Effect of Magnesia Phosphorica in humans

Dr Puneet Kumar Misra

Mag Phos gives the improvement in the acute and chronic trouble of the abdomen distance, which represents a functional disturbance with main disorder of indigestion is the constipation, and flatulence is associated with belching abdominal distension and passage of flatus per rectum constantly, but belching give no amelioration. It shows that main effect of drug mainly centered on the large intestine and entire disorder associated with it.

Key words – abdomen distance, constipation, flatulence, belching,

Introduction –  when the mag phos totality   are  study or describe in the different materia medica it is found that most of materia medica claim the main point is “ it is anti –spasmodic remedy ,cramp and relieved by warmth” and patient’s relief  or Amelioration  by the  forwards bending  from complaint .

Fact present in the materia madica

1)  Allen’s key notes – Spasms or cramp of stomach, with clean tongue, as if a band was drawn   tightly  around the  body.  Colic:  flatulent, forcing patient to bend double; >. By heat, rubbing and   hard   pressure [Col., Plumb.];

2) A dictionary of practical Materia  Medica Clarke vol  2nd    It  will cure: Headache, toothache, pains in limbs when of this kind,  also  cramps in stomach, pains in abdomen usually radiating  from  umbilical  region,  better by hot drinks, by bending  double,  by  pressing  on  abdomen with the hand, sometimes  accompanied  with  watery diarrhoea.  

Abdomen -Abdominal muscles sore, with tendency to constipation. Colic: generally radiating 

From navel, better bending double, or from pressure with hand, often accompanied by watery diarrhoea. 

3) Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica  by W.Boericke. Abdomen  ENTERALGIA,  relieved  by pressure.   FLATULENT  COLIC,  FORCING PATIENT  TO BEND DOUBLE; RELIEVED BY RUBBING,  WARMTH,  PRESSURE;  ACCOMPANIED  WITH  BELCHING  OF  GAS,  WHICH  GIVES  NO   RELIEF.   BLOATED,  FULL SENSATION IN ABDOMEN; MUST LOOSEN  CLOTHING,  WALK  ABOUT,  AND  CONSTANTLY PASS FLATUS.  Constipation  in  rheumatic  subjects due to flatulence and indigestion.

4) C hering guiding symptoms of our materia medica #Abdomen Cramps  is  abdomen;  pains around navel  and  above  it  towards  stomach, from there radiating to both sides towards back; violent  cutting  pains, so that she has to scream out, then shooting  and 

violently  contracting; better by bending double or  by  pressure  with  hand, external warmth and eructations; cannot lie  on  back  stretched out.  Cramps and wind colic, often accompanied by watery diarrhoea. 

5) phatak – #Abdomen  Enteralgia;  flatulent  colic; better bending  double;  rubbing; 

warmth; pressure; with eructations which may or may not  relieve.  Bloated full sensation in abdomen; must loosen the clothes;  walk  about, and constantly pass flatus. *Cutting into thighs.  Abdomen  contracted. Diarrhoea ceases; spasms or other brain troubles  set in.  

6)  Kents lecturer-  Pain   at  the pit of the stomach. Spasms of the  stomach   with  clean  tongue. Colic ameliorated by doubling up,  like  <Coloc.,>  and ameliorated by heat. The colic is not so markedly relieved by  heat in <Coloc.,> but is relieved by pressure. Distension of  the  abdomen  and flatulence, with much pain. <Radiating pains in  the  abdomen.> Compelled to walk and groan from pain. 

7) Pearls of homoeopathy  by douglass M.E  – Enteralgia.  Flatulent colic forcing patient to bend double, relieved  by  rubbing, warmth, pressure, accompanied with belching of gas which  gives no relief. Flatulent colic of children and the new-born. Bloated,  full sensation in abdomen; must  loosen  clothing,  walk about, and constantly pass flatus.

 Analysis of review  fact in the materia madica

The details of symptoms of medicine in above materia medica and review the all fact  with  mentioned point, it is found that the mag phos  having marked effect on  the large intestine disorder  along with mild to moderate effect on the small intestine  as well as on the stomach .

Dyspepsia describes symptoms such as discomfort, bloating and nausea, which are thought to originate from the upper gastrointestinal tract. Dyspepsia affects up to 80% of the population at some time in life and most patients have no serious underlying disease.

Abdominal pain

 Visceral. Gut organs are insensitive to stimuli such as burning and cutting but are sensitive to distension, contraction, twisting and stretching. Pain from unpaired structures is usually, but not always, felt in the midline

 Parietal. The parietal peritoneum is innervated by somatic nerves and its involvement by inflammation, infection or neoplasia causes sharp, well-localised and lateralised pain. 

Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of more than 200 g of stool daily and measurement of stool volume is helpful in confirming this. The most severe symptom in many patients is urgency of defecation, and faecal incontinence is a common event in acute and chronic diarrhoeal illnesses. 

