Amyl nitrosum

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


      Vasomotor nerves are affected by Amy.Nit causing dilatation of all arterioles and capillaries, thereby flushing of face, heat and throbbing in the head are produced. Flushing heats, followed by drenching sweats (unilateral) are marked symptoms. Cerebral vessels dilate. Exophthalmic goitre, from grief. Unconsciousness, with inability to swallow. Throbbing, esp. in head. Weak, emaciated, walking with tottering gait, inclined to go to one side when walking. Cannot sit still.


      CLIMAXIS. SLIGHT CAUSES. Emotions. Heat. Close room.


      Open air, exercise, in. Cold water.


      Anxiety as if something might happen; must have fresh air.


      Surging of blood to the head; with fiery red face. Migraine, with pallor.


      Easy flushing or blushing of the face, on slightest emotion. Chewing motion of the lower jaw. Smacking of lips as if in act of tasting.


      Choking feeling in the throat; collar seems too tight.


      Hiccough and yawning with stretching.


      Haemorrhages, with facial flushing. Neuralgia during menses. Climacteric flushings; with headache, anxiety and palpitation. Convulsions immediately after delivery.


      Pain and constriction around the heart. Fluttering of heart on least excitement. Tumultuous palpitation. Angina Pectoris with great anxiety. Full soft pulse. Aching backward along the left floating rib.


      Repeated yawning in coma. Yawns profoundly and repeatedly. Stretches almost constantly, it is almost impossible to satisfy the desire. Stretching and yawning with hiccough.


      Abnormal sweat after influenza.


      Glon; Lachesis

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'.