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nux vom·i·ca

(nŭks vom'i-kă),
Poison nut or Quaker button, the seed of Strychnos nux-vomica (family Logeniaceae), a tree of tropical Asia; it contains two alkaloids, strychnine and brucine; it has been used as a bitter tonic and central nervous system stimulant.
[Mod. L. emetic nut, fr. L. nux, nut, + vomo, to vomit]
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nux vomica

(nŭks vŏm′ĭ-kə)
n.
1. A tree (Strychnos nux-vomica) native to South and Southeast Asia, having poisonous seeds that are a source of the alkaloids strychnine and brucine.
2. The seeds of this tree or a preparation or extract made from them.
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Nux vomica

Homeopathy
A homeopathic remedy formulated from the strychnine tree native to western Asia and Australia; it is used for colds, coughs, gastrointestinal complaints (including colic, cystitis, diarrhoea and indigestion), hangovers, headache with vertigo, haemorrhoids, hypersensitivity, irritability, laryngitis, menstrual cramping and dysfunction, morning sickness, nasal congestion, sinusitis, urinary frequency and vomiting.
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According to documentary evidence, Marave and/or Nyassa slaves were driven by slave traders to the Indian Ocean coast.
(14) Jaime Batalha Reis, Os Portuguezes na Regiao do Nyassa (Artigo publicado no 'Scottish Geographical Magazine' de Maio de 1889) (Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1889), pp.
The bivalve genera of Nyassa and Whiteavesia were originally identified by Williams in Smith and White (1905).
Both troughs contain a string of very deep lakes, especially Lake Nyassa (or Lake Malawi), Lake Tanganyika, Lake Edward, Lake Albert (or Lake Mobuto Sese Seko), and Lake Turkana.
The other area surrounds Lake Malawi, with the further possibility of including the Nyassa National Park of Mozambique, and the Selous and Ruaha National Parks of southern Tanzania.
Livingstone, The Narratives of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries and the Discoveries of Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa, 1858-1864 (Harper & Brother, New York, 1866), p.
While two more ships Diyala and Safmarine Nyassa with Containers are due to arrive on Saturday.
KARACHI -- Five ships Safmarine Nyassa, Mol Courage, IVS Gieneagles, Horizon and carrying containers of coal, palm, oil and diesel oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal, Liquid Cargo Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively on Thursday.
Four ships, Teno, Gulf Bridge, LNG Simaisma and IVS Swinley Forest carrying Containers, LNG and Coal are expected to take berths at QICT, EEVTL and PIBT respectively on Thursday, while two more ships, Songa Calabria and Safmarine Nyassa carrying Containers are due to arrive at PQ on Friday.
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And Susi, from Mozambique, was a member of the team that constructed the Lady Nyassa, a boat Livingstone had built to promote 'honest trade' on Lake Nyassa.