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Nux Vomica - Head symptoms - Hering

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

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HPUS indication of Nux Vomica: Vomiting

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

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Fetid sweat of one-half of the head and face which is cold, with anxiety, and dread of uncovering head; sweat relieves pain.

Stunning headache in morning after eating and in sunshine.

Bruised sensation of the brain, generally one (right) sided; better when lying on the painless side.

Pressive, boring pains in head, beginning in morning, less by evening; with dim sight, sour vomiting and palpitation; worse from mental exertion, light, noise, coffee, after eating.

Periodical headache in the forehead, sore as from ulceration, with constipation.

Semilateral headache from excessive use of coffee.

Head symptoms are worse from mental exertion, exercising open air and after eating; better after rising in morning (except sick headache) in warm room; lying down or sitting quietly.


Scalp sensitive to touch, or to the wind; better from being warmly covered.

Outer head

Liable to take cold on the head, mostly from dry wind, or from a draught.

Inner head

Congestion to the head with burning in it, and with heat and redness of the bloated face.

Burning in the forehead on awaking and after eating.

Pressing on vertex, as from a nail; as if the skull were pressed asunder.

Pressing as if something heavy were sinking down into head.

Tension in the forehead, as if it were pressed in, at night and in the morning, worse on exposing the head to the cold air.

Sensation as from bruise in the back part of the head.

The brain seems to shake when walking or running in open air; better when wrapping head up, in warm room, and when at rest.

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