Materia Medica Illuminated
(Strychnos) Nux vomica
William Boericke described Nux vomica as “the greatest of polychrests, because the bulk of its symptoms correspond in similarity with those of the commonest and most frequent of diseases.”
One of the earliest substances introduced to the homeopathic materia medica, we find Hahnemann listing 308 pathogenic symptoms of Nux vomica among the 27 medicinal substances described in his first collection of Prüfungen (“provings”), his1805 ‘Fragmenta de viribus medicamentorum positivis sive in sano corpore humano observatis’
We’ll embark on an in-depth study of (Strychos) Nux vomica, investigating its use in both acute and chronic homeopathic cases, in this next installment of Materia Medica Illuminated, while simultaneously cultivating effective approaches to materia medica study in general.
a 2-hour online continuing education offering from the Academy for Homeopathic Studies, with Will Taylor, MD.
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