The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether a “disgust-placebo“ affects the viewing of disgust-eliciting images. For this purpose, the eye movements of 46 women were recorded via eye tracking, while they viewed image pairs. These consisted of either two neutral images or a neutral image combined with a disgust eliciting image. Each participant was tested twice. In one of the events, the participants were administered a placebo, claiming that it was a homeopathic preparation for the reduction of nausea and disgust. After image presentation, the participants rated the images in respect of experienced disgust, sweating, nausea, arousal and pleasantness. The evaluation of the ratings revealed that the placebo caused a reduction of experienced disgust and arousal. In adition, the images were rated as more pleasent in the placebo-condition. These changes turned out to be disgust-specific, as they concerned only the ratings of the disgust images and not those of neutral images. The analysis of eye movements showed that the placebo caused an extension of dwell times and an increase of the number of fixations. These effects were also disgust-specific. In addition, there was an unspecific placebo effect in the form of an extension of fixation duration for neutral images and disgust images. In summary it can be stated that a placebo is able to mitigate feelings of disgust and promote visual exploration of disgust-eliciting stimuli.