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Nux Moschata - General symptoms - Clarke

Nutmeg, Nux Mosch, Nux-m.

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HPUS indication of Nux Moschata: Dry mouth

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



Myristica Sebifera Myristica fragrans. M. officinalis. M. moschata. Nutmeg. N. O. Myristicaceae. Tincture of powdered seeds deprived of the Mace.

Abortion. Apoplexy. Asthma, hysteric. Brain, softening of.

infantile affections of. Catalepsy. Chilblains. Cholerine. Clairaudience. Clairvoyance. Convulsions. Cough. Debility. Deltoid rheumatism. Dysmenia. Dyspepsia. Eructations. Eyes, sight weak. Fainting. Flatulence. Freckles. Frost-bite. Gastralgia. Haemorrhage. Headache. Head, convulsive movement of. Hiccough. Hoarseness. Hysteria. Intermittent fever. Locomotor ataxy. Lumbago. Marasmus. Menopause. Menorrhagia. Menses, suppressed. Metrorrhagia. Mind, affections of. Pelvis, congestion of. Perspiration, bloody.

Nux Vomica Nux mosch. is one of the many examples of powerfully poisonous and medicinal substances used as common articles of food. The Nutmeg has a popular repute for putting off the menstrual period or else for bringing it on.

as a remedy for diarrhoea, and also for boils. It is the use of ground Nutmeg for these purposes that has led to many cases of poisoning, and has supplied a large number of the symptoms of the Schema. Nux Vomica Nux m. is one of the most profoundly active of psychical remedies in the Materia Medica, producing states of exaltation resembling hysteria, and the mesmeric state with exalted senses and consciousness of double personality. A case reported by Stonham (M. H. R., xl. 494) brings this out. A dark-haired young man ate two nutmegs one morning. In afternoon was exhilarated, able to do more than usual, to argue on any subject. At dinner mouth dry, great thirst, felt he could not drink enough to quench it. After dinner, head felt strange as if in a dream.

but he joined a small musical party, as he had intended. He seemed to be two persons, and his real, conscious self seemed to be watching his other self playing. He could not play well.

and had to desist. He seemed lost, and when spoken to would come to himself with a start. Hearing for distant sounds much more acute than usual. A woman who ate several nutmegs with the idea of bringing on abortion had the hallucination that she had two heads. A. P. Williamson records (N. Y. Med. Times, October, 1882) one case of a woman who took grated nutmeg for diarrhoea. After second dose of half nutmeg head felt queer and dizzy, then head felt large, could not reply to questions, though eyes were open and seemed to understand. Pupils dilated, eyes staring, face pale, respiration laboured. Semi-conscious and had to be shouted at, but relapsed into semi-consciousness. Pulse at first small or rapid, but during unconscious period, irregular, fuller, and weak. When consciousness first returned kept hands to her head "to prevent it falling off".

was obliged to move her head with her hands, "it being too large and heavy for her body." Her chest felt as if in a vice. For some days was unable to use words properly, frequently obliged to stop in middle of a sentence and change it entirely from not being able to use appropriate words. Exaltation of the senses and sensibilities runs through the remedy. One hypersensitive patient to whom I gave a single dose of Nux Vomica Nux m. 30, said it seemed to put a coat of cotton wool over her. The senses of sight and touch are exalted in the same way as hearing. The mental disturbance may take all the protean forms of hysteria and even mania. Vanishing of thought. One man had complete loss of memory of his past life, and did not recover it for a week. The sensorium is disturbed as much as the mind, and a state of staggering, helpless drunkenness is induced. Connected with this are the sleep symptoms of Nux Vomica Nux m., which give the leading keynote of the remedy.

Drowsiness. Nux Vomica Nux m. is needed for drowsiness more frequently than Opium itself. When any complaint causes drowsiness or is accompanied by drowsiness, Nux Vomica Nux m. must be considered.

and if in addition there is chilliness and thirstlessness, Nux Vomica Nux m. must be given. For Nux Vomica Nux m. is a chilly medicine, agg. by cold and damp, amel. by warmth (with one or two exceptions). Chilliness may be considered the second keynote. But quite as important is the third.

