How does Gelsemium work?

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

Are there safety concerns?

Gelsemium is UNSAFE. Relatively 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.

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

Do not use gelsemium if:

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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