May 28, 2013

Nux Vomica: Symptoms, Benefits and Side Effects

Nux Vomica is a common homeopathic remedy. Well known homeopathic Physician Dr. Boric stated that "if you do not know what is to give-give Nux Vomica". After all it has various symptoms in our whole body. It helps to remove most of the symptoms at the initial time. Nux Vomica has been used to treat various problems including nausea, bloating a number of hours following consuming, indigestion, sour burping, heartburn and digestion immediately after effects after eating rich meals, hot meals or overeating.

Take ten common question (self-quiz) for quick insight on if Nux Vomica suits you according to the symptoms

01. Are you a workaholic?
02. Do you suffer from hangovers?
03. Do you suffer from heartburn?
04. Are you sensitive to noise, light, odors?
05. Do you like fatty foods, rich foods, spicy foods?
06. Do you wake at 4 a.m. and can't go back to sleep?
07. Are you a perfectionist and expect the same from others?
08. Do you suffer indigestion, bloating, burping from overeating?
09. Are your symptoms better in the evening, from eating, warmth, rest?
10. Are your symptoms worse from stimulants, not enough sleep, overeating?

Symptoms of Nux Vomica
Mental:
  • 01. Does not want to be touched
  • 02. Sedentary life style
  • 03. Impatient
  • 04. Disposed to reproach others
  • 05. Irritable
  • 06. Oversensitive to noise light
  • 07. For poor effects of over-indulgence in perform
Coughs:
  • 01. Dry and tickling cough 
  • 02. Feeling that coughs tears something loose in chest
  • 03. Coughing spells end in retching
  • 04. Cough with sore throat and chest 
  • 05. Cough brings on bursting headache
Influenza:
  • 01. Nausea
  • 02. Cannot get warm
  • 03. Shivering, especially after drinking
  • 04. Weak urge to vomit
  • 05. Chilly from least movement under covers
  • 06. Cramping pains causing urge to stool
Insomnia:
  • 01. After mental strain
  • 02. Unable to sleep after 3 a.m
  • 03. Cannot sleep for thoughts of day's work
  • 04. Wakes feeling miserable 
Colds:
  • 01. Nose stopped at night
  • 02. Nose runs during day
  • 03. Attacks of sneezing
  • 04. Sniffles of infant
Nausea:
  • 01. Dizziness
  • 02. Nausea of pregnancy
  • 03. Feels there would be relief from vomiting
  • 04. Sour vomiting
Asthma:
  • 01. Browbeaten breathing with shallow respiration
  • 02. Attack often follows stomach upset with much belching
Head:
  • 01. Over sensitiveness
  • 02. Congestive headache, related with hemorrhoids
  • 03. Headache in occiput or over eyes
  • 04. Pressing pain on vertex
  • 05. Frontal headache
  • 06. Vertigo in morning and after dinner
Eyes:
  • 01. Photophobia
  • 02. Optic neuritis
  • 03. Much worse in morning
  • 04. Burning dry sensation in inner canthi
  • 05. Optic nerve atrophy, from usual use of intoxicants
  • 06. Paresis of ocular muscles
  • 07. Infra-orbital neuralgia, with the watering of eyes
  • 08. Orbital twitching scorching towards the occiput
  • 09. Loud sounds anger him
Nose:
  • 01. Stuffed up, especially at night 
  • 02. Odors tend to produce fainting 
  • 03. Airless colds, snuffles, after exposure to dry
  • 04. Coryza: fluent in daytime
  • 05. Bleeding in morning 
  • 06. Worse in hot room
  • 07. Acrid discharge, but with stuffed up emotion
Ears:
  • 01. Itching in ear through Eustachian tube 
  • 02. Hyperesthesia of auditory nerves
  • 03. Hearing canal dry and sensitive
  • 04. Loud sounds are painful
  • 05. Otalgia; worse in bed
Mouth:
  • 01. Ulcers, with bloody saliva
  • 02. First half of tongue cleans
  • 03. Jaws, contracted
  • 04. Teeth ache
  • 05. Worse; cold things
  • 06. White, yellow and cracked edges
  • 07. Gums swollen and bleeding
Stool:
  • 01. Incomplete and unsatisfactory
  • 02. Constriction of rectum
  • 03. Sense as if part remained unexcelled
  • 04. Constipation, with frequent feeble urging
  • 05. Irregular and peristaltic action
  • 06. Alternate constipation and diarrhea
  • 07. Diarrhea after a debauch; worse in the morning
  • 08. Influence to stool felt throughout abdomen
  • 09. Itching Blind hemorrhoids
  • 10. Stool is very painful; after drastic drugs.
  • 11. Frequent small evacuations
  • 12. Dysentery
  • 13. Stools relieve pains for a time
  • 14. Diarrhea, with jaundice
  • 15. Very little stool, with much urging
Stomach:
  • 01. Nausea after eating
  • 02. Sour taste and nausea in the morning,
  • 03. Weight and pain in stomach
  • 04. Flatulence and pyrosis
  • 05. Wants to vomit, but cannot
  • 06. Sour and bitter eructation
  • 07. Nausea and vomiting, with much retching
  • 08. Acid stomach from drinking coffee
  • 09. Very hungry hunger, about a day before an attack of dyspepsia
  • 10. Area of stomach very sensitive to pressure 
  • 11. Desire for drinks
  • 12. Complicated belching of gas
Female:
  • 01. Menses too early lasts too long
  • 02. Menses always irregular
  • 03. Blood black with faint spells
  • 04. Desire too strong
  • 05. Prolapsus uteri
  • 06. Dysmenorrhœa with pain in sacrum, 
  • 07. Inefficient labor-pains; 
  • 08. Extend to rectum
  • 09. Constant urging to stool
  • 10. Metrorrhagia
Male:
  • 01. Weakness and irritability
  • 02. Easily excited desire
  • 03. Spermatorrhœa, with dreams
  • 04. Bad effects of sexual excesses
  • 05. Pain in testicles
  • 06. Emissions from high living
  • 07. Orchitis 
  • 08. Backache and burning in spine
Urine:
  • 01. Hæmaturia 
  • 02. While urinating, itching in urethra 
  • 03. Ineffectual urging, spasmodic
  • 04. Irritable bladder; from irregular sphincter
  • 05. Renal colic extending to genitals, with dribbling urine
  • 06.Pain in neck of bladder

Benefits of Nux Vomica
Nux Vomica is very helpful for
  • 01. Nerve disorders
  • 02. Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • 03. Disorders of the heart and blood system
  • 04. Anemia
  • 05. Impotence
  • 06. Diseases of the eye
  • 07. Depression
  • 08. Migraine problem
  • 09. Chronic dysentery
  • 10. Various problems of the stomach and intestines
  • 11. Lung problems
  • 12. Stimulating the appetite
  • 13. Dyspepsia 

    Side Effects of Nux Vomica
    The mother tincture of Nux vomica can be use to remove chronic dysentery for a long time. But taking its high potency for more than a week can cause side effects including anxiety, neck and back stiffness, restlessness, spasms of jaw and neck muscles, dizziness, breathing problems, convulsions, liver failure and seizures. This homeopathic remedy can harm both mother and child during the period of pregnancy.
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