Despite serious safety concerns, the root and underground stem (rhizome) of gelsemium are used for migraine, nerve pain in the face, asthma, and other breathing problems, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Pain due to a condition of facial nerves called trigeminal neuralgia.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use gelsemium. It is very poisonous.
Children: Gelsemium is UNSAFE. Do not give gelsemium to children. It can poison them, even in very small amounts.
Heart disease and weakness: Gelsemium is especially dangerous if you have a heart problem.
We currently have no information for GELSEMIUM overview.
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