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Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

April 30th, 2023  |  13 Comments

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Joette Calabrese

If you’re a pufferfish, bloating is a good thing. If you’re a human … not so much.

My friends, this week’s featured homeopathic medicine — one that should have a place in every homeopathy kit — is quite specific for bloating.

But before we get to the remedy, let’s talk about exactly what I mean by “bloating.” It’s different than what some people think. It’s not to be confused with what is commonly called a “Buddha belly.” His face, chest, arms and legs are chubby as well, not just his belly. Let’s face it, when we look at those statues of Buddha, he’s obese!

Joette Calabrese

Instead, bloating is not a general weight condition. Instead, it’s a feeling of fullness in one’s abdomen, the gastrointestinal tract, causing the stomach to protrude outward. It’s often accompanied by gas, burping, and belching.

Bloating occurs in some folks whenever and whatever they eat. It’s just par for the course. Some people bloat when they drink carbonated drinks. Still others bloat from eating cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower or broccoli. For some, just the simple act of drinking water can cause gastrointestinal bloating.  And, of course, bloating can stem from food intolerances. But not always. It doesn't matter what the cause is. Gastrointestinal bloating is gastrointestinal bloating. 

So with this sweeping medicine, we don’t necessarily need to know the exact cause. We can just consider employing Lycopodium clavatum 200.

Now, occasionally, one might decide to employ this medicine as an SOS to address an unusual acute occurrence of bloating. But more often, bloating is a chronic pattern — in which case, we would utilize it twice daily, until very much better.

Many sufferers believe they need to go for testing to identify the culprit. But again, at least to start on this journey, we don’t need to know the exact cause. Whether the bloating results from an intolerance to gluten, dairy, citrus or something else entirely, this medicine has been known to act.

Granted, testing can be helpful if one merely desires to abstain from the offending foods. But my focus is this: I hate to see people abstain from good, quality foods if we can correct the underlying condition.

Now, I’m not advocating that we get silly about this! I’m not encouraging the use of homeopathy so that someone can survive a steady diet of boxed cereals doused in commercial, low-fat milk, giant sub sandwiches, and beer packaged in aluminum cans.

But when good, healthy food causes bloating, then we consider turning to Lycopodium 200 to uproot the condition.

However, if the sufferer does not see a shift toward improvement within a week or so, it’s likely that Lycopodium is not the correct medicine for their condition. In that case, the Lycopodium should be discontinued, and more information should be gathered to determine a more specific medicine.

In a previous blog post, You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover, I also discussed utilizing Lycopodium 200 mixed together in the mouth with Plumbum metallicum 200 for constipation involving dry, hard, reluctant stools. And the same Banerji protocol has been shown to act for hernias (see Update: Hernias and Homeopathy).

So, it is no surprise that we should add this versatile medicine — Lycopodium clavatum — to our well-stocked homeopathy kit.

Joette Calabrese

And here’s a bit of trivia about homeopathic Lycopodium that I shared in my Memo to Mighty Members #13 back in 2020. Did you know that the gross substance it’s made from — club moss — is one of the oldest plants on earth? I find it fascinating to think even the earliest man had access to a plant that could address bloating — if only they had understood homeopathic potentization!

Thank goodness for Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the late 18th century. Because of his brilliance, the next time you bring a Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole to a potluck, you might have the opportunity to pass on the good news of homeopathy!



Joette Calabrese



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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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13 thoughts on “Bloating”

  1. Wendy says:

    As always, thanks so much!

  2. Beate says:

    Hi Joette,what about water retention onstead of gases causing the enlarging of abdomen? s there something universal (other than Aconitum for schock) that could relieve the or even better the condition?

  3. Cindye says:

    What is the protocol for the belly bloating? I.E. When to take the Lycopodium, how many per day, for chronic bloating? I’ve struggled with this for so long, and look forward to getting some relief!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M says:

      It’s on the remedy card that you can download.

  4. Julie says:

    Thank you so much, Joette. I always attributed my bloating to “just getting old.” I’m only 51 and hopefully have many more years to enjoy salads and broccoli cheese melts. Going to try this!

  5. Marissa says:

    Will the Lycopodium help bloating from SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)? The bloating from the gases these bacteria create make it hard for me to eat, my stomach feels so bloated.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      I urge you to consider reading up on the remedy in a materia medica before making a decision. These medicines have many applications but to know for certain, its best to take it to the next level of understanding. If you have my materia medica, check there. If you don’t own one there are materia medicas available to read online.
      Dr. JAmes Tyler Kent, Dr. Boericke, and others.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      I want to add another point that may help you. When I offer information on a homeopathic medicine and declare that it’s specific for bloating you might notice that I don’t point out the cuase. ie bloating from food intolerances, bloating from antibiotic use, bloating from bacteria overgrowth, bloating from yeast overgrowth, etc.
      The cause is usually irrelevant.
      But of course, you already knew that becuase it was stated in the article.

      1. Marissa says:

        Thank you for responding so quickly. I didn’t know if there was another remedy that specifically targeted bacterial overgrowth. I’m new to homeopathy. I will do a little more research but I may just try the Lycopodium to see if it works for the bloating. Thanks!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

          Read the article carefully. I try to give as much information as possible in a short presentation.
          I urge you to consider joining one of my online stuy groups called Gateway to Homeopathy by going to JoettesLearningCenter.com
          Your learning curve will skyrocket.

  6. Janice Tillman Lyle says:

    I am finally in a position to try this remedy, Lycopodium 200c. Gas and bloating have plagued me for years and I’ve tried other homeopathic treatments which worked and then stopped. Lycopodium has been magical for me! Thank you, Joette for this and all your wonderful information!!!

  7. Rachel Vazquez says:

    Hi Joette, if using this for a temper tantrum as stated in your materia medica, would you start with a 30C or 200C? Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      I generally use 200 potency of our medicines for conditions of hte mind. Other homeopaths do it differently but this is the method I use.

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