Cannabis Indica is commonly known as Indian Hemp; other names are Hashish; Bhang or Ganja.
It is among the top listed medicines used to treat headaches and epilepsy and urinary disorders.
The homeopathic remedy in form of tincture is prepared from attenuations of the young leaves and twigs.
It belongs to the family Cannabinaceae.
It is the most important polychrest remedy that has an action on almost every part of the body and especially on the brain and nervous system.
Cannabis Indica Constitution /Personality
It is suitable for people who are loquacious and exaggerate time and distance.
It is suitable for people who are full of imagination, and hallucinations.
Cannabis Indica is often used by homeopaths to address various nervous disorders such as epilepsy, mania, dementia, delirium tremens, and irritable reflexes.
It proves beneficial when the patient excessively laughs at every minor remark.
This remedy is particularly effective for mental disturbances, including delirium characterized by heightened emotions, uncontrolled laughter leading to a purple face, and aching in the back and loins.
It is also valuable for hallucinations and a state of dual nature, where the second self seems in control, but the original self-acts as a check.
Cannabis Indica is notable for addressing hallucinations and imaginations, especially exaggerations in the perception of time and space.
Patients may lose their sense of time, space, and place, experiencing extreme happiness and contentment.
This remedy is indicated when the mind is flooded with ideas, accompanied by a constant fear of insanity and a dread of darkness. It is particularly effective for Exophthalmic goiter and catalepsy.
In terms of physical symptoms, Cannabis Indica is known for worsening complaints in the morning and being aggravated by coffee, liquor, and tobacco.
It also stands out as a remedy for paralysis of the lower extremities and addresses nausea along with unquenchable thirst in epilepsy.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Cannabis Indica patient suffers from the exaltation of spirit, with excessive loquacity, he is full of fun and mischief and laughs immoderately.
Cannabis Indica proves to be a remarkable remedy for numerous hallucinations and vivid imaginations, causing anguish and a sense of oppression. The patient finds relief in the open air.
This remedy is particularly effective for addressing fear, especially the constant fear of losing one’s sanity. It manifests as an exaggeration of time and space, with seconds feeling like ages and short distances seeming immense.
Cannabis Indica is a valuable solution for those experiencing an intense fear of darkness and an impending sense of death.
In cases of weakened memory where thoughts or events are difficult to recall due to a crowded mind, this remedy demonstrates its effectiveness.
Speech disorders, including a sudden loss of speech or difficulty completing sentences, find relief with Cannabis Indica. It is also beneficial for stammering and stuttering.
Patients who exhibit excessive loquacity, becoming absentminded and periodically losing awareness, benefit from this remedy.
Cannabis Indica is known for addressing constant theorizing and clairvoyance tendencies in individuals.
Homeopaths frequently use this remedy for Delirium tremens, characterized by trembling, hallucinations, and a tendency to become furious.
In cases of delirium, where laughter occurs at trivial matters and there’s a sudden loss of memory, Cannabis Indica is indicated.
It is well-suited for patients experiencing delirium, raving, vomiting alternating with stupor.
Cannabis Indica emerges as a potent remedy for vertigo experienced upon rising, coupled with a stunning pain at the back of the head and a sensation as if the surroundings are falling apart.
Frequent involuntary shaking of the head, accompanied by a heavy pressure on the brain, compelling the individual to stoop, indicates the effectiveness of this remedy.
It proves valuable for vertigo leading to a forward fall, associated with nosebleeds, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and, at times, loss of vision.
In the realm of headaches, Cannabis Indica stands out for addressing violent shocks passing through the brain, often accompanied by crashing or explosive noises during sleep.
Dull, drawing pain in the forehead, particularly over the eyes, and throbbing, aching pain with jerking in the right side of the forehead towards the interior and back of the head find relief with this remedy.
This remedy is prominently featured in the treatment of headaches and migraines characterized by a sensation of the brain boiling over, lifting the cranial arch like a tea kettle lid.
