The use of homeopathic remedies for the treatment of peritonitis has yet to be thoroughly scientifically evaluated, but a trained specialist may recommend the following:

  1. Deadly nightshade (Belladonna) – for individuals who are hypersensitive to touch, have sudden attacks of pain that come and go, and have a high fever.
  2. Trioxide of arsenic (Arsenicum album) – for individuals with a swollen abdomen, unquenchable thirst, extreme chills, and symptoms that worsen at night.
  3. Bushmaster snake (Lachesis) – for individuals with a hot abdomen and a painful stiffness radiating down to the thighs.
  4. In China, the following herbal formula is used in conjunction with antibiotics to treat peritonitis associated with CAPD:
  5. Bupleurum (Bupleuri falcatum L)
  6. Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
  7. Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium)
  8. Pinelliae tuber (Pinelliae ternata)
  9. Peony root (Paeoniae lactiflora)
  10. Corydalis root (Corydalis rhizoma)
  11. Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum)
  12. Honeysuckle flower (Lonicerae flos)
  13. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
  14. In addition, professional herbalists typically would not recommend herbs as the primary treatment for peritonitis, but they may recommend the following as a therapy to supplement conventional medicine:
  15. Echinacea root (Echinacea purpurea) – to boost the immune system
  16. Mushrooms, such as reishi (Ganoderma) – to boost the immune system
  17. Milk thistle (Silymarin officinalis) – to protect the liver
  18. Nettles (Urtica dioca) – to protect the liver