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

A lot of mucus, with pain in rectum after stoolALOE SOCOTRINA.


A musty, glutinous moisture exudes — CARBO VEGETABILIS.

Aches, as if full of broken glass — RATANHIA PERUVIANA.

Aching in anus and hypogastrium — COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS.

Acrid, corrosive moisture from rectumCARBO VEGETABILIS.

After great straining only partially expelled; recedes, crumbles at verge of anus (Mag mur) — SANICULA AQUA.

After stool, long-lasting pain (Nit ac) — HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS.

Almost constant oozing from anusSEPIA.

Alternate constipation and diarrhœa, and great  flatulence — COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS.

Alternate diarrhœa and constipation — ABROTANUM.

Alternating constipation and loose movements — RADIUM BROMATUM.

Anal fissuresLEDUM PALUSTRE.

Anal itching and prolapsusani while urinating — MURIATICGALLICUM ACIDUM.

Anus aches and burns for hours after stool — RATANHIA PERUVIANA.

Anus contracted, torn, bleedingNATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Anus drawn up with constrictionPLUMBUM METALLICUM.


Anus  sore — JALAPA.

Anus fissured; painful to touch with warts — THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

Anus red and inflamed — ZINGIBER OFFICINALE.

Anus very sore and burning — EUONYMUS ATROPURPUREA.

Arms and legs feel as if asleep — ARANEA DIADEMA.

Aroused at night with horrible itching at  anus — INDIGO TINCTORIA.

Ascarides, with nightly restlessnessTEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM.


Atrocious pains with and after each stool — PAEONIA OFFICINALIS.

Bearing-down pain in rectum — XEROPHYLLUM.

Before stool, unsuccessful urging to urinate — RHEUM PALMATUM.

Biting, itching in anus; orifice swollen — PAEONIA OFFICINALIS.


Bleeding at stool and fullness of rectum — SEPIA.

Bleeding from rectum — LYCOPUS VIRGINICUS.

Black, offensive clots of blood from bowels — CADMIUM SULPHURATUM.

Bleeding from rectum — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Bleeding hæmorrhoids (Hamam) — ACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Bleeding piles — CARLSBAD AQUA.

Bluish, burning piles, pain after stool — CARBO VEGETABILIS.


Bright blood with stool — CASCARILLA.

Burning and itching of anus, caused by piles — COPAIVA OFFICINALIS.

Burning at anus, burning varices (Mur ac) — CARBO VEGETABILIS.

Burning in anus after slimy diarrhœa — PRUNUS SPINOSA.

Burning in anus after stool; then internal chilliness — PAEONIA OFFICINALIS.

Burning in anus and rectum — ALOE SOCOTRINA.

Burning in anus with chills up and down  back — AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM.

Burning in rectum and anus — CARLSBAD AQUA.

Burning in rectum and anus — KALIUM CARBONICUM.

Burning pain and pressure in rectum and anus — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Burning pains and stitching after stool — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.


Carcinoma affecting lower bowel — RUTA GRAVEOLENS.

Catarrhal dysentery, with rheumatic pains all overASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA.

Child afraid on account of pain — SULPHUR.

Cholera infantum and morbus — PODOPHYLLINUM.

Cholera infantum, with tenesmus; green mucous discharges — ZINCUM METALLICUM.

Choleraic discharge with collapse, anxiety, and  restlessness — ACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Chronic constipation, with hæmorrhoids and continual urging to stool, without result — PARAFFINUM.

Chronic diarrhœa; discharge bloody — TRILLIUM PENDULUM.

Chronic diarrhœa, stools brownish, liquid, undigested, offensiveGRAPHITES.

Chronic diarrhœa, worse after breakfast — THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

Chronic diarrhœa; stools greenish, watery, undigested, with irritable temperIODOFORMIUM

Chronic mucous discharges — GALLICUM ACIDUM.

Colicky, even ineffectual urging to evacuate altered fecal  stools — RHEUM PALMATUM.

Constant bearing down in rectum; bleeding, sore, and hot; relieved by cold water — ALOE SOCOTRINA.

Constant dropping of blood from the anus, no blood from the stools — COBALTUM METALLICUM.

Constipation — KALIUM SILICICUM.

Constipation in infants — CROCUS SATIVUS.

Constipation after confinement — MEZEREUM.

Constipation alternating with diarrhœa (Ant  crud) — PODOPHYLLINUM.

Constipation always before and during menses; with irritable sphincter ani — SILICEA TERRA.

Constipation during pregnancy; with membranous dysmenorrhœa, following labor (Nux) — COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS.

Constipation from inactivity of rectum, with heat and headache — VERATRUM ALBUM.

Constipation of babies, and when produced by very cold weather — VERATRUM ALBUM.

Constipation of the most aggravated  kindALUMEN.

Constipation, alternating with mucous, frothy stools; discharge of blood with stool — RUTA GRAVEOLENS.

Constipation, stools hard and knotty — AURUM METALLICUM.

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.