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Gelsemium Sempervirens Poisoning


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  • They all agree essentially with mine in the character of the symptoms presented. It is altogether probable that my patient had taken much more than forty drops of the fluid extract.— Boston Med. and Surg. Jour., Feb. , 1871.[henriettes-herb.com]
  • In the case of the rhizome, a small pith, frequently divided into four nearly equal parts, is also present, particularly in smaller and younger pieces.[botanical.com]
Fatigue
  • Speech) (p. 63) Mind, mania-a-potu (p. 64) Mind, memory active (See Ideas) (p. 64) Mind, memory, weakness of (See Mistakes) (p. 64) Mind, memory, weakness of, labor, for mental (compare stupefaction) (p. 65) Mind, memory, weakness of, labor, for mental, fatigue[homeoint.org]
Gastric Lavage
  • She recovered after gastric lavage with charcoal, which she later vomited, and supportive measures.[cebm.net]
Hypothermia
  • When ingested by pets, it can result in clinical signs of muscle weakness, paralysis, decreased respiratory rate, hypothermia, difficulty swallowing and breathing, vision problems, seizures and death when consumed.[petpoisonhelpline.com]
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Dyspnea
  • There was no alarm or fear, a rather tranquil feeling mentally, and in this case there was no great difficulty of breathing, although we have observed dyspnea from single doses of two or three minims of the fluid extract.[outlandermedicine.com]
Hypertension
  • […] consumed consumption coumestrol deficiency dietary diets containing disease doses enterotoxin enzyme excretion experimental extracts factor fatty acids favism feeding fish foodstuffs glucosinolate glycosides goitrogenic gossypol growth hemagglutinins human hypertension[books.google.de]
Muscle Weakness
  • When ingested by pets, it can result in clinical signs of muscle weakness, paralysis, decreased respiratory rate, hypothermia, difficulty swallowing and breathing, vision problems, seizures and death when consumed.[petpoisonhelpline.com]
  • Her blood pressure fell, she became semicomatose, and had muscle weakness with brisk deep tendon reflexes and flexor plantar responses; there were no sensory deficits.[cebm.net]
Denial
  • I satisfied myself, notwithstanding the denial of both parties concerned, that he had procured an abortion upon the woman, and gave the medicine as an anodyne after the expulsion of the ovum.[henriettes-herb.com]
Headache
  • I felt great depression and a severe frontal headache. The pulse was still normal, but weak.”[theguardian.com]
  • Symptoms of poisoning include headache , vision problems, difficulty swallowing, dizziness , muscle problems, seizures , breathing problems, slowing of the heart , and others.[webmd.com]
  • (yellow jasmine) Click Here to Buy Remedies from Online Store Gelsemium is used to treat acute influenza (flu) or sore throats , with weakness, limp limbs, chills, fever, headaches with double vision, and heavy, drooping eyelids.[homeopathyforwomen.org]
  • I felt great depression and a severe frontal headache. The pulse was still normal, but weak. From these experiments I would draw the following conclusions.[cebm.net]
  • Homeopathy A remedy that has been used to treat the nervous system and mucosal membranes, as well as cardiac arrhythmias, earaches, fever-associated myalgias, headaches that are worse with bright lights, insomnia, menstrual dysfunctions, phobias, shock[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
Dizziness
  • Her 69 year old husband experienced similar dizziness and weakness, but promptly vomited and called for an ambulance.[awkwardbotany.com]
  • Initial symptoms from an overdose would typically include dizziness, nausea, blurred vision and convulsions. At larger doses, it causes paralysis of the spinal cord, leading to almost complete loss of muscular power and eventually asphyxia.[theguardian.com]
  • Some patients that have been exposed to Gelsemium species survived, but showed signs of toxicity upon ingestion, the most common being dizziness, followed by other signs such as weakness, vomiting, seizures and coma.[umasstox.com]
  • Symptoms of poisoning include headache , vision problems, difficulty swallowing, dizziness , muscle problems, seizures , breathing problems, slowing of the heart , and others.[webmd.com]
  • Side effects include “coma, cyanosis, trouble swallowing, dizziness, double vision, shortness of breath, headache, speech difficulty, muscle stiffness or paralysis, nausea and vomiting, and dry mouth” (Duke et al., 2002).[medicinalgarden.trekbirmingham.com]
Seizure
