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

Absence of all desire for defecation is a contra-indicationNUX VOMICA.

Adheres to rectum, like soft clay — PLATINUM METALLICUM.

After any emotion with flatulence — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

After fruit (Ars; Chin) — PULSATILLA PRATENSIS.

Alternate constipation and diarrhœa-after abuse of purgatives — NUX VOMICA.


Anus feels constricted, full, throbsMELILOTUS OFFICINALIS.

Anus feels raw — APIS MELLIFICA.

Anus feels sore and raw — HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA.

Anus feels tight, as if nothing could go through it — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Anus inflamed — RICINUS COMMUNIS.

Anus moist and sore — NITROMURIATICUM ACIDUM.

Anus sore and burning — MERCURIUS DULCIS.

Asiatic cholera, with cramps in calves, coldness of body, anguish, great weakness, collapse, tongue and mouth  cold — CAMPHORA.

Autumnal dysentery; stools contain while shreddy particles in large quantities — COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE.

Bilious diarrhœa, with aversion to coffee — FLUORICUM ACIDUM.

Bilious diarrhœa, with aversion to coffee — FLUORICUM ACIDUM.

Black, painful, bloody, with tenesmus and weakness — CUPRUM METALLICUM.

Black, thin, offensive, like coffee-grounds — CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Blackish; involuntary — CAMPHORA.

Bleeding after hard stool — CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA.

Bleeding hæmorrhoids — CALCAREA FLUORICA.

Bleeding hæmorrhoids — MILLEFOLIUM.

Bleeding hæmorrhoids — PHOSPHORUS.

Bleeding piles, with soreness of anus — CAPSICUM ANNUUM.


Blind hæmorrhoids, with itching and sticking pains — PULSATILLA PRATENSIS.

Blood oozes from rectum when standing or  walking — CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Bloody mucous stools — MAGNESIUM CARBONICUM.

Bloody mucus, with burning and tenesmus; drawing pain in back after stool — CAPSICUM ANNUUM.

Bloody, black, and offensive — CADMIUM SULPHURATUM.

Bloody, like scrapings of intestines — CARBOLICUM ACIDUM.

Bloody, painless — APIS MELLIFICA.

Bloody, with burning and tenesmus and shuddering after stoolCANTHARIS VESICATORIA.

Body cold as ice (Verat) — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Brown, watery, diarrhœa early in morning, with cough, driving him out of bed — RUMEX CRISPUS.

Burning and itching of anus (Ratanh; Sulph) — CHELIDONIUM MAJUS.

Burning at anus — ARUNDO MAURITANICA.

Burning hæmorrhoids — GRAPHITES.

Burning in anus — CORNUS CIRCINATA.

Burning in rectum, with strangury of bladder — SENNA.

Camp diarrhœa — JUGLANS CINEREA.

Can pass stool only by leaning very far back — MEDORRHINUM.

Cannot urinate without a stool — APIS MELLIFICA.

Catarrhal proctitisANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Children’s diarrhœaCALCAREA CARBONICA.

Cholera infantum; child cold, clammy, stupid, with staring eyes and dilated pupils — AETHUSA CYNAPIUM.

Cholera infantum — GUARANA.

Cholera, with intense agony, prostration, and burning thirst — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Cholera; with cramps in abdomen and  calves — CUPRUM METALLICUM.

Choleraic affections in old age — AETHUSA CYNAPIUM.

Cholera-like stools, with coldness and  cramps — SECALE CORNUTUM.

Chopped white and yellow mucus like chopped eggs and spinach — CHAMOMILLA.

Chronic diarrhœa, with offensive mucus — GERANIUM MACULATUM.

Clay – colored stools — STELLARIA MEDIA.

Clay colored stools with jaundice — LEPTANDRA VIRGINICA.

Clay-colored and soft — HEPAR SULPHUR.

Constant desire to defecate, from pressure in rectum, worse standing — LILIUM TIGRINUM.

Constant desire to go to stool, with inability to pass anything for some time — GERANIUM MACULATUM.

Constant desire to urinate on seeing running  water — LYSSINUM.

Constant discharge of flatus when walking — MYRICA CERIFERA.

Constant uneasiness in rectumNUX VOMICA.

Constant urging in rectum, not for  stool — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Constant urging to stool, followed by sudden evacuation — CROTON TIGLIUM.

Constant urging to stool — BERBERIS VULGARIS.

Constipated, offensive stool — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Constipated, with ineffectual urging — NITROMURIATICUM ACIDUM.

Constipated, with sore liver — EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM.

Constipation after mental shock or severe nervous strain — MAGNESIUM CARBONICUM.

Constipation alternating with diarrhœa (Ant  cr) — IODIUM.

Constipation of infants (Collins; Psor; Paraf) and old people from inactive rectum, and in women of very sedentary  habit — ALUMINA.

Constipation of infants during dentition; only passing small  quantity;

stools knotty, like sheep’s dung, crumbling at verge of anusMAGNESIUM MURIATICUM.

Constipation of infants, in pale, sickly scrofulous  children — PSORINUM.

Constipation of travelers, who are constantly changing food and  water — PLATINUM METALLICUM.

