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 May Aid
- colic and stomach cramps caused by overeating
- constipation from a sedentary lifestyle
- dizzy headaches
- fevers with chills
- gas and gas pains
- irritable bowel syndrome
- menstrual cramps with a heavy flow
- stomach flu
- vomiting brought on by overeating or eating rich foods.
Nux vomica is available over the counter in both liquid and tablet form.
Professional advice is required for each particular ailment and for dosages.