What is Constipation?

Constipation relates to bowel movements that are sporadic or difficult to pass. The stool is often hard and dry. Other indicators might involve abdominal pain, bloating, and feeling as if one has not completely passed the bowel movement. Problems from constipation may include hemorrhoids, anal fissure or fecal impaction.

Some Homeopathic Remedies that may alleviate constipation.

Nux Vomica

This is a remedy that alleviates constipation with very dry stools, individuals that have a desire for salt or salty foods, and lack of thirst. “Wants to but can’t” is a expression that brings Nux vomica to mind.
Nux-v. is for individuals that might  present headaches, chilliness, and constricting pains in the bowels or anal region and that normally is frequently followed with constipation.

This remedy is suggested for constipation with a sense of dryness in the rectum and substantial dry stools that are difficult to force out, with sticking or shredding pains. The individual feels grumpy or out of sorts, and may be stressed from worries.


Dry, hard stools with reddish inflammation of the anus and unpleasant flatulence advocate the need for this medication. Constipation may also alternate with diarrhoea. Individuals who require this solution are often people with fascinating mental notions, slouching posture, and very minimal attention in tidiness.


This remedy may be effective when stool is hard to pass, with plenty of painful pushing. The individual’s face may possibly change to red from the effort, and additional achievements may appear from standing up. When it ultimately comes out, the stool will be slender and full of mucus.

Magnesia muriatica

Is a good remedy when the stools presents themselves knotty or lumpy, like sheep dung and eroding at the brink of the anus. Magnesia muriatica is indicated for the individuals, that also don’t pass stool for three or four days.

Veratrum album

This is yet another popular remedy for constipation treatment. The particular symptoms for the need of Veratrum album are, a unconditional atony of the gastrointestinal tract similar to Bryonia; The stools are oversized, firm, solid, dense and dark brown or almost black. In times because of the intense atony, feces may have the need to be removed by either enema or in worst situations with involvement of surgery.

A homeopath will prescribe medications based on the patient’s specific set of symptoms, and how they encounter them, taking into consideration their general level of health. Therefor is important to visit a homeopath when any of these problems arise.