Apis mellifica


      THIRSTLESS, with dropsy, Craving; for sour things, for milk which better. Child nurses by day, refuses at night. Nausea. Vomiting. Soreness in the pit of stomach when touched. Neither eats nor drinks for weeks. Eructations; tasting of ingesta worse drinking water; flow of water.


      Feels tight as if to break, on straining at stool. Sore; bruised on pressure, when sneezing. Dropsy. Peritonitis. Diarrhoea; watery yellow orange yellow or tomato-sauce like stools. Stools; odourless, or offensive involuntary worse motion. Anus; sore, swelled, profuse haemorrhage from, remains open; prolapsus ani. Electric shocks in rectum before urging to stool. Burning, pain and tenderness in epigastrium. Pains from below ribs going upwards. Burning or soreness below ribs.

Urinary Organs

      Burning urination. Dysuria with stinging pains. Urine, scanty foul, high coloured; last drops burn and smart; milky in hydrocephalus. Albuminuria. Urine profuse, more than he drinks. Coffee ground sediment. Incontinence of urine worse night, coughing. Cannot urinate without a stool. Nephritis. Cystitis. Retention of urine in new born. Difficult, frequent or slow urination, must press to pass urine, in prostatic affections.


      Dropsy of the scrotum. Hydrocele, in multilocular cysts. Affections of prostate gland.


      Amenorrhoea of puberty. Ovaries; numb, or congested, with suppressed menses. Ovarian cysts. Oedema of labia. Burning, stinging pains in ovaries or uterus. Dysmenorrhoea, with scanty discharge of slimy blood or with ovarian pains. Menorrhagia, with abortion. Leucorrhoea; profuse, acrid, green. Stinging burning pains in mammae. Tumors or open cancer of mammae. Abortion, during early months. Dropsy in later parts of pregnancy, with puerperal convulsions. Mania in women from sexual excesses or suppressed menses. Pains in ovaries worse coition. Menses last a day or appear at intervals of one day. Ulceration of navel in new born.

Respiratory organs

      Panting breathing, feels every breath would be his last. Air hunger. Oedema of larynx. Burning stinging pains throughout entire front of the chest. Hydrothorax, after pleurisy. Chest feels as if beaten or bruised. Painful shock in head and chest from every cough. Asthma, from hives better small quantity of expectoration. Larynx drawn in. Hoarseness. Expectoration sweetish.


      Beats, shake the whole body. Heart stitches backward from apex. Palpitation of heart from scanty secretion of urine. Pulse; hard small, intermittent, and quick, weak. Insufficiency of mitral valves. Organic heart disease.

Neck and Back

      Back of the neck stiff. Rheumatic pain in back. Burning pressing in coccyx worse when sitting down. Back tired and bruised. Vascular goitre.


      Numbness of hands and tips of fingers. Palms hot. Oedema of hands. Felon in the beginning, with burning_stinging throbbing pains. Limbs; immovable, heavy, numb. Feet numb and stiff. Legs and feet waxy, pale swollen oedematous. Trembling of hands and feet. Nails feel loose. Hemiplegia from severe mental shock. Staggers when eyes are shut.


      GREAT INCLINATION To SLEEP; but cannot sleep from nervous restlessness. Drowsiness during fever. SCREAMS, during sleep and suddenly starts from sleep. Kicks off covers during sleep. Dreams full of care and toil.


      Chill; anticipating, with dyspnoea, urticaria, desire to uncover; alternate with heat. BURNING HEAT, but chilly when moved. Thirstless during fever. Heat of one part with coldness of another. Sweat in gushes, partial. Sweat breaks out and dries frequently. Thirst during chill.


      Rosy red, sensitive, sore. Rough eruptions or stinging-like spots on skin. Large urticaria. Skin dry; hot, alternating with gushes of sweat. Oedematous swellings. Erysipelas. Scarlatina. Carbuncles.


      Ars; Canth; Graph; Iod; Lyc; Puls; Stram; Sulph; Urt-u.


      Arn; Ars; Hell; Merc-cy; Nat-m; Pulsatilla

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'.