Author: Jan Scholten
In the Apg3 classification Lobeliaceae are merged with Campanulaceae, in preference.
In the Plant theory they are their own family. They have a character of Phase 5, Phosphorus.
The quality of Boron, Phosphorus and Lanthanides was discovered before the Plant theory was discovered. It fits with the placement in Phase 3, Subphase 5 and Campanulidae respectively.
They are open and communicative. They like to have contact and easily make contact. They cannot handle secrets easily. They have problems to be diplomatic and not say what they think. When they have to be silent about their real opinion, they develop problems like a cough and bronchitis. This can happen easily as they are not strong personalities.
They like to be autonomous. But that is a problem as they have difficulties standing up for themselves. It is as if they hesitate to do really what they want and need. They have their strong own opinion but are to careful and cautious to voice it, for fear of hurting others. But then they get overruled, which does not suit them either.
They easily make contact, new friends. They are very open and talkative, in a very friendly manner. But when they feel that their opinion is controversial or problematic to others, they do not talk about it. They lack the courage for it. It is as if their throat becomes blocked, closes and they feel shaky, stupid and out of control. They want to be friendly and to be seen as nice and friendly. The throat chakra is a central point in their disease, leading to bronchitis and coughing.
However, they look more sure than they are. They easily lose themselves in contacts, especially when the other is domineering. It is as if they do not trust themselves and constantly look for confirmation and recognition. They cannot stand domineering people but are too weak to really oppose people. They retire from domineering people.
Often they have had a father who was domineering. They like to have his recognition but he never really gave it to them so they never developed a good self-confidence, a basic self trust.
Relationships are often problematic. They can start them easily but it is difficult to commit themselves. After a while the relationship breaks up but usually they remain good friends.
Sadness, despondency, depression, melancholy.
Cheerful, excited, singing, shrieking, screaming, shouting.
Nervous, startling easily, hysterical.
Ailments from: grief, sorrow, care, loss of friends and family.
He does not express himself.
Lack of excitement, life feels as dead, vegetative.
Sensation: limited, restricted, obstructed; stitching, pricking, needle, sprain.
Desire: cold water; appetite very indifferent.
Food: < alcohol, < coffee; < tobacco.
Physical: < massage, > pressure, < noise.
Energy: debility, languor, weakness.
Vertigo: dizzy, < sea, < riding a car.
Head: headache, occiput, full, dull, throbbing, distressing, < shaking of head; stiffness in nape; forehead, full, throbbing, shooting pain; light head.
Eyes: burning, watery, sore, smarting, < closing them, <- light; flashes of light before eyes.
Nose: dry, full, > sneezing; hayfever.
Mouth: burning in tongue, throat, > cold drinks; tongue raw, sore, very red, especially at its tip.
Throat: sore, burning, dry, raw; hoarse.
Lungs: respiration difficult; asthma, wheezing; oppression of breath; bronchitis, cough; pleurisy, stitching pain chest; hyperventilation.
Stomach: nausea; dull, heavy, sticking pain, vomiting.
Rectum: stool at first thin and then more consistent.
Female: labour problems, cervix dilatation to easy, too difficult.
Skin: eruption, small vesicular pimples, sore < touch, forehead.