Nux Vomica 30, 200, 1M: Uses, Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects

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Nux Vomica has its special position in homeopathic medicines, and because of this, Nux Vomica is called the king of polychrest remedies.

Nux Vomica 30 & Nux Vomica 200 are the most widely used and effective homeopathic medicine for our body organs’ various complaints.

The most common uses of nux vomica are stomach-related issues like – loose motion, constipation, bloating, heartburn, nausea, acidity, piles, and Hemorrhoids.

You may also find this medicine useful in other cases like -cough, colds, flu, headaches, migraines, anger, fever, mouth ulcers, allergies, back pain, menstrual problems, insomnia, and many more.

This is also very effective for various complaints related to babies and even for dogs.

So in this article, I will explain our body parts’ symptoms from head to toe where Nux Vomica can be taken.

After completing this article, you would be better positioned to decide when you can prescribe this remedy for your patients.

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So let me take you through this beautiful reading journey –

What is Nux Vomica?

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Nux Vomica is a common homeopathic remedy made from poison nut seeds that contain alkaloids, Strychnia, and Bruce. These alkaloids can be harmful when taken in large doses, but not to worry if taken as homeopathic medicines.

Because it is diluted to the extent that it is no more harmful and only its medicinal property can heal a patient.

Nux Vomica is suitable for all ages, sex, and temperament.

This is a remedy for the ‘modern trend of life’ attitude and should be given several hours before going to bed.

If complaints are aggravated in the morning, then Nux Vomica is a sure shot.

Who can use Nux Vomica?

In homeopathy constitution of a patient helps a practitioner to prescribe a particular medicine. So Nux Vomica will suit a person who will have the following constitution –

A person is Adapted to a zealous, fiery temperament. A person of an ardent character, or an irritable, impatient character, is disposed to anger, spite, and deception.

He is a very chilly person who can’t stand the cold, and it chills down to his organs, causing several conditions.

They are very detailed people who are very particular and careful, which may lead them to be hypochondriac and fault finding. They are oversensitive people to all impressions; noises, odor, lights, surroundings and do not want to be touched.

Nux Vomica patients are affected by drinking coffee, tobacco, alcoholic stimulants. A person likes highly spiced or seasoned food along with overeating.

He is under long-continued mental overexertion, sedentary habits, loss of sleep. Nux vomica is indicated in cases of overuse of allopathic medicines.

The remedy’s nucleus is mainly on the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system, which was induced by strong stimulants or overuse of allopathic medicine.

A person lives a sedentary and workaholic lifestyle. But when the work pressure skyrocketed, they become impatient and arrogant. And this can lead them to 3Ws; women, wine, wealth.

If this constitution is matched with someone, that person is called Nux Vomica Patient. And very easily, you can prescribe Nux Vomica if symptoms of diseases are matched.

Nux Vomica Uses

I will take you through all the body parts from toe to head. You can match the symptoms and when you feel these symptoms are matched then you can take Nux Vomica –

Mind Symptoms

When you think of Nux Vomica, the term “no pain, no gain” may ring a bell. They are very hardworking people with highly efficient and pragmatic skills, which leads them to be fastidious.

He believes that effort defeats talent or makes the best of talent and that challenges or problems can be solved by sheer effort and ability.

Nux Vomica patients are driven by competition to get a promotion or responsibilities and will gladly accept them too as they are ambitious.  They are intolerable to contradiction but not out of arrogance but because they know they’re right, and they usually are.

The hardest thing for a Nux Vomica patient is to accept the limitation that he can no longer do anything to achieve his goal or resign himself to the inevitable.

In a positive light, Nux Vomica person is not a person to give up easily. A Nux Vomica patient in their non-pathological or stable condition is self-reliant.

They make excellent employees, and their talents lead them to occupations like accountants, business people, salesman, or supervisors.

In the later stages, Nux Vomica can be very impulsive and cruel with the inclination to commit suicide even though he is afraid of dying.

Head Complaints – Headache

If you notice any of the following symptoms, then you can prescribe Nux Vomica –

“Head has been beaten with an axe,” “As if head would split” are the sensations Nux Vomica will feel when they have a headache.

The location of the headache is at the vertex or occiput part of the head. Headache is aggravated in the morning; therefore, these complaints come in the morning hours after waking.

Nux Vomica is indicated for headaches in the sunshine. Nux Vomica is also good for vertigo with momentary loss of consciousness in the morning and after dinner.

Ear infection & Eyes Complaints

Ear Complaint –

The ear canal is very dry and sensitive, causing the patient to feel itchy in the ear through the auditory canal.

There is hyperaesthesia of auditory nerves where loud sounds are painful and trigger them to be angry. In throat complaints, there is a stitches sensation in the ears.

Eyes Complaint –

Nux Vomica is a good remedy for photophobia. This becomes worst in the morning with a dry along with a smarting sensation.

Nose Complaints – Blocked, Stuffy, and Runny Nose

The cold character is that a patient wakes up with a nose fluent with thin watery discharge in the morning. While filled up or stuffed up during the night and outdoors.

