An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Adapted to thin, irritable, choleric persons, with dark hair and bilious and sanguine temperament, disposed to be quarrelsome and malicious.

Debauchers of a thin, irritable disposition.

Nux vomica is chiefly successful with persons of an ardent character; of an irritable, impatient temperament, disposed to anger, spite, or deception.

Oversensitive to external impressions; noise; odors; light or music; trifling ailments are unbearable; every harmless word offends.

Persons who are very particular, careful, zealous, inclined to become excited or angry.

Bad effects of: coffee, tobacco, alcoholic stimulants; highly seasoned food; overeating; over-mental exertion; sedentary habits; loss of sleep; aromatic or patent medicines; sitting on cold stones.

Pains are tingling, sticking, hard, aching, worse from motion and contact.

Cannot keep from falling asleep in the evening, while sitting, hours before bedtime, and wakes at 3 or 4 A.M.; falls into a dreamy sleep at daybreak, from which he is hard to arouse, and then feels tired and weak (with many complains).

Eructations: sour; bitter; nausea and vomiting every morning, with depression of spirits; after eating.

Constipation; frequent unsuccessful desire, passing small quantities of faces; sensation as if not finished.

Should be given on retiring, or, what is better, several hours before going to bed.

Complementary to Sulphur.

Is often indicated after Ipecacuanha, which it follows well.

Quarrelsome, even to violence.

Oversensitive to impressions upon the senses; he cannot tolerate strong odors or bright lights, a noise or talking; music and singing affect him.

Very hypochondriac, and affected by the slightest thing, after eating.

Dread of that king of literary work at which one must think and employ the ideas, whether to be elaborated by writing or to be delivered orally, in the morning.

Vertigo after dinner.

Headache, on awaking in the morning; felt even before opening the eyes.

Headache, worse after eating, with nausea and very sour vomiting.

Pressive pain in the forehead, as if he had not slept enough.

A smarting dry sensation in the canthi, in the morning, in bed.

Intolerance of the daylight, in the morning.

Profuse discharge of mucus from one nostril, that seems obstructed by dry catarrh.

Fluent coryza, in the morning.

Coryza fluent during the day, and stopped at night.

Coryza in the morning and after dinner.

Catarrh, with headache, heat in the face, and chilliness.

Sneezing, in the morning, in bed, but after rising sudden fluent coryza.

Contraction of the jaws, like lockjaw.

Bad taste in the mouth in the morning, though food and drink have a natural taste.

Sour taste n the morning.

The throat is painful, as if raw and sore, at the palate.

Rawness in the throat that provokes cough.

Aversion to food and drink, tobacco and coffee.

Smoking nauseates him.

After a meal he is qualmish, anxious, nauseated, and sick, as after a violent purge.

Vomiting of sour-smelling and sour-tasting mucus.

Retching, as if to vomit, while hawking the mucus from the fauces.

Pressure as from a stone, in the upper abdomen, in the morning, aggravated by walking, relieved while sitting.

Pressive pain in the epigastric region, as from over-loading the stomach, immediately after eating.

Flatulent distention of the abdomen after eating.

Colic that causes nausea.

Pain in the abdominal ring, in the morning, in bed, as if a hernia would become incarcerated.

Sensation of weakness in the abdominal ring, as if a hernia would occur.

Forcing down towards the genitals, in the lower abdomen.

Blind haemorrhoids.

After a stool it seemed as if some remained behind and could not be evacuated, with a sensation of constriction in the rectum, not in the anus.

Discharge of light blood with the feces, with a sensation of constriction and contraction in the rectum, during stool.

Stools: thin; brownish; mucous; bloody.

Diarrhoea, of a dark color, especially in the morning, and immediately after dinner.

Ineffectual calls to stool, and the stool, when passed, was soft.

Diarrhoea: after debauchery; after abuse of alcoholic spirits; after drastic medicines or prolonged drugging; after change of food (infants); in the morning.

Before stool: backache as if broken; constant urging (often ineffectual).

During stool: backache; violent tenesmus.

After stool: cessation of the pains and tenesmus; sensation as if more stool would pass.

Burning and tearing pain in the neck of the bladder, while urinating.Frequent desire to urinate; constantly called out that he would feel better if he could pass water.

Violent straining; the efforts to urinate were constant and most painful, without being able to pass a single drop.

Urine passed with difficulty, Menses too early, too profuse, and of too long duration.

Menses too early, and too profuse.

Menses too early; with cramps in the abdomen.

Menses irregular; never at the right time.

Menstrual discharge dark or black.

Before menses: anxious, excited, irritable, and cross.

During menses: nausea in the morning, with chilliness and attacks of faintness, backache, aggravated by turning in bed.

Fetid leucorrhoea, staining the linen yellow.

Violent cough before rising in the morning, with expectoration of clotted blood and soreness in the chest.

Dry cough, from midnight till daybreak.

Scraping in the chest, causing hawking.

Everything makes too strong an impression upon him.

The slightest touch of the hand immediately brought on spasms.

Small painful swellings on the forehead.

Excessive itching all over the body.

Great sleepiness, in the evening, with yawning, two hours before bedtime; in the bed he immediately fell asleep; awake after midnight, for a long time, then slept till late in the morning, with vivid dreams full of the events of the previous day; in the morning he did not wish to rise.

Sensation of chilliness on the back and limbs, in the morning, with painfulness of the skin, as if it had been frozen, and a sensation of falling asleep in the limbs, like that caused by cold weather, in the morning.

Violent, shaking chill, lasting three-quarters of an hour, with bluish cold face and hands.

Anticipating morning fever.

Afternoon paroxysm: chilliness and coldness, with blue nails, for four hours, followed by general heat and burning of the hands, with thirst at first for water, afterward for beer.

Coldness of the whole body, with blue hands and blueness of the skin.

Great coldness, relieved neither by warmth of the stove, nor by covering in bed.

Heat, with thirst; violent, long-lasting heat, with great thirst.

Cannot move or uncover in the least without feeling chilly.

Sweat, without thirst. Usually sweating stage light, with chilliness from motion or allowing the air to strike him.

Sweat relieves pain in limbs.

Profuse perspiration, after the severest paroxysms, or attending the congestive chills.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.