The homeopathic remedy gelsemium is prepared using the freshly obtained roots of the yellow jessamine vine. After digging out the roots of the plant, they are chopped into fine pieces and subsequently drenched in alcohol for a period of time. Next, the resultant solution is filtered and watered down to the desired level of potency for use as the homeopathic medication gelsemium which is safe for human use and effective in treating a range of health conditions, especially those related to symptoms similar to those caused by poisoning due to exposure to the yellow jessamine plant. As with preparing any other homeopathic remedy, gelsemium too does not retain even the slightest trace of the original substance it is prepared from - the yellow jessamine vine roots.
Traditionally, the yellow jessamine wine has been used in herbal medicine to treat pain as well as respiratory diseases. Even in homeopathy, gelsemium is normally prescribed in highly diluted solutions to cure health conditions that are accompanied by symptoms that are similar to those caused by gelsemium toxicity. It may be noted that the homeopathic remedy gelsemium primarily works on the brain and the spinal cord, muscles, the motor cord, eyelids and mucous membranes. Regular use of this medication helps to provide relief from a painful scalp caused by inflammation of the nerve; headaches that worsen while the patient is in motion or due to bright light and the patient has a sensation as if the head has been constricted by a tight band; muscle aches related to fever caused by nervous disorder, for instance multiple sclerosis (a chronic progressive disease of the central nervous system); aching right eye; uterine pain as well as excruciating menstruation; problems in swallowing; a painful throat with reddish tonsils; earaches and summer colds. Turning to gelsemium helps to get quick relief from all these symptoms. Homeopathic practitioners often prescribe gelsemium for people enduring symptoms of fever, including a perspiring, flushed face, a fuzzy, shaking tongue, shuddering muscles with a cold and painful sensation as well as colds accompanied by waves of heat down the spinal cord. In addition, the homeopathic medication gelsemium is also used to do away with fears, for instance the trepidation of undergoing any surgery or visiting a dentist for tooth removal as well as the terror endured by an individual following a shock. All the conditions mentioned here come together with shivering. Gelsemium is also an effective homeopathic remedy for feverishness or hyperactivity that may result in the heart missing a beat, stupor as well as insomnia or sleep disorders. Occasionally, a painful throat may be associated with other symptoms and in such instances, one may be certain that these are owing to a severe influenza suffered by the patient. In fact, there are a number of other symptoms related to this condition (aching throat), for instance, headaches, fever, chills, and general debility. In such cases, turning to the homeopathic medication gelsemium facilitates in providing relief from these symptoms by fortifying the immune system of our body. As mentioned before, there was a time when this homeopathic remedy was given to soldiers for enhancing their courage on the battlefield. Since then, gelsemium has been transformed into a homeopathic medication that helps treating specific mental problems. Hence, it is not surprising that homeopathic practitioners today prescribe gelsemium for people enduring different phobias, stage fright, nervous problems and any other case of shuddering, which may perhaps be an element of or may in some way add to any kind of mental disorder. In addition, in homeopathy, gelsemium is indicated for treating migraine headache, nausea, nervous anxiety, chemotherapy support, dental support and recovery from surgery.
The yellow jessamine plant, which forms the basis for the homeopathic remedy gelsemium, is indigenous to the warm temperate as well as tropical climatic conditions prevailing from the north of Guatemala to the south-eastern regions of the United States.