Study of today has built a bridge between dietetic and Hahnemannian therapeutics. It has also considerable relation with non-sector naturism.
There exists not only some food intoxications in general but some intolerances due to some individual factors. In the two cases it is good to apply the Law of Similars giving to the patients the remedies indicated in the table below:
Food not Tolerated are followed by their Homoeopathic Antidotes
Arsenicum-album (Typhoid state) Veratrum-album (choleriform state)
Alstonia (dysenteric): Baptisia (typhoid); Camphor.
In drowned persons: Camphor. Other cases: Anticolibacillary serum of Vincent (in colibacillosis) and also Collecta (diluted and dynamised drain water).
Milk In babies: Aethusa (milk vomited in big clots), Antimonium-crudum. In case of sour vomiting and sour smelling diarrhoea: China Calcarea-carb. Magnesia-carbonica. With periodical liver troubles; Magnesia muriatica. Aversion to milk which is badly digested: Carbo-vegetabilis (flatulence) or China (flatulence which does not ameliorate), Sepia (Gastric goneness which is not ameliorated by eating) Sulphur (gastric goneness better by eating). Diarrhoea during dentition Podophyllum. Diarrhoea by milk : Natrum-carbonicum, Niccolum. Other remedies of troubles caused by milk: Arsenicum-album, Ferrum- metallicum, Kali- iodatum, Kreosotum, Lycopodium. Mercurius- dulcis, Oleum, Jequiris aselli.
Not tolerated by Kali-carbonicum.
Kali-bichromicum (Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea), Aloe,(hemorrhoids, diarrhoea). Sometimes China (painless diarrhoea). Cuprum-metallicum, Ferrum metallicum, Sulphur.
Aloe, China, Colocynthis, Veratrum album for diarrhoea and colic.
Abuse of wine, alcoholism Lachesis, Nux-vomica, Sulphur (Ground remedies) Ranunculus bulbosus (Neuralgia) Spiritus quercus glandium (drainage).Nervous troubles: Zincum-metallicum, Cimicifuga. Delirium tremens: Stramonium absinthum Cimicifuga, Belladonna, Hyoscyamus
Acid drinks, vinegar
Arsenicum-album and Carbo-vegetabilis burning in the stomach; Antimonium crudum (diarrhoea). Desire for acids and pickles Sepia. Desire for acidulated drinks: Antimonium crudum (acute cases). Abuse of acid drinks: aloe, Phosphoric acid, Sulphur.
Acute cases: Digitoxinum (solution of Digitalis in chloroforme). Flatulences: Carbo-vegetabilis, China, Kali carbonicum (abuse of Vichy water), Ignatia, Lycopodium, Nux-vomica, Sepia Thuja (atony, dilatation).
Iced drinks, Ice
Abuse: Ignatia (Feminine, or feminised temperament), Nux-vomica (Masculine temperament, or masculinised temperament). Sometimes Chamomilla (insomnia) Palpitations, tachycardia: Aconite, Spigelia (Cafeine may also be tried in very high dilutions). Diarrhoea by coffee: Cyclamen, Cistus canadensis, Oxalic acid.
Abuse: Ignatia (Irritable, capricious character. Neuralgia: Coffea. Drainage: Pulsatilla.
Thuja, Ignatia, Dioscorea, Ferrum-metallicum. Persons who drink beer prefer tea, and persons addicted to wine prefer coffee by instinctive antidotism (Hering).
Arsenicum-album. It plays the same important part as that of Nux vomica in cases of medicinal intoxications.
Impossible to tolerate any food It is the indication of a nature cure which must be well conducted (Very fractional foods). Carbo-vegetabilis, Aletris-farinosa, Lachesis, Moschus.
Repulsion to the smell of to the sight of foods even if they do not intoxicate)
In persons who cannot change his diet: Natrum – carbonicum, Arsenicum-album, Colchicum, Cocculus indicus, Sepia.
Vegetables in general.
Crude, in general
Chamomilla in children.
Fruits, in general
Arsenicum-album, Veratrum-album. Calcarea-phosphorica, Causticum (pain in the stomach) China (diarrhoea), Cistus canadensis, Colocynthis (colics ameliorated by bending double), Croton- tiglium (Violent diarrhoea), Ipecac (Nausea, green stools). Podophyllum (Foetic brown stools) (Troubles of dentition in children), Pulsatilla, Rumex Crispus (diarrhoea 5 o’clock in the morning),
Oxalic acid, Urtica-urens (urticaria)
Food not Supported
Meat in general
Carbo-vegetabilis, China, Pulsatilla (fatty meat), Arnica, Arsenium-album, Bryonia, Causticum, Graphites, Kali- bichromicum, Silicea (aversion to hot meat), Veratrum-album.
Kali-nitricum (Indigestion, diarrhoea) Ipecac.
Pulsatilla (troubles by fatty foods), Antimonium-crudum, (acute indigestion),Carbo-vegetabilis,. Cyclamen, Lycopodium, Ricinus (Cholecystitis).
Carbo-vegetabilis (generally). Urticaria: Apis, Urtica-urens.
Crustacae in general
Arsenicum-album, Veratrum-album. For preventing intoxication take Lycopodium 5 granules and 5 in the morning 4 hours before taking shells; then 5 granules during meal, then 5 granules 4 hours afterwards.
Lycopodium (chronic state), Bromium (diarrhoea), Veratrum-album (Vomiting, diarrhoea, choleriform diarrhoea)
Sulphur (chronic stage) Ferrum-metallicum, Colchicum, (gout), Chininum arsenicosum.
Cyclamen (dislikes pork and fatty foods). Pulsatilla (Indigestion). Antimonium-(crudum (diarrhoea), Calcarea carbonica, Carbo-vegetabilis, Kali-muriaticum (diarrhoea), Lycopodium, Nitric acid (Nausea), Thuja. Do not forget Ricinus in cholecystitis (very important for stopping nausea and vomiting). Prescribe Ricinus 6 every at 4 p.m., very often with China 30 while going to bed, Bryonia while waking up. Drainage by Berberis 6. Ground remedy Phosphorus.
Pulsatilla, Antimonium-crudum (white tongue), Lycopodium.
Abuse and troubles: Arsenicum, sometimes Gambogia (diarrhoea), Sulphur (ground remedy).
Abuse: Natrum-muriaticum (in high dilutions, in oxygenoids, and young individuals 200, 1000 Korsakow; in lower dilutions in hydrogenoids or carbonitrogenoids and old persons, having uraemic tendency (3x, 6x). Carbo-vegetabilis (gastric troubles), Phosphorus (desire for salt, uremia by saltless diet, very prolonged). Thuja (hydrogenoides)
Sauces in general
Acetic acid, Pulsatilla.
Desire and troubles by condiments Sepia.
Thuja (diarrhoea by soup with garlic) Bromium, Lycopodium.
Nux-vomica, Ignatia, Daphne-indica Gelsemium.
For creating disgust to tobacco:Plantago
1x Caladium (3,6, inconstant).
In summary, one must remember Arsenicum-album the marvellous remedy for food intoxication, specially poisoning by degenerated foods or infected foods, either liquid or solid.
But one should also know the exact use of other remedies indicated by alimentary poisoning. This should never be forgotten.