Nux Vomica

(Nux-v. or poison nut)

Pattern of symptoms: sensitivity to cold and draughts, right-sided symptoms, workaholic, demanding and irritable; symptoms get worse after overeating or drinking, in morning and in winter but get better with heat and rest.

Common uses: nausea and vomiting, morning sickness, colic, abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea, piles, colds, coughs and flu, stiff, aching muscles, joint pains, cramp, fainting, hangovers, headaches, labour pains, painful menses, cystitis, nosebleeds, palpitations, insomnia, dizziness.