Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Homoeopathy – Nux Vomica


Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. It is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss homoeopathy – nux vomica effects women with PMS.

I. Definition
Nux vomica is a tree with a short, crooked, thick trunk and the root very bitter. It contains contains the alkaloids, strychnine, brucine and other chemical compounds

II. How homoeopathy – nux vomica effects women with PMS.

1. Brucine
Brucine in the nux vomice helps to regulate the blood pressure, thereby increasing the function of circulatory function in oxygen transportation resulting in lessening the risk of energy deficiency causing symptoms of fatigue, tiredness and lost of concentration.

2. Strychnine
The chemical compound alkaloid strychnine is a digestive enhancer, it helps to stimulate the function of digestive system in the gastro-intestinal tract, increase appetite and also has a effect in increase large intestine in moving stool thus decreasing the risk of constipation.

3. Alkaloids
Nux comica contains high amount of alkaloid which has a effects in lessening the pain in the body, thereby, helping to reducing premenstrual abdominal pain and cramps for some women with PMS.

4. Sedative
It also has an effect in calming the nervous system in treating irritable, nervous system, hypersensitive and over impressionable, thereby decreasing the nervous symptoms for women with premenstrual syndrome.

5. Zinc
The trace minerals zinc in nux vomica helps to increase the function of linoleic acid conversion to GLA resulting in lessening the risk of over production of PGE2 causing over active uterus muscle , menstrual cramps and breast tenderness.

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