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Gelsemium Sempervirens

Yellow Jasmine, Gelsemium Sempiverens, Gels, Gelsemium

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Below are the strongest indications of Gelsemium Sempervirens based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

Centers its action upon the nervous system, causing various degree of Motor paralysis. General prostration. Dizziness, drowsiness, dullness, and trembling. Slow pulse, tired feeling, mental apathy. Paralysis of various groups of muscles about the eyes, throat, chest, larynx, sphincter, extremities, etc. Post-diphtheritic paralysis. Muscular weakness. Complete relaxation and prostration. Lack of muscular coordination. General depression from heat of sun. Sensitive to a falling barometer; cold and dampness brings on many complaints. Children fear falling, grab nurse or crib. Sluggish circulation. Nervous affections of cigar makers. Influenza. Measles. Pellagra.
BETTER, bending forward, by profuse urination, open air, continued motion, stimulants.
WORSE, damp weather, fog, before a thunderstorm, emotion, or excitement, Bad news, tobacco-smoking, when thinking of his ailments; at 10 A.m.
Compare: Ignatia (gastric affections of cigar makers); Baptisa; Ipecac.; Acon.; Bell.; Cimicif.; Manges. Phos ( Gelsemium Sempervirens contains some Magnes. phos.) Culex - (vertigo on blowing the nose with fullness of the ears.)
Antidotes: China; Coffea; Dig. Alcoholic stimulants relieve all complaints where Gelsemium Sempervirens. Is useful.
Tincture, to thirtieth attenuation; first to third most often used.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

expectoration; hawked up; bloody; water;
expectoration; mucous; bloody;

    MIND (click for more)

“Discernings are lethargied.” Apathy regarding his illness
Absolute lack of fear
Dullness, languor, listless
Bad effects from fright, fear, exciting news
Child starts and grasps the nurse, and screams as if afraid of falling ( Bor.)
Delirious on falling to sleep
Desire to be quiet, to be left alone
Emotional excitement, fear, etc., lead to bodily ailments
mind; aversions, dislikes; company;
mind; desires, wants; desire for light (see dark);
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; cowardice;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression;
mind; excitement; after bad news;
mind; excitement; ailments from emotional excitement;
mind; hysteria;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of public places;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity; appearing in public;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish;
mind; quiet, peace (or lack of); wants to be quiet;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; bad news;
Stage fright

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

vertigo, dizziness;
vertigo, dizziness; from head; at back of head (occiput);
vertigo, dizziness; while standing; with staggering;
vertigo, dizziness; with obscuring of vision;

    HEAD (click for more)

Pain in temple, extending into ear and wing of nose, chin
Vertigo, spreading from occiput
Delirious on falling asleep
DULL, heavy ache, with heaviness of eyelids; bruised sensation; better, compression and lying with head high
head; cerebral haemorrhage;
head; congestion (see pulsation);
head; congestion (see pulsation); during convulsions;
head; congestion (see pulsation); from suppressed period;
head; constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing);
head; constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); as if by string;
head; constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); like band or hoop;
head; heaviness (see pain; pressing);
head; heaviness (see pain; pressing); profuse urination;
head; movements of head; falling (see heaviness); unable to hold up head;
head; pain, headache;
head; pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from wine;
head; pain, headache; back of head (occiput);
head; pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forehead;
head; pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; to head;
head; pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; upward;
head; pain, headache; dull pain; back of head (occiput);
head; pain, headache; from certain movements; on moving head;
head; pain, headache; from emotions; nervous;
head; pain, headache; maddening; pains;
head; pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure;
head; pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; back of head (occiput);
head; pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; in brain;
head; pain, headache; urination; profuse;
head; pain, headache; with other pains; pain in nape of neck;
head; pain, headache; with other pains; pain in neck;
head; sensitive; brain;
Headache preceded by blindness; better, profuse urination
Headache, with muscular soreness of neck and shoulders
Heaviness of head; Band-feeling around and Occipital headache
Scalp sore to touch
Wants to have head raised on pillow.

