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]
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nux vomica

(nŭks vŏm′ĭ-kə)
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

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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Tang, "Effect of compatibility of nux vomica and radix paeoniae alba on LD50 and analgesic effect of mice," Journal Tradition Chinese Medicine, vol.
Antilipid pero xidative property of Strychnos nux vomica alcohol extract has been reported on cumene hydroperoxide (Tripathi and Chaurasia, 1996a) and ferrous sulphate (Tripathi and Chaurasia, 1996b) induced models of lipid peroxidation.
IF you DO have a hangover, try a homeopathic remedy called poison nut or nux vomica. For
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).
In addition, you might consider taking homeopathic NUX VOMICA 30c.
Similarly, Calcarea carbonica may go into Belladonna acutes, Sulphur may go into Arsenicum album acutes, and Nux vomica may go into Ignatia acutes.
A good example is nux vomica Consumed in large quantities, vomica can cause nausea (it's a seed from the Strychnos nux-vomica tree that contains strychnine).
Many homeopathic remedies have been used to help relieve the symptoms including Apomorph, Petroleum, Tabacum and Nux vomica. Each help to bring soothing relief for the unpleasant symptoms associated with travel sickness.