NUX VOMICA


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


      Poison-nut. Hahnemann. Loganiaceae.

Mind

      Defective memory; manner shy and awkward.

Can’t red or calculate, for she looses the connection of ideas; thinks she will lose her reason.

Time passes too slowly.

Delirium tremens, with oversensitiveness, nervous excitability and malicious vehemence.

Desire to talk about one’s condition, with anxious reflections about it.

Inclined to find fault and scold; morose; stubborn; an insane desire when alone with her husband, whom she adores, to kill him.

Disinclination to work and great lassitude or weakness in the morning.

Cannot bear reading or conversation; irritable and wishes to be alone.

Anxiety, with irritability and inclination to commit suicide, but is afraid to die.

Despondent and buoyant alternately.

Hypochondriac mood of persons of sedentary habits, and of those who dissipate at night, with abdominal suffering and constipation; also when worse after eating, with sensitiveness.

Loss of energy.

Careful, zealous persons, inclined to get excited and angry, or of a spiteful, malicious disposition.

Irritable, morose, sullen; apt to become quarrelsome if disturbed.

Anger with habitual malicious, spiteful disposition.

Fiery, excited temperament.

Oversensitiveness to external impressions: noise; smells; light and music; or the most trifling ailments are unbearable and affect him much.

Oversensitiveness, every harmless word offends, every little noise frightens, anxious and beside themselves, cannot bear the least, even suitable medicine.

Ailments after continued mental labor.

Worse after mental exertion.

After anger: chilliness alternating with heat, vomiting of bile, and thirst; great laziness and aversion to occupy oneself.

Sensorium

      Stupefaction, confusion as from nightly reveling.

Vertigo: with loss of consciousness; falls forward; when stooping; as if the bed was turning in a circle; reeling in morning and after dinner; with pains in forehead, heat and redness of face.

Intoxication from drunkenness of previous day, with vanishing of sight and hearing; worse after dinner and in the sun.

Apoplexy, with stertorous breathing; dropping of the jaw, paralysis; attack preceded by vertigo, buzzing in ears, nausea and urging to vomit.

Inner Head

      Congestion to the head with burning in it, and with heat and redness of the bloated face.

Burning in the forehead on awaking and after eating.

Stunning headache in morning after eating and in sun-shine.

Bruised sensation of the brain, generally one (right) sided; better when lying on the painless side.

Pressive, boring pains in head, beginning in morning, less by evening; with dim sight, sour vomiting and palpitation; worse from mental exertion, light. noise, coffee, after eating.

Periodical headache in the forehead, sore as from ulceration, with constipation.

Semilateral headache from excessive use of coffee.

Pressing on vertex, as from a nail; as if the skull were pressed asunder.

Pressing as if something heavy were sinking down into head.

Tension in the forehead, as if it were pressed in, at night and in the morning, worse on exposing the head to the cold air.

Intense occipital headache; dizziness; pains in the eyes; stomach deranged.

Sensation as from bruise in the back part of the head.

The brain seems to shake when walking or running in open air; better when wrapping head up, in warm room, and when at rest.

Head symptoms are worse from mental exertion, exercising open air and after eating; better after rising in morning (except sick headache) in warm room; lying down or sitting quietly.

Outer Head

      Scalp sensitive to touch or to the wind; better from being warmly covered.

Liable to take cold on the head, mostly from dry wind, or from a draught.

Fetid sweat of one-half of the head and face which is cold, with anxiety, and dread of uncovering head; sweat relieves pain.

Eyes

      Sight blurred by overheating.

Vision impaired by dissipation.

Photophobia, worse in the morning.

Atrophy of the optic nerve.

Hyperaesthesia of the retina; pains to the top of the head; sleepless; awakens irritable in the morning.

Exudation of blood from the eyes. Ecchymoses.

Burning and smarting as from salt; canthi reddened.

Eyeballs (lower part) yellow.

Lids burn and itch, especially their margins; worse mornings.

Blepharospasmus.

Paresis of ocular muscles worse from stimulants or tobacco.

Ears

      Strong reverberation of sounds in the ear.

Tearing, stitching pains in the ears extending to forehead and temples: worse mornings, evening in bed, and on entering a warm room.

External meatus dry and sensitive.

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.