Poison alert — Don’t take the homeopathic remedy strychninum


Assalaamu alykum .  

Below are some information in regard of strychnine poisoning.

After suffering for a looong time from increasing arthritis and recently sever gouty arthritis i looked for doctors to help me, blood tests( which are very unreliable by the way), etc, without avail.

As most allopathic medicines are toxic and have severe side effects which throw me down to the ground  every time , i looked for some natural help.

So we went to a homeopathic doctor we k now for many years,. So he prescribed strychninum….

I was told to take it for my muscle spasm, gouty attacks and rheumatic pains , which i told him i believed to be due to cronic low potassium and high salt intake as i went to unani treatment for some years and majority of herbal stomach preparations( which i had to take on a daily basis and my kids),  and majority of cold and cough remedies as well are “loaded” with salt and Licorice , which on the other hand deplete the potassium ratio and thus cause uric acid crystallization accumulation in joints and high blood pressure spikes, kidney weakness, collapse, panic, severe palpitations,cramps ….. Its a painful truth i found out after having almost daily problems associated with low potassium/magnesium

Still , even seeing the low potassium level of mine and my superstition that i suffer from a adrenal fatique ,  the homeopathic doctor said its all fine and its a stomach problem…

 

After taking the advised medicine i began having shivers, severe cramps and unbearable pains in my affected hand and arm up to my shoulder, increased muscle weakness, panic, gouty swellings and pains, breathing problems, etc..

 

My husband told him about it but he just replied to give it some time and it will take care over all the gout problems and arthritis …TO tell the Truth, it did not help but made me scream and roll over the floor clutching my hand and arm in pain,  not able to move and relieving the pain  , but with  an NASID, which on the other hand brought back the sever palpitations, vertigo, etc..

 

So today me and my husband di some research what i have been actually told to take . I looked to increase my potassium and magnesium levels and thus tried the Biomag from Lehning and ended up with an additional LEAD POISONING as the mentioned medicine contains LEAD in high amounts!!!

So right now I try to get rid of the accumulated strychninum and LEAD from those “Pure effective and gentle homeopathic remedies!!!

 

Note Nux vomica is the Stryninum in Homeopathic medicine and sometimes used in unani medicines as well.

 

Common names

  • Nux Vomica
  • Strychnine
  • Strychnine Tree

The strychnine is an evergreen tree indigenous to the tropical and sub-tropical climatic regions and grows in abundance in southeastern Asia and Australia. The strychnine is basically a poisonous tree that grows up to a height of 50 feet or 15 meters. The tree often has a broad twisted trunk and bears oval shaped glossy leaves that are three-and-a-half inch long. The leaves are deeply veined and found in opposite pairs. Strychnine bears tubular shaped white and greenish flowers that grow in bunches at the end of the boughs. The fruits of strychnine are fleshy and orange or yellow colored berries that are one-and-a-half inch in diameter. Each of the berries encloses five to eight disc shaped seeds that produce a venomous substance known as strychnine. The substance is so bitter that it retains its undesirable taste even after being diluted with 400,000 parts of water!

History has it that when the legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra made up her mind to commit suicide, the brutal sovereign utilized her slaves as guinea pigs to experiment the consequences of the different lethal plants on humans. It is said that belladonna, henbane and even the strychnine seeds were among the venomous plant sources Cleopatra experimented with. However, the queen did not choose strychnine as the poison to end her life, perhaps because this plant brings a violent death that is preceded with vicious convulsions and distortion of the face owing to the acute agony caused by strychnine poisoning. What is horrendous is that strychnine poisoning leads to violent seizures and spasms even while the people retain their consciousness. Worse still, strychnine poisoning leads the body to bend almost twice making both the head and the feet of the victim touch the ground simultaneously. Whatever may be the reason, the haughty Egyptian queen, renowned for her startling beauty and authority over men, did not choose any of the plant poisons to end her life. Instead, she preferred the asp, a small poisonous snake belonging to the viper family, to commit suicide.

Interestingly, strychnine possesses two diverse properties. It acts as a stimulating agent, and on the other hand, it is also an agent causing convulsions or violent hysterical spasms and the poison acts straight away. People discovered the fatal properties of strychnine in ancient times and made use of the seed to poison their arrow heads. Later, Europeans imported the fatal strychnine seeds from India in the 15th century to eliminate the increasing rodent populace. More recently, in the 19th century many physicians added very small portions of strychnine to tonics as they supposed that the substance possessed invigorating properties and was able to influence the central nervous system.

