Mucus is a slimy, slippery substance produced by the body’s mucous membranes including that of the intestines. The function of mucus is mainly to lubricate and protect against bacteria. Mucus is composed of mucin, water, and leukocytes. The presence of a small quantity of mucus in the stool is normal. But when a person passes a large amount of mucus in the stool, then it needs to be investigated. Mucus in the stool may be transparent, white, yellow, bloody, or green in color. Homeopathic medicines for mucus in stool help clear out the main causative factor.
Causes of and Symptoms Accompanying Mucus in Stool
The causes of mucus in stool are Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, Dysentery, Bacterial and Parasitic infections. The symptoms that may accompany mucus in stool are abdominal cramps, bleeding from the rectum, bloated abdomen, diarrhea or constipation. These symptoms occur depending on the reason behind the mucus in stool.
Homeopathic Medicines for Mucus in Stool
Homeopathy treatment for mucus in stool is a highly effective and safe way to address the problem. The selection of the homeopathy medicine for mucus in stool is made after noting the character of mucus and other symptoms like diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and abdominal cramps. These medicines work wonderfully in treating mucus in stool and its related symptoms. The best remedies used in the homeopathy treatment for mucus in stool are Aloe Socotrina, Merc Sol, Colchicum, Argentum Nitricum, Podophyllum, and Nux Vomica.
1. Aloe Socotrina – For Mucus in Stool with Diarrhea
Aloe Socotrina is an excellent medicine for mucus in stool. It works well in cases where diarrhea is accompanied by mucus in stool. The stool passed is watery and has a large quantity of mucus in it. There is a constant bearing down sensation in the rectum. Rumbling and gurgling in the rectum is also felt. There is an urge to pass stool immediately after eating or drinking. An urgency to pass stool is also a symptom. Along with this, the abdomen feels bloated and heavy.
2. Merc Sol – For Mucus and Blood in Stool
Merc Sol offers great help in cases where in addition to mucus, there is the passage of blood in the stool. It is accompanied by a severe pain in the abdomen. There is a constant and recurrent urge to pass stool. The stool is scanty and may have an offensive or sour smell. Chilliness and weakness are also present. Other accompanying symptoms are severe pain and a burning sensation in the anus. Flatulent bloating of the abdomen may also occur.
3. Colchicum – For Transparent Jelly Like Mucus in Stool
Colchicum is a great medicine for clear jelly-like mucus in the stool. In such cases, the stool is changeable in character. It may be green, yellow or red in colour; and is scanty or watery. An agonizing pain in the rectum remains for a long time after passing of stool. Another characteristic feature is a severe pain in the abdomen which may be relieved by bending over. Intense nausea is also a symptom.
4. Argentum Nitricum and Gambogia – For Green Mucus in Stool
Argentum Nitricum and Gambogia both are a good treatment for mucus in stool. The symptoms for using Argentum Nitricum are green mucus in stool, the urge to pass stool after eating or drinking, highly offensive stool, excessive flatulence and a distended and colicky abdomen from flatulence. The characteristic features of using Gambogia are dark green mucus in stool, gushing diarrhea, forcible ejection of stool, and a gurgling or rumbling in the abdomen.
5. Podophyllum – For Yellow Mucus in Stool
Podophyllum is a good choice of medicine for mucus in the stool. The stool is yellowish or green in colour and is highly offensive. The stool is pushed out with force and is gushing in nature. Passing of the stool is usually painless. Prolapse of the rectum before or with stool is also a symptom indicating the use of this natural remedy. Anus may be swollen and sore, and there may be a burning sensation present in the anus.
6. Nux Vomica – For Mucus in Stool with Marked Tenesmus
Nux Vomica is a high-grade medicine for mucus in stool. It works well in cases where there is a constant and recurrent desire to pass stool. The urge to pass stool is continual and ineffectual. The stool, passed with mucus, is scanty and unsatisfactory. There is a pain in the abdomen that is relieved for a short while after passing stool. Nausea, vomiting, and acidity are the other symptoms that may arise.