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Does nux vomica work?

Nux vomica is commonly used as a natural remedy for many different symptoms and disorders. It comes from an evergreen tree by the same name, which is native to China, East India, Thailand, and Australia. The raw seeds are nicknamed “poison nut” because of their toxic nature. They must be treated before they are consumed to make them safe. Nux vomica that is used as a supplement can be purchased in a pill or powder form.

Nux vomica can affect the nervous system, and is most often used to treat conditions that are acute, or develop rapidly and have a short course. It is sometimes used to treat erectile dysfunction and infertility in men, though actual scientific studies have not yet proven its effectiveness.

Nux vomica is used to treat many different conditions. These include:

digestive problems such as constipation, bloating, heartburn, and nausea
male infertility and impotence
colds and flus, particularly in the early stages of the virus
allergies
back pain
irritability, impatience, and high sensitivity to stimuli, caused by stress or mental strain
headaches and migraines symptoms such as a sore scalp, frontal pain, light sensitivity, or stomach problems
hangovers
menstrual problems
insomnia
At this time, there isn’t much scientific evidence that nux vomica effectively treats these symptoms and conditions. Talk to your doctor before you start using nux vomica. They may recommend other medications to treat your condition or symptoms, or may know of other, more effective homeopathic remedies to try first.