Ailanthus glandulosa

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


      It acts upon BLOOD; disorganizing it and producing conditions like low fevers; low types of eruptive diseases, and haemorrhagic diathesis. It affects the THROAT causing diphtheria and follicular tonsillitis. Streptococcus infection. The skin appears LIVID or purplish. Prostration is rapid. LIVIDITY, STUPOR, foetor and MALIGNANCY are marked conditions. Discharges are thin and acrid. Sepsis. Rash often returns annually. It is suited to nervous sensitive persons. Stout and robust, bilious temperament.


      Suppressions. Raising up or sitting up. Sight of food. Motion, walking.


      Hot drinks. Lying on right side.


      Stupor; or stoic indifference, with sighing. Dullness, must read a subject several times or figures over and over again. All the antecedents are forgotten. Constant muttering delirium; with sleeplessness and restlessness. Raging delirium with brilliant eyes.


      Ache in frontal, with dizziness and red hot face; cannot sit up. Faint on rising up, or vertigo worse lying.


      Suffused and congested; startled look when roused. Pupils dilated. Photophobia.


      Pain in, while swallowing. Parotid glands tender and enlarged.


      Thin copious bloody ichorous nasal discharge. Nose dry. Itching and uneasy feeling around the nose.


      Mahogany coloured; dark and swollen. Chronic speckled spotted face; a kind of acne. Lips swollen and cracked.


      Teeth covered with sordes. Tongue; dry and brown; parched and cracked.


      Dry, foul fauces. Throat dark and swollen. Tonsils studded with many deep ulcers. (worse left), with loose pultaceous discharge. Much swelling internal and external. Lacunar tonsillitis. Irritation and itching of posterior pharynx. Diphtheria.


      Sudden violent vomiting when sitting up. Peculiar feeling of emptiness in.


      Diarrhoea, dysentery with great weakness. Stools, thin, watery offensive, passing involuntarily with urine. Tapeworm. Sense of insecurity, stool, urine, etc.

Urinary Organs

      Urine scanty, suppressed; passed unconsciously.


      Malignant puerperal fever.


      Breathing hurried, irregular. Dry hacking cough. Lungs sore and tired.


      Pulse rapid, small, weak.

Back and Neck

      Neck tender and very much swollen.


      Drowsy, restless.


      Adynamic fever with weak heart. Cold sweat.


      Eruptions in dark, sparse patches; appear slowly; disappear on pressure, but return slowly. Skin mottled. Large blisters filled with dark serum. Scarlatina maligna. Petechiae. Crawling all over the body.


      Arum-t; Bapt; Lac-c.

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'.