Abies canadensis

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


      It affects the Mucous Membranes and Nerves. In stomach, it causes a catarrhal condition, which increases the patient’s hunger and craving for coarse food, such as pickles, radishes, turnips, etc. Patient wants to lie down, all the time, on account of nervous weakness and feels faint. In women, it causes uterine displacement, due to defective nutrition and debility. Peculiar sensations are-right lung and liver, feel hard and small; uterus feels soft. Lies with the legs drawn up.


      Easily fretful or quiet and careless.


      Feels, as if it is light or there is swimming in the head.


      Ravenous appetite. Tendency to eat, far beyond the capacity of digestion. Distension of abdomen and stomach, with palpitation.


      Sore feeling at the uterus better pressure. Uterus soft and feeble as if.


      Cold shivering, as if blood were ice-water.


      Clammy and sticky.

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'.