Sensations of opening and shutting at the vertex, aching in both temples (more severe on the right side), and dull stitching in the right temple all point to the efficacy of Cannabis Indica.
For individuals experiencing severe pain on the entire right side of the head, this remedy offers relief.
Headaches accompanied by flatulence, persisting until the passage of flatulence either upwards or downwards, along with throbbing in the occiput, are effectively treated with Cannabis Indica.
Cannabis Indica proves to be an excellent remedy for various eye complaints, particularly when the eyes appear fixed in a gaze.
In cases of visual clairvoyance, where the eyes are bright and shiny, Cannabis Indica is a beneficial solution.
It addresses issues like letters running together during reading and the presence of twinkling, trembling, and glimmering sensations before the eyes.
This remedy is effective for paralysis of the eyelids, accompanied by jerking in the extreme corner of the eye and eyelid.
Additionally, Cannabis Indica is indicated when there is injection of vessels in the conjunctiva of both eyes, resulting in a dark yellow appearance, redness, inflammation, and excessive watering.
Cannabis Indica is a wonderful remedy for inflammation of the ear canal, the hearing is very acute, with aching in both ears.
There is throbbing and fulness in both ears with ringing and buzzing in the ears.
It is a great remedy for hallucination in the ear where there is noise in the ears, like boiling water, Periodical is singing in the ears during a dreamy spell, ceasing when he comes to himself from his dreams.
Cannabis Indica is an effective remedy for nose bleeding from the nose; with vertigo and migraine sick headaches.
Cannabis Indica is a great remedy for stomatitis the tongue is black and fuliginous and breath fetid; the tongue is white, and moves tremulously; moist tongue, accompanied with thirst.
The Speech is inarticulate and thick, speech is lost on account of the weakness of memory and unable to find proper words as he is forgetful.
Cannabis Indica is indicated to those patients who suffer from mental symptoms, are confused, the face reflects countenance dejection and careworn.
There is a wearied, exhausted appearance on the face with a drowsy, stupid look. The skin of the face, especially of the forehead and chin, feels as if drawn tight.
Cannabis Indicates indicated swelling on the throat like the throat is parched, accompanied by an intense thirst for cold water.
Cannabis Indica is a wonderful remedy in the treatment of asthma, there is the oppression of the chest, with deep, labored breathing, the patient feels as if suffocated, and has to be fanned.
There are stitches extending from both nipples through the chest.
It has got a wonderful action on the respiratory organs, it is useful in bronchitis with rough cough, with scraping immediately under the sternum, requiring a great effort to take a deep inspiration.
Cannabis Indica can be given to the patient when palpitations of the heart, awaking from sleep, there is pressing pain in the heart, with dyspnoea the whole night.
It is indicated in heart complaints when there is piercing pain in the heart and sensation as if drops were falling from the heart.
It is indicated in a heart attack when there are stitches in the heart, accompanied by great oppression; the latter is relieved by deep breathing and the pulse is very slow as low as 46.
Cannabis Indica is an effective remedy for treating weight problems there is ravenous hunger, making the patient eat more than needed causing weight gain.
It is indicated in stomach pain in the cardiac orifice, relieved by pressure, there is a suffocative feeling while eating.
Cannabis Indica is one of the top listed remedies for treating abdominal colic and flatulence, there is flatulence on rising in the morning with headache; rumbling in bowels at night.
The abdomen feels swollen and bloated, better by belching.
It is indicated when there is a sensation in the anus as if he were sitting on a ball; as if the anus and part of the urethra were filled up by a hard, round body.
It is a wonderful remedy for painless yellow diarrhea.
Cannabis Indica has got a wonderful action on urinary Organs, it is useful in urinary tract infections, and there is a pain in the kidneys when laughing, burning, aching, or sharp stitches in the kidneys.
It is a wonderful remedy for gonorrhea there is a white glairy mucus that may be squeezed from the urethra, with burning and scalding, or stinging pain in the urethra before, during, and after urination.
It is a wonderful remedy for urethral stricture due to ill-treated gonorrhea and UTI, there is frequent urging to urinate, but cannot pass a drop, there is profuse, colorless urine.
