symptoms Stiffness and pain in joints, aggravated by damp.
Symptoms better For warmth; for movement. Symptoms worse For cold; for damp; for extremes of temperature; for inactivity.
The poison-nut tree was brought to Europe from southeast Asia in the 15 th century. Strychnine, the toxic alkaloid from its seeds, was famous as a poison before 17th-century physicians discovered its stimulating effect on the digestive and nervous systems. Small doses can be diuretic, stimulate the appetite, and aid digestion, but excessive amounts can be fatal. Nux vomica was proved by Hahnemann in 1805.
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