In 1994, 2000, and 2003, physicians from the University of Washington & University of Guadalajara tested the use of homeopathic treatments for diarrhea on 81 Nicaraguan children, aged between 6 months to 5 years old.
Every child in the study had previously received hydrating fluids to combat their diarrhea conditions.
Keep in mind that diarrhea can cause dehydration in children, and it is known to be one of the most critical health issues facing Third World countries today. As a matter of fact, the World Health Organization considers diarrhea to be the leading public health danger today as it causes the deaths of 3 million children per year, especially when it leads to dehydration.
The study itself was performed randomly, double-blinded, and was controlled with placebos in order to ensure fair, unbiased results.
After administering a homeopathic remedy to one group of children and a placebo to the other group, the study found that children treated with a homeopathic remedy healed 20% quicker from their diarrhea symptoms than their placebo counterparts.
Other similar studies were carried out with very similar results. The sources for the other two have been posted below for your convenience.
Now that you’ve seen the research, feel free to check out the homeopathic remedies themselves!
Sources for all 3 Studies:
J. Jacobs, L.M. Jimenez, S.S. Gloyd, “Treatment of Acute Childhood Diarrhea with Homeopathic Medicine: A Randomized Double-blind Controlled Study in Nicaragua ,” Pediatrics, May, 1994,93,5:719-25.
J. Jacobs, LM Jimenez, S. Malthouse, et al., Homeopathic Treatment of Acute Childhood Diarrhea: Results from a Clinical Trial in Nepal , Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, April 2000,6,2,:131-140.
J. Jacobs, WB Jonas, M Jimenez-Perez, D Crothers, Homeopathy for Childhood Diarrhea: Combined Results and Metaanalysis from Three Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trials, Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2003;22:229-34.