This remedy is derived from the yellow jasmine plant. It is a polycrest remedy and is used to treat acute diseases.
This remedy has its actions centered round the nervous system causing various degrees of motor paralysis. It suits children, young boys and girls, nervous men and women, who are highly emotional, hysterical, fearful, timid, apprehensive subjects, who lack the vital force.
It is useful when the patient has dizziness, drowsiness, dullness and trembling.
It is useful when there is muscular weakness with lack of muscular co-ordination, dullness with languor, apathy about the ailment.
This remedy is useful in combating the bad effects of fright, fear or exciting news.
It is also useful when vertigo spreads to the occiput.
It is useful in dull headaches with a bruised sensation.
It is useful in Ptosis of the eyelid (drooping) with diplopia (double vision). This remedy often corrects the blurring and discomfort in the eye even after the patient has accurately adjusted his glasses.
It is also useful in detachment of the retina with glaucoma.
It is useful in acute cold with dull headache and fever.
This remedy is useful when the tonsils are swollen and throat feels rough with burning.
THE KEYNOTE OF THIS DISEASE IS THIRSTLESSNESS.
This remedy is useful in diarrhea after emotional excitement, fright or bad news. The stools are painless and involuntary.
This remedy is useful to correct the partial paralysis of the rectum and the anal sphincter.
This remedy is useful when the urine is profuse and clear, watery with chilliness and tremulousness, there may be a discomfort while passing urine with the partial paralysis of the urinary bladder with intermittent flow with retention.
This remedy is useful in dull backache where the muscles feel relaxed. Every little exertion causes fatigue and there is pain in the back, the hips and the lower extremities.
This remedy is useful in writer’s cramp and cramps in the forearms.
It is useful when there is trembling and weakness in all the limbs.
It is useful when the sleep is difficult, and there is exhaustion from insomnia.
This remedy suit persons who are worse from damp weather, fog, thunderstorms, emotions or excitement, bad news, tobacco smoking.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE MASTERS…
No remedy can at all be compared with GELSEMIUM Q 1 to 5 drops every thirty minutes to produce relaxation of the rigid unyielding Os uterus in labor.
GELSEMIUM should never be forgotten in inveterate backache. It is recommended in doses all the way from 10 drops Q to 10 M potency.
Medical Century, 1893.
It is a wonderful remedy, and I have seen dramatic improvement in cases of Cerebro-vascular accidents, paralytic diseases, headaches, fever, neuralgia and rheumatism.