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Nux Vomica Women Are Rare, But They Are There!

Nux Vomica Women Are Rare, But They Are There!
Kavita R. Chandak
Written by Kavita R. Chandak

Dr. Kavita Chandak presents a case of poly cystic ovaries in a woman of twenty. Irritability, censorious, fastidious and protracted menses were among the symptoms leading to Nux vomica as the simillimum.


This is the case of a 20 year old girl suffering from PCOD. She benefited from a homeopathic remedy prescribed on her constitution and miasmatic background.


There are many disorders that may impact the ability for a woman to ovulate normally. One of the most common is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This disease is very common in girls between the ages of 14-16 years.

The associated symptoms are

Weight gain, pimples, hair growth on face and irregular menses. PCOS is one of the major causes of infertility. It causes hormonal imbalance in female hormones and hence the level of male hormone increases in the female body. Ovulation gets disturbed which causes irregular menses, scanty or profuse flow and infertility.

Let us discuss a case first…


A woman of 20 visited me in November 2017 for PCOS.  She had profuse, long lasting painful menses with frequent contractions in uterus. Sometimes menses appear only in 15-16 days. She suffered vaginal discharge for a long period after menses.

Her mother said – ‘She does not like to mix or talk with everyone. She spends her time more with her laptop, playing games or watching movies and making her room. She cannot rest till things are in their proper place. Nobody can touch her belongings without her permission. She is self-willed and cannot endure the slightest contradiction. She wakes late in the morning and then sits up in the toilet for a long time. She has unsatisfied stool and sometimes has to go 2-3 times in morning. She cannot adjust to a relative’s place as she wants everything as per her comfort. She loves branded clothes, perfumes and watches. She gets offended easily. She blames others easily but never accepts her mistakes. She cannot say she’s sorry. She loves perfectly prepared food with very tempting fragrances. She suffers from cold frequently; she is sensitive to cold weather.’

Finding:  Poly Cystic Ovaries

Rubrics considered were:

Prescription- Nux Vomica 200 one aqua dose prescribed  on 5th November, 2017 as per her present symptomatology followed by sac lac for 30 days.

Comments on selection of remedy

In this case Nux vom was not selected just because it stood first in repertorization. The base of selection was her behaviour as well as the complaint of leucorrhoea for a long time after menses.  Here I considered the mental and physical totality and selected Nux Vomica as her constitutional remedy.

Miasmatic background– Usually PCOD falls under the sycotic miasm but may differ as per individual diathesis. Nux Vomica is a multimiasmatic remedy covering all the miasms.

( Read Nux vomica materia medica )

Follow ups

December 2017 – Menses appeared in the span of 20 days; painful and followed by leucorrhoea; temperament was same.

Nux Vomica 200 one aqua dose given.

January 2018 – Menses appeared in span of 28 days but again painful and followed by leucorrhoea. Temperament a little better. Sac lac prescribed.

February 2018- Menses appeared in span of 28 days; no complaint of pain and no leucorrhoea was there after menses.  Placebo given.

On 12th march 2018 she suffered extreme pain in lower abdomen with profuse vaginal discharge,  hence  an ultra sound suggested.

Report shows:

This is the result in just 5 months with Homeopathic treatment!

About Nux Vomica:  There is a myth that it is just a male remedy same as about Pulsatilla and Sepia being female remedies. We must think out of the box now. Every remedy in homeopathy and especially polychrest remedies cover all the genders as they have impact on all organs of the body including the mind.

Nux women are rare, but they do exist.   Most Nux womens become careerists, and excel in their chosen fields. The Nux woman is decidedly more masculine than most, and has little time for frivolities like gossiping and reading women’s magazines. Like the Nux man, she is usually very concerned with establishing her power-base. Those Nux women who do not have a career often become bitter and frustrated, and turn their attention to manipulating whatever power they can from their associates and family.

Nux people of both sexes are born to lead, and do not do well when they are denied the chance. The Nux woman may become angry when criticised, but her anger is not mixed with fear, and like her male counterpart, she will either ignore her opponent, or crush him. Nux women have extreme determination!

Any remedy covering the totality of symptoms thoroughly can be prescribed! It is said that a homeopath must know his patient physically, mentally, emotionally, functionally, spiritually as well socially. When all the dimensions of a patient are covered the well selected remedy may help any disorder.

About the author

Kavita R. Chandak

Kavita R. Chandak

Prof. Dr. Kavita R. Chandak (BHMS, PGNIH, PG(HOM) London, MD [HOM] PHD(France), Prof. Repertory, P.D. Jain HMC. She is an international speaker and trainer in homeopathy. Dr. Chandak is advisory board member at Turkey clinical journal and Board of Directors, Afghanistan Homeopathic Association. She has presented research papers in India and at international conferencess. Her book Health vs Disease was released in America and is available on Amazon as kindle. Dr. Chandak runs two clinics at Nagpur and a web clinic for the last 19 yrs. Her speciality areas are psychiatry, autism, infertility, allergies and cancer. She is the Director of the Padmaja Welfare Foundation NGO working for health awareness in society. Her articles has been published in various magazines, including Homeopathy 4 Everyone, Homeo Horizon Journal, CleverH magzine and Heritage Magazine. Her name is in the Golden Book Of World Records for homeopathy She has participated in 700 talk shows for non medicos with the theme” Prevention is better than Cure.” For more information, visit her website:

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