Aralia racemosa

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


      This remedy affects respiration causing asthmatic condition with coughing, worse lying down. Patient is weak, relaxed and exhausted. Biliousness. Mucus secretions acrid.


      After a short nap. Drafts. Il p.m. (cough).


      Lying, with head high. Sitting up.


      Fear of lung disease; cannot be shaken off.


      Sneezing worse least drafts, with copious, watery excoriating nasal discharge. Hay fever, with frequent sneezing.


      Aphthae. As if foreign body in throat. Nausea in throat.


      Pain from liver to right scapula.


      Dyspnoea or violent cough after first sleep better slight expectoration. Raw, burning feeling behind the sternum. Whistling breathing. Salty expectoration: feels warm in mouth.



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'.