Homeopathic remedy Nux Moschata drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….

      Nutmeg. HELBIG Myristicaceae.


      Stupor and insensibility; unconquerable sleepiness, and sleep.

Unconsciousness, after mental excitement, especially just before menses; thoughts vanish, with fainting.

Gradual vanishing of thoughts, when reading, inclined to fall asleep.

Memory weak.

Gives answers wholly irrelevant to the question put to him.

Uses wrong words, during headache.

Surroundings seem changed; fanciful, dreamy images; does not recognize the known street.

Short time seems very long to her.

Delirium, violent vertigo, strange gestures, loud, improper talk, sleeplessness.

Delirium tremens, slowness of senses, imaginary fancies; awakens and knows not where he is; laughter, with stupid expression.

Laughter, everything seems ludicrous, talks loudly to herself.

Changeable mood, now laughing, again crying.

Weeping mood, gloomy; fears to go to sleep.

Fickle, irresolute.

Slow action; of senses; of will.

From overtaxing mind; sleepy, gastric ailments, hysteria.


      Vertigo: as if drunk, staggering; reeling when walking in open air; swimming in head; weak limbs numb, feels as if floating in air.

Inner Head

      Apoplexy; softening of the brain.

Pulsation of the arteries, and daily headache; throbbing, pressing pain confined to a small spots, worse in left supraorbital ridge.

Painless pulsating in head; fears to go to sleep.

Head feels full and as if expanding.

Headache going from left to right.

Brain as if loose, with wabbling on motion, as if it struck the sides of head; sleepiness;worse after a meal from cold; better from warmth, except from the warmth of bed.

Severe tearing in occiput, toward nape of neck.

Headaches are worse; from washing; getting wet; wet, or damp, cold weather;change of weather; riding in a carriage; from wine; after eating, especially after breakfast; from a little overheating; from suppressed eruptions; before menses; during pregnancy.

Outer Head

      Temples sensitive to touch and from lying on them;worse wet, cold weather; better from warmth.

Head drops forward, while sitting.

Convulsive movement of head from before backward, so that talking and swallowing are almost impossible.

Worse from shaking the head.


      Objects look: larger; very distant; or vanish, red. Motes before the eyes.

Worse from light, from exerting vision;l better in dark.

Blindness, then fainting.

Momentary blindness, grasps head, it feels so strangely.


Pupils dilated and immovable or contracted, with sensation of fulness in eyes.

Eyes dry, she could hardly shut them green-blue rings around them.


Lids heavy, stiff, feels sick, faint.


      Hearing oversensitive; buzzing in ears.

Ears as if stopped up.

Tearing in ears stitches in left ear; worse moving jaw.


      Oversensitiveness of smell.

Nosebleed, blood usually dark, black.

Sneezing; nose internally dry, stopped up, must breathe with mouth open, Catarrh worse in cold, damp weather.


      Burning constricting, stinging over right eye face red, swollen; lips and jaw compressed; speech difficult.

Foolish childish expression.

Looks thin; suffering expression; blue around eyes; deadly pale; worse in damp air.

Eyes dull, heavy looking; distressed look.

Spot, freckles.

Lower Face

      Lips chapped.


      Pain in front teeth during pregnancy; stinging tearing; worse during cold, damp weather from washing; from touch or sucking teeth, better from warmth.

Gums bleed; scurvy.

Tongue etc.

      Taste: earthy; chalky; bitter as after salted food.

Tongue: Paralyzed; cold though old enough, cannot talk as if it were difficult to move the tongue; dry, feels as if gone to sleep or leather-covered; no thirst;l dry at night or on awaking; coated white, or yellowish dotted with red papillae.


      Mouth and throat dry, not thirst.

Saliva lessened; like “cotton”.

Water from mouth before menses.

Bad smell from the mouth; tongue white.

Aphthae of children.


      Difficult swallowing from paralysis of muscles of deglutition.

Sore throat, hoarseness; scratching, dryness.

Pain along eustachian tube as from a foreign body lodged there; before a shower.

Desires Aversions

      Appetite and hunger increased; bulimia.

Loss of appetite.


Eating and Drinking

      After eating:, After drinking:, After drinking wine: After drinking boiled milk: After drinking beer:.

Nausea and Vomiting


Nausea and water-brash; with inclination to sleep; while riding in a carriage; during pregnancy.

Vomiting: spasmodic; during pregnancy;from irritation of pessaries and acid stomach; flatulence.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.