Constipation with some flatus — RHAMNUS CALIFORNICA.

Constipation, feces dry and in small balls (Op; Plumb; Thuj) and  hard — CIMEX LECTULARIUS.

Constipation, with colic and flatulence — SENNA.

Constipation, with complete inertia (Opium); obstinate from  impaction — PYROGENIUM.

Constipation, with frequent ineffectual urging, incomplete and unsatisfactory; feeling as if part remained  unexpelledNUX VOMICA.

Constipation,  with  gouty  acidity — GRATIOLA OFFICINALIS.

Constipation, with hæmorrhoids; not  bleeding — WYETHIA HELENOIDES.

Constipation, with ineffectual urging; better by drinking cold milk — IODIUM.

Constipation, with very offensive  breathCARBOLICUM ACIDUM.

Constipation; feels as if something would break on  straining — APIS MELLIFICA.

Constipation; large, difficult, knotty stools united by mucus threads — GRAPHITES.

Constipation; light-colored stools — KALIUM MURIATICUM.

Constipation; stool at first hard, then pasty, then liquid — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Constipation; stools hard, dry, as if burnt; seem too large — BRYONIA ALBA.

Constipation; stools hard, round balls, like sheep’s dung, bright yellow, pasty; clay-colored, stools float in water; alternation of diarrhœa and constipationCHELIDONIUM MAJUS.


Constriction of rectum — NUX VOMICA.

Copious watery stools, with much urging; always forcibly shot out, with gurgling in intestines; worse, drinking the least quantity, or even while eating — CROTON TIGLIUM.


Crawling and constriction in rectum — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Cream-colored (Calc), tea-greenGELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Dark, bilious, offensive diarrhœa, with sallow complexion — CORNUS CIRCINATA.

Dark, fetid, worse after eating — APIS MELLIFICA.

Dark-green, watery, with griping — MERCURIUS DULCIS.

Desire for stool on hearing or seeing running water — LYSSINUM.

Desire for stool on lying on, left  side — PHOSPHORUS.

Diarrhœa after a debauch; worse,  morning — NUX VOMICA.

Diarrhœa after acids, sour wine, baths, overeating; slimy, flatulent stools–ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Diarrhœa after maple sugar and from change of  weather — CALCAREA SULPHURICA.

Diarrhœa alternates with constipation, especially in old people–ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Diarrhœa during dentition — CHAMOMILLA.

Diarrhœa during jaundice — DIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Diarrhœa during the lying-in period — HYOSCYAMUS NIGER.

Diarrhœa during typhoid — NUPHAR LUTEUM.

Diarrhœa from coffee and fruit, thin, yellow, urgent; worse in  morning — CISTUS CANADENSIS.

Diarrhœa from eating vealKALIUM NITRICUM.

Diarrhœa from emotional excitement, fright, bad news (Phos ac) — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Diarrhœa from juicy fruits or cider; during  dentition — CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA.

Diarrhœa from milk — NATRIUM CARBONICUM.

Diarrhœa immediately after eating or drinking — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Diarrhœa in gouty subjects — CALCAREA FLUORICA.

Diarrhœa in morning, with painful urging and burning in anus, and pressure in rectum and bladder–APHIS CHENOPODII GLAUCI.

Diarrhœa in morning — CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS.

Diarrhœa in weakly, delicate rachitic children — PHOSPHORICUM ACIDUM.

Diarrhœa of consumption; worse lying on left side — ARNICA MONTANA.

Diarrhœa of nursing children (Cham; Calc  phos) — ARUNDO MAURITANICA.

Diarrhœa of undigested, food, fetid, with ravenous appetite — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Diarrhœa on urinating — ALUMINA.

Diarrhœa painless, clay-colored, burning, and smarting in anus and perineum — BERBERIS VULGARIS.

Diarrhœa watery, yellow; cholera infantum  typeAPIS MELLIFICA.

Diarrhœa, after fatty food; clay-colored, white, or slimy  stools — KALIUM MURIATICUM.

Diarrhœa, colicky, pains; involuntary, aggravated by mental excitement or during sleep — HYOSCYAMUS NIGER.

Diarrhœa, offensive, preceded by colic; stools mucous, with aphthous sore mouth — BORAX VENETA.

Diarrhœa, watery brown, gushing out in jet — ASTERIAS RUBENS.

Diarrhœa, white, watery, involuntary, painless, with much flatus; not specially exhausting — PHOSPHORICUM ACIDUM.

Diarrhœa, whitish, frothy, fatty — IODIUM.

Diarrhœa, with brown watery Diarrhœa, with jaundice (Dig) — NUX VOMICA.

Diarrhœa; forced discharge; loud noise in abdomen like gurgling of  water coming out of a bung-hole, associated with coldness, cramps, nausea, and vomiting — JATROPHA CURCAS.

Diarrhœa; green, frothy water, followed by anal burning, forcibly evacuated without pain — GRATIOLA OFFICINALIS.

Diarrhœa; horribly offensive, brown-black, painless, involuntary — PYROGENIUM.

Diarrhœa; profuse, greenish mucus — KALIUM CHLORICUM.

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.