Gastric catarrh


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


Febris Mucosa Biliosa

Aconite [Acon]

When bilious symptoms prevail, such as yellow coating on tongue, bitter taste in the mouth and of food and drink, except water; burning thirst; bitter eructations, bitter, greenish or slimy vomiting (vomiting of ascarides); distension of the hypochondria; painfulness of the region of the liver, with stitches and pressure; SUPPRESSED stool, or small frequent stools, with tenesmus; RED SCANTY urine; DRY HEAT, with full frequent pulse, sleeplessness and restlessness; moaning, quarrelsome, vehement disposition. (Compare Bryonia, Chamomilla)

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

MAPPED TONGUE, AS IF IT HAD BEEN WHITEWASHED; slight quantity of food excites nausea and vomiting; borders of tongue sore and red; appetite impaired or gone; colic and diarrhoea, stool watery. containing lumps of faecal matter, (<) by vinegar and other acids, by over heating, or cold bathing; gastric catarrh from pastry, from overloading stomach, after fat food, from excessive heat of summer. Children cross and peevish; adults sulky or sad; in cold folks alternation of constipation and diarrhoea.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Bitter taste in mouth, especially at night, tongue covered with a thick, white, pasty coat; disgust for food, frequent vomiting; great desire for apples and thirst for cold water, aversion to milk; pit of stomach sensitive with meteorism, nausea and vomiting; great debility of limbs; chills and heat alternating; remitting type of fever with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Gastric catarrh arising from chilling the stomach with ice- cream or ice-water; vomiting, pressing in stomach, epigastrium sensitive to touch; burning as if stomach and oesophagus were being made raw by an acrid corroding substance; prostrating diarrhoea; restlessness and anxiety.

Belladonna [Bell]

Thick, yellowish or white coating of tongue; aversion to drink and food; vomiting of sour, bitter or slimy substances; slimy diarrhoea; dry heat, especially about head, with thirst, alternating with chills; violent headache as if everything would fall out of the forehead; dry mouth; difficult deglutition; anguish, restlessness; sopor in daytime, sleeplessness at night.

Bryonia [Bry]

Dry brownish-yellow tongue or white down the middle, the edges not coated; putrid smell from the mouth; bitter taste, especially after sleeping, or pappy, insipid or foul taste; great desire for wine, sour drinks or coffee, with aversion to solid food; nausea, accumulation of mucus in the stomach, frequent desire to vomit, or real vomiting of bile, especially after drinking; stitches in the head, in the pit of the stomach, or side, in the extremities, especially when coughing or walking; pressure and tension in the pit of the stomach, especially after eating; constipation, stool large, hard, dry and brown or offensive watery diarrhoea, smelling like old cheese; watery, clear or yellowish urine, with yellowish sediment; violent heat, with burning thirst, or chilliness and shuddering over the whole body, with redness (and heat) of the face; vehement disposition; great debility; dulness of the head with vertigo etc. (Compare Aconite, Chamomilla, Nux v.).

Chamomilla [Cham]

Red and chapped or yellow-coated tongue; bitter taste of the mouth and of food; foetid smell from the mouth; loss of

appetite, nausea, or bitter or sour eructations and vomiting; great anguish, tension and pressure in the region of the stomach, hypochondria, and especially in the pit of the stomach; flatulent colic, with tearing pains and distension of the abdomen; constipation, or diarrhoeic, greenish stools, or sour diarrhoeic stools mixed with faecal matter and mucus resembling stirred eggs; yellowish urine, with flocculent sediment; hemicrania; pains in the limbs; great nervousness, with restless and moaning, or vehement disposition, asthma; heat, especially of the face and eyes, with red cheeks (sometimes only on one cheek), or heat mixed with shivering and the hair standing on end; sleeplessness with restlessness, or restless sleep with anxious dreams, starting, etc. (Compare Aconite, Belladonna, Nux v., Pulsatilla).

Chelidonium [Chel]

Chill and coldness of whole body, (<) hands and feet, with distension of veins, (<) evenings, followed by heat and sorrowful, anxious mood; burning heat of hands, spreading all over body; feeling of anguish in pit of stomach; stitches in liver; bilious vomiting; yellow watery diarrhoea, containing flakes of mucus; great weakness and anorexia; constant sopor with sunken face and dropping of lower jaw.

