Strychnine tree or Nux Vomica in homeopathy: botanical characteristics, properties and what the extracts are for. Advice for use and warnings.
Its botanical name isStrychnos nux-vomica, also callednux vomicaor strychnine tree. It is widely used inhomeopathyfor the properties of its extracts, however in nature it is better to stay away from it. Just think that the nameNux vomicahas Latin derivation and meanswalnut that causes vomiting.
The common name "strychnine tree"Is linked to the abundant presence of this toxic compound in its fruits.
Strychnine tree or Nux Vomica: plant and characteristics
The tree ofstrychnineit has orange berries, similar to small oranges but the entire pulp is white and has disc-shaped seeds. The seeds of nux vomicathey are characterized by a gray color and completely covered by a silky down.
This plantbelongs to the Loganiacee family, it is native to India and Southeast Asia. The higher concentration ofstrychnineit is present in fruits and seeds.
Stricninca is a toxic substance used as a poison for small rodents, birds or as a broad spectrum agricultural pesticide. The use of strychnine as a poison is allowed in many countries, where it can also be used to kill foxes, martens and other wild animals that can undermine the stability of a farm in the countryside.
Therenux vomicais counted amongpoisonous plantseven for us humans, just think that a dose of 30 mg of strychnine can be fatal, even if studies see an average lethal dose of 1 mg per kg with death due to respiratory block. Breathing dust containing strychnine is also harmful, as has been observed the absorption of this substance through the skin.
It is a big onetreebushy that can be easily cultivated even in Italy. Despite the presence of strychnine, this plant is appreciated for the preparation of various products used in homeopathy.
Strychnine tree or Strychnos nux vomica: properties
Come on seedsthe popular is being preparedhomeopathic remedy Nux vomica. Paradoxically, inhomeopathythe chemical components that at high concentrations can be toxic are exploited, such as the aforementioned strychnine and brucine. Brucine is an alkaloid very similar to strychnine.
Theproperties of nux vomica in homeopathyare proposed to cure a good number of ailments, even in children. We fromIdeeGreen.itas always we advise against usinghomeopathic remedies do it yourselfand especially without the supervision of an expert or your trusted doctor.
Extracts of the strychnine tree or Nux vomica: what is it for
Inhomeopathy, this remedy is used to treat insomnia, urinary retention, hypertension, fatigue ... it acts mainly on the nervous system (central and peripheral), exerting an impact on the digestive, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, urinary, respiratory and genital systems.
It is one of thehomeopathic remediesolder and used for practically any ailment: headache, dizziness, headache, irregular menstruation, inflammation, sciatica, rheumatism pain, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, stuffy nose, cystitis ... In reality, experts inhomeopathyrecommend thenux vomicato subjects who tend to somatize a malaise, to people who are particularly irritable and sensitive to worries, stress and who do not tolerate hectic pace of life. It can also be used in OCD sufferers.
This arises because strychnine and brucine act and function as sensory suppressors. For the same reason, thenux vomicainhomeopathyit is also used to relieve nicotine withdrawal in those trying to quit smoking, as an aid to those who want to stop alcohol or drug abuse. In case of an addiction (alcohol or a drug) it is important to remember that this homeopathic remedy cannot replace a rehabilitation process with psychotherapy.
In the photo above, the flat seeds ofstrychnine tree.