Cannabis Sativa

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Canabis Sativa in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977….

General Symptoms

      When URINARY AND SYMPTOMS of acute gonorrhoea are most marked-Cann-s. should be used in preference to Cann-i. Trickling sensation as if hot water were poured over him or as if drops of cold water were falling, on head; from the anus, from the heart. Paralysis, with tingling of the affected part.


      URINATING. Lying down and going upstairs.




      Opacity of cornea.


      Aversion to meat of which she was fond.

Urinary Organs

      Pain in kidney; while laughing. Must strain to urinate; has to wait for some time before the urine flows; dribbles after flow ceases. SCANTY BURNING URINE PASSED DROP BY DROP; with pain going backwards (to bladder). Acute stage of gonorrhoea,_urethra sensitive, walks with legs apart.


      Threatened abortion; from too frequent sexual intercourse, or complicated with gonorrhoea. Infantile leucorrhoea.

Respiratory organs

      Difficulty in breathing with palpitation better standing up.


      Sensation as if drops were falling from the heart.


      Contraction of fingers, after sprain. Dislocation of patella on going upstairs.

S.R. Phatak
A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.