Best Homeopathic Medicine for Weight Loss

Dr. Abhay Joshi

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Abhay Joshi


8 min read


Homeopathy focuses on plants, minerals, and animal products for the treatment. Thus, there is a belief that homeopathic medicine for weight loss is highly beneficial and has side effects free. Still, there is not enough medical evidence to prove its effectiveness. 

Key Takeaways

  • The research rate on the efficacy of homeopathy for weight loss is limited
  • Its effectiveness or side effects may vary from person to person
  • It is always good to get consultation from the physician before concluding 

Most of the time, people estimate gaining excess weight is a sign of health. However, gaining excess weight is called obesity, or being overweight is a state which can cause many health problems. Hence treatment at the right time is highly recommended.  Treatment knowing the reason can show a better result. There are several factors for obesity; it may cause hormonal imbalance, primarily seen in pregnant women. In addition, certain medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, PCOD, and in some cases, it is genetic when a parent or both are overweight, children may get into the same situation. This is the most common reason for weight gain, unhealthy diet, and lack of physical activity. In today's lifestyle, it is easy to practice unhealthy eating and less engagement with physical activity. Sometimes emotional disbalance can cause lead to the habit of overeating. Hence treatment at the right time is highly recommended. Having homeopathic medicine for weight loss or any other medication is an easy step for the problem, but how advantageous is it?

What Do Studies Suggest on Homeopathic Medicine for Weight Loss? 

As already discussed, there are few direct studies on homeopathic medicine for weight loss. Nevertheless, these are the two widely famous researches. 

A study conducted on 2014 on 30 obese participants through nutritional intervention and homeopathic treatment shows the following result. 

  • Treatment, including nutritional intervention along with home medicines, leads to weight loss. 
  • Research with nutritional intervention alone has shown no effect on weight loss. 
  • Homeopathic treatment showed no difference in the body mass index of the participants. Here placebo effect was also a matter of discussion.

Another research was conducted in 2016 on pregnant ladies using the best homeopathic medicine for weight loss, Calcareaa carbonate & pulsatilla nigricans. 

  • Homeopathic treatment harmed the fetus during pregnancy. 
  • The weight gain by pregnant women was the same while trial with placebo & homeopathic remedies. 

These studies could not give enough evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy medicine for weight loss, whereas homeopathy is not safe during pregnancy. Hence get consultation is advisable if you intend to use them during pregnancy time.

Homeopathic Medicine for Weight Loss 

Best Homeopathic Medicine for Weight Loss:

Here is a few best homeopathic medicine for weight loss, but there is no scientific evidence that it is beneficial. It is good to take advice from the doctor before consuming due to the risk of side effects.

1. Lycopodium

It is prescribed to those who gain excess weight in the lower body, mainly in the thighs and buttocks. Eating over meals may be one of the reasons. Often people find the symptoms such as depression, craving for extra sweets, constipation, and bloated abdomen. 

2. Calcarea Carbonica

It is advised to those who gain overweight due to a decrease in metabolism, accumulates the fat in the abdominal area. This medicine lowers the fat deposit from the abdomen area. Symptoms such as constipation due to lack of metabolism and excess sensitivity toward cold are common.  

3. Phytolacca

It is one of the standard homeopathy medicine for weight loss. It may be advised to those who find swollen glands, ear pain & dryness in the throat. It improves digestion, stabilizes hunger & regulates metabolism. 

4. Natrum Muriaticum

Emotional stress is also a reason for weight gain. People going through depression due to heartbreak, grief, and inferiority may find this. They have unusual hunger patterns, cravings for food, and headaches. Fat accumulates in the lower body, mainly in the thighs & buttocks.  

5. Antimqnium Crudum

This medicine is given to children & young people. Doctors recommend this homeopathic medicine for weight loss who find the symptoms such as a craving for salty food and a thick white coat on the tongue area. 

6. Graphites

It is mainly advised for women. Symptoms such as weakness, depression, and fatigue are common. 

7. Natrum Phosporicum

Acidity may also be a reason for weight gain. Symptoms such as a sour taste in the mouth and belching are common. This medicine improves the body's pH, digestion, and burning sensation in the stomach. 

8. Fucus Vesiculosus

The medical condition thyroid may also result in excess weight. This medicine controls weight by maintaining the thyroid hormone level and improving digestion.  

Homeopathic Medicine benefits

Does It Have Side Effects? 

