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Homeopathic Materia Medica by Nash



CANNABIS SATIVA

(cann-i)

Is another remedy having a strong action on the urinary organs, particularly upon the urinary tract or urethra. It is the remedy par excellence with which to begin the treatment of gonorrhoea, unless some other remedy is particularly indicated, and such cases are very few. The most characteristic symptom is THAT THE URETHRA IS VERY SENSITIVE TO TOUCH OR EXTERNAL PRESSURE. The patient cannot walk with his legs close together because any pressure along the tract hurts him so. If the disease has extended up the urethra, or into the bladder, there will often be severe pains in the back every few minutes and the urine may be bloody. I used in my early practice to put five drops mother tincture into four ounces of water (in a four-ounce vial) and let the patient take a teaspoonful three times a day. After about four days the inflammatory symptoms would have subsided, and the thin discharge have thickened and become greenish in appearance. Then MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS 3d trituration, a powder three times a day, would often finish the case. Or if a little, thin, gleety discharge remained, I cured that with SULPHUR, CAPSICUM or KALI IODIDE. I have cured many cases in from one to two weeks this way. Later I have used the c. m. potency in the first stage, and sometimes never have to use the second remedy. If I do, MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS c. m. is generally the remedy. Sometimes PULSATILLA, SULPHUR or SEPIA to finish up the case. There are exceptions, but the rule is that cases get well promptly under this treatment. After CANNABIS SATIVA, MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS, if the discharge is thick and green, if the burning continues. PULSATILLA or SEPIA if the discharge

 

 

is thick and bland. SULPHUR for gleet. Of course I have not mentioned all of the remedies that are necessary in this disease. I used them all in the c.m., and I know, having tried both, that they cure better than the low potencies. There is one curious symptom I have several times removed by this remedy, namely, a sense of dropping, around, or in the region of the heart. I do not know its pathological signification, but it is very annoying and the patient is very grateful to be rid of it.