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Strychninum

Alkaloid Of Nux Vomica, Strychninum Purum


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HPUS label indication: Irritability

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications of Strychninum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
 
H.C. Allen - no Strychninum
T.F. Allen  
Boenninghausen - no Strychninum
Boericke  
Boger - no Strychninum
Clarke  
Hahnemann - no Strychninum
 
Hering - no Strychninum
 
Kent Lectures - no Strychninum
 
Kent New remedies - no Strychninum
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Strychninum
 
Nash - no Strychninum
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  GENERAL

General

Its primary function is to stimulate the motor centers and the reflex action of the spinal cord. Homeopathic to spasms of muscles, cramps from an undue reflex excitability of the cord, spasms of the bladder, etc. Strychnine stimulates the central nervous system, mental activities, special senses rendered more acute. Respiration increased. All reflexes are made more active. Stiffness in muscles and face and neck. Opisthotonos. Tetanic convulsions with opisthotonos. The muscles relax between paroxysms; worse slightest touch, sound, odor. Influences more directly the spinal cord and is less appropriate in visceral derangements than Nux. Tetanus. Explosive nervousness. The pains and sensations come Suddenly and return at Intervals.

Dose

Third to thirtieth potency. For non-homeopathic use, to produce its direct physiological effects in paralysis the dose will range from one-fiftieth to one-twentieth of a grain, repeated three times a day. Under twelve years of age, one-fiftieth to one-hun

  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, morning; touch; noise; motion; after meals.

Better

BETTER, lying on back.

  RELATIONSHIPS

Relations

Compare: Eucalyptus (neutralizes ill effects of Strychnine). Strychn. Ars ( Paresis in the aged, relaxed musculature. Prostration. Psoriasis; chronic diarrhoea with paralytic symptoms; compensatory hypertrophy of heart with beginning fatty degeneration; marked dyspnoea when lying down; oedema of lower extremities, urine scanty, high specific gravity, heavily loaded with glucose. Diabetes. 6X trit.). Strychn. et. Ferr. CIT ( chlorotic and paralytic conditions; dyspepsia, with vomiting of ingesta; 2x and 3X trit.); Strychnine Nit ( 2x and 3X. Said to remove craving for Alcohol. Use for two weeks); Strychnine. Sulph ( Gastric atony); Strychn. valerin ( exhaustion of brain-power; women of high nervous erethism; 2x trit.). Compare: Cicuta; Arnica (tetanus).

  MIND

Mind

Excitement

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

Insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors)

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  HEAD

Head

Restless

Over-irritability

Full and bursting headache, with heat in eyes

Vertigo, with roaring in ears

Jerking of head forwards

Scalp sore

Itching of scalp and nape.

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  EYE

Eye

Hot, painful, protruding, staring

Pupils dilated

Sparks before eyes

Spasmodic contraction of ocular muscles; twitching and trembling of lids.

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  EAR

Ear

Hearing very acute; burning, itching, and roaring in ears.

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  FACE

Face

Pale, anxious, livid

Jaws stiffened; lower jaw spasmodically closed.

Distortion

Motions of jaw; lockjaw

Stiffness, muscles; lower jaw

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  SKIN

Skin

Itching of whole body, especially nose

Icy sensation down the spine.

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  THROAT

Throat

Dry, contracted; feeling of a lump

Deglutition impossible

Burning along and spasms of oesophagus

Violent itching in roof of mouth.

Spasms, convulsions etc.

Swallowing; difficult

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Spasm of muscles about larynx

Excessive dyspnoea

Sharp, contractive pains in muscles of chest

Persistent cough, recurring after influenza.

Difficult (dyspnea)

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  BACK

Back

Rigidity of cervical muscles

Sharp pain in nape and down spine

Back stiff; violent jerks in spinal column

Icy sensation down spine.

Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Constant retching

Violent vomiting

Nausea of pregnancy.

Sharp pain in abdominal muscles, griping pain in bowels.

Pain; dragging, bearing down

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant

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  RECTUM

Rectum

Feces discharged involuntarily during spasms

Very obstinate constipation.

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  GENITALS

Genitals

Female; Desire for coitus ( Canth.; Camph.; Fl-ac.; Lach.; Phos.; Plat.) Any touch on body excit

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Limbs stiff

Rheumatism with stiff joints

Violent jerking, twitching, and trembling

Tetanic convulsions and opisthotonos; spasms provoked by slightest touch and attempt to move

Shocks in the muscles

Cramp-like pains.

Movements and positions; convulsion

Movements and positions; convulsion; rapid muscle spasm

Movements and positions; convulsion; upper limbs

Movements and positions; convulsion; lower limbs

Movements and positions; twitching

Stiffness; knee

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Cold chills down spine

Perspiration in a stream down head and chest

Lower extremities cold.

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Convulsions

Convulsions; draft

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Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.