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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
Cultivation and Collection:
How Does it work?
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