nux vomica


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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]

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.

nux vomica

[nuks′ vom′ikə]
Etymology: L, nux, nut, vomere, to vomit
the dried ripe seeds of a small Asian tree, Strychnos nux vomica, a source of the alkaloids strychnine and brucine. The seeds are powdered, and the strychnine content is reduced to a little more than 1% by the addition of lactose for use as a bitter tonic and nerve stimulant. It is unsafe at this concentration. Homeopathic remedies of nux vomica are much more diluted and are considered safe.

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.

nux vomica

powdered nut of the plant Strychnos nux-vomica. In earlier times was used as a stimulant to appetite. Also finds use in small animals as a herbal remedy, but the strychnine content presents the possibility of toxicity.
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Nux vomica y el complejo homeopatico (Tratho[R] colera) son remedios homeopaticos de probada accion sobre casos con trastornos digestivos.
En Colombia, el articulo 5 del Decreto 2266 de 2004, establece que el Ministerio de la Proteccion Social es responsable de la produccion del vademecum de plantas, un documento tecnico que contiene la informacion de las plantas aceptadas en Colombia y segun este el Strychnos nux vomica no esta aceptado en el pais (18).
nux vomica extract on the proliferative phase of inflammation are shown in Table 1.
Homeopathic: Nux vomica can help but avoid taking with peppermint sweets, gum or toothpaste.
Remedies: Abelmoschus, Acetic Acid, Aethusa, Ailanthus, Anantherum, Argemon, Asclepias, Tuberosa, Baptisia, Benzoic Acid, Bryonia, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carnegia gigantean, Chamomilla, Doryphora, Euphrasia, Gallic Acid, Gambogia, Helleborus, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lycopus, Mancinella, Nux Moschata, Nux Vomica, Paris, Petroleum, Polystyrene, Podophyllum, Pyrogenium, Rheum, Rhus Tox, Sacchrum Album, Sulphuricum Acidum, Thyroidinum, Veratrum Veride, Viscum.
The most common pregnancy complaint is morning sickness where Nux Vomica is often useful and arnica is popular for any aches or pains at any stage as long as no other underlying reason is apparent.
Finally,if you over-indulge on holiday a dose of Nux Vomica before you go to bed,and then a couple more in the morning, should keep that hangover at bay.
There may be more hangover cures than trendy cocktails these days from the homeopathic preparation Nux Vomica to diluted cranberry juice and baked beans to fruit smoothies.
If you suffer from travel sickness, you can calm nausea by taking Nelson's Travella, a homeopathic blend with Nux Vomica for sickness.
Phytolacca Decandra 1M was then given, which worsened their condition, and Nux Vomica was given to antidote immediately.
Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor expression in KATO-III cells after Helicobacter pylori stimulation under the influence of strychnos Nux vomica and Calendula officionalis.