The tree bears red berries the size of a tennis ball in a leather-like bowl with two to four bitter seeds each.
common nugget grows up to 25 meters in height and is native to the subtropical regions of India, Java, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, South Vietnam, Laos, Ceylon, China, Pakistan, West Africa and Australia along watercourses and dry forests. The trunk has a broad diameter and black-gray to yellowish-gray bark with light green, shiny branches.
The leaves are stalked and ovate, tapering to a point with a leather-like surface and small flowers in large umbels with a white corolla. The tree bears red berries the size of a tennis ball in a leather-like bowl with two to four bitter seeds each. They are hard and gray and open in damp weather and taste hot and bitter.Of the Strychnine tree prefers clayey to clayey sandy soils and belongs to the class of three-furrow pollen dicotyledonous (Rosopsida) and to the subclass of gentians (Gentianales). The Latin name is misleading as it is not a nut plant (nux). In addition, the seeds of vomiting rarely cause vomiting (vomica), but nausea, which is associated with vomiting.
The medicinal plant has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Alkaloids such as strychnine, brucine, secondary alkaloids, vomicin and bitter substances act as ingredients. Homeopathy uses Nux Vomica in supportive therapy for headaches, neuropathy, neurasthenia, dizziness, colds and menstrual disorders.
But also gout, rheumatic complaints, pancreatitis, liver dysfunction, flatulence, stomach cramps, heartburn and hemorrhoids are successfully treated with it. Further areas of application are ailments caused by food and drugs, cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, disorders of the liver-gallbladder system, fever, inflammation, irritability and moodiness. Nux Vomica is particularly recommended as a single homeopathic remedy in the field of autointoxication.
This is self-poisoning with disease value, which comes about through an unhealthy lifestyle and excessive consumption of individual foods (fat, sugar, stimulants, alcohol, nicotine). In these areas, the nugget acts as an "antidote". Stress and too little exercise also lead to over-acidification of the organism. To obtain the mother tincture for the homeopathic remedy, the seeds of the red peanut fruits are dried.
Nux Vomica is a guide for behavioral problems that can affect everyone regardless of age. Infants and young children are impatient, tearful, unbalanced, prone to overeating, cramps, indigestion and colic. Adults with this pathological picture are aggressive, prone to stress, unbalanced, constantly overtired, overstimulated and often suffer from insomnia. At the same time, they are overly ambitious, obsessed with success, and active with no concern for their environment.
These people are authoritarian, bad losers, impatient, depressed, and react badly to contradictions. The healing power of the common vomit is also ideal for people who believe they are on the losing side of life, who are constantly struggling with suppressed anger, work-related stress from superiors and colleagues and who react aggressively even to minor disturbances. The healing effect of the strychnine tree is suitable in the ENT area for severe colds and in infectology for flu-like infections.
In cardiology, the crow's eye works against high blood pressure, which is a common and difficult to treat clinical picture in adults. In addition to homeopathic medicines, pharmacies also sell Nux Vomica as a biological remedy under the trade names Biodolor and Gastricumeel. The medicine is used in the form of tablets, drops, ointments, drinking ampoules, suppositories and liquid dilution for injection. It is given intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, or orally.
Since the ingredients of the common vomit are highly toxic, you should refrain from using the medicinal plant on your own responsibility. Although the plant components are non-toxic to some animals such as hornbills and snails, humans suffer symptoms of intoxication such as restlessness, anxiety, twitching and convulsions, which can cause dyspnea and death by suffocation.
Leaves, bark and seeds contain the poisonous ingredient strychnine, which when used correctly and in low doses aids digestion, but overdosed can lead to symptoms of poisoning and paralysis of the autonomic and central nervous system. Alternative medicine uses the brown thaler in the form of tablets and globules under the Latin name Nux Vomica. Since the seeds of the vomit can cause nausea, homeopathy uses this remedy according to the principle of "cure same with same", especially in the area of gastrointestinal complaints.
In this potentised and refined form, the plant components are harmless, but highly effective and an all-rounder. Preferred potencies are C5, C9 and C15. It is possible to let the tablets or globules dissolve on the tongue or to pulverize them between two spoons and dilute them with water. As it is a homeopathic remedy, plastic spoons should be used as metal is counterproductive to the medicine. The recommended dosage is one to two tablets per day, one every hour for more severe symptoms.
Allocating five globules three times a day is sufficient. The dosage can also be increased in this case. The intake can be targeted and based on the occasion, for example at the moment when a stress-inducing experience affects the person concerned. Five globules correspond to one tablet. Homeopaths, doctors and pharmacists provide information about the optimal dosage. In conventional medicine, on the other hand, the nuke nut is only considered to have a minor therapeutic effect, which is why it is only used extremely rarely in this area.
Contraindications are a known hypersensitivity to the ingredients as well as pregnancy, breastfeeding and children and adolescents, as there is insufficient scientific knowledge in this area.