  • When ingested by pets, it can result in clinical signs of muscle weakness, paralysis, decreased respiratory rate, hypothermia, difficulty swallowing and breathing, vision problems, seizures and death when consumed.[petpoisonhelpline.com]
  • Some patients that have been exposed to Gelsemium species survived, but showed signs of toxicity upon ingestion, the most common being dizziness, followed by other signs such as weakness, vomiting, seizures and coma.[umasstox.com]
  • The compound kills discreetly, in a mechanism similar to strychnine’s: Both plant-based compounds act on the brain to cause seizures and their accompanying convulsions, later paralyzing the spinal cord and its related organs — including the lungs.[inverse.com]
  • Symptoms of poisoning include headache , vision problems, difficulty swallowing, dizziness , muscle problems, seizures , breathing problems, slowing of the heart , and others.[webmd.com]
  • Thus when exposed to strychnine, the motor neurons are firing wildly and out of control, resulting in seizures, and often death. Not good. Gelsemine however, is an agonist .[naturespoisons.com]
Excitement
  • DIARRHEA FROM ANTICIPATION, EXCITEMENT, FRIGHT, BAD NEWS. CHILLINESS UP AND DOWN THE BACK. TREMBLING AND WEAKNESS. Heavy feeling, especially lower limbs. Sleeplessness from exhaustion, anticipation, excitement. Drowsiness. Sleepiness in students.[homeopathyforwomen.org]
  • A suddenly appearing diarrhoea coming on from the effects of excitement calls for Gelsemium. The stools are copious, yellow and papescent. The tongue is coated white or yellowish.[vithoulkas.com]
  • (p. 38) Mind, dullness, think long, unable to (p. 38) Mind, excitement, excitable (p. 40) Mind, excitement, anticipating events, when (p. 40) Mind, excitement, bad news, after (p. 40) Mind, excitement, emotional, ailments from (p. 40) Mind, excitement[homeoint.org]
  • It is said to suspend and hold in check muscular irritability and nervous excitement with more force and power than any known remedy. Whilst it relaxes the muscles, it also relieves all sense of pain[4].[pfaf.org]
  • It is said it will suspend and hold in check muscular irritability and nervous excitement with more force and power than any known remedy. While it relaxes all the muscles, it relieves, by its action on the general system, all sense of pain.[botanical.com]
Frontal Headache
  • I felt great depression and a severe frontal headache. The pulse was still normal, but weak.”[theguardian.com]
  • I felt great depression and a severe frontal headache. The pulse was still normal, but weak. From these experiments I would draw the following conclusions.[cebm.net]
  • Following a further dose of 12ml, the author declared: ‘I felt great depression and a severe frontal headache. The pulse was still normal, but weak.’[chemistryworld.com]
  • In a letter written by him to the British Medical Journal on 20 September 1879, he described that he had persistent diarrhoea, severe frontal headache, and great depression, and therefore stopped his self-experimentation at 200 minims . [15] [16] [17][en.wikipedia.org]
  • Now these uterine symptoms are associated with a frontal headache and dim vision. The head feels enormously enlarged, with a wild confused feeling in it.[vithoulkas.com]

Treatment

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  • Treatment was continued, but recovery was not complete for several days, the principal complaint being of great prostration and muscular weakness, particularly of the elevators of the lower jaw, and eyelids, and the muscles of the arms.[henriettes-herb.com]
  • What’s the treatment of a toxic ingestion? Respiratory support is the keystone of treatment of Gelsemium elegans toxicity. Some patients will require intubation.[umasstox.com]
  • Its affects can be felt soon after ingestion and, depending on the amount ingested and the time that lapses between ingestion and treatment, death – usually by asphyxiation – can be imminent.[awkwardbotany.com]
  • It is, at present, mainly used in the treatment of neuralgic pains, especially those involving the facial nerves, particularly when arising from decaying teeth.[botanical.com]

Prevention

  • Since convulsions have been prevented with benzodiazepines and pentobarbital, yet potentiated by reserpine, investigators speculate that alkaloids from Gelsemium elegans act at GABA receptors.[umasstox.com]
  • It produces an itching and redness of that tissue, this itching being violent enough to prevent the patient from falling asleep. A little eruption consisting of small pimples, and somewhat resembling that of measles, may appear.[vithoulkas.com]

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