The patient has to wait sometime before the urine flows and has to force out the last few drops with the hand, the urine dribbles out after the stream ceases.
The male patients of Cannabis Indica desire complaints of sexual desire that is excessively increased.
It is a wonderful remedy for Satyriasis; sexual priapism. The patient has erections not caused by amorous thoughts, there are violent painful erections, and the Penis is relaxed and shrunken with itching in the glans penis.
It is a wonderful remedy for gonorrhea there is sharp pricking, like needles, in the urethra, so severe as to send a thrill to cheeks and hands.
Cannabis Indica has got a wonderful action on the female genital, it is indicated in menorrhagia and dysmenorrhoea in which there is very profuse and painful menstruation; dark but without clots.
It is a wonderful remedy for dysmenorrhoea there is severe spasmodic uterine colic, pains returning like labor pains; great agitation, and sleeplessness.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating miscarriage, there is a threatened miscarriage in the 8th month, with burning on micturition with purulent discharge.
Cannabis Indica is indicated for chronic, purulent, and corrosive leucorrhea with a violent pain in the lower abdomen, as a secondary gonorrhea infection.
Cannabis Indica is a wonderful remedy for paralysis and numbness in arms and hands, there is agreeable thrilling through the arms and hands, with Paralysis of the right arm. There is a coldness in the right hand, with stiffness and numbness in the right thumb.
It is a wonderful remedy for paralysis of the entire lower extremities.
There is weariness in limbs, and stiffness and aching in knees; almost paralysis.
There is agreeable thrilling from the knees down, with a sensation as if a bird’s claws were clasping the knees.
It is a wonderful remedy for sciatica, on attempting to walk, intensely violent pain as if treading on spikes, which penetrated the soles, and runs upward through the limbs to the hips; worse in the right limb, and accompanied by drawing pains in both calves.
It is indicated in gout and stiffness with shooting pains in the joints of the toes of the left foot; worse in the great toe; aching and stitching pain in the ball of the left great toe.
Cannabis Indica is indicated to treat cervical spondylitis with pain across the shoulders and spine; the patient must stoop, and cannot walk erect.
It is indicated in paralysis when the Chin is suddenly drawn down to the sternum, lasting three days.
It is a wonderful remedy for backache there is warmth in the spine extending to the head. In Backache there is aggravation during menses, which occur every two weeks and are scanty.
Cannabis Indica is the remedy for certain types of intermittent fevers when there is a loss of animal heat. There is general chilliness and coldness of the face, nose, and hands after dinner.
During the sweating stage, there is Profuse sticky sweat, standing out in drops on the forehead.
Cannabis Indica is also indicated in the patient to treat the excess sleepiness; there is sound sleep, with melancholy dreams. There is starting of the limbs while sleeping, causing him to awake.
There are Voluptuous dreams, with erections and profuse seminal emissions. It is used to treat talks during sleep and gritting teeth during sleep.
It is highly useful in treating prophetic dreams; vexatious; of dead bodies, danger, and perils to be encountered. It is a wonderful remedy for a nightmare every night as soon as he falls asleep.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor improves the condition of the disease.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Cannabis Indica gets aggravated in the morning, from coffee, liquor, and tobacco, lying on the right side.
The conditions of Cannabis Indica
get better with rest and fresh air, cold water, and rest.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Cannabis Indica are Belladonna.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Cannabis Indica are Hyoscyamus, Stramonium
The bad effects of Cannabis Indica are antidoted by Camphora.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Cannabis Indica match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Cannabis Indica and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Cannabis Indica is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with delusion and hallucinations.
It is mainly used to relieve mental stress in patients and should only be given when all the symptoms of Cannabis Indica are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Cannabis Indica works well to treat the conditions like excessive sleepiness and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from varicose veins.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Delirium tremens
- Urinary disorders
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Cannabis Indica are seen mostly like an increase in skin itching, bursting type of pain then it can be antidoted by Camphor.