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Nux Vomica Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Nux Vomica
Glycemic Index / Load
Poison Nut, Nux Vomica
Botanical Name
Strychnos Nux Vomica, Pagiantha Dichotoma
Hindi Name
Bailewa, Chibbinge, Kajara
Chinese Name
Ma Qian Zi, Ma Qian
Homeopathic Name
Nux Vomica   -   Mother Tincture

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Nux Vomica Cures


Action of Nux Vomica

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Nutrients in Nux Vomica

Taste of
Nux Vomica

Nature of
Nux Vomica


Parts Used

Dried Ripe Seeds, Wood, Leaf, Bark, Roots,

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Nux Vomica

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
High dosage may lead to toxicity. Do not take for more than a week. It may cause severe side effects like:
Liver Problems
Breathing Issues
Stiff neck and back
even death

Do avoid consuming it if suffering with such diseases like:
Liver Diseases
Heat Exhaustion
Kidney Diseases
High Blood Pressure
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Nux Vomica is a tree.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in tropical, subtropical climates.
It grows up to 12 M.
Best used for Indigestion.

The Homeopathic remedy , Nux Vomica is best used to treat :
Tobacco Addiction
Bad effects of Allopathic medications
Strangulated Umblical Harnia.

Note : Nux Vomica is not the remedy for just any type of Constipation. It is suitable for a particular type of Constipation where the stools are hard and small. The waist region is sensitive, the person is unable to wear a tight belt around his waist.

Nux Vomica is a suitable herb for:
People who are always on the run, live a busy life
Those who are exposed to continuous pressure of deadlines
People with Irregular sleeping habits
One who is living a Stressful life
Smokers and alcoholics
Frequent travelers

Such people are likely to be lean, thin and not satisfied with bowel movements.

In TCM :
Meridians Associated : Liver and Spleen.

Cancer Treatment : Useful in treating the following types of Cancer.
Uterine Cancer
Blood Cancer
Breast Cancer
Lungs Cancer


Common Names

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Materia Medica for Nux Vomica

Single Herb

Nux Vomica ( Jahar ) for Wounds

Apply the leaf poultice on sloughing wounds to speed up the healing process.

Nux Vomica ( Jahar ) for Ulcers

Grind some leaves of Nux Vomica ( Jahar ) and apply externally.
Queries on Nux Vomica
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Raghu ( India )
14 Jul 2016
We can use nux vomica as anti convulsant drug?
15 Jul 2016
Yes, Nux Vomica has shown positive results in people suffering from Epilepsy but it not much positive results on Convulsions. However, the best herbs which are super effective in treating Convulsions are: Stramonium and Sodium Sulphate
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Chirag Hariya ( India )
14 Aug 2016
My dad is having kharwaja and I am looking for herbal medicine name like zeher kochla..
Pls help me
26 Aug 2016
Please make sure, you have entered the correct spellings of the herb you are looking for. Write us back, if you have any other information about this herb.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Dr. Ali
27 Oct 2017
It is Nux Vomica only.
Zaher means poison
Kuchla is urdu name of Nux Vomica
It is also called as poison seeds.. .
Akhilesh ( Uttarakhand )
30 Aug 2016
Can we kuchla used for permanent hair loss..??
Plz suggested procedure.
02 Sep 2016
Akhilesh ... For Hair loss, take the following herbs --- Land Caltrops ( Gokhuru ) : Buy capsule and take 1 every day for 1 month.
2. Keep taking Aamla Juice.
3. Take some Castor oil and Coconut oil and massage your scalp, leave it over night. Wash your hair in the morning.
Yoga asans that are really effective are.. 1. Rub your finger nails against each other for 10 min.
2. Do Bhstrika asan daily for 2 months. Continue the formulas at least for 2 to 3 months
Md raffiq ( Tamilnadu )
21 Dec 2016
Hello sir iam suffering form indigestion past 3 year can't eat food. Stomach pain with gastric problem shall i take nux vomica please tell me. Dosage and any other medicine please tell me
22 Dec 2016
Follow the protocol given on the page : http://herbpathy.com/The-Genesis-Vid48 I call it the GLJ protocol. Green Leaf Juice.
Tanuj ( India )
17 Apr 2017
Can kuchla is helpful in Parkinson's disease?
26 Apr 2017
Please share the symptoms in detail, do not try the herb on your own.
Share the mental, emotional and all the physical symptoms first.
Explain the problem in detail along with the age, gender and since when the person is suffering from the disease, etc.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Jenny kelly ( USA/INDIANA )
12 May 2017
What is the best herb for chronic pain?
22 May 2017
Chronic Pain as in where ?
Which body part of yours s suffering from chronic pain ?
You need to write again to us and mention all the symptoms that you are suffering from. A detailed description of your problem in required for an absolute cure Jenny.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
P. V. Dubey ( India / Maharashtra )
18 Jun 2017
What is the for external piles, specially to remove the lump occurred.
14 Jul 2017
You suffer from Piles right ?
Why don't you try radish juice for that? Have 30 ml Radish juice, every day for 3 days in a week for 3 consecutive weeks.
Avi ( Uttar Pradesh )
13 Nov 2017
For quitting tobacco and alchohol, I take SBL nux vomica Q two times a day and also quercus robur in tablet form. How long I have to take the medicine and here it is written that nux vomica is dangerous if we take it long.so please tell how to use these medicine.thanks
Faisal Mir ( Pakistan )
02 Jan 2019
can nux vomica use in fiscal palsay?My father is facing 11 month fiscal palsay.any advice please.
22 Jan 2019

I am suffering from indigestion , reverse peristlysis and
'my les does not fub=nction properly
pls advise if I can use nux vom for it and the potency and dosage
Saurabh ( India uttar Pradesh )
13 May 2020
can i take nux vomica in low blood pressure??
please tell me the dose how much we take nux vomica in low BP.
Janina Vincent ( United Kingdom )
13 Apr 2021
What can be used for extreme anger please
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