Twenty tested and safe homeopathic remedies

This is a description of twenty homeopathic remedies for common ailments. See other posts in this blog to view othe remedies. On any particular post search the page for the word describing your ailment, and choose the medicine that appears to be the best fit. Medicines mentioned here do not show any strong reaction. So you can use them without fear.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Nux Vomica

Nux Vomica – 200

Nux Vomica is especially suited to all problems caused by the so-called modern stressful life. It is more suited to men. It will work on most of the acute symptoms arising from a life on the fast track. it is specifically suited for problems like indigestion, sleeplessness, headache, urinary problems, loss of appetite, constipation or piles - in other words, for most commonly encountered acute and chronic problems.

Nature of patient: The typical Nux patient is rather thin, spare, quick, active, nervous and irritable. Does great deal of mental work and leads a sedentary life. Seeks stimulants as well as sedation such as coffee, wine tobacco etc. Keeps late hours and has problems in the morning – heavy head, dyspepsia irritability etc. In all, the person is hypersensitive and overimpressionable, has constipation and digestive problems and may be a hypochondriac.
Mind: Very irritable and sensitive to all impressions. Cannot bear noises, odours, light etc. Does not want to be touched. Time passes too slowly. Malicious, fault finding and disposed to reproach others.

Headache: There is pain at the back of head and above the eyes. Headache is caused by overwork, or consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and coffee, or cold breeze. It generally starts at sunrise. The patient also feels giddy and may have a momentary loss of consciousness.
Epilepsy: Every muscle is contracted during the attack. The face turns black and the patient is out of breath. Is conscious during the attack, and well aware of the ugliness of the situation.
Cold: The patient catches a cold during cold and dry weather. The nose gets stuffed up at night or in the open air. There is copious discharge in the morning. Despite discharge the stuffed up feeling remains. The patient feels worse in a warm room.

Nose: Nose bleeds in the morning. Odours may cause fainting.

Throat: Irritation in the throat, it feels raw, there is a feeling of tightness and the trachea feels constricted. The uvula is swollen. Pain radiates from the throat to the ear.

Vomiting: Bitter vomit immediately after breakfast. Stomach feels heavy. Nausea and vomiting with much retching. Stomach tender. Wants to vomit but is unable to.

Indigestion: Bloating of the abdomen, cramping and pain. The patient is unable to digest food for many hours, has a craving for fatty foods and for intoxicating drinks. Suffers from sour eructation.

Constipation: A constant desire to evacuate bowels, but dos not get the feeling of complete bowel movement and hence remains dissatisfied.

Piles: Piles bleed and itch a lot.

Urine: The patient wants to pass urine but is unable to do so due to a constriction in the urethra. Urine comes out in drops. There is pain in the kidney region that spreads to the genitalia.

Kidney stone: Pain starts in the right kidney and goes right down to the genitalia. Accompanied by backache.

Paralysis and muscular problems: Cramps in any muscle or in the whole body accompanied by weakness. Rectum or urethra is paralyzed. There is facial paralysis.

Back: Pain in the lumber region. Burning in the spine. Must sit up even to turn sides in the bed. Sitting is painful.

Skin: Touch and cold air make the problems worse. The patient has urticaria accompanied by indigestion. Red blotches on the face due to acne and pimples.

Fever: High fever with chills. Chill starts in the limbs and the back, the patient then feels hot, and sweats. Jaundice during fever. Wants to remain covered.

Anti-dote: Nux Vomica acts as an anti-dote to other medicines.

Sleep: The patient wakes up very early, between 3 am to 4 am, feels wretched. Is unable to fall asleep after that, is drowsy after meals. Can manage without enough sleep. Better from a nap.

Women’s reproductive system: Menses are frequent, prolonged, painful and irregular. The discharge is dark. There is headache and constipation. Feels better with hot fomentation. Pain in the vagina and itching on the labia. A heightened desire to urinate or defecate during periods or labour. Constipation during pregnancy. Ineffectual labour pain extending up to the rectum. Excessive sweating during menopause. Prolapse of uterus.

Men’s reproductive system: Erection in the morning but the penis is limp during intercourse. Easily excitable.

Aggravation: The complaints are worse in the morning, after mental labour and meals, on touch, in dry weather, on eating spicy food, from intoxicating and stimulating drinks, in the warmth of bed or from movement.

Amelioration: The patient gets relief in the evening, from a nap or resting and in hot and humid weather.

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