Latin Name

Strychnos nux-vomica

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Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has analgesic, stimulant and nourishing effect on nervous system hence used in neuromuscular disorders associated with pain, loss of function. It has digestive properties and relieves ache due to flatulence. In piles it helps relieving pain. It is also beneficial in the treatment of cough and pleuritis. It is popularly used in urinary incontinence where it helps restoring the strength of bladder muscles. It is also used in nocturnal diuresis (bed wetting) in children. It induces sweating and used in the treatment of fevers especially remittent and intermittent fevers. Note – Should always be used in purified form. When given in unpurified form or in large dosesinduces seizures.

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