Gelsemium

How does Gelsemium work?

Gelsemium contains substances that might act in the brain to reduce pain.

Are there safety concerns?

Gelsemium is UNSAFE. All parts of the plant are very poisonous. Even small amounts can cause serious toxicity, including death. Symptoms of poisoning include headache, vision problems, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, muscle problems, seizures, breathing problems, slowing of the heart, and others.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

It is UNSAFE for anyone to use gelsemium, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:

Children: Do not give gelsemium to children. It can poison them, even in very small amounts.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use gelsemium. It is very poisonous.

Heart disease and weakness: Gelsemium is especially dangerous if you have a heart problem.

Dosing considerations for Gelsemium.

The appropriate dose of gelsemium depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for gelsemium. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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