Natural Remedies > Nax Vomica Fact Sheet
Nux vomica is made from seeds of a tree native to India, Thailand, China, and Australia. The seeds contain strychnine which given in small doses can stimulate the appetite. If given in larger doses can decrease the appetite and cause stiffness in the arms and legs and a staggered walk. Toxic doses can be fatal.
Nux vomica is frequently prescribed by Homoeopaths for conditions that occur from too much food, coffee, or alcohol, which can also make the patient irritable.
Nux Vomica was made as a remedy by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes in the individuals were recorded.
When a Homoeopath sees a patient with a set of similar symptoms to the recorded ones induced by sulphur, they then prescribe it in an extremely dilute form. In a highly diluted dosage, Nux vomica can eliminate the symptoms that it creates when it is at full strength.
Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.