Nux moschata [Nux-m]
This drug, from the nutmeg, is remedial in the peculiar drowsiness, wakeful unconsciousness, or stupor peculiar to some persons, generally accompanied by giddiness and languid digestion. The dosage is uncertain or should be varied from the homoeopathic 30th potency down to the 1x, or even to 2 or 3 drops of the 0. Those full blooded persons with a possibility of apoplexy should use the 30th and be careful of nutmeg as a spice. At one time nutmeg tea was quiet popular with old ladies, one nut making several cups, producing deep and prolonged sleep, but it was a drugged sleep and more or less dangerous, perhaps. The late Dr. Edmund Carleton argued that it ought to be the remedy for the African sleeping sickness.