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Nux Vomica - Chest symptoms - Clarke

Poison-nut, Nux, Nux vom, Colubrina, Nux-v.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Nux Vomica in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Hay asthma. R. T. C.).

During the attacks of asthma all tight clothing round the hypochondria is insupportable.

Want to take a full inspiration.

Pain as from constriction, and cramp-like contraction in chest.

Heavy, pressing pain in chest, as from a heavy load.

Dyspnoea; asthma from spasmodic constriction of lower thorax.

Sensation as if something were torn loose in chest.

Heat and burning in chest (with congestion to it), sometimes, at night, with agitation, anxiety, and sleeplessness.

Intercostal neuralgia, amel. when lying on well side.

Pulsation in chest and sides.


Shootings, blows in region of heart.

Anxious palpitation of the heart.

Palpitation agg. eating; from coffee; from protracted study; when lying down or in morning, sometimes with nausea, inclination to vomit, and sensation of heaviness in chest.


Pulse full, hard, and frequent, or small, quick, feeble, or intermittent (every fourth or fifth beat intermits).


Difficult respiration, shortness of breath, asthmatic constriction and oppression of chest, agg. at night or in morning, or in bed in evening, when lying down as well as when going up an ascent, or when walking or after dinner, and often with choking, anxiety, pressure in epigastrium, humming in ears, quick pulse and sweat.

(The wind catches her on going out into open air and takes away her breath.)

Slow and wheezing respiration, sometimes alternately with quick breathing.

Breath fetid or of an acid smell.

Tensive pressure in chest, as from a weight, agg. at night and in open, air, and often with difficult respiration.

Shootings in chest and in sides, agg. by breathing and by movement in thorax.

Pain, as of a bruise, in chest, often with shortness of breath, and principally in the sternum and sides.

Catarrhal hoarseness and painful roughness of larynx and chest, agg. in morning or in bed, in evening, with scraping in throat, accumulation of tenacious mucus, which it is impossible to detach, headache, heat and redness of face, shiverings and constipation.

Sensation of contraction in gullet, with danger of suffocation.

Inability to speak in a loud voice.

Dry, and sometimes continued, fatiguing, and also spasmodic cough, excited most frequently by a sensation of tickling and itching, or of roughness and scraping, in throat, appearing principally in morning or in bed in evening or at night, esp. after midnight or after dinner, or periodically every second day, agg. from exertion, from cold air, from eating and drinking, from smoking tobacco, from becoming cold, from acids.

Dry cough, with pain, in the head, as if it would burst, or with great soreness in the upper part of the abdomen.

The cough is dry in the evening and at night; expectoration during the day.

Whooping-cough caused by a tickling in the throat and larynx, with expectoration during the day of yellow, grey, cold mucus, mostly tasting sour or sweet, and last of bright red blood.

Renewal or provocation of the cough by movement, meditation, or reading, and lying on back.

Suffocative attacks after midnight from spasmodic contraction of the larynx.

When coughing, shooting and pains as of excoriation in larynx; headache, as if the cranium were about to burst, and pain as from a bruise in epigastrium, and sometimes also vomiting, danger of suffocation, and bleeding from nose and mouth.

Itching in larynx.

Acute bronchitis.

The dry cough becomes moist, and expectoration is established, when walking in open air.

Expectoration of coagulated blood with cough.

Tight, dry, hacking cough; with bloody expectoration; blood dark; sour taste of expectoration.

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