Scientists re-invent Homeopathic Bowel Nosodes as ‘Fecal Microbiota Transplantation’


Scientists have brilliantly re-invented Homeopathic Bowel Nosodes… only a century or so after Dr Bach (yes, the same guy that invented Rescue Remedy and the Bach Flower Remedies) demonstrated that our bowel flora is closely connected with illness.

Dr Bach initially started treating people using material doses of bowel flora, just like Aroniadis et al (the authors of the study below). However he ultimately discovered that homeopathic remedies made from these materials were much more effective. He, and his successor Dr Paterson, have left us with the legacy of ten or so remedies collectively known as The Bowel Nosodes. They are a neglected group of remedies, even though Dr Paterson’s team at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital used them to treat over 20,000 people with great success. This work was all meticulously recorded, though I fear it may be mouldering in some damp NHS basement nowadays, unexamined and mostly forgotten.

In my opinion these remedies are very important in the effective treatment of today’s autism epidemic, and I feel that we homeopaths owe a great debt to our forebears…so thank you for these gifts Doctors Bach and Paterson. It is my intention to reintroduce these wonderful remedies to more widespread use.

I find the bowel nosodes invaluable in rebalancing a child’s gut flora, normalising bowel function, assisting the body detoxing heavy metals in a gentle way, and fantastic in dealing with psychological symptoms such as anxiety or rage.

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12 Responses to Scientists re-invent Homeopathic Bowel Nosodes as ‘Fecal Microbiota Transplantation’

  1. Tracy McIvor November 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Hello Alan, I have IBD and have been trying to heal myself naturally for 8-9 years, with some medical intervention when I was in very critical states. I have been in a private Facebook Group called Fecal Microbiota Transplants for awhile now and have been considering doing transplants myself at home with a donor. There are a lot of people on this site trying to cure many different conditions that they feel are due to an imbalance in their gut bacteria. A link to your article about the “Bowel Nosodes” was posted today as people were asking about Homeopathy. You would have an opportunity to share your knowledge in this area if you were to join this Forum. As I do believe my bacteria was compromised after heavy antibiotics after a dental surgery infection, I am very interested in your protocols. I did try Homepathy about 6 years ago and didn’t see any improvements, but know having the right remedy/remedies can have profound affects for so many conditions. Warmest regards, Tracy McIvor

    • Alan Freestone November 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

      Hi Tracy
      Lovely to hear from you. I have sent you an email, I’d be very interested in joining the Facebook group.
      Kind regards

      • Mary August 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

        Alan, I have had candida for almost 30 years, since 18, after taking several doses of antibiotics. Things got worse after doing several colonics in 1998. I think I wiped out the remaining good bacteria. I had an issue when I was born digesting baby formula. I had to be moved to a meat based formula. I’ve been looking into fecal transplants, but want to know if there’s bowel nosode homeopathic remedy that could spare me having to try the transplants. Do you know anything about candida or if the bowel nosodes could work on replacing a particular bacteria my body is missing?
        Thank you.

        • Alan Freestone August 30, 2015 at 4:42 pm #


          I have replied to you by email.

          Kind regards


          • El March 11, 2017 at 10:47 am #

            Hi Alan

            I have similar issues as Mary. I would also like to know is there a bowel Nosode for candida?


          • Alan Freestone March 26, 2017 at 8:52 am #

            Hello El

            There is homeopathic remedies made from Candida, and sometimes homeopaths use a combination of a particular bowel nosode with candida to help (depending on symptom picture). However there might be a maintaining cause for the candida overgrowth that needs addressed, such as heavy metal toxicity (I find this a fairly common reason).

  2. Peggy November 19, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    I too am a member of the FMT Facebook group and am interested in this protocol. Please share.

    • Alan Freestone November 19, 2013 at 7:54 am #

      Hi Peggy,
      It might be more useful to share my methods on the FMT group rather than here?
      Kind regards

  3. Diana Blagoeva March 30, 2016 at 5:21 am #

    Hi Alan
    Our newborn was given a two day course of antibiotics Upon his birth, as he passed meconium and was born in distress. We are now finding that he has a lot of gas (lower digestive system) which we hadn’t observed with our firstborn. I am convinced that it is due to a poor micro flora due to the early course of antibiotics. We breastfeed exclusively and I know that should help with bifidobacteria strains, but he is still struggling a lot (usually in the late evening 8-10pm is the worst, and sometimes at night too. He arches backward a little bit and doesn’t like pressure on his tummy. Passing gas gives him relief.) He is now 9days old btw. Is there anything that homeopathy can do for actually repopulating or rather rebalancing his micro flora? Bowel nosodes – when is it too early to take them? Any advise on the homeopathic side of this would be very much appreciated.

    Kind regards

  4. Elvira March 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

    Hi alan

    Great article!

    I would like to know can one use their own stool as a homeopathic remedy to also correct the issues of the gut and symptoms?

    Thanking you..

    • Alan Freestone March 26, 2017 at 8:54 am #

      Hello Elvira

      Yes you could. I know of a homeopath in Israel that uses this approach a lot. Unfortunately I don’t have his contact details.


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