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Gelsemium Sempervirens - Generalities symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Gelsemium Sempervirens: Lethargy

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



When reclining, some languor and drowsiness (just before a heavy shower), (third day),

Languor and drowsiness on reclining for the purpose of study; slept and hour, and when aroused felt at first unwilling to move; less languor after stirring around awhile, in the afternoon (third day),

Great lassitude,

General fatigue (eighth day),

Easily fatigued, especially the lower limbs,

Became tired and greatly exhausted very easily,


Drowsiness (soon),

Sleep and dreams


Disposition to yawn; a sort of stupor; cannot keep the eyes open; is obliged to lie down and sleep,

Drowsiness in the forenoon,

Drowsiness, with dimness of vision; a kind of drunken stupor,

At first it seemed to cause drowsiness, afterwards aggravated the habitual sleeplessness,

Slightly drowsy (half an hour after first dose); increasing (forty minutes after third dose),

Sleepiness, like a lethargy, came on after 2 P.M., lasting all the afternoon and evening (seventh day),

Sleepiness and long and sound sleep are very general symptoms,

Inclined to sleep, with deep respiration and numbness of the whole body,

Early sleep after supper (seventh day),

Sound sleep until 7 A.M.; difficult, weary waking (second morning),


Sleeplessness the whole night (sixth night),

Wakeful till 1 in the morning, with desire to study; sound sleep the last half of the night and weary waking (third night),

Very little inclination to go to sleep, and when it does come on, he dreams much about business, etc.,

Very restless night (first night),

Very restless during the night, especially towards morning (forty-third night),

Had a very restless night, with unpleasant dreams after midnight (first night),


Dreamy sleep and early waking (ninth night),

Dreams of working and of many people (first, second, and third nights),

Many dreams of hard work (seventh night),

During the night, much annoyed with unpleasant dreams (first night, after 6 drops),



He was lying on the left side,

Tremulousness (accompanying profuse urination),

Trembling and weakness in the afternoon (seventh day),

Trembling, with chill in the whole body, at noon (third day),

Shaking, trembling in the whole body, and whimpering (tingling) in the legs, as if asleep, in the afternoon (fifth day),

Muscles relaxed (after three hours),

Complets relaxation of the whole muscular system, with entire motor paralysis,

Mental and bodily inactivity during the afternoon (ninth day),

Listless and languid,

Weakness at 12.30 P.M. (fifth day),

Weakness and a fluttering (part of S. 211),

Weakness and trembling through the whole system,

Weak and dizzy (second morning),

Very weak, as after severe sickness, in the afternoon (eleventh day),

Great feebleness,

Great prostration and muscular weakness, particularly of the elevators of the lower jaw and eyelids, and the muscles of the arm,

Great prostration, with irregular breathing and slow respiration (after five hours),

Complete prostration of the system, with emaciation,

Complete loss of muscular power; was unable to move the limbs or even to raise his eyelids, although he could hear and was cognizant of all transpiring around him,

Paralytic symptoms made themselves manifest through the muscular system, first experienced in the knee, and then in the inferior tibial region, increasing unto falling,

General restlessness, with chill after breakfast (fifth day),

Great restlessness (par of S. 257),


General vigorous feeling at 8 A.M. (third day),

Sensation as though the blood had ceased to circulate,

Feeling of lightness of the body and sense of instability of the whole system,

Feeling of relaxation of the whole body, especially of the hands and feet, with indisposition to move,

Inclination to lie down (after three-quarters of an hour),

Languid feeling of the whole body, especially of the hands and feels,

Feeling of danger of stumbling or falling,

One feels as though he had had "a fit of sickness,"

General feeling of illness, as in fever,

Running in all "nerves," especially in the fingers, and a sensation of jumping, as from ant-bites, in the finger-ends; on looking at them, she found the nail blue halfway up from the root, at noon (third day),

Feels as if she had risen from a severe sick-bed in the forenoon (eleventh day),

Dull pains of a shifting character all day (thirteenth day),

Erratic pains of a rheumatic character (seventh day),

Fugitive or fixed pains here and there,

Drawing and aching pains, which seem to come from the bones,

The effects were dissipated within a few hours,


Extremities cold, the pulse small and feeble, respirations sighing and jerking, pupils dilated, and the eyes suffused. There was paralysis of the bladder, the urine dribbling away constantly, and although there was general muscular enfeeblement, it was most marked on the right side, in the arm, and leg,

Vital capacity, average, 185 (before experiment); 217 (after first dose); 230 (after second dose); 237 (after third dose); 236 (after fourth dose); 230 (after fifth dose),

Vital capacity, average, 175 (before experiment); 175 (after first dose); 190 (after second dose); 185 (after third dose),

Vital capacity, average, 193 (before drug); 209 (after first dose); 207 (after second dose); 205 (after third dose),

Muscular strength, average, 75 (before experiment); 76 (after first dose); 67 (after second and third doses); 68 (after fourth dose); 64 (after fifth dose),

Muscular strength, average, 87 (before experiment); 65 (after first dose); 75 (after second and third doses),

Average muscular strength, 89 (before experiment); 87 (after first dose); 79 (after second dose); 80 (after third dose),

A sensation of general weakness and relaxation pervaded the entire system. Upon attempting to walk, the gait was at first slightly staggering, resembling that of intoxication (in three hours),

Loss of muscular power,

Complete muscular relaxation,

Any movement or touch of the head (which seemed greatly enlarged) most intensely aggravated all the distressing symptoms, as also did the application of any fluid to the lips, the dread of which was nearly equal to that evinced in hydrophobia,

Severe, sharp labor-like pains in the uterine region, extending to the back and hips (part of S. 74),

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