Currently, physicians administer restricted measures of strychnine to enhance the activities of the muscles as well as a remedy for people suffering fromalcohol poisoning or to get rid of the toxicity caused by other depressant medicines. In addition, strychnine has been found to be effective in treating certain neurological disorders. Hence, physicians use mild doses of the substance to kindle particular centers in the nervous system. Today, physicians also use controlled doses of strychnine to treat acute constipationas the substance has been found to stimulate the intestinal movements. However, this is done very selectively and only in specific cases.

Parts used

Seeds.

Uses

Although the ingredients of strychnine tree or medical preparations from it are seldom used internally owing to their toxic nature, they are thought to be effectual stimulants for the nervous system, especially for the elderly people. In Chinese herbal medicine, the seeds of strychnine are eaten to alleviate external pains. In addition, they are also considered to be useful in treating different types of tumors as well as allay paralysis such as Bell’s palsy or facial paralysis. Apart from being a useful herbal medicine, strychnine is also an important ingredient of homeopathic medication and is particularly recommended for digestive problems, feeling for cold as well as tetchiness.

Interestingly, the properties of Nux Vomica and the alkaloid strychnine are considerably alike. While powdered seeds of strychnine are used to treat atonic acid indigestion (dyspepsia), the tincture prepared with strychnine is frequently used in amalgams to invigorate the gastro-intestinal tract. Strychnine is bitter to taste, but aids in enhancing appetite by stimulating the contraction of the intestinal muscles. This action of strychnine makes it an effective remedy for chronic constipation. In such cases, it is frequently blended with cascara and other laxatives for better effects.

Strychnine is the main alkaloid element present in the trees’ seeds. The substance functions as an astringent or bitter and enhances the secretion of gastric juices and is quickly soaks up when it reaches the intestines. Once strychnine gets into the intestines, it exercises its distinguishing influences on the central nervous system. While the respiration is accelerated and deepened, the action of the heart is decelerated owing to the invigoration of the vagal (involving the tenth pair of cranial nerves called vagi) center. Significantly, administration of strychnine heightens the different senses such as smell, touch, hearing and vision and at the same time increases the bloodpressure by perking up the pulse. These actions of strychnine make it a valuable medication or tonic for the circulatory system during a cardiac failure.

Unless taken in very small and controlled doses, the action of strychnine is snowballing and the substance takes a very long time to be expelled from the body. Basically, strychnine undergoes a very sluggish excretion process. Strychnine is generally used by physicians as a stimulant for the gastric system and especially used in treating dyspepsia or acid indigestion. Looking at it, one will find that the most direct and appalling indication of strychnine poisoning is the vicious seizures and spasms owing to the instantaneous and concurrent spur of the sensory swelling of the spinal chord. The blood pressure rises alarmingly during these convulsions and this is beneficial in cases of persistent lead poisoning. Heavy doses of strychnine are administered to patients during cardiac failure as well as in cases of surgicalshocks. In such cases 1/10 grain of strychnine is administered to the patients through hypodermic (the tissue area below the skin) injections. Strychnine is also used by physicians to treat poisoning by chloroform or chloral.

It may be noted here that brucine is another substance whose actions are very much like that of strychnine. However, brucine is less poisonous than strychnine and it normally paralyzes or renders the minor motor nerves inactive. Dissimilarity between the two is that unlike in the case of strychnine poisoning, attacks by brucine does not lead to convulsions or uncontrolled fits and spasms. Brucine is used to treat intense feeling of itchiness and also as a local pain killer to alleviate irritation or swelling in the external ear.

When there is any instance of poisoning following the use of strychnine, one should immediately take an emetic to cause vomiting or use stomach pump. In addition, the patient must be given tannin or potassium permanganate to neutralize the action of strychnine. Simultaneously, the patient must be administered chloroform or heavy doses of chloral or bromide in order to restrain the vicious seizures and spasms.

Administering urethane, which is considered to be a remedy to strychnine poisoning, in heavy doses may also prove to be useful in such cases. Alternatively, amyl nitrate may also be administered to the patient to control the violent spasms owing to poisoning by strychnine. Three to five minims may be injected hypodermically if it is found that the patient is not respiring following strychnine poisoning.

Other medical uses

Habitat and cultivation

The strychnine tree is indigenous in southeastern Asia. The tree grows normally in the wild and is also commercially cultivated. The seeds of the tree, which has therapeutic value, are collected when ripe.