The nose complaint comes with a headache, heat in the face, chilliness, and mucus in the throat. If these are the symptoms you have come across then surely you can recommend Nux Vomica.

Mouth Complaints

Mouth tastes bitter and putrid in the morning. The gums are swollen with bloody saliva.

Next, the tongue is coated white with furred cracked on the edges posteriorly (at the back) and half of the tongue clean anteriorly (at the top).

Cough & Respiratory Complaints

The dry teasing type produces a burning and scraping sensation in the throat with great soreness in the chest. Asthma is a prominent symptom of a Nux Vomica patient.

The asthmatic attack usually comes from an eating disorder, when a patient eats something which disturbs his stomach.

And when it comes, the patient sits up all night with asthma. Asthma is associated with cough and rattling in the chest as if the chest is filled with mucus.

Stomach Problems – Ache, Upset, Ulcer

Nux Vomica is a silver bullet for stomach related problems –

The gastric upsets happen due to strong stimulants; coffee, alcoholic drinks, debauchery, abuse of drugs, night watching, high living. A patient has sour and bitter eructations.

A person who cannot use his mind two or three hours after a meal with tightness around the waist must loosen clothing.

The patient constantly feels “only if I could vomit I’d feel much better, ” leading to a lot of retching and constant scraped sensation in the throat, chest, and stomach.

Nux vomica is also a routine remedy for appetite for premature neonates to old age patients. A patient has a desire for stimulants, loves fats but tolerates them well but has an aversion to meat.

Abdomen Complaints

A patient finds his abdomen sore, bruised, distended, and bloated with a great accumulation of wind. And, this wind presses on the heart, causing palpitations, uneasiness, and shortness of breath.

Sometimes, the abdomen is distended due to flatulence distension with spasmodic colic. When this happens, presses down on the intestines and bladder causes the patient to desire urine or stool.

Rectum Problems

A patient feels an ineffectual desire for stools and this is a marked symptom. This desire can be either constipation or diarrhea.

In constipation, there is anti-peristaltic action of bowels leading it to pass large and hard stools but passes little at a time.

While in diarrhea, the stool is offensive and watery, which comes in the morning after rising from bed or immediately after eating some food.

Constipation and diarrhea come alternatively. This is a good remedy for hernia with pressure and weakness in infants’ left inguinal ring.

Liver Complaints

Jaundice is the most superficial symptom indicating that the liver is affected.

The liver region is so sore that the patient must loosen his clothing and release the oppression.

It is also suitable for alcoholic hepatitis or alcoholic liver disease (ALD).

Urinary Complaints

A patient feels irritation in the bladder caused by a spasmodic sphincter.

“Ineffectual urging to urination” is the hallmark symptom to prescribe Nux Vomica in diabetes, renal colic, and cystitis.

Male Related Problems

They have easily excited desires, and high living causes emissions.

There is constrictive pain in testicles in orchitis and spermatorrhea with dreams, backache, weakness, and burning in the spine.

Female Complaints

The menses are too early, too profuse, and occurs too soon, and last too long.

They also tend to faint and oversensitive to nervous impressions, constant chilliness, and frequent palpitation.

They also have a sensation as if bowels wanted to move.

In pregnancy, Nux Vomica is a remedy for morning sickness with constant nausea and the feeling of “only if I could vomit I’d feel much better.” There is more retching than actual vomiting.

The labor pains are also ineffectual, which extends to the rectum, which leads to a desire for stool.

Hand & Legs Problems

Remedy for convulsions with consciousness has these three hallmark symptoms; spasms, sensitiveness, and chilliness.

Convulsions of all muscles aggravated by the slightest draught of air with pimple face and loss of breath from the movements.

Backache with drawing pains in the sacrum and hips and the patient must sit up as turning and twisting the body aggravates.

Nux vomica is also good for paralysis with sticking pains and neuralgia, resulting in tension in the muscles.

This is good for partial paralysis from overexertion of being soaked.

Nux Vomica patient can be seen dragging his feet while walking with cracking in the knee joints.

Fever Complaints

Used in intermittent fever with constant chilliness.

The patient is chilly in all stages of fever; chill, heat, sweat.

Moving and uncovering make them feel chilly.

A patient has excessive rigor with blueness of fingernails.

Skin Complaints

The body is burning hot, especially the face but cannot move or uncover without feeling chilly.

There is acne, and the skin is red and blotchy.

Gastric derangement comes with urticarial eruptions.

Sleep Disorder

Sleeps early in the evening and awakes to feel wretchedly at 3-4 am, and falls into dreamy sleep in the day that is hard to arouse.

A patient feels drowsy after meals and in the early evenings.

Key Note Symptoms

Keynote symptoms refer to one or more characteristic symptoms in the homeopathic remedy. This helps in medicine selection when symptoms in the patient correspond with the symptoms of the remedy.

