GELSEMIUM – Homeopathic Medicine

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GELSEMIUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy GELSEMIUM

General Action

      It produces spinal convulsions and paralysis, lowering the force and rate of the heart, and finally paralyzing respiration. The paralysis of the oculo-motor nerve is noticeable, with double vision, ptosis, squint and vertigo. Consciousness is preserved to the last stage of life.

Generalities

      Tremulous weakness; with profuse micturition. Weakness; pallor, nausea and trembling of the lower limbs; (>) open air. Weakness, with vertigo. General motor paralysis. More rarely convulsions. Deep-seated pains, with loss of control over the painful part.

Mind

      More or less complete inability to think. Unconsciousness. General stupidity. General heaviness (results of emotional excitement, bad news, grief, etc.).

Head

      Dull, bruised pains. Heaviness and tightness, (>) profuse micturition. Much vertigo, (<) any sudden motion, with blurred vision. General headache, (<) smoking. Headache in the occiput, extending to the forehead. Predominating pains in the occiput, with muscular soreness in the neck.

Eyes

      Lids droop. Pupils dilated. Vision very dim, especially with vertigo and double vision. Vision double; sometimes partially controlled by the will.

Clinical. Intra-ocular inflammations, characterized by serous exudation, with pains, vertigo, double vision, etc.

Ears

      Deafness (from catarrh of the middle ear and Eustachian tube).

Nose

      Nasal catarrh, with prostration, with inflamed throat, and pain extending to ear. Takes cold on the slightest change of the weather, with much sneezing, etc.

Face

      Face flushed and hot; heavy, dull. Sharp pains, with vertigo, double vision, etc.

Mouth

      Tongue thick; can hardly speak. Tongue coated yellowish-white; tongue numb. Mouth dry; must swallow frequently.

Throat

      Swallowing difficult on account of loss of power of the muscles; sometimes with spasmodic feelings. Throat inflamed, with pains, extending to the ears.

Stomach

      General lack of thirst. Emptiness and weakness in the stomach, or a feeling of a heavy load. Hiccough, (<) in the evening.

Abdomen

      Symptoms of intestinal catarrh, with persistent nausea; diarrhoea. Hepatic symptoms, with vertigo, blurred vision, etc.

Stool

      Diarrhoea, resulting from excitement or emotional disturbances; stool yellow, painless, sometimes involuntary. Loss of power of the sphincter ani and rectum.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent and profuse micturition; relieves the head. When urinating the bladder does not seem to be emptied; stream intermittent.

Sexual Organs

      Involuntary emissions at night, without sexual excitement. Labor- like pains in the uterine region, extending to the back and hips.

Clinical. Dysmenorrhoea, or suppressed menstruation, with vertigo and headache; pains extending to back and legs. During labor pains extend upward and are ineffectual. Threatening puerperal convulsions.

Respiratory Organs

      Loss of voice, with dryness and burning in the throat (paralytic). Severe attacks of dyspnoea, with fulness in the chest, threatening suffocation; desire for fresh air, cold extremities.

Heart

      Sensation as though it would stop beating if she did not move. Action irregular, feeble, pulse soft and weak, cold extremities.

Neck and Back

      Numerous pains in the neck, extending into the head. Muscles of the neck feel bruised. Dull pains in the lower part of the back, with weakness of the legs. At times, sharp pains extend from the back down to the hips.

Extremities

      General tremulousness, weakness of the hands and feet, and loss of control. Lower extremities become fatigued after very little exercise.

Sleep

      General tendency to stupor. Nights restless, especially towards morning. Sleep, with unpleasant dreams.

Fever

      Chill especially along the spine, extending upward, with profuse micturition. Heat. Paroxysms of fever generally recur from 3 to 5 in the afternoon. Fever, with vertigo, prostration, without thirst, with soft pulse. Perspiration generally not profuse.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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