Dryness. The dryness may be only sensation, or it may be actual as well.

Dryness of the mouth and tongue (usually, but not always, without thirst); tongue so dry it adheres to the roof of the mouth.

Neurotic patients who always awaken with a very dry mouth and tongue. "The saliva seems thick, like cotton." (I cured with Nux Vomica Nux m. 30 a very bad case of indigestion with acne in a youth who had this symptom).

Eyes dry; too dry to close the lids.

The skin is dry; and Nux Vomica Nux m. is suited to people who readily perspire.

Another keynote is tendency to fainting.

Nux Moschata is allied to the drowsiness, sudden loss of memory, and vanishing of ideas.

Persons who easily faint away from sight of blood.

from standing (as to have a dress tried on) and those who have faintness or fainting during or associated with evacuations.

these are likely to want Nux Vomica Nux m. One or more of the above conditions will be present in the majority of cases needing Nux Vomica Nux m.

but there are few remedies which have more of the striking and peculiar symptoms, the value of which Hahnemann was the first to perceive, than Nux Moschata, and when these are present (or the well-marked conditions of agg. and amel.) they will be sufficient indication independently of those mentioned.

Here are some Sensations As if drunk.

Limbs as if floating in the air.

Forehead as if as large again.

Forehead as if pushed out.

As if brain struck against side of head.

Brain as if loose. Objects appear much too large.

Pain as of a rough body in Eustachian tube.

Pricking as of electric sparks on cheek.

As if wind incarcerated in stomach.

As if a piece of bacon were in throat.

As if food had formed itself into lumps in stomach.

As if a piece of wood stretched across small of back were pressing from within out.

As if heart would be squeezed off.

As if something grasped heart.

As if heart were beating in a vacuum.

As if it were difficult to move tongue.

As if blood were rushing to heart, and then all over body As if left shoulder contained lead.

As if a string were tied round arms.

As of a grasping hand in upper arm.

Pains as if bruised, sprained, wrenched; as if bones smashed.

As if electrified. Pressure, throbbing, drawing, burning, are all common sensations.

The sensitiveness of Nux Vomica Nux m. comes out in the soreness of parts lain on.

The use of Nutmeg as a condiment has doubtless its origin in the fact that Nux Vomica Nux m. is specifically related to weak digestion.

It is indicated in conditions of excessive flatulence, and when the smallest excess in eating or drinking sets up indigestion.

The domestic use in menstrual irregularities has also a specific foundation. "Irregularity" is the chief note of the remedy here.

Much bearing-down pain; blood dark.

Uterine prolapse and displacements have been remedied by it, and threatened abortion warded off.

In pregnancy, labour, the puerperal state (convulsions, head jerked forward), it has a large sphere.

There is a cough occurring only when warm in bed, or agg. then.

In constipation with drowsiness, Nux Vomica Nux m. is as often indicated as Opium.

Faintness during or after stool is a great indication. Nux Vomica Nux m. is also haemorrhoidal and haemorrhagic.

Protruding piles. Haemorrhage of typhus; fetid flatus.

Incontinence of urine.

The haemorrhages of Nux Vomica Nux m. are dark.

All kinds of spasms and convulsions are developed in the provings.

Catalepsy. Clairvoyant state answers questions accurately quite out of her sphere, and on returning to consciousness knows nothing about it.

Jactitation of muscles, chorea, jerks in inner parts in muscles; recovers with a start.

Paralysis; with spasms and trembling; of tongue; eyelids; oesophagus.

Locomotor ataxy excited by cold and wet.

Puffiness, swellings, dropsy of outer parts.

Buzzing sensation with numbness of hands and feet.

The symptoms are agg. by touch.

Pressure amel. some symptoms and agg. others.

Lying on parts = soreness.

Riding in carriage = headache; water-brash; backache.

Rest amel. headache; agg. bellyache; backache; rheumatism.

