Author: Jan Scholten
665.27.07 Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Names: Asclepias physocarpa.
English: Balloonplant; Balloon cotton-bush; Swan plant.
Botany: undershrub; roadside; moderate moisture, sandy and well-drained soil; full sun; flowers small, with white hoods; fruit a capsule, pale green, an inflated sphere, with rough hairs; leaves light green, linear to lanceolate; seeds have silky tufts.
Culture: Old man river; Lazy Sunday afternoon.
Source: Kenton provings.
They want to enjoy life as long as they can because anything can happen anytime, suddenly, apoplexy, heart attack, accident, disaster, poisoning. They are like old men in a house for the aged where they see friends and relatives dying around them. It gives the feeling that they never know what will happen. They want to be relaxed and lazy and then suddenly a traumatic experience, an accident or an attack disturbs the world. They want to make the best of life.
Stoned, laughing, singing.
Disgust by loss of life, disease, old age, daily shit.
Desire: stay young.
Fear: old age, disease, death.
Nose: smell sharp, unpleasant.
Heart: palpitations; pulse intermittent, every 3rd or 4th beat missing; pulse thready.
Stomach: nausea; vomiting, black fluid.