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HPUS indication: Lethargy

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Below are the strongest indications of Gelsemium Sempervirens in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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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.


Tincture, to thirtieth attenuation; first to third most often used.

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WORSE, damp weather, fog, before a thunderstorm, emotion, or excitement, Bad news, tobacco-smoking, when thinking of his ailments; at 10 A.m.


BETTER, bending forward, by profuse urination, open air, continued motion, stimulants.

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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.

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Desire to be quiet, to be left alone

Dullness, languor, listless

“Discernings are lethargied.” Apathy regarding his illness

Absolute lack of fear

Delirious on falling to sleep

Emotional excitement, fear, etc., lead to bodily ailments

Bad effects from fright, fear, exciting news

Stage fright

Child starts and grasps the nurse, and screams as if afraid of falling ( Bor.)

Aversions, dislikes; company

Desires, wants; desire for light (see dark)

Symptoms follow intense emotions; bad news

Excitement; after bad news

ailments from emotional excitement

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; cowardice

sensitive, oversensitive

unhappy; sadness, mental depression


Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of public places

fear; of death


appearing in public

Quiet, peace (or lack of); wants to be quiet

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Vertigo, dizziness

From head; at back of head (occiput)

While standing; with staggering

With obscuring of vision

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Vertigo, spreading from occiput

Heaviness of head; Band-feeling around and Occipital headache

DULL, heavy ache, with heaviness of eyelids; bruised sensation; better, compression and lying with head high

Pain in temple, extending into ear and wing of nose, chin

Headache, with muscular soreness of neck and shoulders

Headache preceded by blindness; better, profuse urination

Scalp sore to touch

Delirious on falling asleep

Wants to have head raised on pillow.

Cerebral haemorrhage

Congestion (see pulsation)

during convulsions

from suppressed period

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)

like band or hoop

as if by string

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

pressing); profuse urination

Movements of head; falling (see heaviness); unable to hold up head

Pain, headache

affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from wine

from emotions; nervous

maddening; pains

from certain movements; on moving head

with other pains; pain in neck

with other pains; pain in nape of neck

urination; profuse

back of head (occiput)

extending to other parts; forehead

extending to other parts; to head

extending to other parts; upward

dull pain; back of head (occiput)

sore bruised, sensitive to pressure

in brain

back of head (occiput)

Sensitive; brain

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Ptosis; EYELIDS heavy; patient can hardly open them

Double vision

Disturbed muscular apparatus

Corrects blurring and discomfort in eyes even after accurately adjusted glasses

Vision blurred, smoky ( Cycl.; Phos.) Dim-sighted; pupils dilated and insensible to light

Orbital neuralgia, with contraction and twitching of muscles

Bruised pain back of the orbits

One pupil dilated, the other contracted

Deep inflammations, with haziness of vitreous

Serous inflammations

Albuminuric retinitis

Detached retina, glaucoma and descemetitis

Hysterical amblyopia.

Lids; falling of lids

opening eyes difficult

hard to keep open

eyes closed; hard to keep open

Discoloration; redness; lids

Heaviness; lids

Paralysis; lids; upper

of muscles of eyeball

optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis)

Photomania (must be in light)

Pupils; dilated


Accommodation, movement of eyeball; slow


Confused vision

Objects seem distorted; objects seem distant


during vertigo, dizziness

Double vision


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Sneezing; fullness at root of nose

Dryness of nasal fossae

Swelling of turbinates

Watery, excoriating discharge

Acute coryza, with dull headache and fever.

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Hot, heavy, flushed, besotted-looking ( Bapt.; Op.) Neuralgia of face

Dusky hue of face, with vertigo and dim vision

Facial muscles contracted, especially around the mouth

Chin quivers

Lower jaw dropped.


profuse urination

wandering pain

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Putrid taste and breath

Tongue numb, thick, coated, yellowish, Tremble, paralyzed.

Numbness; tongue

Paralysis; tongue

Speech; difficult

difficult; heaviness of tongue


Tongue; tongue feels thick

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Hot, dry, itching, measle-like eruption


Measles, catarrhal symptoms; aids in bringing out eruption

Retrocedent, with livid spots

Scarlet fever with stupor and flushed face.

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Difficult swallowing, especially of warm food

Itching and tickling in soft palate and nasopharynx

Pain in sternocleidomastoid, back of parotid

Tonsils swollen

Throat feels rough, burning

Post-diphtheritic paralysis

Tonsillitis; shooting pain into ears

Feeling of a lump in throat that cannot be swallowed


Swallowing causes pain in ear ( Hep.; Nux.) Difficult swallowing

Pain from throat to ear.

