Nux vom.

Strychnos nux vomica - poison nut tree - seeds

From Nux vomica, the poison nut tree. The homeopathic remedy is made from the dried, ripe seeds, which contain strychnine, a powerful poison which acts on the central nervous system; in small doses strychnine makes perceptions more vivid and increases production of saliva; in larger doses it causes tetany or muscular spasm, and death from respiratory failure.

Constitutional Indications
Several physical types respond well to Nux vom., although self-reliance, efficiency and a liking for hard work tend to be common characteristics, which explains why many Nux vom. types are managers, supervisors, or entrepreneurs. Some Nux vom. types are well-groomed, hearty, and full of life, others slouch as if they have been up all night; many are thin, prematurely bald, suffer from indigestion and irascibility, and aspire to the finer things of life; complexion may be dry, lined and sallow, with rings under the eyes.

Symptoms Alleviated

The symptoms listed below are alleviated by Nux vom.. Click on a symptom to find other remedies which alleviate that particular symptom:

Increase in Appetite
Lack of Appetite
Lack of Appetite Despite Hunger
Ravenous Appetite
Breaking into Hot Sweats
Sweat Smells Offensive
Irregular Breathing
Intolerance of Clothing
Wanting to Loosen Clothing
Undressing Aggravates Symptoms
Red Complexion
Yellow Complexion
Dry Cough
Cough Worse After Eating
Cough Associated with Headache
Fasting Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse After Eating
Symptoms Better After Bowel Movements
Frequent Bowel Movements
Dry Faeces
Hard Faeces
Watery Faeces
Symptoms Worse on Right Side
Moving Around Aggravates Symptoms
Lying Down Alleviates Symptoms
Lying on Back Aggravates Symptoms
Lying on Right Side Aggravates Symptoms
Lying on Affected Side Aggravates Symptoms
Lying on Affected Side Alleviates Symptoms
Sitting Alleviates Symptoms
Walking Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse After Periods
Symptoms Worse During Periods
Mouth Feels Dry
More Saliva than Usual
Excoriating Nasal Discharge (Very Irritant)
Watery Nasal Discharge
Biting Pain
Burning Pain - External
Burning Pain - Internal
Cutting Pain - Internal
Sudden Cramping Pain - External
Paralysing Pain
Pinching Pain
Pressing, Persistent Pain - External
Pressing, Persistent Pain - Internal
Heavy, Pressing Pain
Scraping Pain
Squeezing Pain
Tearing Pain - Internal
Rapid Pulse
Rest Alleviates Symptoms
Being in Bed Alleviates Symptoms
Being in Bed Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Become Worse After Ejaculation
Sight of Blood Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse on Waking
Loss of Sleep Aggravates Symptoms
Sleeplessness After Midnight
Sleeplessness Due to Overwork
Sleeplessness Due to Racing Thoughts
Talking in Sleep
Unusual Sleepiness in Morning
Unusual Sleepiness in Afternoon
Unusual Sleepiness After Meals
Unusual Sleepiness After Evening Meal
Swelling Generally
Touching Aggravates Symptoms
Firm Pressure Alleviates Symptoms
Rubbing Alleviates Symptoms
Urinating Very Frequently
Unpleasant-smelling Vaginal Discarge
Where Vomiting is Main Symptom
Vomit Mainly Bile
Vomit Contains Undigested Food
Mucus in Vomit
Vomit Tastes Sour
Symptoms Aggravated by Washing or Bathing
Yawning Aggravates Symptoms
Cold in General Aggravates Symptoms
Cold Air Aggravates Symptoms
Tendency to Catch Cold
Becoming Cold Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Come On After Catching Cold
Warmth of Bed Improves Symptoms
Radiant Heat Improves Symptoms
Damp Air Alleviates Symptoms
Dry Air Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Better in Dark
Symptoms Worse in Morning
Symptoms Worse After Midnight
Sensitivity to Noise
Sensitivity to Music
Noise Aggravates Symptoms
Being Out of Doors Aggravates Symptoms
Dislike of Open Air
Symptoms Worse in Summer
Cold, Dry Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Wind Aggravates Symptoms
Cold Wind Aggravates Symptoms
Windy & Stormy Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Warm & Hot Drinks Alleviate Symptoms
Coffee Aggravates Symptoms
Aversion to Drinks in General
Aversion to Beer
Aversion to Coffee
Aversion to Water
Desire for Alcohol
Desire for Beer
Desire for brandy
Cold Food Aggravates Symptoms
Aversion to Food in General
Aversion to Food Despite Being Hungry
Aversion to Meat
Aversion to Beer
Desire for Fatty Food
Desire for Spicy Foods
Desire for Lime, Earth, Chalk, Clay etc
Desire for Milk
Indistinct Desires, Not Knowing What Foods One Wants
Aversion to Tobacco
Tobacco Aggravates Symptoms
Not in Mood for Company
Excitement & Excitability
Can't Bear to Be Opposed or Contradicted
Oversensitiveness, Crying When Others Are Hurt or in Trouble
Thinking About Ailments Tends to Makes Them Worse
Increased Libido
Talking Obscenely
Straying From the Point, Losing the Thread

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Ailments & Diseases Alleviated by Nux vom.

  Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy
  Appetite Changes
  Asthma in Children
  Backache During Pregnancy
  Bad Breath (Halitosis)
  Candidiasis (Thrush, Candida)
  Cardiovascular Problems During Pregnancy
  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  Colds in Children
  Constipation During Pregnancy
  Constipation in Children
  Cough in Children
  Cramps During Pregnancy
  Diarrhoea in Infants
  Ejaculation Problems
  Emergency Childbirth
  Emotional Disturbance During Pregnancy
  Excessive Desire for Sex
  Fainting - First Aid
  Fainting During Pregnancy
  False Pains
  Frequent Urination
  Gastroenteritis (Gastric Flu)
  Gastroenteritis in Infants
  Hay Fever & Allergic Rhinitis
  Incontinence of Urine in Elderly
  Indigestion During Pregnancy
  Indigestion in Children
  Insecurity in Children
  Irritable Bladder (Urge Incontinence)
  Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
  Labour Pains
  Menstrual Problems
  Morning Sickness
  Nausea & Vomiting
  Piles (Haemorrhoids)
  Piles During Pregnancy
  Post Delivery Problems
  Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  Puerperal Fever
  Respiratory Changes During Pregnancy
  Sleep Problems
  Sleep Problems in Children
  Sleep Problems in Infants
  Thrush (Candidiasis, Candida)
  Travel Sickness
  Umbilical Hernia
  Urinary Problems During Pregnancy
  Uterus Problems

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