Homoeopathic remedies to cure Lactose Intolerance

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Homoeopathic remedies are used to cure a multitude of disorders and illnesses, lactose intolerance being one of them. A symptomatic description of the various remedies that you can use to treat lactose intolerance is described below.

Some of the remedies used in cases of lactose intolerance are:

  • Aethusa Cynapium
  • Apis Mellifica
  • China Officinalis
  • Magnesium Muriaticum
  • Lac Vaccinum Defloratum
  • Calcarea flour

The description of some of these remedies is as follows:

Aethusa Cynapium: If Aethusa is the remedy of choice then the sufferer is usually a child with a congenital absence of the enzyme lactase, a condition also known as Alactasia. These children can digest milk and other dairy products in any form and suffer from stomach aches or colic and vomiting every time they ingest milk and dairy products. Such children also lose weight due to their inability to digest milk. They are irritable, anxious and crying. Milk may also produce green colored diarrhea or loose stools that contains undigested particles and is preceded by drowsiness, stomach aches and exhaustion.

In some cases Aethusa Cynapium patients may also suffer from constipation and indigestion due to milk.

In case Aethusa is not your remedy, then you may find your remedy from any one of the below mentioned remedies.

Apis Mellifica: If you are an Apis Mellifica patient then you will have allergy to milk and dairy products and the ingestion of milk or dairy acts as an allergen and leads to a severe anaphylactic reaction (allergic reaction) that presents with symptoms of urticaria or skin rash, swelling, redness and itching of the body and difficulty in breathing. With all these symptoms you will have a condition of thirstlessness.

China Officinalis: If Apis Mellifica is not your remedy then you may find your symptoms of lactose intolerance similar to the symptoms produced by China Officinalis. You will be unable to digest milk or other dairy products, which when taken will produce symptoms of bloating, belching and flatulence. You will also suffer from abdominal colic due to gas that becomes relieved only by bending double or by vomiting of food. You may also develop problems in breathing with mucus formation, coughing episodes and rattling sound in chest. You may also feel the effect of bloating on your face as it turns red and your tongue is also thickly coated and dirty.

Magnesium Muriaticum: If your remedy for lactose intolerance is Magnesium Muriaticum, then you will not be able to digest milk and develop blisters on lips and tongue as a result. Your tongue will also feel burnt and scalded. You may also develop symptoms of headache and suffer from mental stress. Your symptoms of lactose intolerance are usually chronic.

Lac Vaccinum Defloratum: Lac Vaccinum Defloratum is made by potentization of skimmed milk; hence it is suitable for treating the symptoms of lactose intolerance. If your remedy is Lac Vaccinum Defloratum, then after ingesting of milk and other dairy products you develop symptoms of nausea with headache, and vomiting. You may also suffer from obstinate constipation leading to passage of large stools that involves excessive straining. All these symptoms will ultimately make you feel extremely fatigued and tired.

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Author: Dr Ritu Goel

I am a homoeopathic physician and a nutritionist. I have been working since last 14 years in the healthcare industry. I started my career as a practicing physician and simultaneously also contributed articles to various homoeopathic magazines and health websites. Then I joined GE capital as an Insurance Underwriter and worked there for nine years. However, my penchant for health and fitness writing continued and finally, I bade good bye to my lucrative corporate career and started as a freelance writer.

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