Nux vomica




Adapted to thin, irritable, careful, zealous persons with dark hair and bilious or sanguine temperament. Disposed to be QUARRELSOME, SPITEFUL, MALICIOUS; nervous and melancholic.


Debauchers of a THIN, IRRITABLE, NERVOUS DISPOSITION: prone to indigestion and haemorrhoids (persons with light hair, blue eyes, Lob.).


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


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


Hypochondriac: literary, studious persons, who are too much at home, suffer from want of exercise, with gastric, abdominal complaints and costiveness; especially in drunkards.


Oversensitive: TO EXTERNAL IMPRESSIONS; TO NOISE, ODORS, LIGHT OR MUSIC (Nux m.) ; TRIFLING AILMENTS ARE UNBEARABLE (Cham.); every harmless word offends (Ign.)


Persons who are very particular, careful, but inclined to become easily excited or angered; irascible and tenacious.


Bad effects of: coffee, tobacco, alcoholic stimulants; highly spiced or seasoned food; over-eating (Ant. c.) ; long-continued mental over-exertion; sedentary habits; loss of sleep (Coc, Colch., Nit. ac.); aromatic or patent medicine; sitting on cold stones, especially in warm weather.


One of the best remedies with which to commence treatment of cases that have been drugged by mixtures, bitters, vegetable pills, nostrums or quack remedies, especially aromatic or “hot medicines,” BUT ONLY IF SYMPTOMS CORRESPOND.


Convulsions, WITH CONSCIOUSNESS (Strych.) ; < anger, EMOTION, TOUCH, MOVING.


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


Tendency to faint (Nux m., Sulph.) ; from odors; in morning; after eating; after every labor pain.


Cannot keep from falling asleep in the evening while sitting or reading hours before bedtime, and awakes 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 (reverse of, Puls.).


Catarrh: snuffles of infants (Am. c, Samb.); coryza, dry at night, fluent by day; < in warm room, > in cold air; from sitting in cold places, on stone steps.


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


Nausea: constant; after eating; in morning; from smoking; and feels “If I could only vomit I would be so much better.”


Stomach: pressure an hour or two after eating as from a stone (immediately after, Kali bi., Nux m.) ; pyrosis, tightness, must loosen clothing; cannot use the mind for two or three hours after a meal; sleepy after dinner; from anxiety, worry, brandy, coffee, drugs, night watching, high living, etc.


Constipation; with frequent unsuccessful desire, passing small quantities of faeces (in upper abdomen, Ign., Ver.) ; sensation as if not finished.


Frequent desire for stool; anxious, ineffectual, > for a time after stool; in morning after rising; after mental exertion (inactive, no desire, Bry., Op., Sulph.).


Alternate constipation and diarrhoea (Sulph., Ver.), in persons who have taken purgatives all their lives.


Menses: too early, profuse, lasts too long; or keeping on several days longer, with complaints at onset and remaining after; every two weeks; irregular, never at right time; stopping and starting again (Sulph.); during and after, < of old symptoms.


Labor pains: VIOLENT, spasmodic; cause urging to STOOL OR TO URINATE; < in back; prefers a warm room.


Strangulated hernia, especially umbilical.


Backache: must sit up or turn over in bed; lumbago; from sexual weakness, from masturbation.


Repugnance to cold or to cold air; chilly, on least movement; from being uncovered; must be covered in every stage of fever—chill, heat or sweat.


Fever: great heat, whole body burning hot (Acon.), face red and hot (Bell.), yet patient CANNOT MOVE OR UNCOVER WITHOUT BEING CHILLY.




Complementary: Sulphur in nearly all diseases;


Inimical: to, Zinc.; must not be used before or after.


Follows well: after, Ars., Ipec, Phos., Sep., Sulph.


Is followed well: by, Bry., Puis., Sulph.


Nux should be given on retiring or, what is better, several hours before going to bed; it acts best during repose of mind and body.





MORNING; WAKING AT 4 A.M. ; MENTAL EXERTION; after eating or over-eating; touch, noise, anger, spices, narcotics, dry weather; in cold air.





In evening, while at rest; lying down, and in damp wet weather (Caust.).

The Importance of Materia Medica in Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine that has been used for over 200 years. One of the key components of homeopathy is the use of materia medica. Materia medica is a collection of remedies that are derived from natural substances such as plants, animals, and minerals. Each remedy has its unique characteristics and is used to treat specific symptoms and illnesses.

H. C. Allen was a prominent homeopath and author of one of the most influential materia medica books, “The Materia Medica of the Nosodes.” His book provides a comprehensive guide to the use of nosodes, which are remedies made from disease products, such as bacteria or viruses.

The use of materia medica is crucial to the practice of homeopathy. Homeopaths use a patient’s symptoms to match them with the appropriate remedy from the materia medica. This process is called “repertorization.” By analyzing a patient’s symptoms, a homeopath can select the most appropriate remedy for that patient.

Materia medica is an ever-evolving field. New remedies are constantly being added as homeopaths discover new uses for natural substances. Additionally, homeopaths continue to explore the properties of existing remedies, discovering new applications for remedies that have been in use for many years.

The study of materia medica is an essential aspect of homeopathic education. Homeopaths must have a thorough understanding of the characteristics and uses of each remedy in the materia medica to be able to effectively treat their patients. This knowledge allows them to match a patient’s symptoms with the most appropriate remedy, leading to successful treatment outcomes.

In conclusion, the use of materia medica is a critical aspect of homeopathy. It allows homeopaths to treat patients in a natural and holistic way, addressing their unique symptoms and needs. The study of materia medica is an ongoing process that requires a deep understanding of each remedy’s characteristics and uses. As homeopathy continues to evolve, the importance of materia medica will remain a fundamental component of the practice.

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Homoeopathy is a system of alternative medicine that is based on the concept of “like cures like.” It uses highly diluted substances that are believed to cause similar symptoms as the illness being treated.

There are many online homoeopathic Materia medica, which are resources that list and describe the properties and uses of different homoeopathic remedies. Some popular online homoeopathic Materia medica include:

Boericke’s Materia Medica: A comprehensive reference guide to homoeopathic remedies, including information on their uses, indications, and dosages.

Clarke’s Dictionary of Homeopathic Materia Medica: A well-respected and widely used reference that includes information on the symptoms that each remedy is used to treat.

Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boer Icke: A popular homoeopathic reference book that provides in-depth information on a wide range of remedies, including their indications, symptoms, and uses.

The Complete Repertory by Roger van Zandvoort: A comprehensive online reference that provides information on remedies, symptoms, and indications, and allows users to search for treatments based on specific symptoms.

There are many writers who have contributed to the development of homoeopathic materia medica. Some of the most well-known include:

Samuel Hahnemann: The founder of homoeopathy, Hahnemann wrote extensively about the use of highly diluted substances in treating illness. He is best known for his work “Organon of the Medical Art,” which outlines the principles of homoeopathy.

James Tyler Kent: Kent was an American homoeopathic physician who is known for his contributions to homoeopathic materia medica. He wrote “Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica,” which is still widely used today.

William Boericke: Boericke was an Austrian-American homoeopathic physician who wrote the “Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica.” This book is considered one of the most comprehensive and widely used homoeopathic reference books.

George Vithoulkas: Vithoulkas is a Greek homoeopathic physician and teacher who has written several books on homoeopathic materia medica, including “The Science of Homeopathy” and “Essence of Materia Medica.”

Robin Murphy: Murphy is an American homoeopathic physician who has written several books on homoeopathic materia medica, including “Homeopathic Clinical Repertory” and “Homeopathic Medical Repertory.”


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