(Purging Nut)


Used for treating cholera and diarrhea, with a focus on abdominal symptoms. Known for alleviating suppressed measles (H. Farrington).

Stomach: Characterized by hiccough followed by heavy vomiting, nausea and vomiting triggered by drinking, and a burning sensation in the throat. Causes severe thirst and frequent vomiting. Produces heat and burning in the stomach with cramp-like pains in the upper abdomen (gastritis).

Abdomen: The abdomen becomes distended and produces gurgling noises. Pain occurs in the hypochondria, liver region, and under the right scapula, spreading to the shoulder. There is a strong urge to urinate.

Stool: Causes sudden, profuse, watery stools resembling rice water. Diarrhea occurs with forced discharge and loud abdominal noises, along with coldness, cramps, nausea, and vomiting (cholera).

Extremities: Leads to cramps in muscles, especially in the calves, legs, and feet, and causes coldness throughout the body. There is pain in the ankles, feet, and toes, with sensitive heels.

Modalities: Improvement by placing hands in cold water.

Relationship: Comparable to Camph, Verat., Gamb., Crot-t., and Jatropha urens (sponge nettle) for edema and cardiac paresis.

Dose: Third to thirtieth potency.



Hiccough followed by heavy vomiting
Nausea and vomiting triggered by drinking
Burning sensation in the throat
Severe thirst
Frequent vomiting
Heat and burning in the stomach
Cramp-like pains in the upper abdomen (gastritis)

Distended with gurgling noises
Pain in the hypochondria
Pain in the liver region and under the right scapula, spreading to the shoulder
Strong urge to urinate

Sudden, profuse, watery stools resembling rice water
Diarrhea with forced discharge and loud abdominal noises
Associated coldness, cramps, nausea, and vomiting (cholera)

Cramps in muscles, especially in the calves, legs, and feet
Coldness throughout the body
Pain in the ankles, feet, and toes
Sensitive heels

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

Medicine images use for reference only selection of homeopathic medicine depends on the individual’s specific symptoms and overall constitution. Moreover, homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the individual as a whole. In addition to addressing the physical symptoms, it takes into account the emotional and mental state of the person. Consequently, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopathic practitioner for personalized treatment.
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