Hernia is quite a common medical condition characterized by tear or weakness in the muscles resulting in protrusion of abdominal organs. It can affect several areas of the abdomen and produce different symptoms depending on the type of hernia. Homeopathic medicines can be natural and reasonable substitutes for treating various hernia symptoms. This article details the best homeopathic medicines for hernia treatment, their effectiveness and indications, and their role in the cure of hernia.

Top Ten homeopathic medicines for the management of hernia

  1. Nux Vomica

One of the best homeopathic medicines for the treatment of various hernia symptoms. As chronic or prolonged constipation leads to inguinal and femoral hernia, this medicine helps in relieving constipation very effectively. It also takes care of symptoms like flatulence, bloating of the abdomen, nausea, or loss of appetite. It is also helpful for the treatment of umbilical hernia in small children.

  1. Calcarea Carbonicum

Calcarea Carbonica, commonly known as Carbonate of Lime, is one of the most effective medicines for managing hiatus hernia. This medicine relieves heartburn, abdominal discomfort, and belching associated with hiatus hernia. It also treats obesity and related weaknesses in abdominal muscles, which helps eliminate hiatus hernia symptoms.

  1. Lycopodium Clavatum

This medicine is mainly recommended for inguinal hernia patients who have weak digestion and excessive abdominal bloating. It also reduces the craving for excessive sweets and alcoholic drinks. It helps eliminate excessive flatulence and a bitter taste in the mouth.

  1. Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Toxicodendron, commonly known as Poison Ivy, is one of the best homeopathic remedies for patients developing hernia due to excessive weight lifting. The abdominal muscles are weakened due to the persistent strain of lifting heavy weights. This medicine strengthens the abdominal muscles, helps in muscle recovery, and prevents further damage to hernia.

  1. Cocculus

Cocculus is mainly indicated for the management of inguinal hernia. When patients start experiencing symptoms like bloating of the abdomen, nausea, and pain in the groin area due to inguinal hernia, this medicine is found to be quite helpful.


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  1. Aurum Metallicum

Aurum Metallicum is mainly helpful for treating inguinal and umbilical hernia in children. When a hernia causes intense pain that worsens when children cry, this medicine is quite useful and effective. This medicine works best with other homeopathic substitutes like nux vomica to provide long-lasting relief.

  1. Lachesis

Lachesis is also widely used with other medicines to treat inguinal and umbilical hernias. It helps reduce inflammation, mottling, and darkening of the skin overlying the hernia. It also helps improve bowel habits and relieve abdominal pain due to the hernia.

  1. Belladonna

Belladonna is a medicine that should be taken cautiously and avoided in patients suffering from reflux oesophagitis. It is mainly recommended for patients developing strangulations of hernia and helps to cure the pain and burning sensation associated with obstructed hernia. It also helps in cases where symptoms worsen in a sitting position.

  1. Opium

Opium, commonly known as Poppy, is one of the best medicines for managing obstructed hernia. Some of the symptoms controlled by this medicine include bloating of the abdomen, constipation, loss of appetite, and shooting pain associated with obstructed hernia. This remedy is also helpful for dryness of the throat and mouth, discoloration, and ulceration of the tongue.

  1. Bryonia

This medicine is mainly effective for treating swelling and pain associated with lifting heavy weights and strenuous activities. It helps reduce muscle swelling and inflammation and aids in managing symptoms associated with hernia.

Also Read: What is Hernia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

What is the best alternative to homeopathic medicine for hernia?

The only permanent and effective solution for the management of hernia is surgery. Open Repair, advanced laparoscopic, or robot-assisted surgeries can perform the surgery.

Open Repair is the most conventional method for treating hernia. It is mainly reserved for patients who are unfit to undergo laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries. Due to large incisions, there is delayed recovery and often prolonged bed rest. Open surgery is associated with an increased risk of recurrence and wound infection.

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries: Laparoscopic surgeries have become the gold standard for managing hernias. There are several types of advanced laparoscopic procedures for a particular type of hernia, and each surgery has its indications and benefits. For the best management of hernia, you must always look for a surgeon who is well-versed in all types of advanced laparoscopic surgeries.

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgeries: Robotic surgeries are the latest breakthrough advancement in managing hernias. They are usually indicated for the management of complex hernias or treatment of hernias at difficult sites in the body. The incisions, cosmetic results, and recovery are similar to advanced laparoscopic surgeries. However, robotic surgeries reduce the surgeon’s stress and help treat complex hernias with the best outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can homeopathy cure hernias completely?

 Homeopathic medicines can never cure a hernia, a tear in the muscles that can only be surgically repaired.

What are the best homeopathic medicines for relieving hernia symptoms?

The top homeopathic remedies for hernia include Nux Vomica, Calcarea Carbonica, Lycopodium Clavatum, Rhus Toxicodendron, Cocculus, Aurum Metallicum, Lachesis, Belladonna, Opium, and Bryonia.

How do homeopathic medicines help in treating hernia?

Homeopathic medicines can only help in relieving symptoms to some extent. Hernia is a slowly progressive disease, so excessive use of homeopathic drugs for prolonged periods is not advisable.

Are there any side effects of taking homeopathic medicines for hernia?

Homeopathic medicines are usually safe and generally do not have any side effects. However, one must avoid the use of excessive homeopathic medication.

Conclusion & Key Takeaways:

  • Homeopathic medicines focus only on hernia symptoms and do not address or cure the underlying cause of hernia.
  • Nux Vomica and belladonna are the most widely used and recognised medicines for managing hernia symptoms.
  • Homeopathic remedies are known for their safety and don’t have any side effects if taken under the care of a homeopathic specialist.
  • A professional consultation with a qualified homeopath is essential for treating hernia symptoms.
  • While homeopathy can help in managing symptoms, surgery remains the definitive treatment for hernias.

Hernias are serious! Homeopathy won’t fix them. Get a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options with a best hernia surgeon. Don’t wait – schedule an appointment today!

By Dr .Kapil Agrawal

Dr. Kapil Agrawal holds 22+ years of rich experience in General Laparoscopic Surgeries (including Gallbladder Stone, appendix removal, hernia surgery, piles, lipoma, circumcision and fissure surgeries) and Bariatric Surgeries. He is a Senior Consultant with the Apollo Group of Hospitals in Delhi. Dr. Kapil has completed over 7000 Laparoscopic surgeries for all National and International Patients. He was associated with North Middlesex University Hospital, Edmonton, UK, and the Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool. He was honored with an MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK) in 2007 in England. He has established a super specialty consultation center, 'Habilite Clinics,' in Delhi, intending to minimize the hospital's stressful experience and provide a warm and compassionate environment to his patients. The clinics offer a holistic program for the management of obesity and various advanced laparoscopic and laser surgeries to manage multiple ailments.

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