Extremely chilly (sensitive to cold air) people. A patient has a frequent, ineffectual desire for stools.

Stools ameliorate complaints about some time. There is an inclination to vomit with the feeling “if I could vomit, I’d feel better.”

In convulsion, it must be with consciousness. In fever, a patient must be covered in every stage of fever.

Asthma gastric in origin. For backache, must sit up to turn in bed.

Sleeps early in the morning and awakes at 3-4 am, then falls into a dreamy sleep at daybreak, hard to arouse.

Nux Vomica Modalities

Modality refers to a condition that causes a disease, increases the intensity of the disease (aggravation), or decreases the disease’s intensity (amelioration).

Modalities aid in finding out the remedy provided they are peculiar modalities related to any particular part or whole.

Aggravation – Morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices, stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, and cold.

Amelioration – From a nap, if allowed to finish it; in the evening, while at rest, in damp, wet weather and strong pressure.

Relationship with Other Homeopathic Medicines

Complementary Medicines

  • Sulphur

Homeopathic medicines that follow well with Nux Vomica-

These are some homeopathic medicines when prescribing after Nux Vomica works very well –

  • Arsenic Album
  • Belladonna
  • Bryonia Alba
  • Calcarea Carbonica
  • Cinchona Officinalis
  • Ipecacuanha
  • Lycopodium
  • Magnesia Muriatica
  • Phosphorus
  • Pulsatilla Nigricans
  • Rhus Toxicodendron
  • Sepia Officinalis
  • Sulphur

Homeopathic medicines that are Adverse to Nux Vomica-

Following are the homeopathic medicines when prescribing after Nux Vomica works adversely –

  • Ignatia Amara
  • Zincum Metallicum

Antidotes-

These are antidotes of Nux Vomica in case of any aggravation-

  • Coffea cruda
  • Cocculus Indicus
  • Ignatia Amara
  • Mercurius Solubilis
  • Mezerium 
  • Thuja Officinalis

Antidoted By-

These are medicines antidoted by Nux Vomica –

  • Aconitum Napellus
  • Belladonna
  • Camphor
  • Chamomilla
  • Cocculus Indicus
  • Mezerium
  • Opium
  • Palladium Metallicum
  • Platinum Metallicum
  • Pulsatilla Nigricans
  • Stramonium
  • Thuja Officinalis

Nux Vomica Dosage

The indication to give this medicine differs according to the patient’s susceptibility.

Susceptibility is the inert quality of a living being to react to external stimuli, which determine the organism’s sensitivity to any stimulus.

In short, you can decide the potency based on the presenting state of the patient; The age, general vitality, history, family history, the symptoms presented.

In addition to that, the following factors also go into deciding the dosage and repetition of selected potency –

  • the presence of keynote symptoms on general and mind level
  • the onset of the disease
  • duration of the disease
  • the current pathophysiology
  • chronicity of illness

This can be indicated in acute or chronic conditions that warrant the use of 30, 200, or higher potencies.

Low susceptibility patients, which are given to mostly old age patients, are given low potency, 30 while 200 and 1M are given to high susceptibility patients.

For sensory affections, the sixth potency is indicated.

Nux Vomica 30 Dosage

You need to take 2 drops or 6 pills – 3 times a day if the above symptoms are matched. 

Nux Vomica 200 Dosage

You need to take 2 drops or 6 pills – once a day.

Nux Vomica 1M Dosage

You can take 2 drops or 6 pills once a week.


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9 thoughts on “Nux Vomica 30, 200, 1M: Uses, Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects”

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  2. Arijit Chakravarty

    Dr Pranjali Madam, request you to kindly confirm if 2 drops of Nux Vom 30 CH can be taken 3 times daily for a long period for constipation issues. Will it be having any other side effects on the body?

  3. Naeem Urrehman

    I have a problem of insomnia from 30 year my age is 57 and I have already a problem of stomach burning. Please advise me.

  4. Dr Pranjali Madam,
    I have had insomnia for 8 years, I am 56, a woman.

    Should I take 30 or 200 potencies?

    Thank you

  5. I have been addicted to alcohol for the past few months. Resulting in loss of appetite and other complications. Shall I take nux vomica 200 potency any other medicine to be added. Please revert to me.

  6. Dr I took 10 drops of Nux Vomica Homaccord by heel Saturday Morning & 10 drops Saturday late day.I then took 5 drops Sunday Morning of the same & I feel terrible what can I do?I was given this for constipation which worked but now I am burning all over & aching will this wear off please help me.I was told to try a little coffee & mint which I did but I am still aching burning headache & very irritable how can I stop this?

  7. Dr Pranjali Madam, Good evening. I am a chronic patient of acute constipation for so many years. I am taking Nux Vom 30 on a regular basis in the morning for clearing bowels. This I am doing for so many years. Sometimes, I also take Lycopodium 30 in the morning. Apart from that I take Carbo Veg 30 in the evening on a regular basis.
    Is these medicines are having any harmful effects ? Pl advise me.

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