Face Your Fears with Help from Gelsemium

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Revised on March 29th, 2023

These days, leaving home is an exercise in mental fortitude with trying to remember your mask, packing enough hand sanitizer, and taking a host of other precautions. Our daily routines have been upended, leaving us on high alert. As each day brings a new set of challenges — like hybrid learning or work closures — it’s easy for our confidence and self-esteem to take a hit.

If these feelings begin to hold you back, health professionals like Heidi Weinhold, ND, recommend turning to Gelsemium sempervirens. “I think of this remedy whenever I need help facing my fears,” she says.

Dr. Weinhold recommends Gelsemium sempervirens 30C for anyone experiencing nervousness from anticipatory or situational stress. “For college students, that could mean test anxiety before an exam. Some of us are having fears of getting back on a plane or flying, or even going to the grocery store and shopping.”

Gelsemium has a long history as a stress reducer. According to Dr. Weinhold, this remedy was found in military first aid kits of the 1800s, where it was used to help give soldiers courage before walking onto the battlefield. Now Gelsemium, too, can help you face your battles and provide you with the strength to persevere through tough times, she says.

Click here to watch this video featuring Dr. Weinhold explaining the uses and benefits of Gelsemium sempervirens.

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Comments (14)

Shelby Williamssays:

This is great info! Thank you for sharing!

Mariel Claxtonsays:

What is the difference between Ignatia 30 and Celesium 30c?


Hello Mariel, Ignatia relieves nervousness and hypersensitivity to stress, often related to grief or sadness from a traumatic event. Gelsemium is for anxiousness before a presentation or test, like when you have stage fright. Hope that helps!


thank you


I was given gelsemium by my homeopathic MD for the flu…fever, aches, chills, sweats, body aches etc. within 24 hours, I was about 85% improved. Thinking there are many uses for this remedy.


Are these medicines available for Teenage girls for (Anxiety (mild depression) covid-blues???

Sánchez rosassays:

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When I am in France, I buy Gelsemium 15 ch , what’s the difference with the 30 C ? Thank you

Cora S Kniermansays:

dont know what I’d with out this – am 86 years old and stress seems to be my life…a reat help


Hi Cora, we’re glad Gelsemium has helped you with your stress!


How should this be taken if needed daily?


Hi Mandy, this medicine is not recommended for daily use. Please speak to your medical provider if you wish to take for a longer period of time.

Navneet Kaithwassays:

Iam paralisi patient. Can I take this medicine.?


Hello Navneet, Boiron homeopathic medicines have no known drug interactions and are not contraindicated with pre-existing conditions.

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