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Nux Moschata - Appendix symptoms - T.F. Allen

Nutmeg, Nux Mosch, Nux-m.

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HPUS indication of Nux Moschata: Dry mouth

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Nux Moschata in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Myristica Sebifera Myristica fragrans, Houttuyn (1774). M. moschata, Thunb.; M. officinalis, Linn.; M. aromatica, Lamium Album Lam.

Natural order, Myristicaceae.

Common names, Nutmeg; Muskate.

Preparation, Tincture and triturations of the seed deprived of its arillus (mace) and testa.

(Nos. 1 to 48, from Helbig, Heraklides, part 1, 1833). 1, Helbig; 2, Hencke; 3, Heyder; 4, Al., a woman; 5, Dl.; 6, Sw.; 7, Kd., kadr., or Kade; 8, Lk. or Lck., a woman; 9, Ml., a woman; 10, Ant.; 11, Ssg. or Ssgth; 12, Or., a woman; 13, C.; 14, Dk.; 15, Os., a man; 16, Schm.; 17, Ld., a woman; 18, Lch., a woman; 19, Sh; 20, Ww; 21, Ktzl.; 22, Ldin.; 23, Koernerin; 24, Schulz; 25, Derle; 26, Hartmann; 27, Linke; 28, Bertele, Handbuch, 1805; 29, Bontius, Hist. Nat. et Méd. Indium Metallicum Ind. Orient, 1658; 30, Crantz, Mat. Med., 1762; 31, Cullen, Treatise on the Mat. Med.; 32, Curios. Botanicus; 33, Decker in Dietz, Tract. de nuce mos.; 34, Ettmueller, Opera, 1697; 35, Frankenau, Kräuter-lex, 1766; 36, Geoffray, Abhandl. v. der Mat. Med., 1761; 37, Grimmer; 38, Hecker; 39, Hoffmann, Casp. de Med. Offic.; 40, Matth. Lobel.; 41, Moebius, Inst. Med.; 42, Paulinus, de nuce mosch.; 43, Pharm. Lex., 1800; 44, Purkinje; 45, Riedlinus, Lin. Med., 1600; 46, Rumph, Herb. Amboin., 1641; 47, Spielmann, Inst. Mat. Med., 1774; 48, Thunberg, Diss. de Myristica Sebifera Myristica, 1788 (49 to 54c, additions by Helbig, from Hering's Monograph on Nux Vomica Nux. Mosch.); 49, M. M.; 50, Dt.; 51, a girl, effects of 10 drops of tincture; 52, a woman, from 10 drops of tincture; 53, a woman, effects of holding nut in hand; 53a, effects of 12 drops of tincture; 54a, Helbig, additional; 54b, a delicate woman, effects of the fourth part of a nut; 54c, a woman, effects of a drop of 6th dil.; 54, Dr. C. Hering, Hom. Vjs., 10, p. 90, effects of chewing a portion of the long variety (M. fatua, Houtt.); 55, Dr. M. Dowler, West. Hom. Obs., 4 (1867), p. 125, a man ate two nutmegs, at 9 P.M.; 56, Berridge, N. Am. J. of Hom., N. S., 1873, p. 504, effects of eating mace, in a woman; 57, same, effects of a dose of "C. M." (Fincke); 58, same, U. S. Med. Invest., 1875, N. S., 1, p. 101, effects of 10 drops of tincture, repeated the second day, and subsequently; 59, Thueman, Bert. Med. cent. Zeit., 1837 (A. H. Z., 17, 165), a man suffering from diarrhoea took a whole nutmeg, also a cordial containing paregoric and rum, with elderberry tea, omitted; 60, Watson, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1848, vol. 6, p. 260, effects of "as much mace as could be lifted on a teaspoon, and afterwards kept eating small bits for over one and a half hours;" 61, Mitscherlich, Buchner's Rep. 1850, vol. 16, p. 104 (Pharm. Journ., 10, p. 350), part of the dorsal surface of the hand was moistened with the volatile oil; 62, R. Ross Roberts, Hahn. Month., 3, 531, a woman, in order to check too profuse menstruation, grated two nutmegs into half a pint of boiling water, of this she sipped for six or seven hours; 63, Bosch, Memorabilien, 1869 (A. H. Z., M. B., 19, p. 20), a soldier suffering from rheumatic pains took seven nutmegs; 64, Fanning, Hahn. Month., 1870, a woman, ten days after confinement, took nearly a whole nutmeg, for some lochial discharge; 65, Martin, Hahn. Month., 1870, p. 63, a woman, five months pregnant, took a whole nutmeg for a leucorrhoeal discharge; 66, omitted; 67, Hahnemann, general statement, from lesser writing by Dudgeon (from Hering); 68, Portland Advertiser, effects of eating half a nutmeg (from Hering); 69, Lippold, effects of large doses (Hering); 70, Sam. Mueller, general effects (Hering); 71, A. Lippe, effects of one-quarter or one-half of a nutmeg, in young women during menstruation (Hering); 72, G. E. Stahl, effects of Nux Vomica Nux. mos., with nearly all his food and drink, as a preventive for dysentery (Hering); 73, C. Hering, effects of chewing a nutmeg (from Hering, [left] c.); 74, A. J. Tafel, effects of a whole nutmeg, taken in soup, to check a diarrhoea (which it did), (Hering, [left] c.); 75, Fronmuller, Klinische Studien ueber der narkot. Arzneim., Erlangen, 1869, effects of a freshly pulverized nutmeg, taken a quarter of an hour after breakfast, in a healthy man; 76, von Tagen, N. Am. J. of Hom., N. S., 3, p. 315, effects of using nutmegs to check menstruation, in a girl, aged twenty-four ("she ate at least 230 grains"); 77, same, effects of three-fourths of a nut, in a lady.



Authority.18, C. G. Mitscherlich, Pharm. Journ., vol. ix, 1849, p. 233, effects of large doses of the volatile oil.


Increased secretion of urine,

Excites the vascular system and the respiratory organs,

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