This essence of the personality of Cannabis sativa can be expressed in one word very clearly -" Flirt ".
The Cannabis child is the happy-go-lucky type, who prefers and is comfortable in company, especially of the opposite sex. He is very friendly, extroverted and mixes very easily with people. He enjoys to be amongst people, in groups and talk vividly and animatedly. From early childhood they laugh loudly and openly.
They like to do things which have an element of excitement and thrill about them. As they grow further into teenage or adolescence, the attitude is to enjoy every second of life. They want to live in a constant state of ecstasy, and be away and unrelated to the world in general. This is similar to the state produced by the narcotic drug "Ecstasy" which is now in rage all over the world and is available easily to tenagers and young adults who frequent discotheques and night-clubs. These are the people who like to go out dance parties and have fun every night (Medorrhinum). This attitude and behaviour typifies the Cannabis personality.
They are very sexually oriented and are of amorous disposition right from young age to old age. They become sexually active from a very young age. In childhood, they enjoy playing intimate games like doctor-doctor or games where they act as husband and wife. In adulthood, they have many girl friends, and they have regular sexual relationship. These relationships give them lot of enjoyment, excitement and give them feeling of happiness.Cannabis sativa spends money very easily in pursuit of pleasure.
They are occupied with thoughts of sex but with little clarity and that is why they soon get into a state of confusion and they remain buried in thoughts always. Due to this confusion they make mistakes in writing, omit words, repeat words and cannot co-relate with time. They keep on repeating the same mistakes right from childhood till old age. They are not able to understand their own self. Like the auto-immune response in cases of rheumatism is at the pathological level, here the auto-immune response is at the psychological level. This is an important remedy for children and adults who give wrong answers to the questions. They make many mistakes in relation to time. Time passes too slowly. The confusion is so much that even her own voice appears strange. They hear strange voices from a distance and others voice appears strange to them. The confusion progresses deeper and deeper and they start seeing spirits, ghosts and specters. They behave in a foolish way in front of friends & relatives. They do many silly things which can't be explained or understood. They develop delusion about their own voice, vision and judgment and the distance appears as if it has doubled. Their confusion is so pronounced, deep and sycotic that they develop antagonism to self. They develop marked aversion to bed and have a strong desire to go out.
Due to the varied and excessive sexual activity and during the phase of happiness and enjoyment, if they suffer from gonorrhea, and if the gonorrhea is suppressed, they develop either bronchial asthma or emotional disturbances. Gonorrhea once suppressed can express again and again because of the body's natural vitality and capacity to react. Suppression of the acute expressions of gonorrhoea gives rise to other chronic recurrent expansions. After suppression another physical complaint which can develop is opacity of the cornea and total or partial blindness. This blindness is very difficult to treat with any system of medicine.
At the mental level, this suppression expresses in the form of schizophrenic response or hysterical response. The schizophrenic response is associated with lot of liveliness, excitement & alternative with a phase of depression and sadness. The dreams also express such a mental state.
The dreams are:
- Disappointment in everything
- Distances appear strange
- Confused dreams
- Frightful dreams
- Unpleasant dreams
These nightmares are so vivid that he wakes up from sleep with a start. The patient gets up as if he has received an electric shock. Soon they avoid going to sleep due to the fear and anxiety of nightmares.In fact, Cannabis sativa doesn't sleep because of two reasons: 1. Because of excitement in teenage 2. Because of fear in childhood or adulthood.
The second phase of hysterical behavior is expressed by laughing loudly, spasmodically and immoderately. They laugh so much that they turn blue with laughter. Laughing alternates with weeping mood. The develop a sensation of choking on swallowing and a feeling of stitching pain all over the body, as if thousands of needles are pricking them. This sensation develops specially at night, when they are alone.
Depression : A person who was industrious develops aversion to work, indolence and anxiety about health. During this phase of depression or hysteria they get a sensation as if the water were dropping on the head, in the brain, in the heart and in the anus. They develop tremendous, fear/anxiety, esp. in the stomach, along with a feeling of nausea. During the phase of depression, the slightest mental exertion aggravates the patient's condition.
Cannabis sativa is a very important remedy fear of milk or lactophobia.
At the physical level, the most important system which gets involved is the Respiratory system. There is a stuttering respiration with marked palpitation. The patient must stand up with his hands supported on his knees. Cough with viscid expectoration. Heaviness of the chest forces the patient to breathe deeply. Asthma and bladder troubles are concomittant to each other. The next important system which gets affected is the urinary tract. There is a marked burning during and at the end of urination. Urine is usually retained and few drops passes after he has completed urination. There is a painful urge to pass urine. The urine passes in split streams (Thuja). In the entire urinary tract, there is soreness & burning which extends to the bladder while urinating. Spasmodic closure of the sphincter while urinating and zigzag pain while passing the urine along the length of the urethra. Phimosis in children and young adults. It is one of the important medicine for cystitis, urethritis and prostatitis.
The flirt develops frequent erections, sexual over-excitement during young age. Because of repeated infections there is marked swelling of the prepuce.
The most characteristic symptom in old people is that they always walk with their legs apart in the shape of a bow, as the testes becomes so sensitive, they cannot bear it to touch the thighs. The males after having abused their sexual capacity, develop impotency at a relatively younger age.
The sycotic laxity is also observed in lower limbs, where the patient develops dislocation of patella while going upstairs.
There is a pressure from behind eyes in the forward direction. Physical exertion gives amenorrhoea and constipation.
Patient develops weakness(+3) after eating. They can develop aversion to meat.
It is remedy which predominately expresses sycotic, tubercular and syphilitic conditions.
The general aggravations are: Alcohol(+3), Tobacco(+3), Constipation Exertion, Lying down, < Going upstairs, Motion, Urination, Talking, Standing, After dinner.
The patient is ameliorated from Uncovering, Standing (Asthma) Remaining quiet, Expectoration.