CANNABIS SATIVA – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


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

General Action

      As compared with Cannabis indica, we see much less mental disturbance (less of the peculiar gum “Hashish” in the plant used), and more effects due to the other constituents of the plant, ethereal oil and Nitrate of Potash. (The latter is found in an unusual amount in the plant.).


      Rush of blood to the head, with throbbing and warmth that is not unpleasant. Headache, as if a stone were lying on the vertex. A feeling as if cold water were dropping on the head.


      Pressure from behind forward. Sensation of spasmodic drawing of the eyes. Vision weak and indistinct. (Opacities of the cornea ?).


      Nose dry, bleeding. Swelling of the nose, with a coppery redness. Nose dry and hot.


      Eructations of a bitter, sour, scraping fluid. Vomiting green bile. Pain as from ulceration of the stomach when touched, (>) after eating.


      Painful shocks, as from something living and moving. General bruised pain. Beating in the upper abdomen, as from within outward.

Urinary Organs

      Retention of urine. Urine passes by drops, is scanty, bloody and burning.

Sexual Organs

      Inflammation of the urethra, with soreness and tensive pain during erections. Burning, biting pain, extending backward while urinating. Burning when urinating, worse just after urinating. Burning pain, compelling him to urinate almost constantly.

Clinical. In urethritis, with burning, biting pain extending backward towards bladder when urinating, with frequent urging to urinate, the urine is scalding, with spasmodic closure of the sphincter of the bladder, cystitis in consequence of gonorrhoea, with bloody urine; gonorrhoea, great swelling of prepuce, etc. This drug is useful in gonorrhoea immediately following Aconite, provided Aconite has been indicated in the first few hours of the disease; cases which required Cannab have less profuse discharges than those requiring Argentum nit., and usually there is much less swelling and inflammation about the glans penis, though the excessive swelling of the prepuce has proved a valuable indication in some cases. Many physicians are in the habit of using Cannab. sat. through the whole course of gonorrhoea, claiming that by its use the disease usually does not last more than ten days.

Respiratory Organs

      Attacks of asthma; suffocation; can breathe only when upright. Dyspnoea and suffocation as from a weight on the chest. Tough mucus in the lower part of the trachea in the morning, with ability to loosen only a little, which must be swallowed, after hawking and coughing; scraping in trachea as if raw and sore; finally the mucus loosens itself, and he is obliged to hawk it up repeatedly. Breathing oppressed from tensive-pressure pains in the middle of the sternum, which was sore to touch, with sleepiness. Cough; hacking from the pit of the throat, from which a cold salt fluid is felt deep in the throat.

Heart and Pulse

      Beating of the heart as if it would fall out on moving and on stooping, with a feeling of warmth.


      Drawing pain in the region of the kidneys, extending into the inguinal glands, with anxious nausea in the pit of the stomach. Pain in the back takes away his breath.


      Bruised pain in the arms on motion. Pain in the lower extremities as from great fatigue. Weakness and tottering when walking, with dull pain in the knees as from great weariness.


      Irresistible sleepiness during the day. Unrefreshing sleep at night. Sleeplessness at night on account of heat and anxiety, as if dashed with hot water. Wakes from frightful dreams.


      Shivering, with violent thirst. External coldness, with heat, and heat with thirst. Heat at night.

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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