Gelsemium sempervirens is a homeopathic remedy that is also known as simply 'gelsemium'.
The homeopathic remedy gelsemium sempervirens is said to act on muscles, motor nerves, and the nervous system.
Common indications for gelsemium sempervirens include aching, heavy, tired, weak, shivering or trembling muscles, especially if they do not respond normally. It is also associated with muscles trembling with fear in anticipation (the thought of) a feared event. Other indications for gelsemium sempervirens include fever accompanied by sweating but little thirst, and with headaches concentrated in the region at the back of the head.
More about the substance used to prepare gelsemium sempervirens homeopathic remedy:
The homeopathic remedy gelsemium sempervirens is derived from the flowering plant of the same (botanical) name, which is more commonly known as yellow jessamine or woodbine. It is also known by many other names including carolina jasmine, false jasmine, yellow jasmine and the evening trumpetflower. It is a perennially growing vine that has evergreen leaves and forms clusters of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers.
A sketch of gelsemium sempervirens in flower is shown belowon the left.
All parts of gelsemium sempervirens contain toxic alkaloids and should not be eaten. Even the sap from this plant has been known to cause skin irritation in people sensitive to it.
The remedy is prepared from fresh roots of this plant.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
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- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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