and blood; stools of pure blood; pain in bowels after stool;, but no tenesmus, (<) morning, as soon as he moves.

Lilium [Lil-t]

Bloody mucus stools every half hour; constant urging to stool and much backache; after stool a feeling as if more would pass, (<)from slightest motion;consent thirst for water; frequent desire to urinate; tenderness over left ovary;prolapsus uteri.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Chronic dysentery; stools shaggy, of reddish mucus, putrid; much flatulence;constant and distressing pressure in rectum;urgent straining, with shuddering and sense of insufficient evacuation.

Lyssin [Lyss]

(Hydrophobinum) Tenesmus during and after stool, renewed as soon as HE HEARS OR SEES THE WATER RUN; stools (<) at night, consisting of bloody, mucus, followed by terrible pain in rectum and small of back, which forces the patient to walk about in spite of great weakness.

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

Bloody mucus mixed with the green watery stool, sinking to the bottom of the vessel and adhering;l before stool cutting and pinching in abdomen, during stool urging and tenesmus, after stool tenesmus and burning at anus. Desire for fruit and acid drinks; milk causes pain in stomach.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Terrible pain in rectum with every stool, as if from a prolonged spasm of the muscles employed in defaecation, micturition, or in


Mercurius [Merc]

Excoriating discharges; cutting in the lower part of the abdomen, at night; the abdomen is externally cold to the touch;cutting stitch in the lower abdomen, from right to left, and aggravated by walking;l faecal putrid taste in the mouth; nausea; with vertigo obscured vision, and flashes of heat offensive perspiration; the pains are increased BEFORE THE STOOL AND DURING the stool, with violent tenesmus;l the PAINS ARE RATHER INCREASED AFTER A STOOL, and sometimes they extend to the back, during the stool hot sweat on the forehead, which soon becomes cold and sticky; frequent discharge of pure blood or bloody green mucus, like stirred eggs, screams during stool (in children). Aggravation during night till about 3 A.M.

Mercurius-cor [Merc-c]

Almost constant cutting pains in abdomen and intolerable, almost ineffectual pressing, straining and tenesmus;; only frequent scanty discharges of blood slime, day and night;SEVERE PAINS IN RECTUM CONTINUE AFTER STOOL, with pressing downward in front of abdomen below the navel (Opunt).; faintness, weakness and shuddering, limbs feel bruised and trembling; cold face and ands, with small and feeble pulse; (<) in all, hot days and cool nights, after midnight; burning and tenesmus conjointly of rectum and bladder; suppression of secretion or retention of urine.

Muriatic-acid [Mur-ac]

Dysenteric stools; BLOOD AND SLIME SEPARATED. As soon as he begins to move strong urging compels haste, stools profuse, dark brown, gelatinous; pressing, drawing tired pain in lumbar region; prostration and drowsiness, wants to lie down all day.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

DIPHTHERITIC DYSENTERY; burning in rectum towards perineum, with ineffectual urging; straining without stool; stools bloody, with tenesmus; putrid, mucous, after which the tenesmus continues, followed by headache; dryness of throat; violent thirst, intermittent pulse; anxiety and general uneasiness, exhaustion.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Stools, small, slimy, bloody, with urging., TENESMUS CEASING AFTER STOOL; like pitch with blood; pressing in loins and upper part of sacral region, with sensations if broken; longing for brandy; milky sours on stomach;l great debility with over sensitiveness of all the senses; hypochondriac mood.

Opuntia-vulg [Opun-v]

Excoriating sick feeling in LOWER \PART OF ABDOMINAL with

sensations if all the bowels settled down in lower apart of abdomen; bowels more offender with an natural with urgent desire for stool.

Petroleum [Petr]

Dysenteric diarrhoea, consisting of bloody mucus, followed by much pressing, as if large quantities were yet to be expelled;weak and dizzy after stool; (<) morning from urgent desire for stool (Taste)

Phosphorous [Phos]

PAINLESS discharges of blood and mucus, the anus remaining open;l desire for stools as often as she turns of her left side (Arn).

Plumbum [Plb]

Burning in anus during stools and long-lasting severe tenesmus afterwards; frequent and almost fruitless effort to stool, which is bloody, watery, offensive; cutting pains with violent screaming anus feels as if drawn upward, retraction of abdomen.

Podophyllum [Podo]

Severe straining during stool, with emission of much flatulence;mucous stools, with spots and streaks of blood; great thirst, but no appetite; stools yellow, green brownish, watery, mucus streaked with blood, with heat in rectum, flashes of heat running up the back, painful tenesmus and descent of rectum; great sensation of weakness in rectum.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Discharges white, slimy, whitish-coated tongue; pappy, sticky taste, without thirst; great difficult in breathing; all worse at night; dysenteric stools of clear yellow, reader green slime; pain in back, straining; tenesmus from anus up along sacrum;dysentery during cholera times; discharge of blood and mucus during stool;face pallid;fainting; dysuria; frequent stools of mucus only after dysentery.

Rhododendron [Rhod]

Dysentery in summer during thunderstorm; stool tardy, papescent, requiring much urging.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Stools water, mucous and bloody, with nausea, a tearing down the thighs and much tenesmus; like the washings of meat;tenesmus vesicae; jellylike discharges; tenesmus; like the washings of meat; tenesmus vesicae; jelly like discharges;tenesmus and during before stool, with remission after stool; changes position often to get relief from tearing pains down thighs; (<) at night, after getting wet.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Cutting pain before and after stool; tenesmus in rectum and ladder during stool, (<) after eating, and drinking cold water.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Dysenteric stools at night with colic and violent tenesmus; blood in mucus in thready streaks; frequent unsuccessful desire for stool; WITH THE STOOL TENESMUS CEASES, BUT MUCUS AND BLOOD ARE STILL BEING DISCHARGED; prolapsus ani at night; cutting pains while urging at stool, (>) by dry heat; chills on lower part of body and lassitude.

Trombidium [Trom]

Abdominal pains begin while eating, are not relieved by stools, which are unceasing, occurring every half-hour, accompanied by tenesmus; flatus give no relief; brown fluid stools, with or without bloody streaks discharges of mucus, soft faeces or pus, or bloody and mucus with violent colic, causing the patient to scream; prolapsus ani; skin dry, tongue coated, thirst moderate.

Zincum [Zinc]

(Zincum met. sulph.). Chronic dysentery; stools frequent, small, pitch-like to thin, with pale blood; involuntary; extreme emaciation; great desire for food, which fails to be assimilated; twitching of muscles jerking, of muscles during sleep.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.