Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of twining shrubs of the order Loganiaceæ, with opposite entire evergreen leaves and fragrant yellow flowers. There are three species, two natives of eastern Asia, and the third, G. sempervirens, the yellow jasmine of the Southern United States, found in woods and low grounds from Virginia to Texas. Its root has poisonous properties inducing paralysis, and the tincture is used medicinally in various diseases.
- n. [lowercase] The root of this plant, or the tincture prepared from it, used as a drug.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false) jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a native of the Southern United States. It has showy and deliciously fragrant flowers.
- n. (Med.) The root of the yellow jasmine, used in malarial fevers, etc.
- n. evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern Asia
“Get some gelsemium from the health food store, get on the pump, and you’re likely to go into labor pretty quickly.”
“Get some gelsemium from the health food store, get on the pump, and you're likely to go into labor pretty quickly.”
“Carolin jessamine, gelsemium sempervirens, has many buds and this one opened on cue for the bloom day.”
“Homeopathic treatments: For colds with flulike symptoms and fevers, use gelsemium 30th potency.”
“One of the most effective homeopathic remedies is gelsemium 6th, which conforms to the classic picture of most flu symptoms, including tiredness, weakness, heavy and sick feelings.”
“* The Carolina -- not Virginia -- jessamine, gelsemium sempervirens (properly speaking not a jessamine at all) has yellow blossoms.”
“In the past, various flu epidemics such as the Spanish flu and bird flu have been successfully treated and prevented by homeopathic remedies like gelsemium, bryonia, influenzinum, and oscillococcinum, said homoeopaths.”
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