The usage of homeopathic medicine for weight loss may have some side effects. However, it may vary depending on the individuals. 

  • Nausea 
  • Allergies 
  • Interaction with medication if you are having any 

If you encounter any discomfort, consult the doctor immediately without any further delay. 

How Effective Is a Homeopathic Medicine for Other Disorders? 


As per the study conducted in the 2010 UK report, homeopathy for asthma does not perform any better than a placebo. Homeopathy for asthma aims to treat with a minimal dose, and homeopathy doctors suggest highly dilute natural medication.  


Pimples and dark marks are the most common skin problem. As per the source, homeopathy for acne is highly effective and has no side effects. Here are a few acne homeopathic remedy 

Calcarea Sulphurica & Hepar Sulph

It is considered very effective for treating puss-filled acne. 

Kali Bromatum

It is given to shoulder, chest, and facial acne patients. 


It is recommended for acne treatment in oily skin. 


It is used to fight against itchy acne.  

Additional read: Acne Homeopathic Remedy

Before using any products, don't forget to get the doctor's confirmation. 

Cough and Cold: The dosage of homeopathy medicine for cold and cough in the rainy season is given according to severity. The treatment shows its result after 3-4 days.

Here are a few homeopathy medicines for cold and cough in the rainy season: 

  • Phosphorus: This is given to people who suffer from dry cough during talking, eating, and laughing and enhanced during morning or evening. 
  • Aconite: It is given in the initial stage of cold and cough due to weather changes. 
  • Gelsemium: It is prescribed to those who suffer from a flu-like cold. Symptoms such as body pain and fatigue are common.  

People often take homeopathy medicine for cough and cold in the rainy season. Try to consume this medicine only under the guidance of a homeopathy doctor & don't forget to consult the doctor immediately in case of any side effects.

How to Lose Weight Naturally? 

Obesity is a health condition that you can treat easily in natural ways. Yes, sometimes you may have to put a lot of effort, and the result rate at the beginning may be slow but always remember natural way is the best way to cure any disorder.

Calories Intake

Reduce the intake of calories and try to get more involved in physical activity. On average, women require 1200 calories and 1500 for men per day. You can count the calories by maintaining a food diary or taking pictures of what food you eat daily. This will be helpful in the beginning stage. 

Avoid Refined Carbs

In refined carbs, all the essential nutrients & fiber have been removed; it contains easily digested carbs, creating the habit of overeating. The primary source of refined carbs is sweets, snacks, soda, pasta, white rice, and many more. 

Avoid Sweet Content

As per a study, there is a high risk of obesity among children due to the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Liquid calories appear in soft drinks, chocolate milk, and other sweet substance. Therefore, try to limit its intake. 

Healthy Diet

In the market, thousands of foods capture your taste buds, but no food is as beneficial and safer as homely food. It carries nutrients and health and the warmth and love of our loved ones.  

Fruits & Vegetables

Eating fruits and vegetables is highly suggested because it contains fewer calories and is rich in water, nutrients, and fiber. Try to include whole fruit, yogurt, carrots & boiled eggs. 

Stay Hydrated

Unhealthy drinks can be replaced with water. It is highly effective for weight loss. In addition, having water before meals can reduce calorie intake. 

Green Tea

It is good to manage weight. This natural drink reduces belly fats, burns fat, and keeps active by increasing energy levels. 


It is one of the proven ways to release body fat. A healthy diet and daily exercise can give you a magical result. You can start with an early morning walk which also has the strength to cure other diseases. You can also opt for gym or yoga according to your convenience. On a hectic day, if you don't find enough time for workouts, try simple tricks like a staircase instead of an escalator while traveling. 

Emotional Disbalance

If you are struggling to seek help from your loved ones. If required, take expert advice but don't get addicted to unhealthy practices.

Before concluding, let us understand the placebo effect. It is nothing but the psychological belief that medicine can cure the disorder. In this phenomenon, placebos (tablets, pills) have no medical impact; still, patients receive the expected result. Many studies also tell that homeopathy results in weight loss due to the placebo effect. Hence the moral is anything you try with belief can give the expected result but don't forget to get a doctor's opinion before trying anything.

Published on 22 Aug 2022Last updated on 12 Apr 2023

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Dr. Abhay Joshi

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Abhay Joshi

, BHMS 1

Dr. Abhay Prakash Joshi is a homeopathy physician. He is treating specially fertility and gynae cases. He is a Homeopathic gynecologists' and fertility expert.


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