- What other names is Nux Vomica known by?
- What is Nux Vomica?
- How does Nux Vomica work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Nux Vomica.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence).
- Diseases of the stomach and intestines.
- Heart and blood system disorders.
- "Tired blood" (anemia).
- Diseases of the eye.
- Nerve disorders.
- Lung disease.
- Stimulating the appetite.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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anxiety, dizziness, neck and back stiffness, spasms of jaw and neck muscles, convulsions, seizures, breathing problems, liver failure, and death.
Special Precautions & Warnings:No one should take nux vomica, but certain people are especially at risk for toxic side effects. These side effects are especially dangerous if you have any of the following conditions:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking nux vomica can harm both mother and child. Don't use it.
Liver disease: The strychnine in nux vomica can cause liver damage or make liver disease worse. Don't use it.
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