Aletris farinosa

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


      It affects the female organs. It is a remedy for anaemic, debilitated, relaxed females who always feel tired, and suffer from prolapsus, leucorrhoea, rectal distress. Many symptoms appear due to uterine disorder. Parts feel heavy. Suitable for anaemic girls and pregnant women. Weak emaciated persons. Haemorrhages.


      Loss of fluids.


      Passing flatus. Bending backwards.


      Confused feeling. Cannot concentrate mind.


      Weight in occiput; as if it would draw the head backwards. Vertigo with fainting, sleepiness, vomiting or purging.


      Feel as if open through from one to the other.


      Much frothy saliva.


      Want of appetite; disgust for food. Least food causes distress. Obstinate vomiting of pregnancy. Nervous dyspepsia. Nausea better by coffee, by dinner; with pressure in forehead.


      Colic settling in lower part better passing flatus; scanty diarrhoeic stools, pain better bending backwards. Fearful pain during passing stools, as if forcing a passage. Stools large hard, difficult. Constipation, as from rectal atony.


      Involuntary urination on walking fast or sneezing.


      Early and profuse menses, with labour-like pains. Menorrhagia profuse, black, with clots. Uterus seems heavy. Leucorrhoea white, stringy, due to weakness and anaemia. Habitual tendency to abortion. Muscular pains during pregnancy. Menses copious followed by watery copious oozing between periods.


      Cough before menses.

Neck and Back

      Sensation as if back would break just above waist. Backache with dragging in sacral region, with stringy colourless leucorrhoea.


      Leg (right) feels paralyzed below knee; numb, could not bear weight on it.


      Chin; Helo; Trill.

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'.