Research

During a clinical research conducted by Chinese scientists, a paste prepared with the seeds of the strychnine tree was applied on 15,000 patients suffering from Bell’s palsy. The study reported 80 per cent success.

Constituents

Strychnine tree contains 3% indole alkaloids (predominantly strychnine, with many others), loganin, chlorgenic acid, and fixed oil. Strychnine is a lethal poison, producing intense muscle spasms.

, severe cranmps in the affected arm  and hands that i ended up rolling and screaming in paibn on the floor. I had increasing Muscle spasm, difficulties breathing…. list goes on. I stopped taing it and the doc commented to give it some time it will teake care over my artistis, palpitations and panick attacks and gouts…

Needless to say Is topped it and did some research what that stuff he told me to take actually is.. below is a infromation. Stryuchninum i s as  hardcore poison.

I am not the same person ever since and have sever pains in my left side of the body, msucle weaknes, cramps, more swelling of my gouty joints…

In addition i did some research how to treat  gout, arthtrisi naturally. so i opted to try tyhe apple cider vinegar with somewhow positive reasults and opted to i ncrease my low magnesium with homepathic magnesium. called biomax fro nLehning.

Its has plenty of m,aghnesium but sadly i did not read the small pri nt that its loades with toxic lead. so while feeking the beniftyit of the magnesium I sadly got lead pisoning on top of it!

 

Thank you samule Hanema, a Jew an dthe hoempathic medicne.

 

I have to say that many, many homepathic medicne Do Not work at all and are polluted with hraam naajis , filtjh like dead and crushed spiders, bees, animal patrts, human prts, sheep brains, and most importan;ly   ALCOHOL!!!! I tried severaal thing  from a to Z  to help and cure me and my childrens pronblem s but lo id di now help and i am a real openm  minded person who tries out fist and does research too.

 

Never again.

 

 

Common names

  • Nux Vomica
  • Strychnine
  • Strychnine Tree

The strychnine is an evergreen tree indigenous to the tropical and sub-tropical climatic regions and grows in abundance in southeastern Asia and Australia. The strychnine is basically a poisonous tree that grows up to a height of 50 feet or 15 meters. The tree often has a broad twisted trunk and bears oval shaped glossy leaves that are three-and-a-half inch long. The leaves are deeply veined and found in opposite pairs. Strychnine bears tubular shaped white and greenish flowers that grow in bunches at the end of the boughs. The fruits of strychnine are fleshy and orange or yellow colored berries that are one-and-a-half inch in diameter. Each of the berries encloses five to eight disc shaped seeds that produce a venomous substance known as strychnine. The substance is so bitter that it retains its undesirable taste even after being diluted with 400,000 parts of water!

History has it that when the legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra made up her mind to commit suicide, the brutal sovereign utilized her slaves as guinea pigs to experiment the consequences of the different lethal plants on humans. It is said that belladonna, henbane and even the strychnine seeds were among the venomous plant sources Cleopatra experimented with. However, the queen did not choose strychnine as the poison to end her life, perhaps because this plant brings a violent death that is preceded with vicious convulsions and distortion of the face owing to the acute agony caused by strychnine poisoning. What is horrendous is that strychnine poisoning leads to violent seizures and spasms even while the people retain their consciousness. Worse still, strychnine poisoning leads the body to bend almost twice making both the head and the feet of the victim touch the ground simultaneously. Whatever may be the reason, the haughty Egyptian queen, renowned for her startling beauty and authority over men, did not choose any of the plant poisons to end her life. Instead, she preferred the asp, a small poisonous snake belonging to the viper family, to commit suicide.

Interestingly, strychnine possesses two diverse properties. It acts as a stimulating agent, and on the other hand, it is also an agent causing convulsions or violent hysterical spasms and the poison acts straight away. People discovered the fatal properties of strychnine in ancient times and made use of the seed to poison their arrow heads. Later, Europeans imported the fatal strychnine seeds from India in the 15th century to eliminate the increasing rodent populace. More recently, in the 19th century many physicians added very small portions of strychnine to tonics as they supposed that the substance possessed invigorating properties and was able to influence the central nervous system.

Currently, physicians administer restricted measures of strychnine to enhance the activities of the muscles as well as a remedy for people suffering fromalcohol poisoning or to get rid of the toxicity caused by other depressant medicines. In addition, strychnine has been found to be effective in treating certain neurological disorders. Hence, physicians use mild doses of the substance to kindle particular centers in the nervous system. Today, physicians also use controlled doses of strychnine to treat acute constipationas the substance has been found to stimulate the intestinal movements. However, this is done very selectively and only in specific cases.

