Adonis vernalis

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


      It acts predominantly on heart when it is affected after rheumatism, influenza or nephritis, where the muscles of the heart are in the stage of fatty degeneration. It regulates the pulse, increases the contracting power of the heart, with increased urinary secretion. It is valuable in cardiac dropsy, hydrothorax; ascites and anasarca. Pains wander from place to place. Arrhythmia. It is not cumulative in action. Compensatory hypertrophy of heart in cardiac stenosis and mitral regurgitation.


      Cold. Lying.




      Vertigo worse on rising, turning the head quickly or lying down; with palpitation. Aching from occiput around temples to eyes. Scalp feels light.


      Tongue sore, feels scalded. No thirst.


      Faint feeling in epigastric region with vertigo better out of doors.


      Heavy weight; bowels seem as if breaking worse bending.

Urinary Organs

      Urging to urinate. Albuminuria; urine scanty, oily pellicle on urine.

Respiratory organs

      Frequent desire to take a deep breath. Dyspnoea worse touching back. Dry tickling, cardiac cough.


      Weak, fatty, arrhythmic. Precordial pain, palpitation and dyspnoea. Pulse rapid, irregular.

Neck and Back

      Spine and neck stiff; aching pain with tired feeling.


      Sleeplessness with rambling thoughts, or horrible dreams.


      Vesicles on the skin.




      Conv; Crat; Dig; Strop.


      5 to l0 drops of tincture.

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'.