Artemesia vulgaris

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


      It has a prominent place in convulsive diseases of childhood and girls at puberty. The patient is irritable and excitable before the attack of epilepsy. Epilepsy; without aura; after fright or grief; after a blow on the head; with menstrual disturbances. Attacks are accompanied or followed by profuse offensive sweat of garlicky odour; and seminal emissions. Somnambulism. Gets up at night and works, but remembers nothing in the morning. Chorea, with inability to swallow. Right side convulsed, left paralyzed. Coloured light produces dizziness. Petit mal. Walks in the street, suddenly stops, stares into space, often mumbles a few words, becomes normal and remembers nothing. Inclination to steal.

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'.