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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Strychnine is a naturally occurring compound found extensively in the seeds of the fruit of the nux vomica tree and has long been used both as a poison and as a drug.
Some homeopathic remedies are coffee cruda (unroasted coffee) for nervous excitement, ignatia for those unable to sleep deeply, arsenicum album for a person suffering from anxiety and restlessness, and nux vomica to keep nightmares at bay and to promote quiet sleep.
In the case of holiday stomach upsets, Elaine would suggest arsenicum for food poisoning conditions in which patients feel cold and clammy or nux vomica for those feeling the after effects of overindulgence in rich food and too much drink.
IF you DO have a hangover, try a homeopathic remedy called poison nut or nux vomica.
Our view today, however, has changed from White River, the lush valley and the little town of Freedom, to Virginia pine, blue spruce, and nux vomica (the tree that makes you want to throw up).
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Travelling -- Tabacum -- helps relieve motion sickness -- Lycopodium -- alleviates indigestion, reduces bloating -- Nux vomica -- eases sensitivity and irritability -- Arnicare Arthritis -- for joint pain that flares due to extra activity
If this is the case, thehomeo-pathic remedy Nux Vomica 30c may be of assistance.
Alternatively, homeopathic remedies that are safe to take include Tabacum 6c every 15 minutes for up to 10 doses; or Nux Vomica 6c every 15 minutes for up to 10 doses.