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


      It causes convulsions, preceded by trembling. The patient, bites, tongue, foams at mouth and makes grimaces. Tremor is a marked feature, tremor of tongue, heart. Sudden and severe, giddiness; epileptiform seizures, delirium, with hallucinations and loss of consciousness. Attacks occur in rapid succession. It is a useful remedy, for nervousness, excitement, and sleeplessness, in children. Chorea. Opisthotonos.


      Vertigo, with tendency to fall backward. Forgets, what has recently happened, after and before convulsion. Wants nothing to do with anybody. Brutal insanity. Kleptomania.


      Discharge from; after headache.


      Spasmodic facial twitching. Foolish look.


      Very strong urine, of deep yellow colour.


      Menopause, premature.


      Tumultuous action, beats can be heard in back.


      Artem-v; Cic; Cina; Hydr-ac.

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'.