    EYE (click for more)

Albuminuric retinitis
Bruised pain back of the orbits
Hysterical amblyopia.
Orbital neuralgia, with contraction and twitching of muscles
Serous inflammations
Corrects blurring and discomfort in eyes even after accurately adjusted glasses
Deep inflammations, with haziness of vitreous
Detached retina, glaucoma and descemetitis
Disturbed muscular apparatus
Double vision
eye; discoloration; redness; lids;
eye; heaviness; lids;
eye; lids; eyes closed; hard to keep open;
eye; lids; falling of lids;
eye; lids; hard to keep open;
eye; lids; opening eyes difficult;
eye; lids; opening eyes difficult;
eye; paralysis; lids; upper;
eye; paralysis; of muscles of eyeball;
eye; paralysis; optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis);
eye; photomania (must be in light);
eye; pupils; dilated;
One pupil dilated, the other contracted
Ptosis; EYELIDS heavy; patient can hardly open them
Vision blurred, smoky ( Cycl.; Phos.) Dim-sighted; pupils dilated and insensible to light

    VISION (click for more)

vision; accommodation, movement of eyeball; slow;
vision; blurred;
vision; confused vision;
vision; dim;
vision; dim; during vertigo, dizziness;
vision; double vision;
vision; foggy;
vision; objects seem distorted; objects seem distant;

    NOSE (click for more)

Acute coryza, with dull headache and fever.
Dryness of nasal fossae
Sneezing; fullness at root of nose
Swelling of turbinates
Watery, excoriating discharge

    FACE (click for more)

Hot, heavy, flushed, besotted-looking ( Bapt.; Op.) Neuralgia of face
Chin quivers
Dusky hue of face, with vertigo and dim vision
face; pain;
face; pain; profuse urination;
face; pain; wandering pain;
Facial muscles contracted, especially around the mouth
Lower jaw dropped.

    MOUTH (click for more)

mouth; numbness; tongue;
mouth; paralysis; tongue;
mouth; speech; difficult;
mouth; speech; difficult; heaviness of tongue;
mouth; speech; thick;
mouth; tongue; tongue feels thick;
Putrid taste and breath
Tongue numb, thick, coated, yellowish, Tremble, paralyzed.

    THROAT (click for more)

Tonsillitis; shooting pain into ears
Feeling of a lump in throat that cannot be swallowed
Pain from throat to ear.
Post-diphtheritic paralysis
Difficult swallowing, especially of warm food
Itching and tickling in soft palate and nasopharynx
Pain in sternocleidomastoid, back of parotid
Swallowing causes pain in ear ( Hep.; Nux.) Difficult swallowing
Throat feels rough, burning
throat; inflammation; larynx;
throat; larynx (voice box); spasm in vocal cords, stopping breathing;
Tonsils swollen

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

abdomen; bladder; paralysis;
abdomen; bladder; urination; frequent; with headache;
abdomen; stomach; hiccup; convulsive;
abdomen; stomach; without thirst;
abdomen; stomach; without thirst; during heat;
Hiccough; worse in the evening
Sensation of emptiness and weakness at the pit of the stomach, or of an oppression, like a heavy load.
Stomach; As a rule, the Gelsemium Sempervirens patient has no thirst

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; diarrhoea; from emotions; after a fright;
rectum; diarrhoea; from emotions; from exciting news;
rectum; diarrhoea; from emotions; on going into battle;
rectum; dysentery;

    STOOL (click for more)

Partial paralysis of rectum and sphincter.
Cream-colored (Calc.), Tea-green
Diarrhoea From emotional excitement, fright, bad news ( Phos-ac.) Stool painless or involuntary

    URINE (click for more)

Profuse, clear, watery, with chilliness and tremulousness
Partial paralysis of bladder; flow intermittent ( Clematis.) retention.
urine; clear as water;
urine; clear;
urine; colourless;
urine; copious;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Male; Spermatorrhoea, Without erections
Genitals cold and relaxed ( Phos-ac.) Scrotum continually sweating
Dysmenorrhoea, with scanty flow; menses retarded
Aphonia and sore throat during menses
False labor-pains; pains pass up back
Female; Rigid os ( Bell.) Vaginismus
genitals; female; miscarriage;
genitals; female; miscarriage; from excitement;
genitals; female; pain; labour pains; distressing;
genitals; female; pain; labour pains; spasmodic;
genitals; female; pain; labour pains; weak;
genitals; female; pain; labour-like;
genitals; female; pain; labour-like; extending to back and hips;
genitals; female; rigidity of neck of womb during labour;
Gonorrhoea, first stage; discharge scanty; tendency to corrode; little pain, but much heat; smarting at meatus.
Pain extends to back and hips
Sensation as if uterus were squeezed ( Cham.; Nux-v.; Ustilago.)

