Nux Moschata in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Nux moschata?

The most common application is the homeopathic remedy Nux moschata against inflammationabscesses and suppuration. Furthermore, typical nutmeg patients suffer from flatulence, colic, diarrhea or indigestion.

When there is complete lack of thirst, the mucous membranes, skin, mouth and throat are dry; the menses are irregular and painful. Excessive sleepiness and a tendency to faint are striking.

Leading symptoms

  • Bloated stomach
  • daytime sleepiness
  • confusion
  • forgetfulness
  • Tendency to fainting
  • Dry eyes, mouth, tongue, skin
  • Persistent constipation
  • Stomach pain during or immediately after eating
  • Summer diarrhea triggered by cold drinks

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Nux moschata?

In homeopathy, nutmeg is known as a “hysterical old woman’s remedy”. The patients’ demeanor is corresponding: They are dreamy, clairvoyant and tend to laugh at everything. Severe mood swings result in rapid alternation of laughter and crying. Nux moschata often thinks it has two heads or consists of two different people watching each other. In everyday life she appears dazed and experiences her surroundings as changed; the saliva appears to be of cotton wool. Even children develop spasms and hysterical suffering.


Nux moschata is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or worsened by the following modalities:


  • warmth


  • cold
  • wetness
  • before and during the period

What are typical uses for Nux moschata?

  • stomach cramps

Areas of application in detail

Gastrointestinal complaints

colicky abdominal cramps with strong formation of gas and painful flatulence. The abdomen is bloated, resulting in a strong feeling of pressure that radiates to the heart and can lead to anxiety. Patient has dry mouth but little thirst, disgusts food, and feels tired. Often alternating with constipation and diarrhea.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Dosage forms of Nux moschata

Nux moschata is already used in relatively low potencies; the most common doses are between D2 and D6.


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