Lying down agg. head. agg.

On side lain on. Stitches in spleen = bending double.

Motion agg. Shaking head agg.

Walking agg.; (amel. palpitation).

Many symptoms appear in the morning.

Drowsy by day. Dry mouth agg. evening and night.

Diarrhoea agg. night. Heat amel.; hot summer agg. (summer complaint of children); hot weather = loose feeling in brain.

Heat of bed agg. or = cough.

Warmth of room = hands to feel as if frozen.

Warmth amel. other symptoms.

Open air agg. Walking against wind = hoarseness. agg.

Damp, wet weather; cold weather; getting wet; before a shower; washing.

A bath = check of menstrual flow. agg.

After eating and drinking; after cold drink.

Drinking = dry cough; colic.

Drinking beer = strangury.

Brandy = electrifying effect.

Milk = diarrhoea. Alcohol agg.

Eating a little too much = headache. Nux Vomica Nux m. is suited to Children.

Women. Pregnant women.

Persons with cool, dry skin, who do no t easily perspire.

Weakness of old age. Dyspepsia of old people.

Constitutions with stiff, straight hair rather than crisp and curly.

Delicate constitutions.

Hydrogenoid constitution.

P. P. Wells (Med. Adv., xxi. 84) says that "in brain affections of infantile life.

Hysterical temperament, Ignatia Ign. (Nux Vomica Nux m. has excessive dryness of mouth).

Rheumatism of left deltoid, Mg. c., Ferrum Met Ferr. (right deltoid, Sanguinaria Canadensis Sang.).

Prolapsus uteri, Aesculus AEsc. h., Sepia Sep., Platinum Metallicum Plat., Lilium Tigrinum Lil., Murex Murex, Nux Vomica Nux, Podophyllum Peltatum Pod., Pulsatilla Pul., Sepia Sep. All ailments accompanied by sleepiness, Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. t., Op.

Loss of memory, Anacardium Anac., Lac c., Lycopodium Lyc.

Does not recognise well-known streets, Can. i., Lachesis Lach., Camphora Camph. bro.

Dry mouth, Agaricus Muscarius Agar., Lachesis Lach.

Dry throat without thirst, Pulsatilla Puls.

Soreness of parts lain on, Baptisia Tinctoria Bapt., Pyr.

Distress in stomach while eating or immediately after, Kali Bich K. bi..

Epidemic in autumn, white, fetid stools, Colchicum Autumnale Colch.

Leucorrhoea in place of menses, Cocculus Indicus Cocculus.

Physometra, Bro., Lycopodium Lyc., Lac c. Sudden hoarseness from walking against wind, Euphras., Hep Sulph Calc Hep. Cough during pregnancy, Conium Mac Con. (of menstrual period, Lachesis Lach.).

Effects of getting wet.

damp weather. lying in damp places, Natrum Sulphuricum Nat. s., Rhododendron Rhod., Rhus Tox Rhus.

of cold, moist winds, Arsenicum Album Ars., Calc Carb Calc., Dulcamara Dulc. (cold, dry winds, Aconite Aco., Bryonia Bry.).

Effect of riding in carriage, Cocculus Indicus Coccul. agg.

Lying on painful side (Pulsatilla Puls. agg. on painless).

Pressure and pushing towards genitals, Nat Mur Nat. m., Belladonna Bell., Sepia Sep., Sulphur Sul.

Head tends to fall to left (Lac d. to right).


in the stupor, insensibility, and unconquerable desire to sleep

whether in idiopathic affections of the brain or in those occuring during cholera infantum

Nux Vomica Nux m. is one of the most precious remedies in the materia medica." J. C. White (H. P., xvii. 326) gives a striking instance of Nux Vomica Nux m. headache amel. by hard pressure in a man convalescing from a severe gunshot-wound of the head. He wanted the nurse to "bear her whole weight on it." With the headache was rapid, anxious breathing, as if he could not get air enough and the "wind would be shut off." Nux Vomica Nux m. always relieved it. The 3x was first given, then a higher potency.