C. P. Sharma et al.
Bowel nosodes are the medicines prepared by attenuating the cultures of non-lactose fermenting bacilli of intestinal flora. The concept of bowel nosodes was developed first by Dr Edward Bach (1886-1936) and continued by John Paterson (1890- 1955) and his wife, Elizabeth. With due time, bowel nosodes have proven to be as one of the important category of nosode group of remedies in homoeopathy. The favourable results seen in patients after their administration are reported frequently by clinicians throughout the globe. This article emphasis on an overview of bowel nosodes from different sources, mode of preparation as per the Pharmacopoeia, the modus operandi of bowel nosodes, their utility, miasmatic analysis, suggested repertories, criticism regarding bowel nosodes. Also, past studies in homoeopathy regarding bowel nosodes are discussed. The idea is to accumulate all the relevant available data at one place, in order to ease the scholars and researchers.