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Bowel Nosodes And Homoeopathy

The introduction of the bowel , nosodes followed exhaustive research , involvinig the clinical and laboratory observation of no loss less than 12,000 clinical cases , over 20 years by Dr, John Paterson a glascow physician and Dr.Edward Batch a bacteriologist , their first paper , the potentised drug and its action on the bowel flora –was published in 1936 . It is emphasized that the clinical and laboratory studies were not provings in the strict Hahnemannian sense

Bowel nosodes are derived from potentized cultures of human stools containing intestinal bacteria and bacteria from the intestinal tract , they are often described as the intestinal nosodes of Batch Paterson

Action of bowel Nosodes;;;

Explaining their action , we must consider the role of B.coli and coliform ,organisms found in the intestinal tract . B. coli present in the intestines of warm –blooded animals and is considered to be of warm blooded animals and is considered to be harmless and non pathogenic in the healthy bowel

Those intestinal bacteria break up the complex organic substances formed in the digestive process into simpler substances which are are excreted in the diseased condition the B.coli are forced to modify their biochemistry in order to  survive as the balance is upset and are then said to be pathogenic

Batch and Paterson found that after some patients has received homoeopathic remedies , non lactose fermenting bacilli appeared bore a relationship with the remedy given . the concluded that these non lactose fermenting bacilli were biochemically related to both the disease and the homoeopathic remedy thus

1] the specific organism is related to the specific homoeopathic remedy

2] the specific organism is related to the the specific homoeopathic remedy

3] the specific homoeopathic remedy is related to the specific disease

the potentized bowel nosode can there fore be considered as a complex biochemical substance having the characterstics of the disturbed metabolism and thus be similar to the disease and by the law of similars to have the power to restore the balance


Bowel nosodes are deep and broad acting remedies covering the totality of symptoms . case histories should there fore take into account both past and present symptoms and when a definite symptom picture indicates a particular homoeopathic remedy , then this should be prescribed

However , if the choice  of a remedy lies between a number of possible remedies then the associated bowel nosode may be used . for example if calcium carbonate , sulphur and graphites are all possible remedies , then the bowel nosode may be used , since it is associated with each of of these remedies

Bowel nosodes are also considered to be useful remedies in the treatment of chronic disease and in cases resistant to other treatments


A single dose in the 30th centesimal potency is generally recommended . sometimes a second dose is given , but not until after three months

Otherwise , the general rules may be followed , that is a low potency for example 6c may be given , if there are marked pathological symptoms and a high potency , for example 1m if there are marked pathological symptoms again the higher the potency the less frequent the dosage rate

Another approach is a single dose of the bowel nosode .with repeated doses of an associated remedy


Morgan –batch

This is most important bowel nosode most frequently found in the patient’s stool and associated with many other remedies.. the key note for morgan batch ic , congestion

The head is subjected to congestive head aches

The digestion is congestion of gastric mucosa and the liver

Bilious attacks with severe head aches . it has outstanding action on theskin – congestion of the skin with itching eruptions

There are two sub types



Constitutionally , the patient is concerned about his or her health , introspective avoids company , is irritable and depressed

Its associated remedies are alumina, baryta carb , mag carb , natrum carb , petroleum , sepia and sulphur . in particular , it is associated with carbo veg and sulphur


The keynote is ; nervous tension

The nervous tension is associated with forth coming events , such as examinations , giving a speech , business meetings or a dental appointment

The patient shows nervous tension , hypersensitivitry , mental unease , restlessness fridgetness and is prone to frontal headaches over eyes

In associated remedies are ars. Alb. Arg. Nit kalmia , veratrum album. Cadium met., anacardium and veratrum vide


The key notes are ; mental fatigue and physical fatigue

Bacillious no.7 is similar to another bowel nosode called PRTEOUS BATCH.

It has a close relation ship to the remedies of t elements bromine and iodine often in combination with potassium

Symptoms are mental fatigue or brain fag , inability to make a mental effort which in turn produces a feeling of physical exhaustion

Te digestion system symptoms relate to lack of nerve and muscle tone , flatulence , distended stomach and full feeling in the stomach

The respiratory system symptoms picture of the remedy kalicarb

Its associated remedy are ars.iod. bromium. Calciod. Bromium , calcaria iod , iodiumferr. Iod, kalibich , kalibrom. Kali nit. And natrom iod.


Gartner –bach has a close association with phosphorus with this bowel nosode the key note is ;


It is there fore , associated with the treatment of many childrens diseases and senility . Any emaciated condition is an indication of the use of gaertner-bach

The child may be  thin or emaciated , hypersensitive , with an overactive brain

There is an inability to digest fat and chronic gastro enteritis

Associated remedies are calc.flour. calc. phos , kaliphos , merc. Vive , zinc phos , natrum phos , phosphourous phytolacca pulsatilla and silica

The combined symptom pictures of phosporors silica and mercviv , accurately compares with that of gaertner –bach


This remedy derives from non-lactose fermenting coccus found in the intestinal tract

The key note is ;;;;;IRRITABILITY

Symptoms are nervous , irritability , temper , twitching of facial musceles and blinking , headache from sinus infection and profuse sweating at night

There is chronic irritation of the entire alimentary tract , acute or chronic gastroenteritis , diarrhea nausea and sickness

The respiratory system symptoms are chronic bronchial catarrah  catarrha of the nose and throat with enlarged tosils and adenoids in the child

The patient always appears to be anaemic

Associated remedies of sycotic co, are are acid nit. Argentums nitricum calc. met , ferrum met. Natrum sulph , rhus tox and thuja


Isodes are homoeopathic potencies prepared by the standard hahnemannian pprocedure from the causative agent of the disease taken from the patient for the treatment of the patient , for example , blood , pus or epithecal tissue

Isodes are often used in the treatment of allergies . any substance to which the patient is allergic may be used in homoeopathic doses to treat that patient . for example grass pollen hose dust mite , certain food or detergents , these substances are usually prescribed in 30c potency or higher -200c or 1m


Sarcodes are homoeopathic remedies prepared in potencies from healthy glands organs or tissues from healthy animals .

About the author

Dr B.S Suvarna

B.A, D.I.Hom[Lond.], M.I.H, PhD, PGDPC (Psychotherapy & Counselling, USA)
Jeevan Shanthi
Karnataka State, India