nux vomica


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nux vom·i·ca

 (nŭks vŏm′ĭ-kə)
n.
1. A tree (Strychnos nux-vomica) native to South and Southeast Asia, having poisonous seeds that are a source of the alkaloids strychnine and brucine.
2. The seeds of this tree or a preparation or extract made from them.

[Medieval Latin : Latin nux, nut + Medieval Latin vomica, feminine of vomicus, emetic (from Latin vomere, to vomit; see wemə- in Indo-European roots).]
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nux vomica

(ˈnʌks ˈvɒmɪkə)
n
1. (Plants) an Indian spiny loganiaceous tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, with orange-red berries containing poisonous seeds
2. (Plants) any of the seeds of this tree, which contain strychnine and other poisonous alkaloids
3. (Pharmacology) a medicine manufactured from the seeds of this tree, formerly used as a heart stimulant
[C16: from Medieval Latin: vomiting nut]
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nux vom•i•ca

(ˈnʌks ˈvɒm ɪ kə)
n.
1. the poisonous seed of the orangelike fruit of an East Indian tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, of the logania family, containing strychnine.
2. the tree itself.
[1570–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nux vomica - a medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic treenux vomica - a medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree; contains strychnine and brucine; formerly used as a stimulant
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
strychnine - an alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica; formerly used as a stimulant
brucine - a bitter alkaloid poison resembling strychnine and extracted from nux vomica
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Few examples of products that could be subject to FDA's enforcement approach are children's and infant products that are labelled to comprise ingredients related to potentially significant concerns associated with safety, for instance nux vomica and belladonna; as well as products that are being marketed for serious maladies such as heart diseases and cancer.
Besides, many plants, like nux vomica, are very different in the two works, given that they referred to two regions of different climes over a thousand miles apart.
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A simple homeopathic remedy is a dose of Nux Vomica 15c or 30x as soon as you feel the symptoms or simply take after eating at a restaurant where you expect to experience this.
Infant and children's products labeled to contain ingredients associated with potentially significant safety concerns, such as belladonna and nux vomica
Jiang, "Simultaneous determination of strychnine, brucine, strychnine N-oxide and brucine N-oxide in crude and fermented nux vomica by CZE with ephedrine hydrochloride as an internal standard," Chromatographia, vol.
Strychnos nux vomica [6,9]--The plant grows widely in India.
"I also take homeopathic remedies Arsenicum album for stomach upsets, and Nux vomica for indigestion and hangovers.
An example would be when I had to use a remedy called nux-v (nux vomica) or poison nut to help heal a colicky horse.