An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Gelsemium from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Adapted to children; young people, women of a nervous, hysterical temperament; irritable, sensitive, excitable; onanists, both sexes.

Desire to be quite to be let alone; does not wish to speak nor have anyone near her for company, even if the person be silent.

Complaints: from exciting or bad news; sudden emotions; the anticipation of any unusual ordeal; general depression from heat of sun or summer.

Vertigo spreading from the occiput with diplopia move Children fear of falling seize the nurse Lack of muscular co-ordination giddy, confused; muscles refuse to obey the will.

Headache: beginning in cervical spine; pains extend over the head, causing a bursting sensation in forehead and eyeballs; worse from smoking.

Sensation of a band around the head above the ears scalp sore.

Fears that unless constantly on the move the heart will cease beating.

Dizziness of the head and blurred vision, so that all objects are very indistinct.

Heaviness of head alleviated on profuse emission of watery urine.

Drooping of the eyelids.

smoky appearance before the eyes, with pain above them.

Numbness of the tongue.

Severe sharp, labor-like pains in the uterine region, extending to the back and hips.

Fatigue of the lower limbs after slight exercise.

Complete relaxation of the whole muscular system with entire motor paralysis.

Weakness and trembling through the whole system.

Chill and chilliness especially along the spine running up the back from to nape of neck.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.