Gelsemium offers homeopathic comfort for flu symptoms such as exhaustion, headache, sore throat, and all-over body aches. Gelsemium is also indicated for the nervous anticipation of taking an exam, interviewing, giving a performance, or any situation that might cause “the jitters.”
These uses and indications are based upon traditional Homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Gelsemium Sempervirens; /gele-se’-mi-um/
Yellow Jasmine, Trumpet Creeper
SOURCE & HABITAT:
A climbing evergreen shrub with yellow flowers that bloom in early spring. Found in southern part of United States. The medicine is derived from the bark of the fresh root.
The curative power of Gelsemium was accidentally discovered in 1860 when a Mississippi farmer was mistakenly given an infusion of the root to heal bilious fever. In its homeopathic form, Gelsemium has treated many influenza cases of the past century and provides relief from flu-like symptoms.