The toxic alkaloid called strychnine enclosed by the seeds of the poison-nut tree is used to prepare the homeopathic remedy nux vomica. This homeopathic medication is prepared by grounding the seeds of the poison-nut into powder and subsequently diluting the toxic powder to the desired levels by adding plenty of milk sugar (lactose). As with any other homeopathic remedies, even the end product here nux vomica does not retain the slightest trace or toxicity of the original seeds of poison-nut and is safe for human use as well as treating a variety of health problems.
Nux vomica is primarily prescribed for people who are highly emotional and suffer from tetchiness. Individuals requiring this medication are generally fuming and frustrated when their expectations are not fulfilled and subsequently fall sick when they try to suppress their anger. In order to suppress their anger and frustration, such people may indulge in plenty of stimulants which may eventually cause them to suffer from sleep disorders or insomnia. They also suffer from digestive problems, for instance, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea with aching cramps in the region of the abdomen, indigestion, nausea accompanied by colicky pain (spasmodic abdominal or bowel pains) and even hemorrhoids that may result in contractions of the rectum. In fact, the above mentioned health problems may be a result of the patient's attempt to suppress his/ her emotions, particularly anger, frustration and irritability. Alternately, they may also be caused by overindulgence of alcohol, coffee and also certain foods. Turning to nux vomica may help cure all the health conditions as well as provide relief from the associated symptoms. In homeopathy, nux vomica is an effective remedy for colds that causes blocked nose during night and runny nose in the daytime, coughs with vomiting, flu accompanied by fever as well as tremors, firm and throbbing muscles, and also irritating coughs accompanied by pain in the larynx. This homeopathic medication is also effective in treating headaches and migraines, usually caused by a hangover and wherein the patient has a sensation that his/ her head is chunky or weak, especially while walking. Some of these patients may also have a feeling like nails have been pushed inside over the eyes. Nux vomica is also very useful in treating specific health problems endured by women. For instance, homeopathic practitioners prescribe this medication for women who may be suffering from premature, profuse or erratic menstruation periods wherein the patients tend to faint before the start of their menstruation cycle. In addition, nux vomica is also given to treat cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder), cramps, frequent passing of urine, labor pain as well as morning sickness during pregnancy. In homeopathy, nux vomica is used to treat a number of health conditions. Some of the specific uses of this homeopathic remedy are discussed in brief below.
While not many people seem to be interested in taking the homeopathic remedy nux vomica to treat the emotional issues endured by them, it is important to note that this medicine has been proved to be most effective in dealing with emotional health problems. It is advisable that you always keep a small bottle of nux vomica at hand, especially for help during those nerve-racking times when you need to soothe your nerves or calm down your anxiety. Nux vomica is most appropriate homeopathic remedy for people who have a tendency to hold back their anger, frustration as well as other emotions. Such repression of emotions is often likely to result in a number of other health problems. Usually such people fall sick when their try to repress their anger, irritability, frustration and other emotions. Hence, the homeopathic remedy is not only effective in curing the pent up emotions, but also treating the other health conditions that may arise out of the situation.
Nux vomica is an ideal medicine for treating symptoms akin to hangover accompanied by sleep disorders and intense irritability (provoked anger or tetchiness) which may be a result of unwarranted lifestyles eating heavily and/ or consuming plenty of alcohol, coffee or other different stimulants. Such individuals often have a sensation as if a nail has been pushed through their forehead and even suffer from distorted sleep, generally waking up around 4:00 in the morning. When they wake up at such odd hours, they feel very petulant and are unable to fall asleep again till the morning. Turning to the homeopathic medication nux vomica helps to cure all these problems as well as alleviate the associated bothersome symptoms.
As aforementioned, nux vomica is a very useful remedy for various health problems suffered by women. It is especially effective in treating cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder) accompanied by sporadic pain in the bladder and an urge to urinate frequently. Nux vomica is also useful in treating untimely, profuse and erratic menstruation periods that are accompanied by cramping aches. In addition, nux vomica is an appropriate homeopathic medication to treat symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) accompanied by a violent temper. Homeopathic practitioners also prescribe nux vomica for pregnant women to alleviate frequent urination, exhaustion, leg cramps, lack of sensitivity of the arms, constipation as well as morning sickness.
In homeopathy, nux vomica is an effective medication to treat cold and influenza. It is given to patients suffering from runny catarrh during the day, particularly when they are in a warm room, and congested nose during the night. In such cases, some patients may experience sneezing, throbbing throat, dry and scratchy coughs, watery and sensitive eyes, headaches and/ or influenza accompanied by painful muscles and fever along with tremors. It has been proved in homeopathy that nux vomica is very helpful in curing symptoms of some of the most aggravating cold and flu effectively. People who suffer from bothersome cold that is related to a runny nose during the day and congested nose at night time will be highly benefitted if they turn to nux vomica. In addition, taking this homeopathic medication also helps to alleviate various other symptoms like shivering, fever as well as excruciating and rigid joints that people usually endure when they have flu. The homeopathic remedy nux vomica is also helpful in providing relief from scratchy and irritated throat conditions that are caused by coughs.
Nux vomica is an effective remedy for indigestion as well as vomiting accompanied by a hurting heaving. It is also useful in curing diarrhea with nausea and cramps in the abdominal region. In such cases, the abdomen is usually distended and filled with gas generated in the alimentary canal. Some people who suffer from constipation that may make it problematic to drain the bowel fully may also benefit by turning to nux vomica. In some cases, patients may suffer from hemorrhoids and constipations owing to rectal constrictions or spasms. While these conditions may be a result of the excessive lifestyle of the patients and their overindulgence of alcohol, coffee and other stimulants, in such conditions, they still crave for more stimulants or foods that are rich, fatty and spicy. When they take such foods again, it only results in the worsening of their condition.
The toxic substance enclosed by the seeds of the poison-nut tree forms the basis of the homeopathic remedy nux vomica. This species of trees are native to India as well as the Malay Archipelago. They were introduced into Europe in the 15th century when some explorers brought the seeds of this species from Southeast Asia.