Gelsemium owes its name to Antoine-Laurent Jussieu, the famous French botanist (1748-1836), father of the classification of plants. Jussieu named it so with reference to “gelsomina” which means jasmine in Italian. Anglophones call it “Carolina Jasmin” or Caroline’s jasmine.
Definition of Gelsemium
Gelsemium is a small climbing plant from America and Asia. It knows a certain popularity, but it is not its small yellow and delicate flower which pushes to cultivate it. Indeed, it would possess good medicinal virtues, in particular to fight against the stress. Obtained from the root of the plant, gelsemium is used to fight several ailments such as fever, flu symptoms (body aches, general fatigue, tremors) and stress.
Causes of stress
Stress is a state of tension caused by imbalances of physical, psychological or emotional origins. Identifying the causes of stress starts with observing the way of living. Stress can come from the outside environment: too much pressure at work and overwork, pollution and lifestyle of big cities, etc. Stress can also be linked to an unhealthy lifestyle: consumption of excitants (coffee, tea, sugar), drugs (alcohol, cigarettes, cannabis) and excesses of all kinds (too much fatty and salty foods).
Treating stress with Gelsemium granules
Gelsemium Homeopathy Granules help treat neurological disorders, including states of stress, nervous fatigue or depression. It also facilitates sleep for people suffering from stress accompanied by insomnia. In order to use this homeopathic treatment adequately, it is important to refer to a homeopathic practitioner. The indicative dosage is to take 5 granules in 15 Ch each time the stress is felt during a day. To help sleep, the remedy can be taken in 7 Ch, at the rate of 5 granules at bedtime. Without a mandatory medical prescription, gelsemium can be taken in different ways:
- In case of acute conditions, it is advisable to take this remedy several times a day until the improvement of symptoms, then gradually reduce the doses gradually.
- In case of chronic conditions, low dilutions should be preferred (eg 9CH) and taken less frequently: once a day to once a week, or once a month.
It is above all the therapist to correctly prescribe the dosage, depending on the patient and his pathology. Homeopathic tablets of gelsemium are absolutely not toxic. For example, pregnant women can take it without any known risk to the child.
Other homeopathic medicines to treat anxiety and stress
Ignatia Amara 30 CH: medication indicated in case of stress, accompanied by palpitations and spasms: lump in the throat, sobs, abdominal spasms, sighs. When, for example, there is a paradoxical behavior “go from laughter to tears”, or when the patient is improved by distraction. Argentum Nitricum 15 CH: This medicine is indicated when one is agitated, precipitated by his stress. When one would like to have finished before even starting, the patient may present a diarrheal tendency, belching induced by his rush to eat. Staphysagria 15 CH: drug used in subjects with psychosomatic manifestations induced by an emotional disorder, in a context of vexation, failure or injustice (contained anger). If in doubt, do not hesitate to consult a doctor to find the specific symptoms and causes of your stress to obtain appropriate medical advice.
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