Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
|Gelsemium, Gelsemium Sempervirens, Gels.
||Carolina jasmine, False jasmine
General description and domicile:
Gelsemium Sempervirens is native to North and Central America and can be found
in coastal regions in moist woodlands from Virginia to Mexico. It is a very
attractive creeper that can climb up host trees to a great height, often hanging
in tresses from one to the other.
It is an evergreen creeper with opposite deep green leaves and clusters of
fragrant tubular, yellow flowers in early spring. The roots form runners that
can extend great distances underground before shooting up another plant.
Warning: Extreme care must be taken with this
plant as it is poisonous in significant doses.
Part used and extraction:
The fresh root and/or runners are used in the homeopathic remedy.
Chopped and steeped in alcohol to obtain mother tincture
The root of the plant has been used since the days of the early settlers in
America as a cure for fevers.
How to use these pages:
What follows below is a profile of the homeopathic remedy. This profile must
be compared with the profile of the person to be treated in great detail before
treatment can be commenced. See
How to Use
Dull, slow people who resent being disturbed. Gelsemium people do not
like the limelight and can be paralyzed with anxiety before exams or a public
When ill they become lethargic and reclusive, not wanting attention and being
fussed over. They prefer to be left alone and although they suffer from
depression will totally avoid company. Physically they become very fatigued and
droops at the shoulders feeling as if they are walking through molasses.
The illness takes long to develop and deterioration is gradual accompanied with
a sense of increasing malaise and almost despair. Conditions normally associated
with winter may take until early spring to develop. Patients become sedentary,
preferring to move as little as possible.
Fatigue, weighed down lethargy, wants to be left alone, fear of public
performances and exams.
Used for treatment of:
Headaches (accompanied by fatigue)
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Late winter and spring
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
See also our
Herbal page on Gelsemium.
|* Statements made
have not been evaluated by American Food and Drug Authority or similar board
or authority of any other country.|
The content of
this website, products offered on the website and any correspondence that we
may enter into with you have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Authority. The information and products offered on this website and any
website or publication that we may refer to or link to are not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure, prevent or in any way improve or ease any conditions,
disease or symptoms. The content of the website, products and documentation
provided is for your entertainment and enlightenment only. None of the
content of this website, packaging and documentation provided with products
offered on this website or any correspondence entered into is intended or
should be construed as a substitute or augmentation of advice from your
physician or medical practitioner. You should not use any information
provided by us in any form to diagnose or treat any condition or disease.
You must consult your healthcare practitioner or doctor before commencing
any dietary change, taking or ceasing to take any medication, starting or
stopping a treatment of any suspected or diagnosed medical condition or self
Read our detailed warning and disclaimer|