Nux vomica is made from seeds of a tree native to India, Thailand, China,
and Australia. The seeds contain strychnine which given in small doses can stimulate the
appetite. If given in larger doses can decrease the appetite and cause stiffness in the
arms and legs and a staggered walk. Toxic doses can be fatal.
Nux vomica is frequently
prescribed by Homoeopaths for conditions that occur from too much food, coffee, or
alcohol, which can also make the patient irritable.
Nux Vomica was made as a
remedy by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes
in the individuals were recorded.
When a Homoeopath sees a
patient with a set of similar symptoms to the recorded ones induced by sulphur, they then
prescribe it in an extremely dilute form. In a highly diluted dosage, Nux vomica can
eliminate the symptoms that it creates when it is at full strength.
This Homoeopathic Remedy
colic and stomach
cramps caused by overeating
constipation from a
fevers with chills
gas and gas pains
irritable bowel syndrome
menstrual cramps with a
vomiting brought on by
overeating or eating rich foods.
Nux vomica is available
over the counter in both liquid and tablet form.
is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.
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