Constipation is defined as infrequent passage of hard stools. Patients may also complain of straining, a sensation of incomplete evacuation and either perianal or abdominal discomfort. Constipation may occur in many gastrointestinal and other medical disorders

Altered Bowel Habits Altered bowel habits are common complaints of patients with GI disease. Constipation is reported as infrequent defecation, straining with defecation, passage of hard stools, or a sense of incomplete fecal evacuation. Causes of constipation include obstruction, motor disorders of the colon, medications, and endocrine diseases such as hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism. Diarrhea is reported as frequent defecation, passage of loose or watery stools, fecal urgency, or a similar sense of incomplete evacuation. The differential diagnosis of diarrhea is broad and includes infections, inflammatory causes, malabsorption, and medications. Irritable bowel syndrome produces constipation, diarrhea, or an alternating bowel pattern. Fecal mucus is common in irritable bowel syndrome, whereas pus characterizes inflammatory disease. Steatorrhea develops with malabsorption.

The Continues observation of drug response during the course of one  years in the altered  weather in the  age group of 07years Childs to 80years elders on the 79 case on mentioned  chief complaint    are given in  table.

S.No Disorder Age  No of case Result
01  Spasmodic cough without GI disorder   23 years to 59 years  07 Mild  response 
02 Pain in lower abdomen with UTI 18years to 80years 09 No response
03 Pain in upper abdomen due to stomach  10 years to 79 years 23 Mild to Moderate  response
04 Pain in  lower abdomen with mild constipation  7years to 79 years 40 Moderate to marked  response


    1. Most of the patient comes with abdomen discomfort unaware regarding distention or bloated tendency and its location in the abdomen.
    2. When cough is associated with GI disorder patient improve mildly but cough without the GI disorder and originated due to other cause having no improvement 
    3. During treatment it is found that patient comes with abdomen discomfort feels mild response when discomfort   on upper abdomen or at left side.
    4. The medicine are ineffective in the case of Nausea without  persistent upper abdomen distention  
    5. When The lower abdomen discomfort  with urinary tract disorder the drug are ineffective alone or with other drug 
    6. When The lower abdomen discomfort  with hard stool disorder  the drug are effective alone or with other drug, and most of the patient explain the distention of the abdomen mainly on the both lateral side include the below the naval region 
    7. The hard stool disorder effectively treated with 30 c in the case of kids while in the adult 200c is more effective and shows the effect within 2-3 days  
    8. The dose of medicine after breakfast and after dinner is more effective instead of only night dose 
    9. This medicine facilitate the action of other medicine like nux vomica ,mere cor in case of lower abdomen distention with GI involvement  or intestinal cramp.
    10. The limb disorder particularly lower limb pain or cramp or weakness is start to improve  when distention of abdomen reduce with improve in the stool disorder 

The study  of the mag phos shows that the major action of this  medicine are centered on the digestive tract ,mainly on the intestinal  disorder  which are originated due to the large intestine , and disorder of the rest part of the body i.e. head , limbs  which are associated with it.  


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Dr Puneet Kumar Misra
Lecturer(Practice of Medicine)
Govt Pt J LN H M C  Kanpur


  1. Dr. Alexander C Hermance says,MAG PHOS acts on white nerve fibres of nerves and muscles,neuralgic pains face head or colics abdomen worse by cold and better by heat warmth by pressing or bending double and better in dark room.over use of nerves as piano players causes cramps and debilitating say toothache relieved by hot tea headache relieved by bandage.colocynth better by press but not by heat,arsenic better by warmth but not pressuere.wether it is rheumatic neuralgia or any other cause if better by pressing applying heat contracted spasmodic nerves will relax.it serves well purpose of dulca and rhus tox nux moschus.bryonia toothache is worse by hot tea.headache better by bandage mag phos gelsi ignatia nuxvom are remedies.minor patience resolves issue mag phos is tonic to overtired nerves of those finger always on computer or mobile thin emaciated nervous personality.homeopathy is basically for nervous personality fatty interested only in worldly pleasures homeopathy high potency does not act nerves being stubborn only low potency esp 12x suits their pathological symptoms like hamamelis in varicose or vipera.king remedy of homeopaths for upper body is phos for lower materalistic body king remedy is sulphur.

  2. Magphos,nreve irritation as in typewriting or any causes muscular cotraction and debilitation,so any neuralgia as teeth pain etc if better by hot tea or by pressing applying warmth magphos is remedy,nerve irritation in face visible as mimic play of muscles anxious eyes thin lean person with white skin.mag phos tongue clean but dry and of natmur tongue clean moist.magphos antagonist to ferrum phos which has relaxation of nervo muscular system plus kaliphos is paresis of nervo muscular system.magphos has glandular action also useful in septic conditions.all biochemic salts explanation if one wants deep understanding,Eric Von Der Goltz MD is authority.being non professional as education initiative i told my fellow villagers take cocculus200 one dose only if any gastric pain etc and SBL five phos two times a day for two weeks,many told back minor illness irritants removed feel energetic.

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