Nux Vomica for When Too Much of a Good Thing Goes Wrong


Life is all about balance, but that’s easier said than done! Once the holidays roll around, it’s natural to let loose and indulge. Those who work hard and play even harder know full well about the unpleasant consequences that can follow. This is where the popular homeopathic medicine Nux vomica can come in handy for when too much is just too much.

Nux Vomica Preparations

Homeopathic Nux vomica is made from the seeds of the Strychnine tree (Strychnos nux-vomica), which is native to Southeast Asia, particularly India. The raw seeds contain a toxic amount of strychnine alkaloids that have therapeutic action at certain, lower doses. To prevent lethal effects, ancient Chinese and Indian healers would process the seeds before using medicinally in the treatment of nervous, cardiovascular, and digestive system disorders. The seed's bitter taste also made them useful as a stimulant to improve digestion and appetite.

A Medicine Cabinet Mainstay

Homeopathic Nux vomica is prepared in a safe, microdosed form and continues to be a useful medicine for gastrointestinal issues. It relieves nausea and cramps from indigestion, especially after excessive eating of spicy food or drinking coffee or alcohol.* There are several homeopathic medicines for indigestion, and Nux vomica works best for people that are easily irritable, have a sedentary life, and tend to eat too fast and too much.

You will find Nux vomica as an active ingredient in Acidil where it relieves heartburn from excessive eating and drinking, and in HemCalm Tablets for painful hemmorhoids associated with overeating and sedentary lifestyles.*

Interested in learning more about the homeopathic uses of Boiron Nux vomica? Watch this video featuring pharmacist Gary Kracoff, NMD, RPh.

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*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

Comments (2)

Darlene L Ashleysays:

I very successfully use nux vomica for gerd issues, but one thing is very annoying — printed in large letters on the packaging it says FOR HANGOVERS, or something like that. When I make my purchase, I don’t want people/cashiers to see FOR HANGOVERS in large print, thinking that I’m someone who drinks, because I don’t. Wish you would consider removing that wording on the 3-pack.


Hi Darlene, thanks for this feedback. I’ve passed it along to our product team for consideration on future packaging.

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