Gelsemium sempervirens

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Herbal medicine
A poisonous evergreen vine; it is not used by herbologists.
A remedy that has been used to treat the nervous system and mucosal membranes, as well as cardiac arrhythmias, earaches, fever-associated myalgias, headaches that are worse with bright lights, insomnia, menstrual dysfunctions, phobias, shock, sore throat and trembling.

Gelsemium sempervirens,

Gelsemium sempervirens

temperate zone garden plant in the family Loganiaceae; poisoning by the plant is manifested by incoordination, pupillary dilatation and convulsions. The toxin is the indole alkaloid gelsemine. Called also yellow jessamine, Carolina jessamine, evening trumpetflower.