Gelsemium Sempervirens(Mother Tincture)

The homeopathic preparation is made from the fresh root, Tincture of the bark of the root.

Common Name:   Yellow jasmine, wild woodbine,

Causes & Symptoms for Gelsemium Sempervirens

  • Gelsemium is a remedy for warm climates, symptoms that come gradually.
  • The mind is sluggish, the muscles are sluggish, and the limbs feel so heavy they can hardly be moved. 
  • Complaints of Gelsemium often come after too much heat, after a sunstroke or too much sun, at the change of seasons when the weather changes to warm after the cold of winter.
  • Bruised pains in muscles anywhere but typically in the back, head, or eyes are relieved with gelsemium.
  • It has an affinity for the mucous surfaces, giving rise to catarrhal inflammations. The muscles are relaxed, and inability to work, in coordination of muscles.
  • Gelsemium has congestion of organs, but it has also high grade inflammation, great heaviness of the limbs.
  • Better From stimulants is a very general characteristic of Gelsemium.

Mind and Head

Anticipatory anxiety, irritable, sensitive and fear, with diarrhea in anticipation of an important event like an exam or an interview indicates Gelsemium.

Don't want food, don't want drink, no desire to talk, sluggishness in thought and in emotion.

Vertigo accompanies many complaints, Headache with stiff neck, worse morning, better urinating.

Gelsemium is beneficial in Neuralgic headache, Dull, stupefying pain ascending from nape into forehead, accompanied by dizziness, blurred vision and heavy eyelids worse from smoking.

Eyes, ear, nose

Blurred vision, Dizziness and dim vision, Drooping of the eyelids, they are heavy, can hardly open them or keep them open indicate gelsemium.

Catarrhal deafness, with pain from throat into middle ear and ear pain due to cold.

Sensation of fullness, sneezing with fluent coryza, profuse watery discharge excoriating the nostrils marks for Gelsemium

Mouth and Throat

Heat of the face with fullness in head and cold feet.

Lips dry, coated with dark mucus and thick coating of the tongue indicates gelsemium.

Dryness of throat with hoarseness, swallowing causes shooting into the ear.

Burning in the mouth extending to throat and stomach is relieved with Gelsemium.

Stomach and Abdomen

Sour eructations with Sensation of emptiness in the stomach. Burning in the stomach extending to the mouth is relieved with Gelsemium.

Sensation of soreness in abdominal walls. Rumbling in abdomen with discharge of wind above and below.

Burning pains moving around in intestines. Colicky pains below navel extending to testes, better expelling flatus.

Stool and Anus

The soft stool is passed with difficulty as if the sphincter ani resisted the passage by contraction with Frequent discharge of flatus.

Urging to from exciting news, emotions indicates action of gelsemium.

Feeling as if more remained behind after stool and after urinating is resolved with gelsemium.

Urinary complaints

Irritable neck of bladder with Frequent micturition that relieves the headache.

Incontinence in children with pain in the bladder. 

Female complaints

Feeling of fullness and heaviness in uterine region, cramp-like pains during menses, sharp pains moving from uterus to back and hips.

After menses, pains in back of head and spine that run upwards indicate Gelsemium.

Severe, labor like pains in uterine region, which extend to back and hips, alternating with heavy headache.

Inefficient labor-pains or none at all Gelsemium gives good results.

Back and Extremities

Pains in the neck, Congestion of spine, prostration, muscles feel bruised with sensation of constriction is relieved with Gelsemium.

Dull aching in lumber and sacral regions, with difficulty in walk.

Trembling in all the limbs; cramps in forearm on attempting to write.

Coldness of the wrists and hands.

Deep-seated muscular pains in legs better by motion, Paroxysmal shooting pains.

Obstinate Sciatica with burning pains worse at rest and particularly when beginning to walk, worse at night, compelling her to lie awake with pain in sole of foot when walking is resolved with Gelsemium.


Alcoholic stimulants relieve all complaints where Gelsemium is useful.

It is useful for the heaviness of the whole body the eyelids, the arms, and the legs feels like it is weighted down with lead. 

Lifting arms causes trembling of hands.

Heat of sun or summer worse, hot applications better pain back of head.

Extreme and alarming difficulty of breathing, extreme restlessness from threatened suffocation.

Side effects of Gelsemium Sempervirens

There are no such side effects. But every medicine should be taken following the rules as given. 

It is safe to take the medicine even if you are on other mode of medication like allopathy medicines, ayurvedic etc. 

Homeopathic medicines never interfere with the action of other medicines.

Dosage and rules while taking Gelsemium Sempervirens

Take 10 drops in half cup of water three times a day.

We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.

Precautions while taking Gelsemium Sempervirens

Always keep a gap of 15 minutes before or after meals when you take medicine.

If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a homeopathic practitioner before use. 

Avoid eating tobacco or drinking alcohol during the course of medication. 

Gelsemium Sempervirens Q Mother Tincture - 30 ml

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