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Nux Moschata - Mouth symptoms - Clarke

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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.



Fetid breath.



Dryness, and sensation of dryness in mouth (of the tongue and lips, extending to the throat), without thirst.

Gums and teeth

Painfulness of teeth while eating (dry bread).

Shooting and tearing pains in teeth, extending as far as ears and temples, with lancinations in teeth, on sucking them, and agg. of pains from cold air and contact.

Nightly tearing in teeth, with inability to close jaws, which are as if paralysed.

Shooting pains in teeth, agg. by external heat.

Toothache produced by damp evening air, with compressive pains (as if grasped by forceps) in teeth, and pains in nape of neck; teeth feel as, if loose; warm water amel. the pains.

Toothache of pregnant women amel. by warmth.

Toothache, after labour with the hands in water, or in consequence of a chill.

Shocks in molar teeth after drinking cold water.

Toothache from washing, from cold, from damp, cold air.

Teeth blunted (dull), as if covered with lime.

Bleeding of gums readily.


Saliva seems like cotton.

Abundant accumulation of thick mucus and of saliva in mouth.


Very dry mouth, so dry that the tongue may adhere to roof of mouth, but no desire for water, rather an aversion to it (opp. Merc Viv Merc., which has tongue very moist, perhaps dripping with saliva, yet there is great thirst.).

Paralysis of the tongue, speech difficult; indistinct.

Sensation of torpor in tongue, on being touched, as if made of leather.

Dryness and sensation of dryness in tongue.

Tongue coated white (with mucus).

Swelling of mucous follicles under tongue.


Sensation as if soft palate was rolling or curling up on itself from tip to base.

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