|Most Common Name:||Gelsemium|
Name:||Gelsemium Sempervirens, Gelsemium Nitidum|
Known As (other names):||Yellow Jasmine, Wild Jasmine,
Gelsemium is a native of North America, often confused with Jasmine.
herb contains a powerful spinal depressant and in particular attacks the
respiratory control system. Even small dosages will cause death.
This herb is not
there are many other herbs that will render the same or better benefits we do
not recommend the use of this herb. We have included it on our pages in the
interest of completeness only.|
For other herbs that will address your specific
symptoms or complaints please go to our Symptoms
Directory where we list the most common complaints, diseases, symptoms and
affects with links to all the herb pages that address these.
The reasons why we do not recommend this particular herb could be
one or more of the following reasons:
It is poisonous and/or contains toxins
believe that it has no effect
Dosage is hard to determine and in some
cases the therapeutic dose may be too close to the toxic dose.
effects of this herb could be too severe for personal safety
significant dosage of this herb could be fatal.
If you still believe that
only this herb can address the complaint that you have we insist that you
discuss it in detail with your doctor and heed his or her advice.
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or in treatment of:
we list reported constituents of this herb. This may not be complete as
continuous research constantly discovers new constituents. Where possible we
also provide information about constituents and their application, effect and
side effects, if any. We do not provide information on the interaction between
constituents. We do not give quantities of each individual constituent as these
vary considerably due to region and climate. By comparing the treatments above
with the constituent benefits below some indication of quantities can be gained.|
Indole Alkaloids: This large group of alkaloids has been the
source of many of the most potent hallucinogenic drugs and other pharmaceutical
drugs. This group of alkaloids contain many poisons including strychnine.
a rule Indole Alkaloids act on the nervous system, ranging from a strong
sedative and tranquilising effect to total paralysis. In many Indole Alkaloids
the paralysis can be long lasting and is extreme enough to cause death. A very
small variation in dosage of Indole Alkaloids has a very high probability of
causing instant death. Many fatalities have been linked to accidental ingestion
of herbs containing indole alkaloids and in most cases the amount of herb
ingested was very small.
Iridoid Glycosides: Found in many plants Iridoids are very
bitter. These bitter principles stimulates the release of gastrin in the
digestive system, which in turn stimulates the secretions of bile and other
digestive chemicals. Iridoid Glycosides have laxative and antimicrobal
properties. There are many that believe that Iridoid Glycosides also have
anti-inflammatory properties but so far the only tests have revealed a very weak
Coumarins: Coumarins are lactones of hydroxycinnamic
acids. Coumarins are lactones. There are many variations of coumarins: Furanocoumarins found in Angelica have a
spasmolitic effect but must be used with caution as they have a strong
phototoxic effect as has many of the Furanocoumarins (Warfarin a blood thinning
drug but also virulent rat poison, is a coumarin derivative). In general
coumarins have antifungal, hypotensive, anticoagulant and antimicrobial properties.
Many of the Coumarins are phototoxic and skin sensitising.
Lactones: A lactone is an Ester that's
functional group has become part of a ring structure with carbon atoms.
Lactones are widely present in the plant kingdom and many are expectorants and
do not use if:
|Don't use at all - is is
poisonous!|| || |
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at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies
and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in
certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we
will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list
of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an
appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.|
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