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Homeopathy Medicine Homeopathic Remedy

For children, young people, especially women of a nervous, hysterical temperament ( Croc. , Ign. ).

Gelsemium has complete relaxation and prostration of whole muscular system with entire motor paralysis.

Excitable, irritable, sensitive; for the nervous affections of onanists of both sexes ( Kali p. ).

Bad effects from fright, fear, exciting news and sudden motions ( Ign. – from pleasant surprise, Coff. ).

Gelsemium has fear of death ( Ars. ); utter lack of courage.

The anticipation of any unusual ordeal, preparing for church, theatre, or to meet an engagement, brings on diarrhoea; stage fright, nervous dread of appearing in public ( Arg. n. ).

General depression from heat of sun or summer.

Weakness and trembling; of tongue, hands, legs; of the entire body.

Desire to be quiet, to be let alone; does not wish to speak or have any one near her, even if the person be silent ( Ign. ).

Vertigo, spreading from the occiput ( Sil. ); with diplopia, dim vision, loss of sight; seems intoxicated when trying to move.

Children; fear of falling, grasp the crib or seize the nurse ( Bor. , Sanic. ).

Headache; preceded by blindness ( Kali bi. ), > by profuse urination.

Lack of muscular co-ordination; confused; muscles refuse to obey the will.

Headache: beginning in the cervical spine; pains extend over head, causing bursting sensation in forehead and eyeballs ( Sang. , Sil. , begins in the same way, but semi-lateral); < by mental exertion; from smoking; heat of sun; lying with head low.

Sensation of band around the head above eyes ( Carb. ac. , Sulph. ); scalp sore to touch.

Fears that unless on the move heart will cease beating (fears it would cease beating if she moved, Dig. ).

Slow pulse of old age.

Great heaviness of the eyelids; cannot keep them open ( Caust. , Graph. , Sep. ).

Chill without thirst, especially along spine, running up and down the back in rapid, wave-like succession from sacrum to occiput.

Relations. – Compare: Bap. in threatening typhoid fever; Ipecac. in dumb ague, after suppression by quinine.

Aggravation. – Damp weather; before a thunderstorm; mental emotion or excitement; bad news; tobacco smoking; when thinking of his ailments; when spoken to of his loss.




Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.


  1. Mike

    November 24, 2010

    I would like to know if you can take Gelsemium long term for migranes. 30C a day. Is there any long term affects of this.


    • Gina

      July 26, 2015

      Mike from what I understand about homeopathy you can take the remedy in the dosage you have (30C) until the headaches are no longer a problem and then you may discontinue taking it. Only resume if the headache resumes. For example, on three different occasions I woke with a terrible flu headache and took the 200C potency of Gelsemium with a 3c potency of Arsenicum Alb. After 2 dosages I no longer had the headache.

  2. abdulsattar rajpoot

    August 17, 2015

    in my experience gel 200 potancy increase headache aggravates in some cases

  3. abdulsattar rajpoot

    August 17, 2015

    i have found the most best remedy for heart sinking myself used many times

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