Desires for Food and Drinks their utility in Homeopathic Remedy Selection:
A desire is a drive or an unconscious strength that pushes an individual to satisfy an essential need.
This behavior is typically characteristic of a remedy and sometimes is very striking if it appears or disappears suddenly during an acute disease.
Much more than a local symptom, a desire represents a general and mental symptom.
The systematic research of the marked desires of the patient is always an essential step for a correct diagnosis of the remedy.
This repertory gives only some of the most frequent and strong desires. They must always be included in the general picture of the remedy and the potency indicated needs to be adapted to each individual case.
Homeopathic remedy for various food cravings:
The desire for eggs and Homeopathic medicine:
Calcarea carbonica, in fact, is a great remedy in homeopathy for craving eggs. Moreover, Calcarea carb subjects are fatty with a craving for eggs. On the other hand, Natrum phosphoricum is a Homeopathic remedy for craving eggs in thin subjects.
Homeopathic medicine for craving farinaceous food:
Natrum Muriaticum, in general, is the Homeopathic remedy for a craving farinaceous food. In addition, Ferrum metallicum is the Homeopathic medicine for craving bread and butter. Moreover, Ferrum metallic person also has craving for acids and meat. On the other hand, Mercurius solubulis has a desire for milk.
Homeopathic remedy for craving fat and rich food:
Nitric acid, in general, is a very good Homeopathic medicine for craving fat and rich foods. In addition, Tuberculinum is a very good medicine for craving for ham, pork, and fat on meat.
Homeopathic medicine craving seafood:
Natrum Muriaticum, Natrum Phosphoricum, Phosphorus, are the remedies, in general, have craving for seafood.
Bryonia, Calcarea Carbonica, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Natrum Muriaticum, Rhus tox are the Homeopathic medicines crave for oysters.
Homeopathic medicines for craving fruits:
Alumina is a first-grade Homeopathic medicine that Craves for fruits however with dry constipation. Magnesia carbonica, on the other hand, is a very good Homeopathic medicine for craving fruit but with acid diarrhea.
Arsenicum album is also a great homeopathic remedy for craving fruits with thin acid diarrhea. Moreover, Veratrum album is also a very good Homeopathic remedy for craving fruits with violent and proposed diarrhea. Medorrhinum, on the other hand, desires fruits with green diarrhea.
Homeopathic remedy for craving indigestible things:
Alumina again is very good Homeopathic remedy is desired for indigestible things. In fact, alumina subjects are thin and very dry. Calcarea Phosphorica, in addition, is a very good Homeopathic medicine craving indigestible things. An important indication of Calcarea Phosphorica has increased appetite in general at 5 p.m. On the other hand, plump or fat subjects that Crave indigestible things need Calcarea carbonica. Moreover, Nitric acid is a homeopathic remedy for craving earth, chalk, clay, etc. In addition, Silicea subjects crave for sand.
Homeopathic remedies for craving meat:
Kreosotum is the Homeopathic medicine, especially for craving raw meat. On the other hand magnesia Carbonicum desire sauces. Moreover, Calcarea Phosphorica is very good Homeopathic medicine for craving smoked meat in children during growing stage. In addition, Causticum is a Homeopathic medicine for cravings smoked meat in frightful subject’s aggravation at twilight.
Tuberculinum is also a great Homeopathic medicine for craving smoked meat with irregular appetite.
Homeopathic remedy for craving milk:
In general, there are many remedies for craving milk, however, most specific are mention here.
Chelidonium is an excellent Homeopathic medicine for a craving for hot milk. In addition, Mercurius solubulis subjects desire for milk in large quantities. On the other hand, phosphorus subjects desire cold and frozen milk. Moreover, Rhus tox is a Homeopathic medicine for Desire milk during the night. In fact, Tuberculinum craves for sweet milk. Bryonia on the other hand desire warm milk.
Homeopathic medicine for craving pickles:
Abies Canadensis, Antimonium Crudum, Hepar Sulfur, Lachesis, Sulfur Flavum, Sulfur Iodatum, Veratrum album are the remedies crave for pickles.
Craving salt Homeopathic remedies:
Following are the Homeopathic medicines helpful for craving salt, salted and sweet:
- Ammonium Carbonicum
- Argentum nitricum
- Calcarea carbonica
- The Calcarea Phosphorica
- Calcarea Sulfurica
- Carbo vegetabulis
- Causticum china
- Conium ipecac
- Kalium Carbonicum
- Kalium Sulphuricum
- Magnesia Muriaticum
- Natrum Muriaticum
- Natrum Carbonicum
- Nitric acid
- Plumbum metal
- Sanicula rheum
- Rhus Tox
- Secale cornutum
- Tarentula Hispania
- Sulfur flavum
- Veratrum album
Homeopathic medicines for craving seasoned food:
A thin subject craving highly seasoned food needs China and phosphorus. On the other hand, plump or fat subject crave for highly seasoned food needs Nux Vomica and sulphur. Moreover, Hepar sulphuris is a Homeopathic medicine for a craving for violent and pungent season food in young subjects. In addition, old people or old looking people crave for seasoned foods needs fluoric acid. On the other hand, Arsenicum album, Cocculus, Colchicum, Hepar Sulfur are the Homeopathic medicines for craving mustard and seasoned food.
Homeopathic medicines for craving strange things:
Calcarea Carbonica 9c Or Calcarea Phosphorica are the remedies, in general, crave strange things. On the other hand, people with hepatolenticular, gallbladder, and pancreas disorders crave for strange things need Chelidonium 6x Or Cyclamen.
Homeopathic remedies for craving vegetables:
Alumina is a great Homeopathic medicine for craving vegetables especially starch. On the other hand, Magnesium Muriaticum desire for a variety of vegetables. Moreover, Calcarea carb craves for raw potatoes.
Homeopathic remedy for craving vinegar and sour foods:
Apis, Arnica, Arsenicum album, Chelidonium, Hepar Sulphuris, Kalium phosphoricum, Sepia, Sulfur flavum are the remedies, in general, crave for vinegar and sour acids.
Homeopathic Medicines for craving drinks:
China and Chamomilla are the remedies desire cold drinks. On the other hand, Chelidonium desire for warm drinks. In addition, kalium Bichromicum is a very good homeopathic medicine for a craving for alcoholic drinks like beer. Moreover, Arsenicum album is a remedy for craving alcoholic drinks like whiskey with no ice. On the other hand Lachesis desire whiskey with ice. Moreover, sulphur Crave for red wine, however, phosphorus craves for white wine.
Homeopathic remedies for craving stimulants:
Aurum Metallicum is very good Homeopathic medicine for craving coffee during anger. Moreover emotional, faintness, sleepiness subjects desires coffee need Nux Moschata. On the other hand, Alumina is a remedy craves for tea. Moreover, Natrum Muriaticum craves bItter stimulants.
References: Bouko Levy m., Homeopathic and Drainage Repertory