China [Chin]

Remittent fever, when the remission is marked, prostration considerable, the tongue not deeply loaded; pulse shows great fluctuations; during the fever full but compressible, in the remission weak and thready; humming in ears, accompanied by a sense of tightness across vertex or with a sense of rumbling through occiput.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Yellow-coated tongue; loathing of food; dry mouth, with or without thirst; foetid eructations and desire to vomit; painful fulness of the stomach, with difficult breathing; constipation of soft stools with burning at the anus; great debility, with sweat on taking the least exercise headache, especially in the forehead, with vertigo, etc. This remedy is frequently suitable after abuse of Chamomilla

Eupatorium-perf [Eup-per]

Chilliness, with excessive trembling, aching in the bones, and soreness of the flesh, with nausea, followed by burning fever; alternate chilliness and flushes of heat, vomiting at every draught; jaundiced color; thick yellowish fur on the tongue; intense headache, especially in the occiput; fulness and tenderness in the hepatic region, with stitches and soreness on moving or coughing; urine scanty and dark-colored; profuse bilious, watery stools, with nausea and severe colic, prostration and relaxation.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Complete loss of muscular power, marked exacerbation of the fever towards night, and decline of the heat without perspiration towards morning; heaviness of the head, with vertigo and blindness, loss of appetite, with bitter taste; large, deeply bilious stools; asthenia and stupor.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Tongue clean or yellow coating on the tongue, with dry mouth; loathing of food (especially greasy things), with desire to vomit; foetid odor from the mouth; bitter taste in the mouth and of food; nausea, with regurgitation of the ingesta and vomiting of undigested food; pressure and painful fulness at the pit of the stomach; colic; diarrhoeic, yellowish stools, or foetid putrid stools; pale yellowish color of the skin; headache, especially in the forehead; febrile heat, with thirst or shiverings, caused by chilling the stomach with ice-water or by

eating pastry, confectionery or other indigestible substances. (Compare Nux v. and Pulsatilla)

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Supraorbital headache; objects become obscured and less distinct when headache begins with aversion to light and noise, and the sight returns as the head grows worse; face sallow or bilious; tongue thick, broad, scalloped on its edges; stomach swells up immediately after a meal; constipation or morning diarrhoea, stools watery, followed by tenesmus; (<) from excessive indulgence in beer and ale. Vomiting of drunkards, vomited matter sour or mixed with clear mucus or bitter from

admixture of bile.

Mercurius [Merc]

Moist tongue, coated white or yellowish; dry and burning lips; nauseous, foul or bitter taste; nausea, with desire to vomit or vomiting of mucus and bitter matter; face puffed; throat swollen internally and externally; aching pains in joints, (<) by warmth of bed and not relieved by sweat; slimy blood stools, accompanied by great tenesmus, which does not cease after stools; painfulness of hypochondria, pit of stomach and around navel, (<) at night, with anguish and restlessness; peevish, irritable mood; chills alternating with heat; burning thirst, sometimes with aversion to drink, etc. (after Belladonna)

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Dry and white, or yellowish-coated tongue, especially towards the root; burning thirst, with burning in the throat; bitter or foul taste, bitter eructations, constant nausea, especially in the open air; desire to vomit, or vomiting of undigested food; cardialgia, with aching painful pressure and tension in the whole region of the stomach and hypochondria; spasmodic colic, with pinching and rumbling in the umbilical region; constipation, with frequent but ineffectual urging to stool, or with small, diarrhoeic, slimy or watery stools; aching pain in the forehead, with vertigo; angry, vehement, peevish hypochondriac mood; great debility and languor; red and hot, or yellowish and livid face; heat, mixed with chills or shuddering; bruised feeling in the limbs; aggravation of the symptoms towards morning, etc. (Compare Aconite, Bryonia, Chamomilla, Ipecac. and Pulsatilla) From overeating or from a mixed diet, or after indulgence in alcoholic drinks.

Podophyllum [Podo]

Backache before the chill, delirium and loquacity during the hot stage, with forgetfulness afterwards of all that passed; violent headache, with excessive thirst during the fever; sallowness of skin; headache, alternating with diarrhoea; putrid taste; fulness

and twisting pains in the hepatic region; bilious stools.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Whitish mucous coating on the tongue; flat, pappy or bitter taste, especially after swallowing; eructations tasting of the food which one had just eaten, or bitter eructations; aversion to food, especially to fat and meat, with desire for sour or spirituous drinks; waterbrash; regurgitation of the ingesta; nausea, great desire to vomit; vomiting of slimy and whitish, bitter and greenish substances, or sour substances; vomiting of undigested food; pressure in the pit of stomach, with difficult breathing; constipation or diarrhoeic, white, slimy, or bilious or greenish stools, or stools resembling stirred eggs; hemicrania; frequent chills, with absence of thirst; or dry heat and thirst, alternate pale and red face, or one cheek is red and other is pale; sad mood, with whining, moaning and restlessness. (Compare Chamomilla, Ipecac. and Nux v.)

Sulphur [Sulph]

Continuous remittent fever, after failure of well-indicated drugs; patient begins to be drowsy with the fever; tongue dry, red at edges and tip; feels like burning up with the fever, is slow in answering questions; nausea mornings and after each meal; sour regurgitation of food and drink; painful sensitiveness of stomach and abdomen to touch; constipation or diarrhoea of mucous, sour-smelling stools.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Great debility after stool, with fainting and cold sweat; yellow skin; dry tongue, coated yellowish or brown; craves cold drinks and juicy fruits, averse to anything warm, which causes hiccough and vomiting; collapse.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

Fever, with vomiting and muscular pains; oppressed and accelerated pulse; pain in head, back and limbs, with or without delirium; strong action of heart.

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.