Gelsemium Sempervirens is commonly known as Yellow Jessamine. Gelsemium Sempervirens is native to the southern United States and Mexico. The rhizome and root can be used medicinally.
Gelsemium Sempervirens contains gelsamine alkaloid and related compounds (gelsemmine, gelsemicine, gelsedine) which are thought to be the active constituents.
Gelsemium Sempervirens has been used for neuralgia, headache, gastric disorders, nervous stomach, and heartburn. Gelsemium and the active alkaloid, gelsemine, are attributed with central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, CNS depressant, and analgesic abilities.
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Cautions Orally, high doses of Gelsemium Sempervirens may cause headache, drooping eyelids, double vision, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, muscle weakness or rigidity, seizures, dyspnea, and bradycardia. Take only recommended dosage.