Parts used

Seeds.

Uses

Although the ingredients of strychnine tree or medical preparations from it are seldom used internally owing to their toxic nature, they are thought to be effectual stimulants for the nervous system, especially for the elderly people. In Chinese herbal medicine, the seeds of strychnine are eaten to alleviate external pains. In addition, they are also considered to be useful in treating different types of tumors as well as allay paralysis such as Bell’s palsy or facial paralysis. Apart from being a useful herbal medicine, strychnine is also an important ingredient of homeopathic medication and is particularly recommended for digestive problems, feeling for cold as well as tetchiness.

Interestingly, the properties of Nux Vomica and the alkaloid strychnine are considerably alike. While powdered seeds of strychnine are used to treat atonic acid indigestion (dyspepsia), the tincture prepared with strychnine is frequently used in amalgams to invigorate the gastro-intestinal tract. Strychnine is bitter to taste, but aids in enhancing appetite by stimulating the contraction of the intestinal muscles. This action of strychnine makes it an effective remedy for chronic constipation. In such cases, it is frequently blended with cascara and other laxatives for better effects.

Strychnine is the main alkaloid element present in the trees’ seeds. The substance functions as an astringent or bitter and enhances the secretion of gastric juices and is quickly soaks up when it reaches the intestines. Once strychnine gets into the intestines, it exercises its distinguishing influences on the central nervous system. While the respiration is accelerated and deepened, the action of the heart is decelerated owing to the invigoration of the vagal (involving the tenth pair of cranial nerves called vagi) center. Significantly, administration of strychnine heightens the different senses such as smell, touch, hearing and vision and at the same time increases the bloodpressure by perking up the pulse. These actions of strychnine make it a valuable medication or tonic for the circulatory system during a cardiac failure.

Unless taken in very small and controlled doses, the action of strychnine is snowballing and the substance takes a very long time to be expelled from the body. Basically, strychnine undergoes a very sluggish excretion process. Strychnine is generally used by physicians as a stimulant for the gastric system and especially used in treating dyspepsia or acid indigestion. Looking at it, one will find that the most direct and appalling indication of strychnine poisoning is the vicious seizures and spasms owing to the instantaneous and concurrent spur of the sensory swelling of the spinal chord. The blood pressure rises alarmingly during these convulsions and this is beneficial in cases of persistent lead poisoning. Heavy doses of strychnine are administered to patients during cardiac failure as well as in cases of surgicalshocks. In such cases 1/10 grain of strychnine is administered to the patients through hypodermic (the tissue area below the skin) injections. Strychnine is also used by physicians to treat poisoning by chloroform or chloral.

It may be noted here that brucine is another substance whose actions are very much like that of strychnine. However, brucine is less poisonous than strychnine and it normally paralyzes or renders the minor motor nerves inactive. Dissimilarity between the two is that unlike in the case of strychnine poisoning, attacks by brucine does not lead to convulsions or uncontrolled fits and spasms. Brucine is used to treat intense feeling of itchiness and also as a local pain killer to alleviate irritation or swelling in the external ear.

When there is any instance of poisoning following the use of strychnine, one should immediately take an emetic to cause vomiting or use stomach pump. In addition, the patient must be given tannin or potassium permanganate to neutralize the action of strychnine. Simultaneously, the patient must be administered chloroform or heavy doses of chloral or bromide in order to restrain the vicious seizures and spasms.

Administering urethane, which is considered to be a remedy to strychnine poisoning, in heavy doses may also prove to be useful in such cases. Alternatively, amyl nitrate may also be administered to the patient to control the violent spasms owing to poisoning by strychnine. Three to five minims may be injected hypodermically if it is found that the patient is not respiring following strychnine poisoning.

Other medical uses

Habitat and cultivation

The strychnine tree is indigenous in southeastern Asia. The tree grows normally in the wild and is also commercially cultivated. The seeds of the tree, which has therapeutic value, are collected when ripe.

Research

During a clinical research conducted by Chinese scientists, a paste prepared with the seeds of the strychnine tree was applied on 15,000 patients suffering from Bell’s palsy. The study reported 80 per cent success.

Constituents

Strychnine tree contains 3% indole alkaloids (predominantly strychnine, with many others), loganin, chlorgenic acid, and fixed oil. Strychnine is a lethal poison, producing intense muscle spasms.

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