Gastritis is a medical term used for conditions in which the protective lining of the stomach gets inflamed. This article will cover homoeopathic medicine for gastritis, its causes, symptoms, types, risk factors, management & best medicines.

Gastritis occurs due to infections which bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.

Conditions such as gastric (stomach) ulcers, the use of certain drugs and alcohol are the major factors that contribute to the development of gastritis.

Gastritis can develop gradually over time, or it can be sudden.

In most cases, it gets easily treated but, in some cases, it may lead to the formation of stomach or gastric ulcers or even gastric cancer.

Let’s take a look at different aspects of gastritis in detail.

Types of Gastritis:

Acute Gastritis:

Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Acute gastritis is a term covering a Broad Spectrum of entities that include inflammatory changes in the gastric mucosa. Inflammation of the whole stomach is called PANGASTRITIS and inflammation of a part of the stomach is called ANTRAL GASTRITIS.

Acute gastritis can be divided into:

1. Erosive
2. non-erosive

Causes include medications, alcohol, eating or drinking corrosive substances, extreme physiological stress, and infections. Acute gastritis is often associated with severe, acute illness, or trauma. The risk factors include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use (NSAIDs), recent heavy alcohol use, and physiological stress such as major surgery, head trauma, renal failure, liver failure, or respiratory failure.

Chronic Gastritis:

Chronic gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach that occurs gradually and persists for a prolonged time. Chronic gastritis may be caused by prolonged irritation from the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, pernicious anaemia (an autoimmune disorder), degeneration of the lining of the stomach from age, or chronic bile reflux.


Gastritis can be caused due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. It may also be caused by any of the following.

  • Helicobacter pylori: A bacteria that lives in the inner linings of the stomach, if not taken care it can lead to ulcers and even further stomach cancer.
  • Bile reflux: A backflow of bile into the stomach from the bile tract.
  • Infections caused by bacteria and viruses.

Gastritis should not be left untreated as complications it can lead to blood loss and may also lead to stomach cancer.

Symptoms of Gastritis

The following symptoms can be a result of gastritis or can be related to the underlying cause:

  • Upper abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Gastric hemorrhage
  • Hyperchlorhydria
  • Appetite loss
  • Belching
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Lethargy


Homoeopathic Remedies for Gastritis

Homoeopathic treatment is aimed to treat the disease and make the gastrointestinal tract to a normal state.

  • Sulfrikum Atsidum : This homoeopathic drug can be used when a patient suffers from vomiting or diarrhoea.
  • Antimonium Crudum Mountain: This homoeopathic drug can be used when the patient feels fullness in the stomach only with a few bites of food.
  • Capsicum Annuum: This homoeopathic drug can be used when the patient goes through the increased secretion of acid in the stomach.
  • Natrum Phosphoricum: This homoeopathic drug can be used for Chronic gastritis with heartburn and vomiting.
  • Natrium Sulfuricum: This homoeopathic drug can be used for Chronic gastritis with Bloating.