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Nux vomica is the homeopathic remedy that is created from the seeds of the strychnos nux vomica tree. This tree is an evergreen tree. Nux-vomica is from two Latin words meaning, “ a nut that causes vomiting”.
Figure: Nux vomica tree with fruits
Biological source: Nux vomica is the ripe, dried seed of strychonos nux-vomica.
Figure: Nux vomica seeds
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family Loganiaceae – Logania family
Genus Strychnos L. – strychnos P
Species Strychnos nux-vomica L.
The plant is native to east indies and also found in the forests of
Branches are irregular and covered with a smooth ash-colored bark.
Cultivation and Collection:
Mental: Does not want to be touched, Sedentary life style, Impatient.
Coughs: Dry and tickling cough, Feeling that coughs tears something loose in chest.
Influenza: Nausea, Cannot get warm, Shivering-especially after drinking.
Head: Over sensitiveness, Congestive headache, related with hemorrhoids.
Eyes: Photophobia Optic neuritis.
Female: Menses too early lasts too long ,Dysmenorrhœa & Inefficient labor-pain, Metrorrhagia.
Male: Weakness and irritability, Spermatorrhœa, with dreams; Pain in testicles, Orchitis .
Nux-vomica is a common homeopathic medicine prescribed for
Taking nux vomica for more than a week, or in high amounts of 30 mg or more, can cause several problems. Like restlessness anxiety, dizziness, neck and back stiffness, spasms of jaw and neck muscles, convulsions, seizures, breathing problems, liver failure, and death.