Larynx (voice box); spasm in vocal cords, stopping breathing

Inflammation; larynx

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Heart; A feeling as if it were necessary to keep in motion, or else heartS action would cease

Slow pulse ( Dig.; Kalm.; Apoc

CAN.) Palpitation; pulse soft, weak, full and flowing

Pulse slow when quiet, but greatly accelerated on motion

Weak, slow pulse of old age.

Heart; fears unless constantly on the move the heart will cease

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Hawked up; bloody; water

Mucous; bloody

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Slowness of breathing, with great prostration

Oppression about chest

Dry cough, with sore chest and fluent coryza

Spasm of the glottis

Aphonia; acute bronchitis, respiration quickened, spasmodic affections of lungs and diaphragm.


Shrill grating sound

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Dull, heavy pain

Complete relaxation of the whole muscular system

Languor; muscles feel bruised

Every little exertion causes fatigue

Pain in neck, especially upper sternocleidomastoid muscles

Dull aching in lumbar and sacral region, passing upward

Pain in muscles of back, hips, and lower extremities, mostly deep-seated.

Coldness; travelling up and down the back

Congestion, neck

Inflammation; spinal cord

Pain; travels upwards

travels upwards; during labour

in women; during labour


extending to other parts; head; all over

extending to other parts; head; back of head (occiput)

extending to other parts; upward

extending to other parts; top of head (vertex)

dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; left; under

sacrum (base of spine)

aching; neck

aching; lumbar (lower half of back)

aching; base of spine

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Stomach; As a rule, the Gelsemium Sempervirens patient has no thirst

Hiccough; worse in the evening

Sensation of emptiness and weakness at the pit of the stomach, or of an oppression, like a heavy load.

Bladder; paralysis

urination; frequent; with headache

Stomach; hiccup; convulsive

without thirst

during heat

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Diarrhoea; from emotions; on going into battle

from emotions; from exciting news

from emotions; after a fright


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Diarrhoea From emotional excitement, fright, bad news ( Phos-ac.) Stool painless or involuntary

Cream-colored (Calc.), Tea-green

Partial paralysis of rectum and sphincter.

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Profuse, clear, watery, with chilliness and tremulousness


Partial paralysis of bladder; flow intermittent ( Clematis.) retention.




Clear as water

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Female; Rigid os ( Bell.) Vaginismus

False labor-pains; pains pass up back

Dysmenorrhoea, with scanty flow; menses retarded

Pain extends to back and hips

Aphonia and sore throat during menses

Sensation as if uterus were squeezed ( Cham.; Nux-v.; Ustilago.)

Male; Spermatorrhoea, Without erections

Genitals cold and relaxed ( Phos-ac.) Scrotum continually sweating

Gonorrhoea, first stage; discharge scanty; tendency to corrode; little pain, but much heat; smarting at meatus.

Female; miscarriage

miscarriage; from excitement

pain; labour-like

extending to back and hips

pain; labour pains; distressing

pain; labour pains; spasmodic

pain; labour pains; weak

rigidity of neck of womb during labour

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Extremities, limbs

Loss of power of muscular control

Cramp in muscles of forearm

Professional neuroses

Writer’s cramp

Excessive Trembling and weakness of all limbs

Hysteric convulsions

Fatigue after slight exercise.

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; during headache

Heaviness; tired limbs

during fever

upper limbs

lower limbs

after exertion

while walking

leg; exertion

Movements and positions; trembling

Numbness (see tingling)

Pain; aching; lower limbs

Paralysis; painless


lower limbs

after exertion

after walking

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Sleep and dreams

Cannot get fully to sleep

Delirious on falling asleep

Insomnia from exhaustion; from uncontrollable thinking; tobacco


Sleepless from nervous irritation ( Coffea.)

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Fever and chill

Wants to be held, because he shakes so

Pulse slow, full, soft, compressible

Chilliness up and down back

Heat and sweat stages, long and exhausting

Dumb-ague, with much muscular soreness, great prostration, and violent headache

Nervous chills

Bilious remittent fever, with stupor, dizziness, faintness; thirstless, prostrated

Chill, without thirst, along spine; wave-like, extending upward from sacrum to occiput.


Beginning in particular area; feet


From emotions; from fright

After excitement

Dangerously cold


Localised; cerebro-spinal fever

Burning heat

Fever without chill

late morning

10 a.m.

Continued fever

Intense heat

Long lasting heat

No perspiration

Remittent; afternoon


With shivering

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Cold; afternoon

Other symptoms relieved while perspiring

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Extreme emotion

Physical exertion

Heaviness; externally


Inflammation; internally

Lack of irritability

Lethargic, tired

Numbness; internally

Pain; sore, bruised; internally

Paralysis; painless

Perspiration; after perspiration

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid


imperceptible; almost



Lack of reaction

Relaxation of muscles

Symptoms from masturbation

Swelling; of affected parts

Trembling; externally

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)


Weariness (see weakness)

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