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Nux Vomica - Fever 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.


Aching in limbs and back, and gastric symptoms
Dry heat of the body.
Chilliness on being uncovered, yet he does not allow being covered
Chilly, Must be covered in every stage of fever
Cold stage predominates
Excessive rigor, with Blueness of finger-nails
After eating
After mental exertion
After sexual intercourse
After sleep
After stool
Alternating with chills

Alternating with chills; perspiration


Attack brought on by anger

Attacks changing; after poisoning by quinine


Aversion to uncovering

Bed (see night and warmth)

Burning heat
Burning heat; afternoon
Burning heat; evening
Burning heat; late morning
Burning heat; morning
Burning heat; night

Chilliness from uncovering
Chilliness from uncovering; uncovering during any stage of attack

Comes on suddenly; increasing in severity
Comes on suddenly; irregular

Continued fever; afternoon
Continued fever; dazed from fever
Continued fever; evening
Continued fever; night
Continued fever; night; after midnight
Continued fever; night; before midnight

Coughing increases the heat

Drinking wine

Dry heat
Dry heat; after sexual intercourse
Dry heat; night

During vomiting

Evening; 6 p.m.

External heat
External heat; with chilliness

Fever from irritation

Fever without chill
Fever without chill; afternoon
Fever without chill; evening
Fever without chill; evening; 6 p.m.
Fever without chill; evening; 6 p.m.; lasting all night
Fever without chill; evening; 6 p.m.; to 7 p.m.
Fever without chill; evening; 7 p.m.
Fever without chill; late morning
Fever without chill; night
Fever without chill; night; midnight

From exertion

Heat from stress

Hectic fever

In bed (see night and warmth)

In women; during period
In women; from childbirth

Infectious fevers

Inflammatory fever

Intense heat
Intense heat; with delirium

Intermittent, chronic
Intermittent, chronic; damaging
Intermittent, chronic; masked

Internal heat
Internal heat; with coldness of single parts

Irregular stages

Late morning

Localised; cerebro-spinal fever
Localised; stomach (gastric fever)
Localised; upper body

Long lasting heat

Morning; after walking in open air
Morning; in bed

Movement brings on chilliness


Night; dry burning heat
Night; midnight
Night; with perspiration

No perspiration

One-sided; left
One-sided; right

Open air

Perspiration with heat

Remittent; afternoon
Remittent; evening
Remittent; infantile
Remittent; night

Shivering from drinking cold water

Shuddering; with the heat

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, then sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, with sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat with heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, without intervening heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill, then sweat with heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat alternating with chill, then with sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat followed by chill
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; sweat followed by chill
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; sweat, alternating with chilliness


Warmth; covering

When walking in open air

While eating

While sitting

With chill
With chill; heat and perspiration

With chilliness; from putting the hands out of bed

With shivering
With shivering; alternating with heat
With shivering; and perspiration with heat
With shivering; from drinking
With shivering; from movement
With shivering; from uncovering

Yellow fever

Paroxysms anticipate in morning

Perspiration sour; only one side of body
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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.