Abdomen chapter from Joseph’s Repertory, based on Boericke’s Materia Medica. Symptoms related to Abdomen….

A very weak, empty, gone sensation felt in whole abdominal cavity  –  PHOSPHORUS.

Abdomen distended — JALAPA.

Abdomen bloated — PULEX IRRITANS.

Abdomen bloated — APOCYNUM CANNABINUM.

Abdomen bloatedURANIUM NITRICUM.

Abdomen feels empty and retracted — QUASSIA AMARA.

Abdomen greatly distended — MOSCHUS Abdominal and spleenic pain — HERACLEUM SPHONDYLIUM.

Abdomen distended; mesenteric glands  enlarged — IODOFORMIUM.

Abdomen feels bloated — ONOSMODIUM VIRGINIANUM.

Abdomen feels full, heavy, hot, bloatedALOE SOCOTRINA.

Abdomen greatly distended; better, passing wind — CARBO VEGETABILIS.

Abdomen hot and constricted — LIMULUS CYCLOPS.

Abdomen retractedPLUMBUM METALLICUM.

Abdomen sensitive to pressure, swollen with terrible colic — VERATRUM ALBUM.

Abdomen sore, distended; trembling sensation in abdomen — LILIUM TIGRINUM.

Abdomen swollen and  painful — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Abdomen swollen, feeling of something heavy — CROCUS SATIVUS.

Abdomen tympanitic, sensitive, painful (Bell) — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Abdominal dropsy; pelvic peritonitis — TEREBINTHINIAE OLEUM.

Abdominal muscles painfully contracted towards the spine — NATRIUM NITRICUM.

Abdominal muscles weak; it seems as if a hernia would take place — COCCULUS INDICUS.

Abdominal pains, enlarged lands in groins, tabes  mesenterica — BACILLINUM BURNETT.

Abdominal symptoms appear during pregnancy — AMMONIUM MURIATICUM.

Abdominal symptoms better after warm soup — ACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Abdominal tenderness and swelling — KALIUM MURIATICUM.

Abdominal wall feels drawn by a string to spinePLUMBUM METALLICUM.

Abundant and frequent emission of fetid flatus — FERRUM MAGNETICUM.

Aching in region of liver; griping and chilliness inside of abdomen and into legs — ANTHEMIS NOBILIS.

Aching in umbilical regionPHOSPHORICUM ACIDUM.

Aching pains in bowels with feeling of impending diarrhœa — EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS.

Acts prominently on umbilical region — DULCAMARA.

Acute duodenitis (Kali bich (chronic)) — CHAMOMILLA.

Acute hepatitis — PHOSPHORUS.

Acute pain in abdomen and along spinal column — MORPHINUM.

After cabbage; with empty feeling of  stomach — PETROLEUM.

After stool, bruised pain in abdomen — OLEUM ANIMALE AETHEREUM.

After stools, irritable and exhausted — NITRICUM ACIDUM.

Agonizing cutting pain in abdomen causing patient to end over double, and pressing on the abdomen — COLOCYNTHIS.

Ailments accompanying intestinal fistulæ — CARBO VEGETABILIS.

Amebic dysentery with tenesmus; while straining pain so great that it nauseates; little thirst — IPECACUANHA.

Ascarides — ABROTANUM.

Ascites and anasarca — ARSENICUM ALBUM.




At every attempt to eat, colicky pain in abdomen — CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA.

Bearing down in lower part of  abdomen — LILIUM TIGRINUM.

Bearing – down, constrictive pain — SABINA.

Bile secreted deficiently — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Bilious colic with great accumulation of gas — MENTHA PIPERITA.

Bleeding piles; worse during mensesAMMONIUM CARBONICUM.

Bloated and hard abdomen — CINA MARITIMA.

Bloated, disturbing sleep — MENTHA PIPERITA.

Bloated, full sensation in abdomen; must loosen clothing, walk about and constantly pass flatusMAGNESIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Bloated, sore, cutting pain — PYROGENIUM.

Bloated; rumbling in bowels — BELLIS PERENNIS.

Bloated; very painful to least touch — MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS.

Bloated — FILIX MAS.


Bloody, fetid stools — KREOSOTUM.

Body rigid; stretched out stiff — IPECACUANHA.

Borborygmi liability to hernia — THEA CHINENSIS.


Borborygmus, with profuse, fetid flatus — OLEANDER.


Boring pain in right  groin — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Bowels constipated, with fissures in rectum — NITRICUM ACIDUM.

Brown spots on abdomen — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.


Brown, thin, bloody stools,  with tenesmus — TROMBIDIUM MUSCAE DOMESTICAE.

Bruised feeling through epigastrium and abdomen — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Bruised pain and urging to stool — NATRIUM SULPHURICUM.

Bruised sensation; cecal region and transverse colon  painful — MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS.

Bruised soreness of abdominal walls (Apis; Sulph) — NUX VOMICA.

Bubbling sensation around navel — AETHUSA CYNAPIUM.

Burning griping pains — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA. Burning  hæmorrhoids — KREOSOTUM.

Burning in abdomen and anus — NATRIUM SULPHURICUM.

Burning in anus lasts a long time after stool (Ratanh) — STRONTIUM CARBONICUM.

Burning in anus–ANGUSTURA VERA.


Burning in intestines — ACALYPHA INDICA.

Joseph Fernandez
Joseph S Fernandez started his career as an assistant in the High Court of Kerala after obtaining a master’s degree in English language and literature. Later, he opted for a banking career.
Even as a student, Joseph was deeply interested in homoeopathy and made an in-depth study of the subject. He uses his expertise for the management of an occasional minor ailment in the family or among friends. It is in this context that he decided to compile a handy and easy-to-use repertory. The task required deep study and a sentence-by-sentence analysis of Boericke’s Materia Medica. Joseph’s Repertory is the result of this work.