According to homeopathy, obesity and weight gain is due to bad diets and poor nutrition. Fortunately, weight loss is an attainable goal, though low thyroid activity, diabetes, hormonal imbalance and even genetic factors can be a barrier. Homeopathy and nutrition is a ‘potent combination for weight loss’ say homeopathy practitioners. Here’s all you need to know about this alternate form of medicine and how you can

How it works

Homeopathy can help you lose weight by improving your digestion, metabolism and elimination process. In some cases it may also help you burn calories faster. You may also like to read expert diet tips to lose weight.

In order to be prescribed treatment, a diagnosis is made and medications prescribed based on a person’s constitution, that is, physical, emotional and mental aspects, obvious and detailed signs and symptoms. So, what may work for you, may not work for your sibling or friend. A correct diagnosis by the practitioner is vital for you to effectively lose weight. You may also be required to do a complete blood test, lipid profile, thyroid function tests, liver function tests, and tests to rule out diabetes and heart problems.

Common medications prescribed for weight loss


Here’s a list of common remedies for weight loss in overweight or obese people and the symptoms that help a physician decide what medication would work for you.

Ammonium carb: This drug is prescribed if you have the following physiological traits.

  • Weak heart
  • Timid personality
  • Suffering from chronic rhinitis (inflammation of mucous membrane), worse during nights, difficulty in breathing
  • Early and copious periods with black and acrid blood
  • Depressed, disposition to weepiness
  • Disgust with life

Ammonium mur

  • Fat body, thin legs, large buttocks
  • Tendency towards grieving but cannot weep
  • Irritable and quick to anger
  • Severe ulcerative pain in the heel, worsened by rubbing

Antimonium crudum

  • Normally treats obesity in children and young people
  • Sensitive and sentimental people
  • Thickly coated white tongue
  • Nails discoloured and deformed
  • Belching with taste of what has been eaten, weak digestion
  • Craving salty and sour foods
  • Eruptions and blisters, worsened from heat of sun and touch
  • Alternating between diarrhoea and constipation, especially in older adults

Aurum metallicum

  • Presence of arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure.
  • Pain in heart region with pain moving down from the arm to the fingers
  • Suicidal tendency, disgust with life, melancholy, tendency to weep
  • Irritable, quick to anger
  • Ulcerated, painful nostril; soreness in nose
  • Sleeplessness

Written by Amy