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Nux Vomica - Mouth 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.


First half of tongue clean; posterior covered with deep fur; white, yellow, cracked edges

Gums swollen, white, and bleeding.

Jaws contracted

Bleeding; gums
Bleeding; gums; scurvy
Bleeding; in whooping cough
Bleeding; tongue

Cracked; tongue
Cracked; tongue; edges

Difficult to open

Discoloration; gums; pale
Discoloration; gums; redness
Discoloration; gums; white
Discoloration; tongue; black
Discoloration; tongue; black; red edges
Discoloration; tongue; brown
Discoloration; tongue; red
Discoloration; tongue; red; edges
Discoloration; tongue; white
Discoloration; tongue; yellow
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; base

Dryness; morning
Dryness; night
Dryness; tongue
Dryness; tongue; night
Dryness; tongue; tip
Dryness; with no thirst

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; painful
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; pimples; palate (roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; pimples; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; pimples; tongue; painful
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; offensive smelling
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; palate (roof of mouth)

Gums; abscess; frequently recurring
Gums; boils on gums
Gums; putrid gums
Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like

Inflamed lining of mouth from ulcer

Inflammation; gums
Inflammation; palate (roof of mouth)
Inflammation; tongue
Inflammation; tongue; one-sided

Numbness; tongue; one-sided

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); after eating
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive; morning
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid; after eating
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); sour

Open; during sleep

Pain; burning, raw and smarting
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; gums
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; gums; after extraction of teeth
Pain; pulling
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; gums
Pain; sore; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; sore; tongue
Pain; sore; tongue; back part
Pain; sore; tongue; spots
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; tongue; tip
Pain; tongue; pinching

Paralysis; tongue

Prickling; tongue; tip; like a hundred needles

Saliva; bloody
Saliva; mucus, slime
Saliva; mucus, slime; collection of mucus on tongue (see sticky); tough
Saliva; mucus, slime; morning

Salivation; after eating
Salivation; night
Salivation; stooping

Speech; difficult
Speech; lisping
Speech; stammering
Speech; thick
Speech; unable to speak
Speech; unable to speak; after extreme emotion

Swelling; gums
Swelling; gums; painful
Swelling; gums; white
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth)
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth); sensation of swelling
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth); suppurating (producing pus)
Swelling; tongue; sensation of

Taste; bad
Taste; bad; morning
Taste; bitter
Taste; bitter; bread tastes bitter
Taste; bitter; during eating
Taste; bitter; morning
Taste; burnt
Taste; flavourless; beer tastes flavourless
Taste; herby
Taste; herby; beer tastes
Taste; like carrot tops
Taste; like sulphur
Taste; metallic
Taste; putrid
Taste; putrid; low down in throat when hawking up mucus
Taste; putrid; morning
Taste; putrid; when hawking
Taste; salty
Taste; slimy
Taste; smoky; bread tastes smoky
Taste; sour
Taste; sour; after drinking
Taste; sour; after eating
Taste; sour; bread tastes sour
Taste; sour; food tastes sour
Taste; sour; milk tastes sour
Taste; sour; morning
Taste; sweetish
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; coffee lacks taste
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; meat lacks taste
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; milk lacks taste
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; tastelessness of food
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; with running, or blocked nose

Teeth; decay, hollow
Teeth; grinding
Teeth; looseness
Teeth; looseness; falling out
Teeth; looseness; sensation
Teeth; looseness; sound teeth
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; after a filling
Teeth; pain; after anger
Teeth; pain; after eating
Teeth; pain; after going to sleep
Teeth; pain; after washing
Teeth; pain; afternoon
Teeth; pain; afternoon; after dinner
Teeth; pain; as if being bitten
Teeth; pain; as if being bitten; in cold air breathing in
Teeth; pain; as if being bitten; warm room
Teeth; pain; before eating dinner
Teeth; pain; boring
Teeth; pain; breathing; deep
Teeth; pain; burning
Teeth; pain; cold air
Teeth; pain; cold; anything cold
Teeth; pain; cold; cold water
Teeth; pain; daytime
Teeth; pain; digging
Teeth; pain; evening
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; bones, cheek
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; eyes
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; face
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; head
Teeth; pain; from a cold
Teeth; pain; from certain foods or drinks; from crumbs of bread
Teeth; pain; from certain foods or drinks; from drinking coffee
Teeth; pain; from certain foods or drinks; when drinking beer
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold drinks
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold food
Teeth; pain; from cold; washing with cold water
Teeth; pain; from heat; from warm food
Teeth; pain; from mental exertion
Teeth; pain; from opening mouth
Teeth; pain; from talking
Teeth; pain; from touch
Teeth; pain; heat; external warmth
Teeth; pain; heat; things
Teeth; pain; heat; warm bed
Teeth; pain; heat; warm drinks
Teeth; pain; heat; warm room
Teeth; pain; heat; warm room
Teeth; pain; heat; wrapping up head
Teeth; pain; in bed
Teeth; pain; in cold air
Teeth; pain; in sound teeth
Teeth; pain; in the autumn
Teeth; pain; in the open air
Teeth; pain; in the spring
Teeth; pain; in the summer
Teeth; pain; in women; during pregnancy
Teeth; pain; in women; in breast feeding mothers
Teeth; pain; incisors
Teeth; pain; intermittent (see comes on suddenly)
Teeth; pain; jerking
Teeth; pain; late morning
Teeth; pain; lower teeth
Teeth; pain; lying down
Teeth; pain; lying on painful side
Teeth; pain; lying on painless side
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; morning
Teeth; pain; morning; in bed
Teeth; pain; morning; in bed; on waking
Teeth; pain; movement
Teeth; pain; night
Teeth; pain; on breathing in
Teeth; pain; piercing
Teeth; pain; pressing
Teeth; pain; pressing; as if too close
Teeth; pain; pulling teeth in from air
Teeth; pain; pulling
Teeth; pain; pulling; as if tooth were being pulled out
Teeth; pain; pulling; exertion of mind
Teeth; pain; pulling; from cold
Teeth; pain; pulling; from warm drinks
Teeth; pain; pulling; in open air
Teeth; pain; rheumatic
Teeth; pain; right
Teeth; pain; sensation of blows
Teeth; pain; sleep
Teeth; pain; sore, bruised
Teeth; pain; standing up
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
Teeth; pain; sucking teeth
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; pain; touch
Teeth; pain; twitching
Teeth; pain; upper teeth
Teeth; pain; walking; in open air
Teeth; pain; wandering pain
Teeth; pain; when biting; when biting teeth together
Teeth; pain; when pulled in from air
Teeth; pain; when smoking tobacco
Teeth; pain; when thinking about it
Teeth; pain; while eating; from chewing
Teeth; pain; while lying down
Teeth; pain; while reading
Teeth; pain; while walking
Teeth; pain; while walking; in open air
Teeth; pain; wine
Teeth; pain; winter
Teeth; pain; with swelling of cheek
Teeth; pain; wrenching
Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth
Teeth; sensitive, tender; to cold; water

Thrush (whitish flakes)
Thrush (whitish flakes); in children
Thrush (whitish flakes); tongue

Tongue; heaviness, tongue
Tongue; movement of tongue; cannot be protruded
Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded
Tongue; smooth, shining, glazed, glossy tongue

Small aphthous ulcers, with Bloody saliva

Teeth ache; worse, cold thing
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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.