StrychninumAlkaloid Of Nux Vomica, Strychninum Purum
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Strychninum may help, unprocessed Strychninum is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Strychninum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Its primary function is to stimulate the motor centers and the reflex action of the spinal cord. Homeopathic to spasms of muscles, cramps from an undue reflex excitability of the cord, spasms of the bladder, etc. Strychnine stimulates the central nervous system, mental activities, special senses rendered more acute. Respiration increased. All reflexes are made more active. Stiffness in muscles and face and neck. Opisthotonos. Tetanic convulsions with opisthotonos. The muscles relax between paroxysms; worse slightest touch, sound, odor. Influences more directly the spinal cord and is less appropriate in visceral derangements than Nux Vomica Nux. Tetanus. Explosive nervousness. The pains and sensations come Suddenly and return at Intervals.
Third to thirtieth potency. For non-homeopathic use, to produce its direct physiological effects in paralysis the dose will range from one-fiftieth to one-twentieth of a grain, repeated three times a day. Under twelve years of age, one-fiftieth to one-hun≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, morning; touch; noise; motion; after meals.
BETTER, lying on back.≡ show all authors ...
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Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion
Insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors)≡ more ...
Jerking of head forwards
Full and bursting headache, with heat in eyes
Itching of scalp and nape.≡ more ...
Hot, painful, protruding, staring
Sparks before eyes
Spasmodic contraction of ocular muscles; twitching and trembling of lids.≡ more ...
Pale, anxious, livid
Jaws stiffened; lower jaw spasmodically closed.
Motions of jaw; lockjaw
Stiffness, muscles; lower jaw≡ more ...
Dry, contracted; feeling of a lump
Burning along and spasms of oesophagus
Violent itching in roof of mouth.
Spasms, convulsions etc.
Swallowing; difficult≡ more ...
Spasm of muscles about larynx
Sharp, contractive pains in muscles of chest
Persistent cough, recurring after influenza.
Difficult (dyspnea)≡ more ...
Itching of whole body, especially nose
Icy sensation down the spine.≡ more ...
Rigidity of cervical muscles
Sharp pain in nape and down spine
Back stiff; violent jerks in spinal column
Icy sensation down spine.
Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)≡ more ...
Stomach; Constant retching
Sharp pain in abdominal muscles, griping pain in bowels.
Pain; dragging, bearing down
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant
Nausea of pregnancy.
Violent vomiting≡ more ...
Feces discharged involuntarily during spasms
Very obstinate constipation.≡ more ...
Genitals≡ more ...
Rheumatism with stiff joints
Violent jerking, twitching, and trembling
Tetanic convulsions and opisthotonos; spasms provoked by slightest touch and attempt to move
Shocks in the muscles
Movements and positions; convulsion
convulsion; rapid muscle spasm
convulsion; upper limbs
convulsion; lower limbs
Stiffness; knee≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Cold chills down spine
Perspiration in a stream down head and chest
Lower extremities cold.≡ more ...