Alumina Silicata

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


      It affects spinal cord. Constriction is a marked general symptom. Constriction of orifices. Aching and burning in spine. Formication, numbness and pain in all limbs. Epileptiform convulsions. Coldness during pains.


      Cold air; after eating; standing.


      Warmth; fasting; resting in bed.

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'.