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Gelsemium Sempervirens - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Gelsemium Sempervirens: Lethargy

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Gelsemium Sempervirens in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Great weakness in the chest on speaking (second day),

Heaviness upon the chest in the afternoon (seventh day),

Burning in the chest (part of S. 211),

Constrictive pain round the lower part of the chest,

Stitches in the chest,

A sensation of soreness in the chest when coughing,

Pain behind the fifth rib to the left of the sternum, from flatus, relieved by eructation (third night),

Burning like fire at the very spot where she lately had the stitch in the left lower anterior side of the chest, as large as a dollar, and painful to the touch, like an ulcer, and from the pressure of even a loose dress, with fulness, at 8 A.M., lasting five minutes, and repeated four times (fifth day),

Cramp in the right side of the region of the last short ribs,

A dull, full aching, extending from the ensiform cartilage along under the free ends of the right short ribs to the lumbar region, as if the liver were congested; the worst pain is about a hand's breadth from the lower end of the sternum,

At 2 P.M., when lying down, pain under the floating ribs of the left side, suddenly, as if thrust with a sharp instrument; in an instant the pain disappeared, but appeared as suddenly in the left temple, causing an involuntary contraction of the brow (fourth day),

Stitch in the anterior lower left side of the chest in the afternoon (tenth day),

Stinging in the left lower anterior side of the chest through to the left shoulder-blade, and irregular beating of the heart on sitting quiet, and worse than yesterday (third day),

Stinging though the left lower side of the chest into the left shoulder-blade, also more severe than yesterday; at the same time irregular beating of the heart, with dyspnoea, worse than yesterday (second day),


Shuddering pain in the right breast,

Periodical pains in the pectoral muscles (third day),

Pain in chest,


Short paroxysmal pain in the superior part of the right lung on taking a long breath; it sticks from above downward; this pain is one of the prominent symptoms (first day),

Shocks at the heart, with heavy breathing, at 12 M. (tenth day),

Larynx and Trachea.

Paralysis of the glottis, with difficulty of swallowing,

When eating, the food drops into the trachea, causing strangling,

Burning in the larynx and down into the chest under the sternum,


Voice seems weak,

Voice thick, as if the tongue were too large,

Paroxysms of hoarseness, with dryness of the throat,

Cough and Expectoration.

Cough from tickling, and dry roughness of the fauces,

Cough, hacking, with a feeling as if a drop of liquid had entered the windpipe, with frequent clearing of the throat,

Inability to expectorate,

Breathing slow, sighing, and at time sobbing,

Breathing slow and superficial, with now and then a deep inhalation,

Slow breathing, with rapid pulse (primary),

Breathing unnaturally slow,

Peculiar slowness of respiration, seven to the minutes (fifty-five minutes after third dose),

Respirations somewhat diminished in number; afterwards breathing spasmodic,

Respiration almost imperceptible,

Irregular breathing and slow respiration (part of S. 510),

Sighing respiration,

Respirations of a sighing, catching character,

Respiration gasping, three or four per minute (after three hours),

Breathing stertorous, and very imperfect,

Fetid breath,

Offensive breath, slow breathing, and slow pulse (primary), followed by rapid breathing and quick, weak pulse (secondary),

Heavy breathing (in the morning), (eighth day); (in the afternoon), (seventh day),

Heavy and labored respirations,

Sudden sensation of suffocation, as in hysteria,

He complained of choking (after half and hour), and soon rose struggling for breath, pushing his fingers into his throat, as if trying to tear it open,

Expectoration of a thick yellow pus for six or seven days,

Respirations slow,

Respiration 20 (before experiment); 14 (in three hours and a half); 12 (in four hours and a half),

Slow, catching respiration,

Difficulty of breathing, with oppression in the praecordial region; the difficulty of breathing rapidly increased, consisting of a series of short and rapid inspirations, followed by three or four prolonged gasps,

Struggles for breath,

Thought he was going to die from suffocation, until I had his head thrown back, when he said the air rushed into his lungs and relieved him for a time,

Respiration scarcely perceptible,


Heart and pulse


Stitching sensation in the region of the heart,

At every exertion, shocks at the heart, throbbing of the pulse through the whole body, tremulousness, weakness, and sweat, in the forenoon (eleventh day),

Heart's Action.

Irregular beating of the heart form 12 M. till 5 P.M. (eighth day),

Beating of the heart irregular as to quantity and quality (part of S. 211, 367),

Irregular beating of the heart, less violent than before (during the shaking, trembling of the body), in the afternoon (fifth day),

Palpitation of the heart in the afternoon (eighth day),


Pulse continued accelerated (after second dose, third day),

Pulse rapid and feeble (after three hours),

Pulse very rapid, small, and weak,

All the afternoon pulse very small and quick,

Directly after the reaction has followed the chill, the pulse rises a as far above the normal state as it has been previously below it,

Some depression of the pulse,

Within a few minutes, sometimes within two or three, a marked depression of the pulse, which becomes 10, 15, or 20 beats less in a minute if quiet; greatly disturbed by movement,

Within a few minutes (sometimes two or three) a marked depression of the pulse is observed, with a diminution of 10, 15, or 20 beats per minute, but this only in a state of rest; when moving it is variable,

Pulse slow and full, or slow and soft,

Pulse slow and weak,

Pulse 100, regular, but weak,

Pulse, when sitting, 76 at 11 A.M. (third day),

Pulse 72 in the evening (sixth day),

Pulse 65 in the forenoon (eleventh day),

After writing awhile, pulse 64 to 68 at 11.30 P.M. (seventh day),

On lying down, pulse 54 to 60; when sitting up, 64 to 68, in the afternoon; when sitting, 72, and always full and strong, as usual, in the evening (third day),

Pulse 53, small and weak, at 12.30 P.M. (fifth day),

Irregular pulse in the afternoon (tenth day),

Pulse feeble, irregular, and sometimes intermittent (after five hours),

Pulse 58, weak, wiry, unequal; when the first stroke is stronger than the preceding one, the second one is scarcely perceptible, or vanishing altogether; irregular double action of the heart, as described above, with intermittent pulse, shaking of the heart, so that she feels it as far as the neck, at 12 M. (ninth day),

Pulse 60, hardish, intermittent, after about 10 beats; during the intermission of the pulse, two quicker double strokes of the heart are observed by auscultation, changing in rhythm, but not in time, at 12 M. (eighth day),

Fluttering pulse,

Pulse full, 120,

Pulse regular and full,

Weak pulse,

Pulse small and feeble; afterwards, almost imperceptible,

Pulse soon becomes very feeble in many cases; sometimes scarcely perceptible, with chilliness, cold feet, heat and pain of head, etc.,

Pulse frequently soft, weak, so feeble as to be sometimes imperceptible,

Pulse 98 to 100, and very weak,

Pulse 83 (before experiment); 78 (in three hours and a half); 53, rose to 65 on walking across the room (in four hours and a half); 53 (in five hours); 63 (in five hours and a half),

Pulse 87 (before experiment); 64 (in three hours); 84 (in four hours),

After the lapse of one hour the pulse had fallen twenty beats per minute,

Pulse weak,

Pulse slow,

No pulse at the wrist or carotids,

Pulseless at the wrists (after one hour and a half),

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