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Nux Moschata
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Nux Moschata

Nutmeg, Nux Mosch

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HPUS label indication: Dry mouth

Below are the strongest indications of Nux Moschata in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Marked tendency to Fainting fits, with heart failure. Cold extremities, Extreme dryness of mucous membranes and skin. Strange feeling, with irresistible Drowsiness. Indicanuria. General inclination to become unconscious during acute attacks. Lypothymia ( Ignatia.) Staggers on trying to walk.
BETTER, warmth, dry weather.
WORSE, cold moist wind, cold food, cold washing, lying on painful side, motion, jar.
Oleum myristicae - Oil of Nux Moschata - (as a remedy for boils, felons, poisonous ulcers, it has been used in the 2X potency); Ornithogalum (Flatulence, swollen feeling across lower chest; whenever she turns in bed, Feels as if a bag of water turned also; gastric ulcer and cancer). Myristica Sebifera (phlegmonous inflammation, hastens suppuration; powerful antiseptic. Ulcerative tendency in all tissues. Said to act more powerfully than Hepar and Silica).
Compare: Nux-v.; Puls.; Rhus; Ign.; Asaf.
Antidotes: Camph.; Gels.; Valer.
First to sixth potency.

    MIND (click for more)

Bewildered sense, as in a dream

Changeable; laughing and crying

Confused, impaired memory

As if in a dream

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; changeable, variable mood
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); alternating with laughter


Insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors)

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; while walking; in open air
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; localities, places
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; using wrong words
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; vanishing of thoughts

Memory; weakness of memory

Perception; does not recognise well known streets
Perception; numbness
Perception; senses; dull

Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought

Talking, conversation; speech; wandering

Unconsciousness; as in a dream
Unconsciousness; with suppression of period

Thinks she has two heads.

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

Perception of objects distorted; seem to turn in a circle; room whirls

    HEAD (click for more)

Pulsating in head

Bursting headache; Better hard pressure.

Cracking sensation in head

Feeling of expansion, With sleepiness

Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation

Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after over eating
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; down back of neck
Pain, headache; cold weather; damp
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; spots
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; nape of neck
Pain, headache; temples

Sensitive to slightest touch in a draft of air

Vertigo when walking in open air; aches from eating a little too much

    EYE (click for more)


Lids; eyes closed; unable to open eyes
Lids; unable to open eyes

Motes before eyes


Objects look larger, very distant, or vanish

    VISION (click for more)

Objects seem distorted; objects seem large

    NOSE (click for more)

Dryness; inside

Oversensitive to smell; nosebleed, dark blood; dry, stopped up.

    FACE (click for more)

Lips; dryness

Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes

    MOUTH (click for more)

DRYNESS of throat.

Discoloration; tongue; yellow

Dryness; during period
Dryness; palate (roof of mouth)
Dryness; sensation of dryness
Dryness; tongue
Dryness; tongue; evening
Dryness; tongue; night
Dryness; tongue; sensation of dryness
Dryness; with no thirst

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); tongue

Numbness; tongue

Saliva; mucus, slime
Saliva; sticky, thick and sticky; tongue

Teeth; pain; heat; external warmth

Tongue; tongue sticks to palate (roof of mouth, see dryness)

Saliva like cotton ( Berb.) Toothache in pregnancy

Tongue adheres to roof of mouth; but no desire for water

Tongue numb, paralyzed

Very dry

    THROAT (click for more)


Dryness; on waking

Voice; hoarseness; walking against the wind

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Paralytic weakness of intestines

Hiccough, and craving for highly-seasoned food

Protruding piles.

Stool is soft, and yet is Unable to expel it, even with long straining ( Alum.) Faintness during or after stool

Enormously distended

Pain; warmth
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Stomach; fullness; during pregnancy
Stomach; vomiting; in women; during pregnancy
Stomach; without thirst

Tension; during period

flatulent dyspepsia

Retrocession of gout to stomach.

Stomach; Excessively bloated

    RECTUM (click for more)

Constipation; difficult stool; soft stool
Constipation; inactivity of rectum

Diarrhoea; after catching cold
Diarrhoea; after cold drinks; in summer
Diarrhoea; hot weather
Diarrhoea; night

    STOOL (click for more)

Odour; offensive


    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Uterine hemorrhage
Female; miscarriage
Female; period; copious
Female; period; frequent
Female; period; irregular
Female; period; late

Leucorrhoea muddy and bloody

Menses too long, dark, thick

Suppression, with persistent fainting attacks and sleepiness ( Kali-c.) Variableness of menstruation, irregularity of time and quantity.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Loss of voice from walking against the wind ( Hep.) Cough when getting warm in bed.

Accelerated; during headache

Anxious; during headache

Asthma attack; hysterical

Difficult (dyspnea)

    CHEST (click for more)

Movements in and of chest; fluttering
Movements in and of chest; trembling; heart (see fluttering)

Oppressed feeling

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp

Perspiration; arm pit; red

Heart; Trembling, fluttering

Palpitation; pulse intermits.

Sensation as if something grasped heart

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; aching; after travelling
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during period
Pain; sacrum (base of spine)
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); during movement
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); travelling
Pain; when travelling

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Coldness; upper limbs; hands
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; icy

Heat; hand

Heaviness; knee
Heaviness; knee; rest
Heaviness; leg

Numbness (see tingling)

Pain; in parts lain on
Pain; pulling; during period

Weakness; leg
Weakness; leg; while walking
Weakness; lower limbs; while standing

Fatigue on slight exertion.

Pain in right hip to knee; worse, motion, especially going upstairs

Rheumatism from getting feet wet, from exposure to drafts

Rheumatism relieved by dry, warm clothes

    SLEEP (click for more)


Great drowsiness ( Indol.) complaints cause sleepiness


Deep; during period

Sleepiness, tiredness; as from intoxication
Sleepiness, tiredness; during period
Sleepiness, tiredness; overpowering

Symptoms during chill

    CHILL (click for more)

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); frequent attacks of chilliness, with intermediate sleep

Cold damp weather

In the open air

Warmth; external warmth
Warmth; warm room

    FEVER (click for more)

Chill begins in left hand ( Carbo.) Chilliness and heat without thirst; Want of perspiration

dry skin and of inner parts, also of eyes, nose, lips, mouth, tongue, throat, etc.

No perspiration

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

Staining the linen; bloody
Staining the linen; red

    SKIN (click for more)


Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Change of weather


Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; during palpitation

Lying down; lying on side; on painful side

Open air

Pain; pressing; muscles

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm bed


Warm bed

Wet weather

Windy and stormy weather
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.