NOTE- No purging need be resorted to. Constipation occurs frequently in consequence of some primary disturbance. Look for the symptoms of this. The proper remedy will make the bowels move. (Schussler).
Kali mur [Kali-m]
Constipation accompanied by a white-coated tongue, also when fat and pastry disagree. Excellent in long standing cases. Torpid liver, light-colored stools through want of bile from sluggish liver.
Kali phos [Kali-p]
Stools dark brown, streaked with yellowish-green mucus. Paretic condition of rectum and colon.
Natrum mur [Nat-m]
Torn, bleeding, smarting feeling after stool. Constipation with much intestinal weakness, and when arising from want of moisture. Dryness of the mucous linings of the bowels, with watery secretions in the other parts; watery vomiting, watery eyes, excess of saliva in the mouth or on the tongue. Drowsiness and waterbrash. Stools are hard, dry and difficult to pass. Accompanied by headache. Haemorrhoidal constipation. Proctalgia. Pain in abdominal rings. “Constipation of fleshy people, especially those with weak hearts.” (Frawley).
Calcarea phos [Calc-p]
Costive hard stool with blood, especially in old people, associated with mental depression, vertigo and headache.
Calcarea fluor [Calc-f]
Inability to expel the faeces.
Natrum phos [Nat-p]
Obstinate constipation. Habitual constipation with occasional attacks of diarrhoea in young children. This remedy is an admirable laxative when administered with the food of infants. Dose, 5 to 10 grains three times daily for a six-months’ old child.
Natrum sulph [Nat-s]
Hard, knotty stools streaked with blood, preceded and accompanied by smarting at the anus; difficult expulsion of soft stool; emission of foetid flatus in large quantities. (Strong.)
Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]
Constipation with heat in the lower bowel, caused by atony of muscular fibres of intestines. “Ferrum phos. is indicated in obstinate constipation with prolapsus ani and piles, associated with anaemia; face pale, readily flushing, cold hands and feet, palpitation, persistent chilliness, flatulence and fulness of epigastrium, with great aversion to meat diet.” (Donaldson).
Rectum seems to have lost the power of expulsion. Faeces recede after having been partly expelled. Soreness, stitches and shooting pain in anus. Constipation associated with chronic scrofulous and suppurative diseases. Constipation of poorly nourished children with pale, earthy face. Copious perspiration around head, accompanying paralytic diseases.
CONSTIPATION CASES [Constipation Cases]
Mrs. H., aet. 26, mother of three children; constipation since birth of last child, three months ago. Cathartics had failed. The stools were hard and dry, were partially expelled with much straining, and then receded into the rectum. Silicea 30 cured in four doses, taken night and morning. (I.P. Johnson).
Dr. Gross, the pupil of Hahnemann, relates a very remarkable case of chronic constipation cured with Natrum mur30. The patient, a boy, aet. 11, born of scrofulous parents, has an idiotic brother; patient himself mute and almost an idiot. The poor creature suffered with constipation from birth. Would go three to four weeks without stool. After a course of Natrum mur30. the constipation was entirely cured. (Full report of the case found in Strong’s Constipation, p. 72).
Obstinate constipation, of many years’ duration, cured in a few days by Sod. Chlorum By C. Stirling Saunder L. R. C. P., Lond.
Mr., aged 25, came to the writer at the end of January last suffering with symptoms of constipation, so obstinate as to have necessitated the habitual use of artificial aperients and laxatives almost daily for many years. He was given the sixth trituration potency of Sod. Chlorum, nothing else whatever, and in a few days’ time his bowels were perfectly regular, but continued the treatment for six weeks, since which he has been able to entirely dispense with even this.