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Nux Vomica - Stool 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.


Alternate constipation and diarrhoea - after abuse of purgatives
Constriction of rectum
Diarrhoea, with jaundice ( Dig.)

Itching, blind hemorrhoids, with ineffectual urging to stool; very painful; after drastic drugs

absence of all desire for defecation is a contraindication

constant uneasiness in rectum

Constipation, with Frequent ineffectual urging, incomplete and unsatisfactory; Feeling as if part remained un expelled

Diarrhoea after a debauch; worse, morning

Dysentery; stools Relieve pains for a time

Frequent small evacuations

Irregular, peristaltic action; hence Frequent ineffectual desire, or passing but small quantities at each attempt

Scanty stool, with much urging


Bloody; in streaks


Dark; normal consistency






Knotty, nodular, lumpy
Knotty, nodular, lumpy; covered with mucus


Like balls
Like balls; brown
Like balls; like sheep dung

Like scrapings of intestines

Lumpy and liquid (see knotty)

Mucous, slimy
Mucous, slimy; bloody
Mucous, slimy; brown
Mucous, slimy; covered with mucus
Mucous, slimy; green

Odour; offensive

Pasty, mushy


Small (see long and narrow)


Strong and sharp (acrid), corrosive, wearing away skin

Thin, liquid
Thin, liquid; brown
Thin, liquid; normal consistency

Watery; morning

White; milk like


Urging to stool felt throughout abdomen
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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.