Nux Vomica

About Hahnemann’s Remedies

The following remedy listed below is one of the most commonly selected by the animal’s I work with, including my own, as their constitutional remedy to help them heal. To provide some perspective, there are over 1,000 remedies available as a result of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s amazing contribution to us all. This is one of the main ones which keeps coming up for use with the animals. I have, therefore, provided the profile of this remedy for the pet owner to understand what each is “solving”, working on in the body from an animal’s perspective. Not every symptom may be apparent in your animal, but a lot of them most likely are. Your animal’s subconscious directs the remedy required, the strength, and the dose via muscle testing. This is how I come up with the suggested remedy. Dowsing confirms this, as well as the animal themselves.

Remedy Profile

The reference I am using is Boericke’ New Manual of Homeopathic Matera Medica with Repertory by William Boericke. Therefore, I have gone through the remedies profile and pulled out what I think is pertinent to the pet owner in relation to what they may be witnessing in their animal. The italicized words in blue are symptoms I have witnessed in the animals in addition to Boericke’s profile.

About Self-Selection

The animals know. Whenever I am offering a remedy to an animal, and this includes via their pet owner, I always ask them first, do we have the right remedy to help you? They will let you know. They are very clear. Teeth clenching; leaving the room, going under the bed, hiding, means no! Check again. It is of utmost importance to engage the animal in their own healing. They, without a doubt, know what they need. They just need a facilitator, someone to work with them, not dictate. Dictating will not heal anything from my experience, just “muddy the healing journey” so to speak. Once the animals know you are truly listening, their direction heightens, and I am sure their healing ramps up mapping this new-found mutual respect too. Last night my Flat Coat Retriever, came and told me she needed a dose of Rhus Tox. After I asked her a few questions, and she consented to the remedy once prepared, I received a lick to say thank you, and off she went to bed. Before this though she was literally following me at my heels. So, the animals are very clear when they know you are listening.

NUX-V | Nux Vomica | Poison Nut

MAIN ATTRIBUTES | Acts as a balancer of the system, where too much of anything has upset the body, causing it to expel the unwanted; counters chronic effects.

ABMS Observation | Acute poisoning with a lot of vomiting and / or diarrhea. Not able to hold bladder or bowels. Where the body is trying to rid itself of substances which are not good for it. Used for acute and chronic conditions I am finding.

Symptoms may be presented as:
Mind | Irritable. Does not want to be touched.
Head | Frontal headache with desire to press against something. Congestion. Vertigo.
Eyes | Photophobia; eyes running clear tears.
Ears | Itchy; loud sounds painful.
Nose | Congested, especially at night.
Mouth | Bloody saliva; first half of tongue clean, posterior covered with deep fur; white, yellow cracked edges. Gums swollen, white and bleeding.
Stomach | Nausea after eating. Nausea and vomiting with much retching. May want to eat but cannot. Wants to vomit but cannot. Nausea in the morning before eating.
Abdomen | Colic.
Rectum | Constipation with frequent urging; looks as if only half expelled; Small quantities each attempt. Diarrhea.
Urinary | Irritable bladder.
Respiratory | Cough, as if something loose in chest. Shallow breathing. Tight, dry, hacking cough.
Back | Lumbar region sore. Burning in spine 3 am to 4 am. Sitting is painful. Must sit up to switch sides to lie on.
Extremities | Cracking in knee joints during motion. Drags feet when walking. Sensation of sudden loss in arms and legs in morning.
Sleep | Cannot sleep after 3 am. Dreams full of movement.**
Skin | Body burning hot, especially the face; skin red and blotchy
Modalities | Worse morning, after eating, dry weather, cold. Better – with nap, in evening, damp, wet, weather.


I am not a trained homeopath. Everything I have learned is from my homeopathic vet, and my own animals. I have been using homeopathy personally for over 15 years now. And I have hired many different practitioners for my own animals, observing what works and what does not. I have to say – nothing so far compares to muscle testing the being’s system to find out about what the being needs. All remedies may be purchased at local health food stores.

Profound gratitude, to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, for founding the remedies, to the humans who participated in the remedy’s findings, and to our wondrous Planet, Gaia, for all her healing gifts.