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Nux Vomica - Chest symptoms

Poison-nut, Nux, Nux vom, Colubrina

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HPUS label indication: Vomiting

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

BETTER, from a nap, if allowed to finish it; in evening, while at rest, in damp, wet weather (Caust.), strong pressure.
WORSE, morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices, stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, cold.
Nux seeds contain Copper, notice the cramp-causing proclivities of both Complementary: Sulphur; Sepia.
Inimical: Zinc.
Compare: Strychnia
Compare: Kali-carb.; Hydr.; Bry.; Lyc.; Graph.
Antidotes: Coff.; Ignat.; Cocc.
First to thirtieth potency and higher. Nux is said to act best given in the evening.



Anxiety; region of heart

Breast; milk; absent
Breast; milk; bad
Breast; milk; flowing
Breast; milk; increased
Breast; milk; thin

Bubbling sensation in blood (see heat flushes); morning


Coldness; must wrap up the chest


Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; asthmatic
Constriction, tension; during chill
Constriction, tension; from exertion
Constriction, tension; from flatulence
Constriction, tension; heart
Constriction, tension; lower part
Constriction, tension; movement
Constriction, tension; night; in bed
Constriction, tension; when ascending stairs or hill
Constriction, tension; while breathing deep
Constriction, tension; while lying
Constriction, tension; while sitting
Constriction, tension; while walking

Fullness; breast

Heart; angina pectoris
Heart; dilatation of heart
Heart; hypertrophy of heart
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; after drinking; coffee
Heart; palpitations; after eating
Heart; palpitations; after excitement
Heart; palpitations; after excitement; after sudden excitement
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; comes on suddenly
Heart; palpitations; convulsive
Heart; palpitations; from drinking wine
Heart; palpitations; from exertion; mental
Heart; palpitations; from stress
Heart; palpitations; from tobacco
Heart; palpitations; morning
Heart; palpitations; walking; in open air
Heart; palpitations; when in pains
Heart; palpitations; when period is suppressed
Heart; palpitations; while lying down
Heart; palpitations; while lying down; after dinner

Heat; flushes (see congestion)

Inflammation; aged people
Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
Inflammation; diaphragm
Inflammation; lung lining; rheumatic
Inflammation; lungs
Inflammation; lungs; aged persons
Inflammation; lungs; alcoholics
Inflammation; lungs; infants

Jerks; heart
Jerks; shocks
Jerks; shocks; around heart
Jerks; shocks; around heart; during chill
Jerks; shocks; around heart; extending to abdomen and base of spine
Jerks; shocks; around heart; from noise

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); after suppression of haemorrhoidal flow
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); coagulated
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); from anger
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); in alcoholics
Lungs; lungs full of matter, so breathing difficult (hepatization)

Movements in and of chest; fluttering
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; in heart, during chill
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; in heart

Oppressed feeling
Oppressed feeling; after eating
Oppressed feeling; evening
Oppressed feeling; heart
Oppressed feeling; in open air
Oppressed feeling; morning
Oppressed feeling; night
Oppressed feeling; night; in bed
Oppressed feeling; rising

Pain; aching; after eating
Pain; aching; heart
Pain; after eating
Pain; breast; before period
Pain; breast; nipples; while breast feeding
Pain; burning
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); after eating
Pain; during a cough
Pain; during heat
Pain; heart
Pain; heart; extending to other parts; to left hand
Pain; heart; pulsating
Pain; movement
Pain; night
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; heart
Pain; pressing; sides; burping, belching
Pain; pressing; sides; left
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; sides; morning
Pain; rawness
Pain; rawness; night; during cough
Pain; rawness; when coughing
Pain; region of heart; breathing is quick and difficult
Pain; rheumatic
Pain; sides
Pain; sides; morning
Pain; sides; while lying; on painful side
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; arm pit
Pain; sore, bruised; breast; nipples
Pain; sore, bruised; from coughing
Pain; sore, bruised; touch
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone; afternoon
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone; daytime
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; during fever
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart; morning, after rising
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; middle of chest
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; middle of chest; moving
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; respiration; deep
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; during cough
Pain; while lying down; on painful side
Pain; while lying down; on side; painful

Perspiration; arm pit; red


Skin; over-sensitive

Sticking sensation

Swelling; breast; with severe, sharp, sudden pain in womb

Weakness; bending forward
Weakness; feels weak around the heart; tired feeling
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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.