Carmen de Zulueta Appenzeller -
Lic. en Medicina y Cirugía 35/35/04460 - Médico homeópata
Gelsemium or Virginia jasmine shouldn't be missing from our medicine cabinet at home, it is one of the most valuable American contributions to homoeopathy.
This is our ally against feelings of anxiety towards the future and anticipatory anxiety: whether for a public performance, presentation at work, preparations for a trip, driving test or other oppressive situations; situations that make us shake internally or externally or cause cramps and diarrhoea just at the taught of it or that make our voice shake or leave us voiceless; also in case of bad news: key symptoms are a general state of mental paralysis with weakness and incapacity to overcome the situation like when we go blank at an exam.
This remedy can help us face those situations. Another frequent use is for the cervical tension that can cause vertigo or the loss of feeling in the hands or the arms, especially when stress is at the origin of the problem, an excessive amount of responsibilities or preoccupation when faced with a future that we imagine we can't control.
The third use is for the emerging flu, especially when it starts after an emotional overload and starts with shaking and cold hands and feet. I hope this overview of this remedy will give you a good image of it, considering that its use can be extended to more and more situations in nowadays' world.