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Gelsemium Sempervirens - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms

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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.



Desire to be quiet, to be left alone

Dullness, languor, listless

“Discernings are lethargied.” Apathy regarding his illness

Absolute lack of fear

Delirious on falling to sleep

Emotional excitement, fear, etc., lead to bodily ailments

Bad effects from fright, fear, exciting news

Stage fright

Child starts and grasps the nurse, and screams as if afraid of falling ( Borax Bor.)

Aversions, dislikes


company; avoids the sight of people

averse to being disturbed

indolence, aversion to work; afternoon


aversion to mental work

to being spoken to


clinging to persons or furniture

jumping; impulse to jump from height

jumping; from window (see suicide)


during a thunder storm

on waking


sits quite stiff; still


during vertigo, dizziness


talks a lot


comes on suddenly

during sleep

on falling asleep

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions

about self; identity; errors of personal identity; thinks is some one else

visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; frightful

desire for open air

Desires, wants


desire for light (see dark)

desire for mental work

Symptoms follow intense emotions



bad news


ailments from grief

cannot cry


when anticipating events

after bad news

ailments from emotional excitement

after hearing horrible things

Mental exertion

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition

anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)

cheerful, happy

alternating with other states of mind; sadness

followed by other states of mind; melancholy


ecstatic; exhilaration

can recall things long forgotten


impetuous; heedless

indifference, apathy, etc.


during chill

when spoken to

mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.

mood; changeable, variable mood

quiet disposition

sensitive, oversensitive

horrible things, sad stories, affect her profoundly

to noise

to noise; during chill

unhappy; wants to injure self; suicidal disposition

throwing himself from a height

throwing himself from a height; from windows

unhappy; lamenting, regretting; moaning, groaning

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

from masturbation

cannot weep


weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)

High places


Intellectual faculties

bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind

impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

alternating with uterine pains

on attempting to concentrate, it becomes dark before the eyes; has a vacant feeling

impaired thinking; confusion

on attempting to concentrate

from mental exertion

after smoking

impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

strong flow of urine

unable to think for long

impaired thinking; vanishing of thoughts

on mental exertion

impaired thinking; weakness of mind

ideas; abundant ideas, clearness of mind


mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors)

comes on suddenly

Insecure, uncertain, scared


anxiety; night; before midnight

anxiety; anticipating an engagement

anxiety; in children

anxiety; during chill

anxiety; after a fright

anxiety; about future

anxiety; from movement; downward

anxiety; during a thunder storm

anxiety; if a time is set

lacking self confidence


of being alone (see company)

when ready to go to church or opera

of public places

of death

of downward movement

of falling

something will happen

that heart will cease to beat unless constantly on the move

of insanity

losing self-control

before sleep

of thunderstorm

of water


appearing in public


active memory


weakness of memory

for mental labour (compare daze)

for mental labour (compare daze); from fatigue

Perception; numbness

Preoccupied; brooding (see anxiety, sadness)

Quiet, peace (or lack of); quiet disposition

during heat

wants to be quiet

Restlessness, nervousness



during heat

during period

during storm

Talking, conversation

answers abruptly, shortly, curtly

answers not lucid; monosyllable

dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn

speech; confused

speech; incoherent


during sleep

as if intoxicated


Thinking of complaints


cannot open eyes

Work; impossible to work

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