Gelsemium against flu
Jasminum is a plant of tropical origin with a root very rich in alkaloids determining forms of paralysis of the central nervous system and the spinal system, in forms descendants, with signs of extreme weakness, as both deeply acts on nicotinic receptors by blocking the action depolarizing acetylcholine at the motor end plate, and on those with muscarinic action-like atropinic. In weak doses, it causes tachycardia due to reduction of vagal tone and amplitude atrioventricular; in large doses there is bradycardia, due to direct action on the fibres of the myocardium; there is simultaneously marked hypotension and death can occur to stop ventricular. The jasminum paralyzes the respiratory motor centers of the bulb.
Gelsemium is indicated more than other remedies, especially for the â€śbrain fluâ€ť with meningeal irritation.
Homeopathic therapeutic properties: physical and mental weakness with tremor, paresis and paralysis.
Aggravation: With the wet weather, fog, solar heat, in the summer before storm, for emotion (fear or bad news), at ten in the morning, thinking their suffering, to tobacco smoke.
Improvement: in the open air, with continuous movement, with stimulants, after a copious urination.
Psychic symptoms: Desire to be alone and at peace, because he did not want to have to word a idea, has such a fear of speaking that does not want to have anyone near. It has fear of public speaking. Bad effects of sudden emotion, fear or bad news: tremor, diarrhoea, insomnia for nervous excitation or tobacco abuse.
There headache with sensation of heaviness, pain that begins in the occipital region to locate in the front feeling a tight tourniquet above the eyes which worsens with solar heat, which improves standing lying down with your head up temporarily with the pressure. Migraine preceded by visual disturbances (such as Kali bichromicum, Iris) accompanied by depression and tremors, always followed and improved with abundant emission of urine.
Gastrointestinal: Urgent need to evacuate after bad news or an emotion (like Ignatia). Loose stools, painless, sometimes involuntary, usually bile-coloured clay or dark yellow or green tea.
Respiratory: pharyngeal paresis with difficulty swallowing, especially hot foods and pain in the upper part of the sternum-cleido-mastoid.
Cardiopulmonary: Pulse slow at rest, accelerated by the movement. Feeling as if the heart would stop beating if he did not move (the opposite: Dig.). Feeling shaky imminent, forces him to stand and walk. Palpitations in the afternoon, after bad news.
Genitourinary: Losses seminal night without erection. Menstruating late and scanty. Sharp pains like labour pains in the uterine region with irradiation to the bone and also (as Cimicifuga). Hoarseness during menstruation.
Cutaneous apparatus: Face congested, red, hot, expression brutalized (as Baptisia). Heavy eyelids, the patient has difficulty opening the eyes (like Sepia, Causticum), a dilated pupil, the other contracted. Tongue swollen, numb, so thick as to have difficulty speaking, trembling when you pull engages the dental arches (like Lachesis). Lower jaw dropping.
Relations: Cocculus, Conium (paralysis), Causticum, Sepia (ptosis), Caladium (bad effects of tobacco), Ferrum phos. (fever).
( from the: Homeopathy Science of Individual. Di Paolo-Sponzilli. Ed. Mediterranee)