Despite serious safety concerns, nux vomica is used for diseases of the digestive tract, disorders of the heart and circulatory system, diseases of the eye, and lung disease. It is also used for nerve conditions, depression, migraine headache, symptoms of menopause, and a blood vessel disorder called Raynaud's disease.
Other uses include treatment of "tired blood" (anemia), as a tonic, and as an appetite stimulant.
Men use nux vomica for erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence).
In manufacturing, nux vomica is used as rat poison. That's because it contains strychnine and brucine, two deadly chemicals.
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