CANNABIS INDICA – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019


CANNABIS INDICA homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy CANNABIS INDICA

General Action

      The chief effect is on the mind; an abnormal exhilaration and excitation of thought. Ideas crowd upon each other with extreme rapidity, so that time seems infinite, space immense. The sense of duality is also pronounced. Convulsions are sometimes induced.


      Convulsions. Weakness from a short walk; could hardly speak, soon followed by a deep sleep.


      Imagines that he hears music, shuts his eyes and is lost in delicious thought. Exaltation of spirits. Loquacity. Incoherent talk. Uncontrollable laughter, until the face is purple and back aches. Anguish, better in the open air, with oppression. Fear that he will become insane. Fixed ideas. Absent minded. Forgetful cannot finish a sentence. Unconsciousness every few minutes.


      Frequent involuntary shaking. Sudden shocks through the brain on regaining consciousness. Vertigo on rising; on rising, with stunning pain in occiput; falls down. Sticking, jerking pains through the head, or a feeling as though the head were opening and shutting.


      Fixed. Injected. Letters run together when reading. Glimmering before the eyes.


      Throbbing and fulness. Buzzing and ringing.


      Expression drowsy and stupid. Lips glued together.


      Mouth and lips dry. Saliva white, thick, frothy and sticky.


      Dryness; with thirst for cold water.


      Appetite increased, even ravenous. Pain at cardiac orifice, (>) pressure. The stomach feels swollen when eating, with oppression, as if he would suffocate.

Rectum and Stool

      Sensation in anus as if he were sitting on a ball; as if anus and part of urethra were filled with a hard ball. Painful, yellow diarrhoea.

Urinary Organs

      Straining, even after micturition, ineffectual. Dribbling after urinating. Frequent micturition, with burning pain. Stitches in the urethra during and after micturition. Urine copious, colorless.

Genital Organs

      Oozing of white, glairy mucus from the urethra. Satyriasis. Menstruation profuse, lasting too long.

Respiratory Organs

      Rough cough, scratching in the sternum. Oppression of the chest; feels suffocated and has to be fanned.


      Oppression about the heart, with stitches, (>) deep breathing. Palpitation; wakes out of sleep. Pulse slow.


      Stitching pain in the kidneys, keeping him awake at night, or when laughing.


      Paralysis of the lower extremities. Paralysis of the right arm. Pain across the shoulder and spine, forcing him to stoop. Thrillings through the arm and knees. Stiffness and tired aching in the knees. Pains in the soles of the feet, as if treading on spikes, extending to hips on attempting to walk, with drawing pains in the calves. Numb feeling in the sole and foot, extending to the whole limb.


      Sleepiness. Sound sleep. Talking in sleep. Starting of the limbs in sleep, which woke him. Nightmare every night on falling asleep. Numerous dreams of all sorts.


      Coldness, especially of the face, nose and hands after dinner. Sticky perspiration in drops on the forehead.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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