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n, pl -miums or -mia (-mɪə)
1. (Plants) any climbing shrub of the loganiaceous genus Gelsemium, of SE Asia and North America, esp the yellow jasmine, having fragrant yellow flowers
2. (Pharmacology) the powdered root of the yellow jasmine, formerly used as a sedative
[C19: New Latin, from Italian gelsomino jasmine]
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Noun1.gelsemium - evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern AsiaGelsemium - evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern Asia
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Loganiaceae, Loganiaceae - a dicotyledonous family of plants of order Gentianales
Carolina jasmine, evening trumpet flower, Gelsemium sempervirens, yellow jasmine, yellow jessamine - poisonous woody evergreen vine of southeastern United States having fragrant yellow funnel-shaped flowers
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The Carolina -- not Virginia -- jessamine, gelsemium sempervirens (properly speaking not a jessamine at all) has yellow blossoms.
That compound is only found in nature in five forms, all of which are associated with the highly toxic Gelsemium plant, which grows only in China.
Tenders are invited for Supply of medicine Fluoricum acidum,Formica rufa, Ficus religiosa, Gelsemium sempervirens, Glonoine,Graphites, Guaiacum, Gun powder, Hamamelis virginica, Helleborus niger,Helpar sulphuris calcareum,Hydrastis canadensis,Hydrocotyle asiatica, Hyoscyamus niger, Hypericum perforatum, Hecla lava, Ignatia amara, Iodium, Ipecacuanha, Iris versicolor,
Remedies: Argentum Metallicum, Borax, Bovista, Calcarea Bromata, Cannabis Indica, Caulophyllum, Crocus Sativa Digitalis, Gelsemium, Kali Bichromicum, Kali Bromatum, Kali Sulphuricum, Lac Caninum, Lac Delphinum, Natrum Sulphuricum, Palladium, Pulsatilla, Sabadilla, Sanguinaria, Silica , Thuja.
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Indeed, many herbs are restricted to prescription only, for example lobelia, comfrey, gelsemium and mistletoe.
Many more herbs are listed on the different schedules including Gelsemium, Convallaria, Ammi visnaga, Rauwolfia, Lobelia, Arnica and of course Digitalis and Ephedra.
I use remedies such as Ruta grav, which helps treat sprained ligaments, Gelsemium for pre-race jitters, Arnica for bruising and Bellis perennis to treat exertion.
GELSEMIUM Tremors, debility, drowsiness, vertigo, nausea, neck pain, visual disturbances and ptosis of the upper eyelids may be seen here.
Working on multiple floral visitors, Adler and Irwin [26] observed that Xylocopa, Osmia and Habropoda carried the most Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina jessamine; Loganiaceae) pollen, followed by Bombus and Apis.
In Ellingwood's Therapeutist of 1908, it is reported that gelsiminine from Gelsemium sempervirens (yellow jasmine) 'will check the hot flashes that occur during or after the menopause in nervous, plethoric or relaxed women at a dose of 1/250 grain' (Dougherty-Trexler 1908) and elsewhere a single dose of 'ten drops of specific gelsemium, if necessary followed up by 3 drop doses every hour is excellent for the hot flashes that are apt to occur during the menopause' (Henschen 1908).
Studying foraging preferences in the blueberry bee, Habropoda laboriosa, Pascarella (29) used the field station as rural site in a comparative study looking at foraging preferences for various species of Vaccinium, Gelsemium and Azalea, in rural, suburban, and urban habitats.