E. coli (Escherichia coli) is a bacteria that normally reside in the intestines and are harmless. There are only certain strains of E.coli that can lead to intestinal infection with diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting. One can contract an E. coli infection by drinking contaminated water or contaminated food (especially ground beef, undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk, and raw vegetables.) Homoeopathic medicines for E. Coli help manage symptoms of diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fatigue. Arsenic Album, Aloe, and China are the top homoeopathic remedies for E. Coli.


Causes of Colic or Abdominal Pain

The cause of colic can be varied and depends upon the organ that is primarily affected. It could be due to a problem with the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, ovaries, uterus etc. Some of the common cases of pain in the abdomen are:

  • Flatulence
  • Appendicitis
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Carcinoma stomach
  • Chronic gastric impaction
  • Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Chronic gastric impaction
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Mesenteric abscess condition
  • intestinal neoplasia (cancer of the intestines)


Symptoms of E. coli Infection

The symptoms of E. coli infection include diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, gas, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and fever. In severe cases, bloody stool, bloody urine, and dehydration may develop. A life-threatening complication can arise in some cases of E. coli infection, a condition known as hemolytic uremic syndrome.


Homoeopathic Medicines for E.coli Infection

Arsenic Album – Top Homeopathic Medicine for E. coli Infection

Arsenic Album is a natural medicine for an E. coli infection that arises as a result of food poisoning. People needing this medicine have severe diarrhoea where the stool is watery, copious and fetid. This is attended by cutting pain in the abdomen. While passing stool, the person may feel chilly, and there may be blood in the stool. Marked fatigue and loss of strength are present. The limbs feel cold, and nausea and diarrhoea are also present. Consuming the smallest amount of food or drink leads to stool and vomiting.

Aloe – For Managing Diarrhea in E. coli Infection

Aloe is a natural remedy prepared from the gum of a plant called Aloe Socotrina of the natural order Liliaceae. Aloe is a very effective medicine for managing diarrhoea in E. coli infection. The stool is thin, watery, yellow and hot. There is a feeling of fullness in the rectum with a continued urge to pass stool. The urgency to pass stool is also marked. There is also the release of excessive flatus after passing stool. Burning at the anus along with rumbling and cramping in the abdomen during stool are also present.

China – For Diarrhea with Marked Fatigue

China is an effective medicine prepared from the dried bark of the Cinchona Officinalis plant, of the natural order Rubiaceae. It works very effectively in cases of diarrhoea where there is marked fatigue due to an E. coli infection. The stool is loose, very copious, and frothy with extreme debility due to loss of body fluids. The stool may be yellow or brown. It smells foul and putrid. The person may experience colic before and after every stool.

Veratrum Album – For Copious Watery Stool and Vomiting in E. coli Infection

Veratrum Album offers a natural cure for E. Coli infection prepared from the rootstocks of a plant named White Hellebore (natural order Melanthaceae.) Veratrum Album is highly considered for treating copious watery stool and vomiting where the stool is watery, copious, gushing, and may be mixed with flakes. Pinching colic is felt in the abdomen during stool. Exhaustion and fainting may arise along with copious vomiting. Cold sweat on the forehead and chilliness are marked by the above symptoms.

Croton Tig – To manage diarrhoea with sudden, gushing stool in E. coli infection

Croton Tig is a natural homoeopathic medicine to manage diarrhoea with sudden, gushing stool in an E. coli infection. The stool is watery and passes out of the rectum in one single gush. The stool may be yellow or green and mixed with whitish flakes. The colic tends to precede the stool. Drinking and eating anything leads to a stool. The person may sweat or faint after passing stool. In some cases, there may be vomiting at the same time as the stool.