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Aphonia; acute bronchitis, respiration quickened, spasmodic affections of lungs and diaphragm.
Spasm of the glottis
Dry cough, with sore chest and fluent coryza
Oppression about chest
respiration; accelerated;
respiration; shrill grating sound;
Slowness of breathing, with great prostration

    CHEST (click for more)

Slow pulse ( Dig.; Kalm.; Apoc
Weak, slow pulse of old age.
CAN.) Palpitation; pulse soft, weak, full and flowing
chest; heart; fears unless constantly on the move the heart will cease;
Heart; A feeling as if it were necessary to keep in motion, or else heartS action would cease
Pulse slow when quiet, but greatly accelerated on motion

    BACK (click for more)

back; coldness; travelling up and down the back;
back; congestion, neck;
back; inflammation; membranes; in spinal meningitis;
back; inflammation; spinal cord;
back; pain; aching; base of spine;
back; pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back);
back; pain; aching; neck;
back; pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; left; under;
back; pain; in women; during labour;
back; pain; neck;
back; pain; neck; extending to other parts; head; all over;
back; pain; neck; extending to other parts; head; back of head (occiput);
back; pain; neck; extending to other parts; top of head (vertex);
back; pain; neck; extending to other parts; upward;
back; pain; sacrum (base of spine);
back; pain; travels upwards;
back; pain; travels upwards; during labour;
Complete relaxation of the whole muscular system
Dull aching in lumbar and sacral region, passing upward
Dull, heavy pain
Every little exertion causes fatigue
Languor; muscles feel bruised
Pain in muscles of back, hips, and lower extremities, mostly deep-seated.
Pain in neck, especially upper sternocleidomastoid muscles

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Cramp in muscles of forearm
Excessive Trembling and weakness of all limbs
extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot; during headache;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; during fever;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; leg; exertion;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; lower limbs; after exertion;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; lower limbs; while walking;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; tired limbs;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; upper limbs;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; trembling;
extremities, limbs; numbness (see tingling);
extremities, limbs; pain; aching; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; paralysis; painless;
extremities, limbs; weakness;
extremities, limbs; weakness; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; weakness; lower limbs; after exertion;
extremities, limbs; weakness; lower limbs; after walking;
Fatigue after slight exercise.
Hysteric convulsions
Loss of power of muscular control
Professional neuroses
Writer’s cramp

    SLEEP (click for more)

Cannot get fully to sleep
Delirious on falling asleep
Insomnia from exhaustion; from uncontrollable thinking; tobacco
Sleepless from nervous irritation ( Coffea.)

    CHILL (click for more)

chill; after excitement;
chill; afternoon;
chill; beginning in particular area; feet;
chill; beginning in particular area; hands;
chill; dangerously cold;
chill; from emotions; from fright;

    FEVER (click for more)

Bilious remittent fever, with stupor, dizziness, faintness; thirstless, prostrated
Pulse slow, full, soft, compressible
Nervous chills
Wants to be held, because he shakes so
Chill, without thirst, along spine; wave-like, extending upward from sacrum to occiput.
Chilliness up and down back
Dumb-ague, with much muscular soreness, great prostration, and violent headache
fever; afternoon;
fever; burning heat;
fever; continued fever;
fever; fever without chill;
fever; fever without chill; late morning;
fever; fever without chill; late morning; 10 a.m.;
fever; intense heat;
fever; localised; cerebro-spinal fever;
fever; long lasting heat;
fever; no perspiration;
fever; remittent; afternoon;
fever; remittent; infantile;
fever; with shivering;
Heat and sweat stages, long and exhausting

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

perspiration; cold; afternoon;
perspiration; other symptoms relieved while perspiring;

    SKIN (click for more)

Retrocedent, with livid spots
Measles, catarrhal symptoms; aids in bringing out eruption
Hot, dry, itching, measle-like eruption
Scarlet fever with stupor and flushed face.

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; extreme emotion;
generalities; heaviness; externally;
generalities; heaviness; internally;
generalities; inflammation; internally;
generalities; lack of irritability;
generalities; lack of reaction;
generalities; lethargic, tired;
generalities; numbness; internally;
generalities; pain; sore, bruised; internally;
generalities; paralysis; painless;
generalities; perspiration; after perspiration;
generalities; physical exertion;
generalities; pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid;
generalities; pulse; full;
generalities; pulse; imperceptible; almost;
generalities; pulse; slow;
generalities; pulse; weak;
generalities; relaxation of muscles;
generalities; swelling; of affected parts;
generalities; symptoms from masturbation;
generalities; trembling; externally;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness);
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic;
generalities; weariness (see weakness);
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.

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