Nux vomica is a tree. The seed is used to make medicine. The nux-vomica fruit is very similar to an orange and contains many small seeds, evenly arranged in a circle, ashen color, covered with thin silky hairs. The seeds have a very bitter taste due to the content of strychnine and brucine, they also contain a number of specific acids; at the same time, the fruit pulp is completely harmless (they say that birds eat it). Wood has an extremely bitter taste. It is used in India as a cure for bites of malaria and snakes. Broth leaves are used externally with rheumatism (extracts from the botany manual).
– For diseases of the digestive tract, disorders of the heart and circulatory system, diseases of the eye, and lung disease.
– It is also used for nerve conditions, depression, migraine headache, symptoms of menopause and a blood vessel disorder called Raynaud syndrome (a medical condition in which spasm of arteries cause episodes of reduced blood flow).
– Other uses include treatment of “tired blood” (anemia), as a tonic, and as an appetite stimulant.
– Men use nux vomica for erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence).
– In manufacturing, nux vomica is used as rat poison. That’s because it contains strychnine and brucine, two deadly chemicals.
Nux vomica (emetic nut), which has proven to be effective in the treatment of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, with dysfunction of the biliary tract and liver, with constipation and hemorrhoids. In addition, this ingredient relieves the effects of alcohol and tobacco abuse. Eliminates renal colic, headaches, sleep disorders, increased excitability, fights depression.
It is the strongest toxin containing brucine and strychnine alkaloids. But according to homeopathic theories, when strongly diluted the medicine will have a therapeutic effect. Most of these alkaloids affect the nervous, cardiovascular, and digestive systems.
Nux vomica contains strychnine and other chemicals that act on the brain and cause muscle contractions. Strychnine, even in small quantities, can still be a serious problem. A small amount of strychnine accumulates in the body with constant use, especially in people with liver disease.
Cautions: Nux vomica is UNSAFE. Taking nux vomica for more than a week, or in high amounts of 30 mg or more, can cause severe side effects. Some of these side effects include restlessness, anxiety, dizziness, neck and back stiffness, spasms of jaw and neck muscles, convulsions, seizures, breathing problems, liver failure, even death.
For Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking nux-vomica can harm both mother and child. Don’t use it!
For Liver disease: The strychnine in nux- vomica can cause liver damage or make liver disease worse. Don’t use it!